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|This page is about the naval bomber SB2C-5 (France). For other uses, see SB2 (Disambiguation).|
The ▄SB2C-5 Helldiver is a rank III French dive bomber with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".
Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.
| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,998 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Take-off run|
| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,998 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
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|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
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Survivability and armour
- 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of pilot.
- 11.11 mm Steel plate behind pilot.
- 8.5 mm Steel plate underneath the engine.
- 6.35 mm Steel plate on top of fuselage in front of cockpit.
- 6.35 mm Steel plate on dorsal turret gun.
The SB2C-5 (France) is armed with:
- 2 x 20 mm AN/M2 cannons, wing-mounted (200 RPG = 400 total)
The two cannons are arranged with one in each wing. Each are armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all guns will fire with each other until empty.
The SB2C-5 (France) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
- 2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs (500 lb total)
- 1 x Mk.13 torpedo
- 1 x Mk.13/44 torpedo
- 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (1,000 lb total)
- 4 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (2,000 lb total)
- 1 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (1,000 lb total)
- 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 1 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb (2,000 lb total)
- 8 x 127 mm HVAR rockets
- 4 х 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, suspended (340 rpg = 1360 total)
The SB2C-5 (France) is defended by:
- 2 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, dorsal turret (2,000 RPG = 4,000 total)
Usage in battles
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Manual Engine Control
|Not controllable|| Controllable
|Controllable||Not controllable||Combined||Controllable||Not controllable|
|I||Fuselage Repair||Radiator||ITC mk.III||DGP-1||Offensive 12 mm|
|II||Compressor||Airframe||Improved torpedo||Turret 7 mm||New 12 mm MGs|
|III||Wings Repair||Engine||SBC mk.I||New 7 mm MGs (turret)||Offensive 20 mm|
|IV||Engine Injection||Cover||MBC mk.I||FRC mk.2||New 20 mm cannons|
Pros and cons
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|Farman||F.222.2 · N.C.223.3|
|Liore et Olivier||LeO 451 early · LeO 451 late|
|Bloch||M.B.174A-3 · M.B.162 · M.B.175T|
|American||V-156-F · Martin 167-A3 · ▄A-35B · ▄SB2C-5 Helldiver · ▄PB4Y-2 Privateer|