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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
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* 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of nose gunner.
 
* 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of nose gunner.
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
* Great defensive coverage for upper half of aircraft
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* Good payload options(4 x 2000 lb bombs are plenty)
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* Great defensive coverage
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* Great defensive armament
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* Good payload options when fully upgraded
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
* Has no payload when stock
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* No lower hemisphere gunner coverage
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* Inadequate stock payload options
* Very, very slow
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* Poor climb rate
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* Very, very slow, especially when stock
 
* Tail can break off when landing and can be easily shot off
 
* Tail can break off when landing and can be easily shot off
 
* Low dive limit and turn limit
 
* Low dive limit and turn limit
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Description

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The PB4Y-2 Privateer is a Rank IV French heavy bomber with a battle rating of 5.7 (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

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of nose gunner.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate in front of nose gunner.
  • 9.5 mm Steel plate underneath nose gunner.
  • 9.5 mm Steel plates behind pilots.
  • Three 9.5 mm Steel plates inside fuselage.
  • 9.5 mm Steel plates behind and under radial engines.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plates behind dorsal gunners.
  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of beam gunners.
  • 9.5 and 6.35 mm Steel plates in front of beam gunners.
  • 55 mm Bulletproof glass in front of tail gunner.
  • 9.5 mm Steel plate in front of tail gunner.

Armaments

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The PB4Y-2 (France) can be outfitted with the following ordinance:

  • 20 x 100 lbs AN-M30A1 bombs (2,000 lb = total)
  • 8   x 500 lbs AN-M64A1 bombs (4,000 lb = total)
  • 4 x 1,000 lbs AN-M65A1 bombs (4,000 lb = total)
  • 8 x 1,000 lbs AN-M65A1 bombs (8,000 lb = total)
  • 4 x 2,000 lbs AN-M66A2 bombs (8,000 lb = total)

Defensive armament

Main article: Browning M2 (12.7 mm)

The PB4Y-2 (France) is defended by:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, nose turret (600 RPGg = 1,200 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, 2 x dorsal turret (380 RPG = 1,520 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, 2 x beam turret (400 RPG = 1,600 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, tail turret (400 RPG = 800 total)

Usage in the battles

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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
I
II
III
IV

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great defensive coverage
  • Great defensive armament
  • Good payload options when fully upgraded

Cons:

  • Inadequate stock payload options
  • Poor climb rate
  • Very, very slow, especially when stock
  • Tail can break off when landing and can be easily shot off
  • Low dive limit and turn limit

History

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Media

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Read also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
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Sources

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  • other literature.