V.G.33C-1

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VTOL | Rank 5 USA
AV-8A Harrier Pack
V.G.33C-1
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GarageImage V.G.33C-1.jpg
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V.G.33C-1
AB RB SB
2.3 2.7 2.3
Class:
Research:11 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:38 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

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.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 4 500 m558 km/h
Turn time19 s
Max altitude9 500 m
EngineHispano-Suiza 12Y-31
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight2 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 4,500 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 537 523 9500 19.7 20.5 10.4 10.4 300
Upgraded 588 558 18.8 19.0 20.4 13.4

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
800 320 N/A N/A 270 ~12 ~9
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 350 < 350 < 430 > 340
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,000 m 860 hp 965 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural800 km/h
Gear320 km/h
  • 3 mm Steel plate between engine and oil cooling system.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 660 → 2 101 Sl icon.png
RB4 270 → 5 405 Sl icon.png
SB3 000 → 3 798 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications10 320 Rp icon.png
23 700 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost750 Ge icon.png
Crew training11 000 Sl icon.png
Experts38 000 Sl icon.png
Aces250 Ge icon.png
Research Aces220 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
60 / 200 / 350 % Sl icon.png
124 / 124 / 124 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
780 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
870 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 000 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
870 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 000 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 500 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
780 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 500 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
7_5mm_belt_pack
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
mac39_new_gun
Research:
780 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
hispano_belt_pack
Research:
870 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 000 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
hispano_404_new_gun
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 500 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition60 rounds
Fire rate700 shots/min
Ammunition2 000 rounds
Fire rate1 350 shots/min

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

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • 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)

History

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Media

Skins
  • Skin and Camouflages for the V.G.33C-1 in Warthunder Live.
"Perrine-H.Clostermann" collaboration camouflage
Videos

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Arsenal Aeronautical (Arsenal de l'Aéronautique)
Fighters  VB.10-02 · VB.10C-1 · V.G.33C-1

France fighters
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
Arsenal  V.G.33C-1
Bloch  M.B.152C1 · M.B.157
Caudron  C.R.714
Sud-Ouest  S.O.8000 Narval
American  H-75A-1 · H-75A-4 · ▄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