P.108B serie 1

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P.108B serie 1
General characteristics
8 peopleCrew
27.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
4 х Piaggio P.XII RC.35Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
515 km/hStructural
290 km/hGear
Defensive armament
12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunTurret
300 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun2 х Turret
600 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun2 х Turret
400 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunTurret
450 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
34 x 50 kg GP 50 bombSetup 1
34 x 100 kg GP 100 bombSetup 2
2 x 450 mm F200/450 torpedoSetup 3
3 x 450 mm F200/450 torpedoSetup 4
7 x 250 kg GP 250 bombSetup 5
7 x 500 kg GP 500 bombSetup 6
18 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
77 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png5 184 / 6 557/4 707 / 5 954/1 420 / 1 796Repair
22 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
77 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
400 Ge icon.pngAces
× (136) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
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GarageImage P.108B serie 1.jpg

The P.108B serie 1 is a Rank IV Italian bomber with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB) and 3.3 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica".

The P.108B Serie 1 is a heavy bomber with a heavy bomb load and relatively weak defensive armament. When delivering the bombs to the targets, high altitudes are a must. The preferred targets of this bomber are stationary objects like pillboxes or slow moving vehicles such as ships (if you can time it well) and of course the bomb targets and airfields. Should an enemy fighter catch up with you, it is certain doom as your defensive guns have a low chance to kill it. To survive attacks, use your gunners to ward off the enemy aircraft until help comes. Stay away from combat as much as you can and do your job as a bomber.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 3,900 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
395 388 9,000 37.8 38.7 1.5 2.4 750
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,900 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
444 419 9,000 34.3 36.0 8.3 4.3 750


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

Survivability and armour

  • 8 mm Steel - Cockpit armor - instrument panel, pilot's seat, co-pilot's seat and floor plate below pilot
  • 8 mm Steel - Armor plate protecting ammo located in wings
  • 8 mm Steel - Side gunner armored walls
  • 8 mm Steel - Ventral gunner position
  • Fuel tanks located in wings


Suspended armament

Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets, and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.-->       Main article: Bombs

The P.108B serie 1 can be outfitted with the following ordinance:

  • 34 x 50 kg GP 50 bombs (1,700 kg total)
  • 34 x 100 kg GP 100 bombs (3.400 kg total)
  • 2 x 45 cm F200/450 torpedoes
  • 3 x 45 cm F200/450 torpedoes
  • 7 x 250 kg GP 250 bombs (1,250 kg total)
  • 7 x 500 kg GP 500 bombs (3,500 kg total)

Defensive armament

The P.108B serie 1 is defended by:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, nose turret (300 rpg)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, left wing turret (300 rpg = 600 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, right wing turret (300 rpg = 600 total)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, 2 x beam turret (400 rpg)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, ventral turret (450 rpg)

Usage in the battles

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


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons


  • 2 turrets are placed on the distant engines allowing for more guns to face backward
  • Heavy payload available
  • One of two planes (the other being the P.108B Serie 2) in the game that can carry three torpedoes


  • Gunners are bunched together and easily knocked out
  • Turrets on the engines cannot face forwards
  • Poor manoeuverability and climb rate
  • Prone to fuel tank fire due to tremendous fuel load
  • Massive size
  • Relatively weak defensive firepower


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Italy bombers
Fiat  BR.20 DR
Savoia-Marchetti  S.81 · S.M.79 Sparviero serie 1 (1936) · S.M.79 Sparviero B (1936) · S.M.79 Sparviero serie 8 (1939) · S.M.79 Sparviero AS (1941) · S.M.79 Sparviero bis/T.M (1943)
CANT  Z.1007 bis serie 3 · Z.1007 bis serie 5
Piaggio  P.108B serie 1 · P.108B serie 2
German  ▄Ju 87 R-2 · ▄Ju 87 D-3