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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage_M.B.162.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} French bomber {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.73 "Vive la France"]].
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The '''M.B.162''' is a Rank III French frontline bombers with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in [[Update 1.73 "Vive la France"]].  
 
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
=== Flight Performance ===
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=== Flight performance ===
<!--''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, maneuverability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''-->
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The Bloch M.B.162 is the best indigenously-designed bomber France has at its disposal, behaving similarly to the American [[B-17E|B-17]]. It is deceptively quick for a strategic bomber, and has an excellent climb rate that allows it to get to its safe altitude quickly. However, its excellent performance does not mean that it is lacking in bomb load or defensive armaments as one might expect. Although having a lower total capacity than the earlier [[N.C.223.3]], it has a higher bomb load than any other indigenous French bomber and a defensive armament that matches the previously mentioned 223. All-in-all, the 162 can be seen as a sort of "Best of Both Worlds" of the French bomber tree, combining the excellent speed, climb rate and manoeuvrability of the lighter twin engined bombers with the bomb load and defensive armament of the heavy bombers.
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! rowspan="2" | Characteristics
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 3,000 m)
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(metres)
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
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! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(metres/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(metres)
 
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! AB
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! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
 
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|-
| ? || ? || ?,000 || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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! Stock
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| 508 || 497 || rowspan="2" | {{Specs|ceiling}} || 27.8 || 28.3 || 8.5 || 8.5 || rowspan="2" | 650
 
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! Upgraded
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| 571 || 537 || 26.7 || 27.0 || 16.2 || 11.6
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
 
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
 
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! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
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| ? || ? || ?,000 || ??.? || ??.? || ?.? || ?.? || ?
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
====Details====
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==== Details ====
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|-
 
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! colspan="5" | Features
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
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|-
! Combat flap
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! Combat flaps !! Take-off flaps !! Landing flaps !! Air brakes !! Arrestor gear
! Take-off flap
 
! Landing flap
 
! Air brakes
 
! Arrestor gear
 
 
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| X || X || X || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
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| || || || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
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|-
 
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! colspan="5" | Limits
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! colspan="7" | Limits
 
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|-
! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Wings (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Gear (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! colspan="3" | Flaps (km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
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|-
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! Combat !! Take-off !! Landing !! + !! -
! -
 
 
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| ??? || ??? || ??? || ~?? || ~?
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| {{Specs|destruction|body}} || {{Specs|destruction|gear}} || 330 || 317 || 260 || ~6 || ~3
 
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|-
 
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! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities
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! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities (km/h)
 
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! Ailerons<br>(km/h)
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! Ailerons !! Rudder !! Elevators !! Radiator
! Rudder<br>(km/h)
 
! Elevators<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
 
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| < ??? || < ??? || < ??? || > ???
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| < 325 || < 310 || < 420 || > 180
 
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|-
 
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! colspan="3" | Compressor (RB/SB)
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! Compressor
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! colspan="3" | Setting 1
 
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! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
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| ?,??? m || ??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
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<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 2
 
|-
 
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
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| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp  
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! Setting 1
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| 4,200 m || 1,055 hp || 1,335 hp
! colspan="3" | Setting 3
 
 
|-
 
|-
! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
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| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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* No armour plating
 
* No armour plating
* No armour glazing
 
 
* Six total self-sealing fuel tanks located in wings
 
* Six total self-sealing fuel tanks located in wings
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=== Modifications and economy ===
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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
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=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
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{{main|.1 (100 kg)|.1 (200 kg)|.2 (500 kg)}}
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{{main|No.1 (100 kg)|No.1 (200 kg)|No.2 (500 kg)}}
  
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be configured with the following payloads:
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
  
* 6 x 100 kg .1 bombs + 6 x 200 kg .1 bombs (1,800 kg = total)
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* 6 x 200 kg No.1 bombs + 6 x 100 kg No.1 bombs (1,800 kg total)
* 4 x 500 kg .2 bombs (2,000 kg = total)
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* 4 x 500 kg No.2 bombs (2,000 kg total)
  
 
=== Defensive armament ===
 
=== Defensive armament ===
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{{Specs-Avia-Defensive}}
{{main|MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)|Hispano 404 (20 mm)}}
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{{main|Hispano 404 (20 mm)|MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)}}
  
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is defended by:
  
* 1 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun, 2 x beam turrets (500 RPG = 1,000 total)
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* 1 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannon, dorsal turret (120 rpg)
* 1 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannon, dorsal turret (120 RPG)
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* 1 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannon, ventral turret (120 rpg)
* 1 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannon, ventral turret (120 RPG)
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* 1 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun, 2 x beam turrets (500 rpg)
  
== Usage in the battles ==
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== Usage in battles ==
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The M.B. 162 is a heavy bomber, and therefore should be flown as such. When you start a match, you will want to climb to 5-6 km in altitude, to protect yourself from German fighters that will climb to intercept you, and mark out a bomb target to your team. With both of the payload options, all bombs are needed to destroy a bombing base.
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The M.B.162 is a heavy bomber, and therefore should be flown as such. When you start a match, you will want to climb to 6-7 km in altitude to protect yourself from German and Italian fighters that will climb to intercept you. With both of the payload options, all bombs are needed to destroy a bombing base. It is worthy to note that the M.B.162 can be significantly more aggressive in Arcade, where its already excellent performance is boosted to further levels.
  
===Manual Engine Control===
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However, being a bomber, fighters will go out of their way to take you down (sometimes even at the expense of their own aircraft). Although the Hispanos are relatively inaccurate when fired in long bursts, they can be very devastating when fired in .5 second bursts at an aircraft's cockpit. But it is also to note that if you can hit an enemy with your turrets, they can hit you with their guns as well, which can be a large problem when fighting the multi-cannon armed Fw 190's, Bf 109's, C.202EC/C.205 and G.55 that all mount the universally feared [[MG 151 (20 mm)|MG 151]] that has access to the dreaded minengeschoß round.
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=== Manual Engine Control ===
 
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! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
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! rowspan="2" |Mixer
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! rowspan="2" |Pitch
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! rowspan="2" | Pitch
! colspan="3" |Radiator
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! colspan="3" | Radiator
! rowspan="2" |Supercharger
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! rowspan="2" | Supercharger
! rowspan="2" |Turbocharger
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! rowspan="2" | Turbocharger
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! Oil
 
! Water
 
! Type
 
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| Not controllable || Controllable<br>Automatic pitch || Controllable || Not controllable || Combined || Controllable || Not controllable
 
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===Modules===
 
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! Tier
 
! Flight performance
 
! Survivability
 
! Weaponry
 
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| IA
 
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| II
 
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| III
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! Oil !! Water !! Type
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| IV
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| Controllable || Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Not controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Combined || Not controllable<br>1 gear || Not controllable
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=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
 
* Powerful Hispano 404 cannons in dorsal and ventral turrets
 
* Powerful Hispano 404 cannons in dorsal and ventral turrets
* Effective bomb payload for its BR
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* Effective bomb payload
 
* Respectable speed for a heavy bomber
 
* Respectable speed for a heavy bomber
* Good max altitude
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* Excellent climb rate
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Turrets cannot turn 360 degrees
 
* Turrets cannot turn 360 degrees
 
* HS.404 cannons have low ammunition count
 
* HS.404 cannons have low ammunition count
* No turrets protecting the front, perpendicular sides, or directly vertical.
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* No turrets protecting the front, perpendicular sides, or directly vertical
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* Only 2 payload options, and both can only destroy 1 base
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
While being created from the civilian airliner Bloch M.B. 160, build as mail plane by the Société des Avions Marcel Bloch<ref>The '''Société des Avions Marcel Bloch''' was a French aircraft manufacturer of military and civilian aircraft that changed its name to Dassault Aviation after the end of World War II.
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The M.B.162 was derived from the original civilian airliner Bloch M.B. 160 already in service and was built as mail plane by the Société des Avions Marcel Bloch. '''Société des Avions Marcel Bloch''' was a French aircraft manufacturer of both military and civilian aircraft which changed its name to Dassault Aviation after the end of World War II. The company was originally founded by Marcel Bloch (hence "MB" in the aircraft designations) who, after the war changed his name to Marcel Dassault, the Bloch M.B. 162 shares very few common points with his civilian counterpart, especially concerning its wings<ref name="dassault01" />
It was founded by Marcel Bloch (hence "MB" in the aircraft designations) who changed his name to Marcel Dassault after the war.</ref>, the Bloch M.B. 162 shares very few common points with his civilian counterpart, especially concerning its wings<ref>"L’avion [MB 161], de taille légèrement inférieure et de performances comparable au B-17, ne possède que très peu d’éléments en commun avec les MB 160 et MB 161, son aile, notamment, est très différente."[https://www.dassault-aviation.com/fr/passion/avions/bloch-militaires/mb-162/#]</ref>.
 
  
The aircraft in game is a heavy bomber created by Henri Déplante and Lucien Servanty in order to satisfy the A20 program concerning a category B5 bomber (5 crew members) for day and night bombing. Three planes has been ordered in 1937.
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The aircraft in-game represents a heavy bomber created by Henri Déplante and Lucien Servanty in order to satisfy the A20 program concerning a category B5 bomber, which had a crew of 5 persons utilised for both day and night bombing. Three M.B.162s were ordered into production in 1937.
  
Having it's first flight the 1st of June 1940<ref>"La construction du prototype à Courbevoie est retardée jusqu’à la fin de 1939. Assemblé à Villacoublay après son transfert par route au printemps 1940, il effectue son premier vol le 1er juin 1940 équipé de quatre Gnôme et Rhône14 N 48/49de 1100 ch."[https://www.dassault-aviation.com/fr/passion/avions/bloch-militaires/mb-162/#]</ref>, it didn't saw any combat during the Battle of France (10th of May to 25th of June 1940). Nevertheless, the prototype has been captured by the Luftwaffe and used as transport. This same aircraft has been reused by the french Armée de l'Air after the war, and is the origin of the SNCASE Languedoc (post-war airliner, used for hypersonic experimentations).
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Unfortunately, the first flight of the M.B.162 wasn't until the 1st of June 1940 <ref name="dassault01" /> and it never saw combat during the Battle of France (10 May to 25 June 1940). With the fall of France, the prototype of the M.B.162 fell into the Luftwaffe's hands and was used as transport aircraft for the rest of the war. After the war, the aircraft was returned to the French who utilised it in the Armée de l'Air and became the origin of the SNCASE Languedoc (post-war airliner, used for hypersonic experimentations).
  
Two versions existed of this plane : the MB.162.01 (prototype, one built) and the MB.162 Bn.5 (Production model, never produced).
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Two versions of this plane existed: the MB.162.01 (prototype, one built) and the MB.162 Bn.5 (Production model, never produced).
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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=== Camouflages : ===
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=== Camouflages: ===
[Semi-Historical] [https://live.warthunder.com/post/754098/en/ French camouflage of the M.B. 162 by Vaxioss]
 
  
[Semi-Historical] [https://live.warthunder.com/post/698043/en/ German camouflage of the captured M.B. 162 by MrSpacemau5]
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* [https://live.warthunder.com/post/754098/en/ French camouflage of the M.B. 162 by Vaxioss] [Semi-Historical]
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* [https://live.warthunder.com/post/698043/en/ German Camouflage of the captured M.B.162 by MrSpacemau5] [Semi-Historical]
  
== Read also ==
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== See also ==
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,''
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''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;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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== Sources ==
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== External links ==
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* [https://www.dassault-aviation.com/fr/passion/avions/bloch-militaires/mb-162/# Dassault Aviation official page] concerning the aircraft
 
* [https://www.dassault-aviation.com/fr/passion/avions/bloch-militaires/mb-162/# Dassault Aviation official page] concerning the aircraft
* [[wikipedia:Bloch_MB.162|Wikipedia page]]
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* [[Wikipedia:Bloch_MB.162|[Wikipedia<nowiki>]</nowiki> Bloch MB.162]]
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* [https://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/385698-bloch-mb-162-b5/ Official data sheet - more details about the performance]
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== References ==
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=== Citations ===
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<references>
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<ref name="dassault01">Dassault-aviation website (n.d.)</ref>
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</references>
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=== Biblography ===
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* Dassault-aviation website [https://www.dassault-aviation.com/fr/passion/avions/bloch-militaires/mb-162/# L’avion MB 161, de taille légèrement inférieure et de performances comparable au B-17, ne possède que très peu d’éléments en commun avec les MB 160 et MB 161, son aile, notamment, est très différente.], Dassault-aviation website, On-line.
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* Dassault-aviation website [https://www.dassault-aviation.com/fr/passion/avions/bloch-militaires/mb-162/# La construction du prototype à Courbevoie est retardée jusqu’à la fin de 1939. Assemblé à Villacoublay après son transfert par route au printemps 1940, il effectue son premier vol le 1er juin 1940 équipé de quatre Gnôme et Rhône14 N 48/49de 1100 ch.], Dassault-aviation website, On-line.
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{{AirManufacturer Bloch}}
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{{France bombers}}

Latest revision as of 13:32, 18 February 2021

VTOL | Rank 5 USSR
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Description

The M.B.162 is a rank III French bomber with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 3 000 m537 km/h
Turn time27 s
Max altitude10 300 m
Engine4 х Gnome Rhone 14N-48
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight20 t

The Bloch M.B.162 is the best indigenously-designed bomber France has at its disposal, behaving similarly to the American B-17. It is deceptively quick for a strategic bomber, and has an excellent climb rate that allows it to get to its safe altitude quickly. However, its excellent performance does not mean that it is lacking in bomb load or defensive armaments as one might expect. Although having a lower total capacity than the earlier N.C.223.3, it has a higher bomb load than any other indigenous French bomber and a defensive armament that matches the previously mentioned 223. All-in-all, the 162 can be seen as a sort of "Best of Both Worlds" of the French bomber tree, combining the excellent speed, climb rate and manoeuvrability of the lighter twin engined bombers with the bomb load and defensive armament of the heavy bombers.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 3,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 508 497 10300 27.8 28.3 8.5 8.5 650
Upgraded 571 537 26.7 27.0 16.2 11.6

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
560 280 330 317 260 ~6 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 325 < 310 < 420 > 180
Compressor Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
Setting 1 4,200 m 1,055 hp 1,335 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew7 people
Speed of destruction
Structural560 km/h
Gear280 km/h
  • No armour plating
  • Six total self-sealing fuel tanks located in wings

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 370 → 3 000 Sl icon.png
RB9 080 → 11 495 Sl icon.png
SB7 210 → 9 127 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications29 800 Rp icon.png
65 400 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training39 000 Sl icon.png
Experts140 000 Sl icon.png
Aces590 Ge icon.png
Research Aces360 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 320 / 290 % Sl icon.png
148 / 148 / 148 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Armaments

Suspended armament

Number of setups2
List of setups
Setup 16 x 200 kg No.1
6 x 100 kg No.1
Setup 24 x 500 kg No.2

The M.B.162 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 6 x 200 kg No.1 bombs + 6 x 100 kg No.1 bombs (1,800 kg total)
  • 4 x 500 kg No.2 bombs (2,000 kg total)

Defensive armament

2 х Turret20 mm Hispano 404 cannon
Ammunition120 rounds
Fire rate701 shots/min
2 х Turret7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun
Ammunition500 rounds
Fire rate1350 shots/min

The M.B.162 is defended by:

  • 1 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannon, dorsal turret (120 rpg)
  • 1 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannon, ventral turret (120 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun, 2 x beam turrets (500 rpg)

Usage in battles

The M.B.162 is a heavy bomber, and therefore should be flown as such. When you start a match, you will want to climb to 6-7 km in altitude to protect yourself from German and Italian fighters that will climb to intercept you. With both of the payload options, all bombs are needed to destroy a bombing base. It is worthy to note that the M.B.162 can be significantly more aggressive in Arcade, where its already excellent performance is boosted to further levels.

However, being a bomber, fighters will go out of their way to take you down (sometimes even at the expense of their own aircraft). Although the Hispanos are relatively inaccurate when fired in long bursts, they can be very devastating when fired in .5 second bursts at an aircraft's cockpit. But it is also to note that if you can hit an enemy with your turrets, they can hit you with their guns as well, which can be a large problem when fighting the multi-cannon armed Fw 190's, Bf 109's, C.202EC/C.205 and G.55 that all mount the universally feared MG 151 that has access to the dreaded minengeschoß round.

Manual Engine Control

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful Hispano 404 cannons in dorsal and ventral turrets
  • Effective bomb payload
  • Respectable speed for a heavy bomber
  • Excellent climb rate

Cons:

  • Turrets cannot turn 360 degrees
  • HS.404 cannons have low ammunition count
  • No turrets protecting the front, perpendicular sides, or directly vertical
  • Only 2 payload options, and both can only destroy 1 base

History

The M.B.162 was derived from the original civilian airliner Bloch M.B. 160 already in service and was built as mail plane by the Société des Avions Marcel Bloch. Société des Avions Marcel Bloch was a French aircraft manufacturer of both military and civilian aircraft which changed its name to Dassault Aviation after the end of World War II. The company was originally founded by Marcel Bloch (hence "MB" in the aircraft designations) who, after the war changed his name to Marcel Dassault, the Bloch M.B. 162 shares very few common points with his civilian counterpart, especially concerning its wings[1]

The aircraft in-game represents a heavy bomber created by Henri Déplante and Lucien Servanty in order to satisfy the A20 program concerning a category B5 bomber, which had a crew of 5 persons utilised for both day and night bombing. Three M.B.162s were ordered into production in 1937.

Unfortunately, the first flight of the M.B.162 wasn't until the 1st of June 1940 [1] and it never saw combat during the Battle of France (10 May to 25 June 1940). With the fall of France, the prototype of the M.B.162 fell into the Luftwaffe's hands and was used as transport aircraft for the rest of the war. After the war, the aircraft was returned to the French who utilised it in the Armée de l'Air and became the origin of the SNCASE Languedoc (post-war airliner, used for hypersonic experimentations).

Two versions of this plane existed: the MB.162.01 (prototype, one built) and the MB.162 Bn.5 (Production model, never produced).

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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

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dassault-aviation website (n.d.)

Biblography


Marcel Bloch Aviation Society* (Société des Avions Marcel Bloch)
Fighters  M.B.152C1 · M.B.157
Bombers  M.B.162 · M.B.174A-3 · M.B.175T
Jet Fighters  M.D.450B Barougan · M.D.450B Ouragan · M.D.452 IIA · M.D.452 IIC · Super Mystere B2 · Etendard IVM · Mirage IIIC · Mirage IIIE
  * Marcel Bloch changed his last name to Dassault and the company name changed to Avions Marcel Dassault or Marcel Dassault Aircraft in 1947.


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 · ▄PB4Y-2