|This page is about the aircraft VB.10-02. For the other VB.10 aircraft, see VB.10C-1|
The VB.10-02 is a Rank IV French twin-engine strike fighter with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB/RB) and 4.0 (SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".
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Survivability and armour
- 50 mm Bulletproof glass in front and rear of the cockpit.
The VB.10-02 is armed with:
- 4 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannon (150 rpg = 600 total)
- 6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun (400 rpg = 2,400 total)
The six machine guns and four cannons are arranged in bundles of two mounted in each wing. Each of the cannons contains the same number of rounds and each of the machine guns respectively contains the same number of rounds, however, if fired continuously, the cannons will run out of ammunition before the machine guns will.
Usage in battles
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Manual Engine Control
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Pros and cons
- Excellent firepower.
- Has an air spawn.
- Very good ammunition capacity.
- Quite fast for heavy fighter.
- Below average climb rate.
- Large target for a single engine aircraft.
- Stock guns jam very quickly.
- Below average turn rate.
Arsenal first replaced the dual Hispano-Suiza 12Y-31 860 hp engines with the new 12Z-12/13 version, which increased the VB.10-02 horsepower to 1150. The cockpit canopy was also redesigned into a teardrop shape, and weapons were added to it.
Even before the second prototype was tested, the French government, already impressed by projected performance figures, ordered 200 of the aircraft. Unfortunately, because jet propulsion was increasingly seen as the future of fighter planes, interest in piston-engine fighters steadily dropped thereafter. In addition, while the French air force was establishing their own fleet of jet aircraft, they used American and British piston engine fighters as transitional equipment.
Due to waning interest and the use of allied planes in the interim, the French Air Force ultimately cancelled its initial order for the 200 VB.10-02 aircraft in September 1948, after the fourth production aircraft had been delivered. As a result, only six VB.10 aircraft were produced: the two initial prototype models, and the four production models.
- From Devblog
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|France twin-engine fighters and attackers|
|Twin-engine fighters||Potez 630 · Potez 631 · VB.10C-1 · VB.10-02|