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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} French fighter {{Battle-rating|1}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.73 "Vive la France"]].  
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== General info ==
 
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=== Flight Performance ===
 
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The cannons are arranged with one in each wing. Each are armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all guns will fire with each other until empty.
 
The cannons are arranged with one in each wing. Each are armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all guns will fire with each other until empty.
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Being designed as a predecessor to the M.B.152, but with a much more powerful engine, the M.B.157 can hold its own in numerous situations. A suggested play style for realistic battles is side climb, and engage targets at higher altitudes. The powerful engine and decent maneuverability makes side climbing less important in the M.B.157 than say in a heavier aircraft like the P-51. The low amount of ammunition available makes it unlikely to be able to engage more than two or three targets per sortie, which is another contributor to the suggested strategy of side climbing.
 
Being designed as a predecessor to the M.B.152, but with a much more powerful engine, the M.B.157 can hold its own in numerous situations. A suggested play style for realistic battles is side climb, and engage targets at higher altitudes. The powerful engine and decent maneuverability makes side climbing less important in the M.B.157 than say in a heavier aircraft like the P-51. The low amount of ammunition available makes it unlikely to be able to engage more than two or three targets per sortie, which is another contributor to the suggested strategy of side climbing.
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This plane has good energy retention, making Boom and Zoom tactics applicable.  
 
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===Manual Engine Control===
 
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Revision as of 00:25, 4 March 2019

RANK 5 BRITAIN
Hunter FGA.9 PACK
M.B.157
mb_157.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.3/3.3/3.3BR
Class
1 personCrew
3.2 tTake-off weight
3.02 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9 000 mCeiling
Gnome Rhone 14REngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
810 km/hStructural
340 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannonWeapon 1
120 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
Economy
26 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
100 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 100 / 5 145/5 100 / 6 400/1 710 / 2 146Repair
29 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
100 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
500 Ge icon.pngAces
142 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
360 % Sl icon.png340 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage M.B.157.jpg


The M.B.157 is a Rank III French fighter with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 7,600 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
679 664 9,000 20.3 20.7 10.1 10.1 650
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 7,600 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
748 712 9,000 18.3 19.0 23.2 14.1 650

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
+ -
810 340 450 ~?? ~?
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

  • 10 mm Steel plate behind engine.
  • 10 mm Steel plate behind the pilot's head.
  • 3 mm Steel plate box in the fuselage.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Hispano 404 (20 mm)

The M.B.157 is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm Hispano 404 machine guns (60 rpg = 120 total)

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

Usage in battles

Being designed as a predecessor to the M.B.152, but with a much more powerful engine, the M.B.157 can hold its own in numerous situations. A suggested play style for realistic battles is side climb, and engage targets at higher altitudes. The powerful engine and decent maneuverability makes side climbing less important in the M.B.157 than say in a heavier aircraft like the P-51. The low amount of ammunition available makes it unlikely to be able to engage more than two or three targets per sortie, which is another contributor to the suggested strategy of side climbing.

This plane has good energy retention, making Boom and Zoom tactics applicable.

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
IA
II
III
IV

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Quite fast compared to peers
  • Good energy retention
  • Two cannons
  • Acceptable rate of climb (When fully upgraded)

Cons:

  • Low ammo count - you need to make all your shots count
  • Control stiffening occurs at high speeds (during dives)
  • Minimal armour to sides and behind pilot.
  • Easily pilot sniped when flying near to bombers

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article.

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

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

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on aircraft;
  • other literature.


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 · ▄F6F-5 · ▄F6F-5N · ▄P-63C-5 · F4U-7 · ▄F8F-1B
Other countries  ▄Yak-3 · Challe's ▄Yak-9T · NC.900