The V.G.33C-1 is a rank II French fighter with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/SB) and 2.7 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".
The V.G.33 can adequately deal with planes with similar BR. It is quick, nimble (to an extent), and powerful. Its machine guns and single propeller-mounted 20mm does a decent amount of damage. However, it lacks armor, so take that into account when engaging other aircraft.
|Characteristics|| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,500 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Take-off run|
|Combat flaps||Take-off flaps||Landing flaps||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
|Wings (km/h)||Gear (km/h)||Flaps (km/h)||Max Static G|
|Optimal velocities (km/h)|
|< 350||< 350||< 430||> 340|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|4,000 m||860 hp||965 hp|
Survivability and armour
- 3 mm Steel plate between engine and oil cooling system.
Modifications and economy
The V.G.33C-1 is armed with:
- 1 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannon, nose-mounted (60 rpg)
- 4 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine guns, wing-mounted (500 rpg = 2,000 total)
Usage in battles
The V.G is a very competitive aircraft at its Battle Rating, with decent climb rate, good speed and good manoeuvrability. Its biggest weaknesses are its lack of ammo and lack of armour. To take advantage of this plane it's best to side climb and exploit any opportunities that are spotted. Both turn fighting and BnZ tactics work well with this plane but turn fighting is the better of the two due to the lack of ammo, it also allows for, generally speaking, a better and cleaner shot. Trigger control is key when flying this.
Manual Engine Control
|Not controllable|| Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
|Separate|| Not controllable
Pros and cons
- 20 mm cannon is very dangerous, especially with high explosive ammunition
- Relatively fast
- Excellent manoeuvrability
- Impressive efficiency of 4 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine guns
- Amazing climb rate, about as good as the BF-109s
- Excellent high altitude performance, ￼better than the P-38G-1 Lightning, at the battle rating of 3.3
- Amazing energy retention, probably the best for what it faces (up to 3.7 battle rating).
- Lightweight can zoom climb away from most enemies in the middle of a dogfight
- 20 mm cannon has very small ammo pool
- 20 mm cannon under-performs until you research new ammunition belts
- Too weak, especially the fuel tanks
- Below average roll rate
- No combat take-off flaps
- The engine overheats quickly at low altitude (below 4,000 m, or 12,000 ft)
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|Arsenal Aeronautical (Arsenal de l'Aéronautique)|
|Fighters||VB.10-02 · VB.10C-1 · V.G.33C-1|
|Dewoitine||D.371 · D.371 H.S.9 · D.373 · D.500 · D.501 · Pallier's D.510 · D.520|
|Morane-Saulnier||M.S.405C1 · M.S.406C1 · M.S.410|
|Bloch||M.B.152C1 · M.B.157|
|American||H-75A-1 · H-75A-4 · ▄P-39Q-25 · ▄P-40F-5 Lafayette · ▄P-47D-22 RE · ▄P-63C-5 · ▄F6F-5 · ▄F6F-5N · F4U-7 · ▄F8F-1B|
|Other countries||▄Yak-3 · Challe's ▄Yak-9T · NC.900|