S.O.4050 Vautour IIN

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This page is about the premium French jet bomber S.O.4050 Vautour IIN. For other versions, see Vautour (Family).
S.O.4050 Vautour IIN
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Description

The S.O.4050 Vautour IIN is a premium gift rank V French jet bomber with a battle rating of 9.7 (AB) and 9.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Winged Lions".

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Drogue parachute
Reduces braking distance when landing on any runway
Max speed
at 0 m1 100 km/h
Turn time32 s
Max altitude15 000 m
Engine2 х SNECMA Atar 101E3
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight21 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 1,094 1,091 15000 32.6 33.2 43.0 40.9 900
Upgraded 1,106 1,100 31.4 32.0 62.8 52.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1,166 425 584 564 463 ~7 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 480 < 620 < 590 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
SNECMA Atar 101E3 2 11,121 kg 318 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 8m fuel 20m fuel 27m fuel
950 kg Axial-flow turbojet 12,076 kg 13,462 kg 14,303 kg 21,000 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 8m fuel 20m fuel 27m fuel MTOW
Stationary 3,293 kgf N/A 0.55 0.49 0.46 0.31
Optimal 3,628 kgf
(1,166 km/h)
N/A 0.60 0.54 0.51 0.35

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear425 km/h

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Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB3 210 Sl icon.png
RB5 600 Sl icon.png
SB5 600 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts590 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 550 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 80 / 190 / 350 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 202 / 202 / 202 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
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Compressor
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New boosters
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Wings repair
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Engine
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G-suit
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Airframe
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Cover
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aden_belt_pack
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Mods pilon rocket.png
Matra Type 61
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Mods pilon bomb.png
Type 25C
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
Matra Type 104A
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Nord AA.20
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Mods pilon bomb.png
M117
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aden_new_gun
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Matra Type 116
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Type 21B
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Nord AS.30

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: DEFA 551 (30 mm)

The S.O.4050 Vautour IIN is armed with:

  • 4 x 30 mm DEFA 551 cannons, nose-mounted (100 rpg = 400 total)

Suspended armament

The S.O.4050 Vautour IIN can be outfitted with the following ordnance presets:

  • Without load
  • 4 x AA-20 Nord missiles
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets
  • 76 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 112 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 4 x AS-20 Nord missiles
  • 2 x AS-30 Nord missiles
  • 10 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs (2,500 kg total)
  • 10 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (7,500 lb total)
  • 6 x 400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs (2,400 kg total)

Custom loadout options

1 2 3 4 5
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250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs 1 1 6 1 1
400 kg SAMP Type 21 bombs 1 1 2 1 1
750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs 1 1 6 1 1
SNEB type 23 rockets 19 19 112 19 19
T10 140 rockets 3 3 3 3
AA-20 Nord missiles 1 1 1 1
AS-20 Nord missiles 1 1 1 1
AS-30 Nord missiles 1 1

Usage in battles

The S.O.4050 Vautour IIN should be used with a careful mindset, makee sure to pick your targets wisely. You should always load a minimum of 8 minutes of fuel, and take advantage of your jet bomber spawn. Depending on your loadout, there are 2 ways to go for bases. You can either dive bomb from an altitude, allowing you to stay safe from enemy jet fighters who are likely still climbing to altitude. However, as you will be diving from a high altitude, you can potentially risk compressing your own aircraft. To counter this, use your airbrakes and manage your throttle when necessary. Once the base is bombed, you can return straight to the base. The second option is to convert your energy at spawn straight into speed, going as fast as possible to the nearest base, dropping ordnance, and pulling out. This allows you to bomb faster, but leaves you much exposed to the enemy fighters who would be coming out of spawn.

If you are using the Vautour IIN as an air-to-air engagement plane, use your fast acceleration and engine power to your advantage. Many sub-sonic planes will be much slower than you in terms of raw engine power, and you can easily catch up to them, and take them out using your AA-20 NORD air-to-air manually-guided Missiles, or use your 4 x 30 mm cannons mounted on your nose. You will often rely on your teammates to back you up, in case of somebody being on your rear, or being engaged with multiple enemies at the same time. If there are no teammates to help you during any of these situations, you are most likely a sitting duck for many jet fighters. When fighting in air-to-air combat in a Vautour IIN, avoid turning or rolling as much as possible. The Vautour series is well known to have a terrible turn rate. Never engage in a dogfight. Your Vautour IIN cannot handle turning fast enough. Combined with the terrible turn and roll rates, and the risk of ripping your wings with a sustained 7-8G pull, dogfighting is not a job for this plane and should be avoided at all costs.

While the Vautour IIN does not excel in any way during dogfights, during a head-on engagement, or chasing a low-speed plane, the Vautour IIN can shine in many ways. During head-os, using your 30 mm cannons mounted in the nose of your plane makes it very easy to hit an enemy plane risking a head-on with you. You will just need to remember to turn away from enemy fire earlier than you would with other jets, as the turn rate in the Vautour IIN makes it harder to avoid head-on fire. If your loadout consists of AA-20 NORDs, you can try and fire them during a head-on engagement, as the NORD missiles have a proximity fuse, allowing it to explode, even if it doesn't directly hit the enemy target. Enemies will also be caught off-guard with this, as many people do not expect the Vautour IIN to have such weapons.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good acceleration, even fully loaded
  • Very good choice of suspended armament (including 2 AS30 Nord ATGMs)
  • Have access to a radar
  • Powerful 30 mm cannons
  • The bomb bay can be used to carry a large number of additional unguided rockets

Cons:

  • Doesn't have access to IR-guided missiles, it relies on AA20 Nords manually-guided missiles instead
  • The suspended armament is very difficult to aim due to the poor manoeuvrability of the plane (even the guided missiles)
  • At 9.0, it is very frequently uptiered against much faster, more manoeuvrable and better armed opponents (Harriers, Jaguars, etc.)
  • No ballistic computer nor bomb sight, makes the bombs hard to drop in mixed ground battles
  • Due to its poor manoeuvrability, it is very vulnerable to radar AA in mixed ground battles and to IR-guided missiles in air battles
  • The wings tend to rip quite easily when turning, if exposed to a constant load of over 7 to 8G
  • Strictly subsonic

History

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See also

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SNCA SO (Société nationale des constructions aéronautiques du sud-ouest)
Fighters  S.O.8000 Narval
Jet Fighters  S.O.4050 Vautour IIN (late)
Jet Bombers  S.O.4050 Vautour IIA · S.O.4050 Vautour IIB · S.O.4050 Vautour IIN
Export  Vautour IIA IDF/AF · Vautour IIA · Vautour IIN

France jet aircraft
Fighters  M.D.450B Ouragan · M.D.450B Barougan · M.D.452 IIA · M.D.452 IIC · Mystere IVA · Super Mystere B2
  ▄F-86K · ▄F-100D · ▄F-8E(FN)
  Mirage IIIC · Mirage IIIE · Milan · Mirage 5F · Mirage F1C · Mirage F1CT · Mirage 2000C-S5
Strike aircraft  ▄F-84F · F-84F IAF · ▄F-84G-26-RE · Etendard IVM · Jaguar A · Jaguar E
Bombers  S.O.4050 Vautour IIA · Vautour IIA IDF/AF · S.O.4050 Vautour IIB · S.O.4050 Vautour IIN · S.O.4050 Vautour IIN (late)

France premium aircraft
Fighters  D.371 H.S.9 · Pallier's D.510 · ▄P-39Q-25 · ▄P-40F-5 Lafayette · ▄P-47D-22-RE · F-6C-10-NA
  M.B.152C1 · ▄Yak-3 · Challe's ▄Yak-9T · NC.900 · S.O.8000 Narval
Jet fighters  Milan
Strike aircraft  ▄AD-4NA · F-84F IAF
Jet bombers  Vautour IIA IDF/AF · S.O.4050 Vautour IIN