AD-4 (France)

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▄AD-4
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▄AD-4
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Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft AD-4 (France) in the French tree. For the American version, see AD-4

Description

The AD-4 (France) in the garage


The ▄AD-4 Skyraider is a Rank IV French attacker with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB) and 6.0 (RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
557 542 8,900 24.3 24.6 11.5 11.5 600
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,822 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 8,900  ??.?  ??.?  ?.?  ?.? 600

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
797 680 378 ~10.5 ~4.5
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 460 < 480 < 410 > 300
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,128 m 2,700 hp 2,679 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,920 m 2,170 hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

  • 40 mm Bulletproof glass in front of pilot.
  • 9.5 mm Steel plates under the engine.
  • 9.5 mm Steel plate behind pilot.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: AN/M3 (20 mm)

The AD-4 (France) is armed with:

  • 4 x 20mm AN/M3 cannons (200 rpg = 800 total)

The four cannons are arranged in bundles of two mounted in each wing. Each is armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all guns will fire with each other until empty.

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The AD-4 (France) can be loaded with:

  • Without load
  • 12 x HVAR rockets
  • 12 x HVAR rockets + 1 x 2,216 lb Mk.13/44 torpedo
  • 2 x Tiny Tim rockets + 12 x HVAR rockets
  • 12 x HVAR rockets + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 12 x HVAR rockets + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 2 x Tiny Tim + 12 x HVAR rockets + 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bombs
  • 12 x HVAR rockets + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 1 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb
  • 12 x HVAR rockets + 1 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 2 x Tiny Tim rockets
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 1 x 2,216 lb Mk.13/44 torpedo
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 1 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 1 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 2 x Tiny Tim rockets
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 1 x 2,216 lb Mk.13/44 torpedo
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 1 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 1 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140]] rockets + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140]] rockets + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs

Usage in the battles

The AD-4 is well suited for ground attack. All of the suspended payload options provide high damage output whether from rockets or bombs. The wing mounted cannons also will aid in dealing out damage, especially if turned on other aircraft.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Automatic pitch
Controllable Not controllable Combined Controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair, Radiator Offensive 20 mm, SBC mk.1
II Compressor Airframe TC mk.1, LFRC mk.12
III Wing Repair, Engine New 20 mm Cannons, MBC mk.1, Matra T10 140
IV Engine Injection Cover LBC mk.1, Matra T10 151

Pros and cons

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Pros:

  • Large variety of payload options
  • Has 4x 20mm cannons for use against light ground targets (or even against enemy aircraft, if the need arises)

Cons:

  • Increased payload weight decreases speed and maneouverability
  • Has a chance of bumping into early fighter jets.
  • Not a very good stock aircraft.

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