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 a point), 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.
| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,500 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,500 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|
|?,??? m||??? hp||?,??? hp|
Survivability and armour
- 3 mm Steel plate between engine and oil cooling system.
The V.G.33C-1 is armed with:
- 1 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannon (60 rpg = 60 total)
- 4 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun (500 rpg = 2,000 total)
The four machine guns are arranged in bundles of two mounted in the wings. Each are armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all guns will fire with each other until empty. The 20 mm cannon is nose-mounted and fires out the propeller hub.
Usage in battles
The V.G is a very competitive aircraft at its Battle Rating´, with decent climb rate, good speed and good manoeuvrability. It's biggest weak spots are its lack of ammo and lack of armour. To take advantage of this plane it's best to side climb and once an opportunity is found to exploit it. Both turn fighting and BnZ tactics work well with this plane but turn fighting are 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.
The V.G.33 can adequately deal with planes with similar BR. It is quick, nimble (to a point), and powerful. Its machine guns and single propeller-mounted 20mm does a decent amount of damage. However, it lacks armour, so take that into account when engaging other aircraft.
Manual Engine Control
|Not controllable|| Controllable
|Controllable||Not controllable||Combined||Controllable||Not controllable|
|I||Fuselage Repair||Radiator||Offensive 7 mm|
|II||Compressor||Airframe||New 7 mm MGs|
|III||Wings Repair||Engine||Offensive 20 mm|
|IV||Engine Injection||Cover||New 20 mm Cannons|
Pros and cons
- 20 mm cannon is very dangerous, especially with high explosive ammunition.
- Relatively fast.
- Excellent maneuverability.
- Impressive efficiency of 4 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine guns
- 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
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