S.O.4050 Vautour IIN (late)
|This page is about the French jet fighter S.O.4050 Vautour IIN (late). For other versions, see Vautour (Family).|
- 1 Description
- 2 General info
- 3 Armaments
- 4 Usage in battles
- 5 History
- 6 Media
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
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".
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
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Take-off run|
|Combat flaps||Take-off flaps||Landing flaps||Air brakes||Arrestor gear||Drogue chute|
|Wings (km/h)||Gear (km/h)||Flaps (km/h)||Max Static G|
|Optimal velocities (km/h)|
|< 480||< 620||< 590||N/A|
|Engine name||Number||Wing loading (full fuel)|
|SNECMA Atar 101E3||2||11,211 kg||320 kg/m2|
|Engine characteristics||Mass with fuel (no weapons load)|
|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|
|Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)|
|Condition||100%||WEP||8m fuel||20m fuel||27m fuel||MGW|
|Optimal|| 3,628 kgf
Survivability and armour
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
The S.O.4050 Vautour IIN (late) is armed with:
- 4 x 30 mm DEFA 552 cannons, nose-mounted (100 rpg = 400 total)
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
|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
- Among the fastest in a downtier
- 4 missiles loadouts on top of sufficient cannon ammo
- 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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|SNCA SO (Société nationale des constructions aéronautiques du sud-ouest)|
|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)|