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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
''Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.''
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[[File:PB4Y Armour .png|thumb|500x500px|Bluish Green - 6.35 mm SteelGreen - 9.5 mm Steel
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Yellowish Green - 12.7 mm steel
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Yellow - 38 mm Bulletproof glass
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Red - 55 mm Bulletproof glass]]
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The PB4Y has a lot of armour and also has self-sealing fuel tanks. The self-sealing tanks are located where the wings and fuselage meet.  
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
=== Offensive armament ===
 
''Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.''
 
  
 
=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== 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.''
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* 100 lb x20 ([https://wiki.warthunder.com/AN-M30A1_(100_lb) '''AN-M30A1'''])
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* 500 lb x8 ([https://wiki.warthunder.com/AN-M64A1_(500_lb) '''AN-M64A1'''])
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* 1000 lb x4 ([https://wiki.warthunder.com/AN-M65A1_(1,000_lb) '''AN-M65A1'''])
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* 1000 lb x8 ([https://wiki.warthunder.com/AN-M65A1_(1,000_lb) '''AN-M65A1'''])
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* 2000 lb x4 ([https://wiki.warthunder.com/AN-M66A2_(2,000_lb) '''AN-M66A2'''])
  
 
=== Defensive armament ===
 
=== Defensive armament ===
''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available, remove this subsection.''
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6 turrets each with 2 M2 Brownings (Total ammo 5120) 
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* Nose turret
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** 600 ammo
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** 750 rounds per minute
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** Horizontal Guidance: ±80°
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** Vertical Guidance: -55°, +70°
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* Dorsal turrets
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** 380 ammo
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** 750 rounds per minute
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** Horizontal guidance: ±180°
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** Vertical Guidance: 0°, +67°
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* Side turrets
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** 400 ammo
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** 750 rounds per minute
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** Horizontal Guidance: -95°, +55°
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** Vertical Guidance: -55°,+80°
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* Rear turret
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** 400 ammo
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** 750 rounds per minute
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** Horizontal Guidance: ±70°
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** Vertical Guidance: -41°, +70°
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
''Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''
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There are 2 ways you can go about playing the ␗PB4Y-2 Privateer, side climbing or diving.
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=== Side-climbing ===
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Side climbing is the safest way of going about. Start by spawning with your Heavy Bomber air spawn, and climb away from the battle. This will give your fighters enough to time to climb up and duel with the enemies. After you see most of the enemies at low alt, you are safe to go in and bomb a point and return-to-base.  
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'''Pros:'''
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* Your chance of surviving to the bombing point is high
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* Enemies looking for bombers will most likely not find you
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* Gaining altitude
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'''Cons:'''
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* Takes up more time
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* Game can end before reaching the bombing point
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* Team may not survive,leaving you the last one alive
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=== Diving ===
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Diving is probably the most risky way of trying to bomb but it is the quickest if you do it right.. Start by spawning in then dive at about 10 degrees. This will make sure you will not overspeed before reaching the bombing point. This also has its pros and cons.
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'''Pros:'''
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* Quickest way to a bombing point
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* You can get rid of your major gunnery blind spot, beneath your plane
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* Engines are meant for low alt
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* Helps your team by bringing down enemy fighters
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'''Cons:'''
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* Axis fighters may swarm you
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* AAA can hit you
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* Extremely risky
  
 
=== Manual Engine Control ===
 
=== Manual Engine Control ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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* Great defensive armament
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* Good payload
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* Almost full coverage from the turrets
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Very slow
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* Big target
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* Tail is prone to being shot off
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
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* ''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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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''

Revision as of 15:37, 10 November 2019

␗PB4Y-2 Privateer
pb4y-2_china.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.7/5.3/5.7BR
8 peopleCrew
29.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
4 х Pratt & Whitney R-1830-94Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
599 km/hStructural
263 km/hGear
Defensive armament
2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun3 х Turret
800 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun2 х Turret
760 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunTurret
1 200 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
20 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombSetup 1
8 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 2
4 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombSetup 3
8 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombSetup 4
4 x 2000 lb AN-M66A2 bombSetup 5
Economy
54 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
180 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png60 070 / 76 048/9 500 / 12 027/3 900 / 4 937Repair
52 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
180 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
940 Ge icon.pngAces
× (166) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 4.3 Sl icon.png× 4.1 Sl icon.png× 1.4 Sl icon.png
This page is about the aircraft PB4Y-2 (China). For other uses, see B-24/PB4Y (Family).

Description

GarageImage PB4Y-2 (China).jpg


The ␗PB4Y-2 Privateer is a rank III Chinese bomber with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/SB) and 5.3 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 7,620 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ???  ???  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 950
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 7,620 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ???  ???  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 950

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
394 ~3 ~1
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 200 < 180 < 180 > 300
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,346 m 1,100 hp 1,331 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,389 m 1,000 hp 1,133 hp

Survivability and armour

File:PB4Y Armour .png
Bluish Green - 6.35 mm SteelGreen - 9.5 mm Steel Yellowish Green - 12.7 mm steel Yellow - 38 mm Bulletproof glass Red - 55 mm Bulletproof glass

The PB4Y has a lot of armour and also has self-sealing fuel tanks. The self-sealing tanks are located where the wings and fuselage meet.

Armaments

Suspended armament

Defensive armament

6 turrets each with 2 M2 Brownings (Total ammo 5120)

  • Nose turret
    • 600 ammo
    • 750 rounds per minute
    • Horizontal Guidance: ±80°
    • Vertical Guidance: -55°, +70°
  • Dorsal turrets
    • 380 ammo
    • 750 rounds per minute
    • Horizontal guidance: ±180°
    • Vertical Guidance: 0°, +67°
  • Side turrets
    • 400 ammo
    • 750 rounds per minute
    • Horizontal Guidance: -95°, +55°
    • Vertical Guidance: -55°,+80°
  • Rear turret
    • 400 ammo
    • 750 rounds per minute
    • Horizontal Guidance: ±70°
    • Vertical Guidance: -41°, +70°

Usage in battles

There are 2 ways you can go about playing the ␗PB4Y-2 Privateer, side climbing or diving.

Side-climbing

Side climbing is the safest way of going about. Start by spawning with your Heavy Bomber air spawn, and climb away from the battle. This will give your fighters enough to time to climb up and duel with the enemies. After you see most of the enemies at low alt, you are safe to go in and bomb a point and return-to-base.

Pros:

  • Your chance of surviving to the bombing point is high
  • Enemies looking for bombers will most likely not find you
  • Gaining altitude

Cons:

  • Takes up more time
  • Game can end before reaching the bombing point
  • Team may not survive,leaving you the last one alive

Diving

Diving is probably the most risky way of trying to bomb but it is the quickest if you do it right.. Start by spawning in then dive at about 10 degrees. This will make sure you will not overspeed before reaching the bombing point. This also has its pros and cons.

Pros:

  • Quickest way to a bombing point
  • You can get rid of your major gunnery blind spot, beneath your plane
  • Engines are meant for low alt
  • Helps your team by bringing down enemy fighters

Cons:

  • Axis fighters may swarm you
  • AAA can hit you
  • Extremely risky

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Combined Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".

Pros:

  • Great defensive armament
  • Good payload
  • Almost full coverage from the turrets

Cons:

  • Very slow
  • Big target
  • Tail is prone to being shot off

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 long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the 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></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, 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 the aircraft;
  • other literature.


China bombers
  Martin 139WC · A-29
American  ␗B-25J-30 Mitchell · ␗PB4Y-2 Privateer
German  ␗Hs 123 A-1
Soviet  ␗SB 2M-103U · ␗DB-3A · ␗Tu-2S-44 · ␗Tu-4
Japanese  ␗P1Y1 mod. 11 "Ginga"