M.B.157

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M.B.157
mb_157.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.3/3.3/3.3BR
FighterClass
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
18 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
77 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png5 400 / 6 777/4 680 / 5 873/1 430 / 1 794Repair
22 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
77 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
400 Ge icon.pngAces
136 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
340 % Sl icon.png320 % Sl icon.png100 % 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 ?,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ?  ?,000  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???
Upgraded
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
 ?  ?  ?,000  ??.?  ??.?  ?.?  ?.?  ?

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

  • 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 the 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
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not ontrollable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
IA
II
III
IV

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Quite fast for it's BR
  • 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 armor to sides and behind pilot.

History

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