S.O.4050 Vautour IIN (late)

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

The S.O.4050 Vautour IIN (late) is a rank V French jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Drone Age".

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

The Vautour IIN boasts a top speed of just under Mach 1 and adequate acceleration. On the other side, it has very poor manoeuvrability in its BR range, right behind the Tu-4. Neither of its two possible loadouts noticeably affect flight performance.

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 43.1 41.0 900
Upgraded 1,106 1,100 31.4 32.0 62.7 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 11,211 kg 320 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Gross
Weight
Weight (each) Type 8m fuel 20m fuel 27m fuel
950 kg Axial-flow turbojet 12,166 kg 13,552 kg 14,393 kg 15,181 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 8m fuel 20m fuel 27m fuel MGW
Stationary 3,293 kgf N/A 0.54 0.49 0.46 0.43
Optimal 3,628 kgf
(1,166 km/h)
N/A 0.60 0.54 0.50 0.48

Survivability and armour

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

Despite its size, the Vautour will quickly break down if it gets shot at. The pilot is prone to get knocked out easily as well.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 820 → 5 191 Sl icon.png
RB10 710 → 14 554 Sl icon.png
SB15 910 → 21 621 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications134 400 Rp icon.png
213 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 300 Ge icon.png
Crew training120 000 Sl icon.png
Experts420 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces830 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 160 / 600 % Sl icon.png
208 / 208 / 208 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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New boosters
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
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G-suit
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
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aden_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
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Nord AA.20
Research:
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Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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aden_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
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Matra R511
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: DEFA 552 (30 mm)

The S.O.4050 Vautour IIN (late) is armed with:

  • 4 x 30 mm DEFA 552 cannons, nose-mounted (100 rpg = 400 total)

Suspended armament

Main articles: AA-20 Nord, Matra R511

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

  • Without load
  • 4 x AA-20 Nord missiles
  • 4 x Matra R511 missiles

Custom loadout options

1 2 3 4
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AA-20 Nord missiles 1 1 1 1
Matra R511 missiles 1 1 1 1

Usage in battles

The Vautour II N is an interceptor, and for the most part, can only be played as such. Due to its very poor manoeuvrability, attempting to turn fight is akin to suicide. The Vautour is best at keeping its top speed and using tried and true boom and zoom tactics. There are too few bombers at the Vautour's BR, thus its best opportunity is head-on engagements. Both of the Vautour's loadouts are worthwhile in that role, the 4 x AA-20 Nord missiles may be manually-guided missiles, but they do not require mastery of manual guidance or even the usage of it to be worthwhile, they are proximity-fuze and are a perfect surprise head-on weapon. Launching 2 of them at the 2 km threshold can be particularly effective.

Meanwhile, the 4 x radar-guided Matra R511 missiles are not particularly reliable but can be launched as soon as passing the 8 km threshold, and can be quite effective against the occasional bomber.

There are several big threats to the Vautour, most notably, avoid at all costs engaging the Su-25 and A-10A, which possess all-aspect missiles that the Vautour has very few chances to dodge. Also take care around the Sea Vixen F.A.W. Mk.2, while the Vautour cannot really dodge missiles, it can often outrun them, but this does not apply to the Sea Vixen as it is faster than the Vautour and will catch up eventually.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Among the fastest in a downtier
  • 4 missiles loadouts on top of sufficient cannon ammo

Cons:

  • An interceptor with nothing to intercept in uptiers
  • Incredibly poor manoeuvrability
  • Unlike its premium counterpart, entirely lacks air-to-ground options, making it a one-dimensional vehicle.

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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)