F.222.2

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F.222.2
f_222_2.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.3/1.3/1.3BR
5 peopleCrew
10.8 tEmpty weight
18.7 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
6 200 mCeiling
sec58.0/58.0/0.0Turn Time
126 km/hStalling speed
4 х Gnome Rhone AV 14 KirsEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
450 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Defensive armament
7.5 mm Mle 33 machine gun2 х Turret
720 roundsAmmunition
1 000 shots/minFire rate
7.5 mm Mle 33 machine gunTurret
1 000 roundsAmmunition
1 000 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
52 х 50 kg G.A.M.Mn 50Setup 1
5 х 200 kg No.1
7 х 100 kg No.1
Setup 2
4 х 500 kg No.2Setup 3
10 х 200 kg No.1
7 х 100 kg No.1
Setup 4
Economy
2 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
700 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png952 / 1 188/1 170 / 1 460/160 / 199Repair
200 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
20 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage F.222.2.jpg


The F.222.2 is a Rank I French bomber with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,400 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
385 366 6,200 31.8 33.0 11.1 6.4 750
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,400 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 6,200  ??.?  ??.?  ?.?  ?.? 750

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
 ???  ???  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Huge aircraft, slow and large target

Armaments

Suspended armament

The F.222.2 can be outfitted with the following ordinance:

  • 52 x 50 kg G.A.M.Mn 50 bombs (total = 2,600 kg)
  • 7 x 100 kg №.1 bombs + 5 x 200 kg №.1 bombs (total = 1,700 kg)
  • 4 x 500 kg №.2 bombs (total = 2,000 kg)
  • 7 x 100 kg №.1 bombs + 10 x 200 kg №.1 bombs (total = 2,700 kg)

Defensive armament

Main article: MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)

The F.222.2 is armed with:

  • 1 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun, nose turret (1,000 rpg = 1,000 total)
  • 1 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun, dorsal turret (720 rpg = 720 total)
  • 1 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun, ventral turret (720 rpg = 720 total)

Usage in the battles

The F.222.2 is a heavy hitting bomber with okay maneuverability at low altitude and low air speed, and can carry a staggering 52x50 kg bombs. Combined with its frequent presence in Ground Strike matches with only light vehicles, it will make short work of any (or even all) groups of armored cars and SPAA it crosses paths with, and can demolish an opposing team's entire complement of AAA and artillery in short order. Additionally, the ability to carry larger bomb loads later in its upgrade tree turns it into an exceptionally capable base killer, often time wiping out bases solo without sacrificing its heavy-hitting power against armored columns. With some skill (and an escort from friendly fighters), the F.222.2 can wipe out an entire column of medium tank AI targets in a single pass, with enough firepower left over to seriously cripple another column.

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 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe 200 GPs
III Wings Repair Engine New 7 mm MGs (turret) 500 GPs
IV Engine Injection Cover 200 GPs S5

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Impressive bomb load.
  • Different bomb options make this bomber very versatile.
  • Fuselage can absorb a lot of damage
  • Once at altitude, it can be very hard to reach for reserve planes.

Cons:

  • Incredibly slow and very heavy.
  • Engines are very vulnerable to enemy weapons.
  • Slow speed, heavy weight, and no takeoff flaps makes taking off from the airfield on some maps when fully loaded very difficult.
  • High repair cost for a rank 1 bomber.
  • Long take off distance.
  • Vulnerable to fast climbing, well armed aircraft like the Mig 3.
  • Armament seems a little underwhelming for such a large aircraft.

History

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Read also

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

Sources


France bombers
Farman  F.222.2 · N.C.223.3
Potez  Potez 633
Liore et Olivier  LeO 451 early · LeO 451 late
Bloch  M.B.174A-3 · M.B.162 · M.B.175T
American  V-156-F · Martin 167-A3 · ▄A-35B · ▄SB2C-5 Helldiver · ▄PB4Y-2 Privateer
Attackers  ▄AD-4 Skyraider