Z.1007 bis serie 5

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Z.1007 bis serie 5
z_1007_bis_serie5.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.0/3.0/3.3BR
6 peopleCrew
9.2 tEmpty weight
13.1 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
9 000 mCeiling
sec34.3/34.3/31.6Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
3 х Piaggio P.XI.Bis R.C. 40Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
530 km/hStructural
300 km/hGear
Defensive armament
12.7 mm Scotti machine gunTurret
350 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunTurret
350 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun2 х Turret
500 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
18 х 50 kg GP 50 bombSetup 1
18 х 100 kg GP 100 bombSetup 2
1 х 450 mm F200/450x5.45 torpedoSetup 3
12 х 100 kg GP 100 bomb
4 х 250 kg GP 250 bomb
Setup 4
6 х 250 kg GP 250 bomb
3 х 50 kg GP 50 bomb
Setup 5
6 х 250 kg GP 250 bomb
3 х 100 kg GP 100 bomb
Setup 6
2 х 500 kg GP 500 bomb
6 х 100 kg GP 100 bomb
Setup 7
2 х 500 kg GP 500 bomb
4 х 250 kg GP 250 bomb
Setup 8
1 х 800 kg GP 800 bomb
3 х 50 kg GP 50 bomb
Setup 9
1 х 800 kg GP 800 bomb
3 х 100 kg GP 100 bomb
Setup 10
1 х 800 kg GP 800 bomb
9 х 100 kg GP 100 bomb
Setup 11
1 х 800 kg GP 800 bomb
3 х 100 kg GP 100 bomb
4 х 250 kg GP 250 bomb
Setup 12
Economy
14 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
55 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 530 / 4 398/2 840 / 3 538/1 600 / 1 993Repair
16 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
55 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
320 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.30 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the Italian bomber Z.1007 bis serie 5. For the other version, see Z.1007 bis serie 3.

Description

GarageImage Z.1007 bis serie 5.jpg


The Z.1007 bis serie 5 is a rank III Italian bomber with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB) and 3.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica".

The Z.1007 bis serie 5 is a relatively versatile medium bomber, sacrificing defensive armament and instead focusing on speed in order to avoid interception. It has a relatively decent bomb-load with several options for use against different kinds of targets. It can even carry a torpedo to use against ships.

General info

Flight Performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,500 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
438 424 9 000 33.0 34.0 4.8 4.7 450
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,500 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
464 450 9 000 31.1 32.0 7.7 6.2 450

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
530 300 N/A ~3 ~1
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 260 < 270 < 270 > 200
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,000 m 1,000 hp N/A

Survivability and armour

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Armaments

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The Z.1007 bis serie 5 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 18 x 50 kg GP 50 bombs (900 kg total)
  • 18 x 100 kg GP 100 bombs (1,800 kg total)
  • 1 x 450 mm F200/450 torpedo
  • 4 x 250 kg GP 250 bombs + 12 x 100 kg GP 100 bombs (2,200 kg total)
  • 6 x 250 kg GP 250 bombs + 3 x 50 kg GP 50 bombs (1,650 kg total)
  • 6 x 250 kg GP 250 bombs + 3 x 100 kg GP 100 bombs (1,800 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg GP 500 bombs + 6 x 100 kg GP 100 bombs (1,600 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg GP 500 bombs + 4 x 250 kg GP 250 bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 1 x 800 kg GP 800 bomb + 3 x 50 kg GP 50 bombs (950 kg total)
  • 1 x 800 kg GP 800 bomb + 3 x 100 kg GP 100 bombs (1,100 kg total)
  • 1 x 800 kg GP 800 bomb + 9 x 100 kg GP 100 bombs (1,700 kg total)
  • 1 x 800 kg GP 800 bomb + 4 x 250 kg GP 250 bombs + 3 x 100 kg GP 100 bombs (2,100 kg total)

Defensive armament

The Z.1007 bis serie 5 is defended by:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm Scotti M1933 machine gun, dorsal turret (350 rpg)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, ventral turret (350 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, 2 x beam turrets (500 rpg)

Usage in battles

The Z.1007 bis is a distinct upgrade over the SM.79 series in every aspect. It can carry an extra 6 x 100 kg bombs on external racks in addition to the internal 2 x 500 kg bombs, which is 600 kg more than any of the SM.79 series can carry. This load-out is the best one against bases. It can also carry an extra 250 kg bomb over the SM.79 series for a total of 6 x 250 kg bombs. This payload is better for destroying tanks, but requires precise aim to destroy pillboxes; the 500 kg bombs may be more forgiving if attacking them from altitude. It can also carry a single torpedo for use against shipping.

In order to make up for the weak power output of Italian engines, the Z.1007 bis has the tri-motor configuration characteristic of Italian bombers. The combined horsepower of the three engines provides decent flight performance, but losing even a single engine will immensely degrade it. The Z.1007 bis is also faster than the SM.79 series, which is fortunate because it has a relatively poor defensive armament despite its good coverage. The dorsal turret can cover 360 degrees, but is armed with only one of the relatively weak Italian 12.7 mm machine guns. The beam 7.7 mm guns are effectively worthless, and should not be depended upon. The ventral 12.7 mm machine gun provides limited coverage to attacks from below.

The biggest difference between the serie 5 from the serie 3 is the twin tail configuration on the serie 5, which eliminates the dorsal turret's dead-zone created by the serie 3's single tail. Other than that, they are virtually identical.

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Turret 7 mm TBC-79
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs (turret) MCGP250
III Wings repair Engine Turret 12 mm MCRO500
IV Cover New 12 mm MGs (turret) MCGP800
  1. Get Radiator for the speed boost, then the TBC-79.
  2. Next, get the MCGP250 and Compressor upgrades to unlock the 250 kg bombs and a slight performance boost, respectively.
  3. Unlock the MCRO500 upgrade to use the 2 x 500 kg + 6 x 100 kg bomb loadout. This is the loadout that does the most damage to bases, and the 500 kg bomb is easier to use against pillboxes.
  4. Focus on performance upgrades over defensive armament.
  5. The MCGP800 upgrade with 800 kg bombs is actually worse than the MCRO500 against bases, and can be left as the last upgrade.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Dorsal turret can traverse 360 degrees
  • Decent speed and performance
  • Decent bomb-load
  • Central engine provides some protection to the crew against head-on attacks

Cons:

  • Poor defensive armament
  • Under-powered engines; losing one dramatically impacts flight performance
  • Aircraft crew are closely bunched up together
  • Non-existent armour
  • No defensive armament at the front of the plane
  • Tends to overheat on summer maps

History

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Media

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See also

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External links


Italy bombers
Fiat  BR.20 DR
Savoia-Marchetti  S.81 · S.M.79 Sparviero serie 1 (1936) · S.M.79 Sparviero B (1936) · S.M.79 Sparviero serie 8 (1939) · S.M.79 Sparviero AS (1941) · S.M.79 Sparviero bis/T.M (1943)
CANT  Z.1007 bis serie 3 · Z.1007 bis serie 5
Piaggio  P.108B serie 1 · P.108B serie 2
German  ▄Ju 87 R-2 · ▄Ju 87 D-3