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The H-75A-1 is a Rank I French fighter with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB) and 1.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance".

The H-75 is an all-round very effective fighter in War Thunder. It has an excellent turn rate and its top speed of 560 km/h at low altitude is very impressive, as it can outrun most of its competitors. Its fiercest opponent is the Bf 109, against which it loses most notably in the climbing department. To survive against these in Realistic Battles and Simulator Battles, it is important not to use WEP outside of combat, as whereas WEP itself is infinite, the plane's cooling capacity is not – attentive pilots will notice that it decreases with time if they push WEP too hard — at the beginning of a fly out, the H-75 A-1's engine will only show signs of overheating at 235ºC(455ºF), whereas after pushing WEP too hard, the engine will begin to struggle at 225ºC. Engine management is as such one of the crucial skills for mastering this plane. With the engine weakened from overheating, a player will find it hard to beat a Bf 109 if in an energy disadvantage. With a healthier engine, the pilot can keep the engine roaring at full power so as to endure sustained maneuvering without eventually stalling and dropping like a rotten apple from a tree.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
 ?  ?  ?,000  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ?  ?  ?,000  ??.?  ??.?  ?.?  ?.?  ?


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

Survivability and armour

  • 9.5 mm steel plate behind the pilot.


Offensive armament

The D.371 is armed with:

  • 2 x 7.5 mm Mle 38 machine guns (600 rpg = 1,200 total)
  • 2 x 7.5 mm Mle 38 machine guns (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

The four machine guns are arranged with two wing-mounted and the other two mounted in the nose of the aircraft. The wing mounted and nose mounted guns have differing amounts of ammunitions, which means that the nose guns will continue to fire after the wing mounted guns become empty.

Usage in the battles

Its quick firing streams of low-calibre bullets are not to be underestimated, especially given the agility of the plane, as it is easy to get critical bursts of bullets into vital parts of the enemy's vehicle. In general, what it can't outrun it can out-turn, which means that it will be very hard for enemies to shake it off once it gets on their tail. Do mind that you do not engage fighters head-on, as your wing-mounted, low calibre weapons aren't well suited for that sort of engagement. Exceptions include particularly vulnerable and poorly armed fighters, such as most Biplanes. With bombers, the story is different, engaging them head-on and firing at the cockpit is a good way to score a quick kill by knocking out their pilot(s).

That it can out-turn many planes is not an excuse to engage in fancy maneuvers whenever the chance presents itself — even the best turner will tire itself out and become easy prey if it doesn't watch its speed and altitude. Be clever with who you engage — if faced with two well turning fighters like the CR.42 and one fast fighter like the He 100 D-1, engage the faster one first so that you don't end up sandwiched between an aircraft that can out-turn you and an aircraft that can outrun you. This is of course not a rule set in stone, but these are the decisions you should be consciously assessing before engaging. If you manage to think through these decisions rationally and with a cool-head (who to engage, climbing, diving, or going in a straight line, etc.) you will see how great the potential of this aircraft can be.

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


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry

Pros and cons


  • Great armament for its rank
  • Good maneuverability for a monoplane
  • Very fast for its BR


  • Hard to control at high speeds
  • Engine is rather fragile
  • Will face biplanes which nullify its good maneuverability


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Read also

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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-39Q-25 · ▄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