Martin 167-A3

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Martin 167-A3
maryland_mk1_france.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.3/2.3/2.3BR
3 peopleCrew
5.3 tEmpty weight
7.5 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
9 600 mCeiling
sec15.8/15.8/15.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
2 х Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-GEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
574 km/hStructural
278 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 7.5 mm FN Browning machine gunWeapon 1
3 200 roundsAmmunition
1 350 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
7.7 mm Vickers K machine gunTurret
500 roundsAmmunition
950 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
8 х 50 kg D.T. No.2 Setup 1
16 х 50 kg D.T. No.2 Setup 2
Economy
5 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
6 300 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 096 / 1 379/954 / 1 201/510 / 642Repair
1 800 Sl icon.pngCrew training
6 300 Sl icon.pngExperts
80 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.06 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage Martin167-A3.jpg


The Martin 167-A3 is a Rank I French frontline with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm".

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

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Martin 167-A3 is armed with:

  • 4 x 7.5 mm FN Browining machine guns, wing-mounted (800 rpg = 3200 total)

The four machine guns are arranged in bundles of two mounted in each wing. Each are armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all guns will fire with each other until empty.

Suspended armament

Main article: D.T. No.2 (50 kg)

The Martin 167-A3 has the following payload options:

  • 8 x 50 kg DT2 bombs (400 kg total)
  • 16 x 50 kg DT2 bombs (800 kg total)

Defensive armament

The Martin 167-A3 is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.7 mm Vickers K machine gun, dorsal turret (500 rpg = 500 total)

Usage in the battles

High-altitude bomber: For high altitude bombing, gaining altitude is a priority, especially to put distance between you and fighters that rumble around the low-mid altitudes. At higher altitudes, mobile targets will be difficult to bomb as they will scatter when your bombs are released. Up high, it is better to focus on immobile targets such as artillery/AA gun emplacements or bases (if they are on the map). In AB, one way to gain altitude is to:

  • Immediately on spawn, drop all bombs, hit WEP and climb.
  • As WEP runs out, level the plane and wait for the next WEP cycle. It takes about three WEP cycles to get to a decent altitude.
  • Remember, as you are climbing, release bombs as they reload to reduce weight.
  • Once you are at a decent altitude, fly towards your targets and prepare to bomb utilizing the bomb sight (V).
  • If you start to see fighters working their way up towards you, continue on climbing in between bomb reloading cycles.
  • Repeat 4-5 as needed until you get shot down or the game ends.

Mid-Low altitude bomber: At the mid-low altitudes you are a prime target for fighters, being not as manoeuverable and a fairly large profile. Here you may only get one chance to drop your bombs before being shot down, so look for holes in the enemy defense where you can slip by, line up a shot, drop your ordinance and manouever out for another run (or reload at base if playing RB/SB). If pressed and there are enemy all around, turn into heavy-fighter mode after your ordinance has been dropped and start pursuing. The turn and loop time is not the greatest, however this aircraft has a strong rudder and can do a power-on wing-over, quickly changing directions without much loss in energy (and a surprise to some pursuit aircraft who think they have you nailed). At this point, you can also transition to attacker mode.

Attacker (on the deck): While the four wing mounted 7.5 mm FN Browning machine guns may not seem like much, when coupled with the 50 kg bombs, you can rack up some vehicle kills. While strafing the ground, all soft targets are available as the vehicles will not have much time to get out of the way of your ordinance. In AB it is best to use your 3rd person view to use the bombing indicator as you will need to fly the aircraft and bomb at the same time (vs. using (V) and solely utilizing the bomb sight while the AI keeps the aircraft level). In between bombing reloads you can strafe with your 4 x 7.5 mm machine guns to eliminate artillery/AA gun emplacements and armoured vehicles. While on the deck, you will typically encounter enemy aircraft and can divert to go after them if given the chance or perform evasive maneuvers while your gunner fires away (you get credit for hits, so let him fire away!).

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:

  • Decently manoeuverable for a bomber.
  • Short take off distance (which is great for maps with short runways).
  • Fast.
  • Tracer belts for the forward-firing MGs are flamethrowers.
  • Good visibility from the cockpit.
  • Decent rate of climb at full load (best when ordinance is released).
  • Strong rudder control - aids in sharper manoeuvers.

Cons:

  • No armour protection whatsoever.
  • Weak defensive firepower.
  • Very light stock payload.
  • Rear gunner field of vision and fire is small.
  • Rear gun is on a pintle mount, and cannot traverse forward.
  • Extremely prone to fuel fires.
  • (RB/SB) Flaps tear off quickly and at moderate speed (easily red-lines in a dive).

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