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{{Specs-Card|code=pb4y-2_france}}
 
{{Specs-Card|code=pb4y-2_france}}
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{{About
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| about = French heavy bomber '''{{PAGENAME}}'''
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| usage = other versions
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| link = B-24/PB4Y (Family)
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}}
  
 
== Description ==
 
== Description ==
''In the description, the first part needs to be about the history of and the creation and combat usage of the aircraft, as well as its key features. In the second part, tell the reader about the aircraft in the game. Insert screenshot of the vehicle. If the novice player does not remember the vehicle by name, he will immediately understand what kind of vehicle it is talking about.''
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[[File:GarageImage_PB4Y-2France.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
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{{break}}
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} French heavy bomber {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.73 "Vive la France"]].
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== 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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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="8" | Characteristics
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|-
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! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
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|-
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
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! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
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! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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|-
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! AB
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! RB
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! AB
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! RB
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! AB
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! RB
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|-
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| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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|-
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! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
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|-
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
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! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
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! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
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|-
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! AB
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! RB
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! AB
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! RB
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! AB
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! RB
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|-
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| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ?.? || ?.? || ?
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|-
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|}
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====Details====
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="5" | Features
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|-
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! Combat flap
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! Take-off flap
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! Landing flap
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! Air brakes
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! Arrestor gear
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|-
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| X || X || X || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="5" | Limits
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|-
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! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! colspan="2" | Max Static G
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|-
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! +
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! -
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|-
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| ??? || ??? || ??? || ~?? || ~?
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities
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|-
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! Ailerons<br>(km/h)
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! Rudder<br>(km/h)
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! Elevators<br>(km/h)
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
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|-
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| < ??? || < ??? || < ??? || > ???
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|-
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|}
  
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Compressor (RB/SB)
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Setting 1
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|-
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! Optimal altitude
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! 100% Engine power
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! WEP Engine power
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|-
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| ?,??? m || ??? hp || ?,??? hp
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|-
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<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 2
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|-
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! Optimal altitude
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! 100% Engine power
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! WEP Engine power
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|-
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| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Setting 3
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|-
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! Optimal altitude
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! 100% Engine power
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! WEP Engine power
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|-
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| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
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|- -->
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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. Describe the armour, if there is any, also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.''
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* 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of nose gunner.
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* 12.7 mm Steel plate in front of nose gunner.
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* 9.5 mm Steel plate underneath nose gunner.
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* 9.5 mm Steel plates behind pilots.
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* Three 9.5 mm Steel plates inside the fuselage.
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* 9.5 mm Steel plates behind and under radial engines.
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* 12.7 mm Steel plates behind dorsal gunners.
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* 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of beam gunners.
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* 9.5 and 6.35 mm Steel plates in front of beam gunners.
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* 55 mm Bulletproof glass in front of tail gunner.
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* 9.5 mm Steel plate in front of tail gunner.
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== Armaments ==
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=== Suspended armament ===
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{{main|AN-M30A1 (100 lb)|AN-M64A1 (500 lb)|AN-M65A1 (1,000 lb)}}
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordinance:
  
== Weaponry ==
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* 20 x 100 lbs AN-M30A1 bombs (2,000 lb = total)
=== Offensive weaponry ===
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* 8 &nbsp;&nbsp;x 500 lbs AN-M64A1 bombs (4,000 lb = total)
''Describe the offensive weaponry 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.''
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* 4 x 1,000 lbs AN-M65A1 bombs (4,000 lb = total)
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* 8 x 1,000 lbs AN-M65A1 bombs (8,000 lb = total)
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* 4 x 2,000 lbs AN-M66A2 bombs (8,000 lb = total)
  
=== Suspended weaponry ===
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=== Defensive armament ===
''Describe the aircraft's suspended weapons: 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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<!--''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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{{main|Browning M2 (12.7 mm)}}
  
=== Defensive weaponry ===
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is defended by:
''Defensive weaponry 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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* 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, nose turret (600 RPGg = 1,200 total)
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* 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, 2 x dorsal turret (380 RPG = 1,520 total)
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* 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, 2 x beam turret (400 RPG = 1,600 total)
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* 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, tail turret (400 RPG = 800 total)
  
 
== Usage in the battles ==
 
== Usage in the battles ==
 
''Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but 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).''
 
''Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but 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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===Manual Engine Control===
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="7" | MEC elements
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|-
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! rowspan="2" |Mixer
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! rowspan="2" |Pitch
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! colspan="3" |Radiator
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! rowspan="2" |Supercharger
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! rowspan="2" |Turbocharger
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|-
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! Oil
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! Water
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! Type
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|-
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| Not controllable || Controllable<br>Automatic pitch || Controllable || Not controllable || Combined || Controllable || Not controllable
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|-
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|}
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===Modules===
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Tier
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! Flight performance
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! Survivability
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! Weaponry
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|-
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| I
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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| II
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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| III
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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| IV
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
''Summarize and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Do not use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - they have a substitution in the form of softer "inadequate", "effective".''
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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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:'''
*
 
  
== Historical part ==
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* Inadequate stock payload options
''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 big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ historical reference" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/index.php?title=Name-vehicles/historical reference) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to include links to sources at the end of the article.''
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* Poor climb rate
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* Very, very slow, especially when stock
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* Tail can break off when landing and can be easily shot off
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* Low dive limit and turn limit
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== History ==
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''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 big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ historical reference" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Name-vehicles/historical reference) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to include links to sources at the end of the article.''
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== Read also ==
 
== Read 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.''
''ETC.''
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== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
 
''Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:''
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
* ''page on the Wikipedia;''
 
 
* ''page on aircraft encyclopedia;''
 
* ''page on aircraft encyclopedia;''
 
* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
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{{AirManufacturer Consolidated}}
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{{France bombers}}

Latest revision as of 21:41, 6 April 2020

RANK 5 SWEDEN
SAAB J-29D PACK
▄PB4Y-2 Privateer
pb4y-2_france.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.7/5.3/5.7BR
8 peopleCrew
29.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 000 mCeiling
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.png10 000 / 12 660/7 770 / 9 836/2 420 / 3 063Repair
52 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
180 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
940 Ge icon.pngAces
166 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
450 % Sl icon.png380 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the French heavy bomber PB4Y-2 (France). For other versions, see B-24/PB4Y (Family).

Description

GarageImage PB4Y-2France.jpg


The ▄PB4Y-2 Privateer is a rank IV French heavy bomber with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/SB) and 5.3 (RB). 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
 ?  ? 10 000  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???
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
 ?  ? 10 000  ??.?  ??.?  ?.?  ?.?  ?

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 the 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

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

Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but 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).

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

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 big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ historical reference" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Name-vehicles/historical reference) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to include links to sources at the end of the article.

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read 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.

Sources

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • page on aircraft encyclopedia;
  • other literature.


Consolidated Aircraft Corporation
Bombers  PBY-5 Catalina · PBY-5a Catalina
  PB4Y-2
  B-24D-25-CO
Export  ▄Catalina Mk IIIa · ▂PBY-5a Catalina · ␗PB4Y-2 · ▄PB4Y-2

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