PB4Y-2 (France)

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RANK 5 BRITAIN
Hunter FGA.9 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

The PB4Y-2 is a good but technical plane: the rate of climb is not bad for bombers and the carrying of the bombs is really good.

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

this plane have a good carrying : 4x 2 000lb bombs ; but for play this plane you must climb towards 5000/6000 m minimum on the side of the map, to avoid the enemy fighters who will arrive to you from the front if you do not climb.

1 or 2 bombs destroyed 1 base in this br.

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

In the first half of World War II, the US Navy, which needed a long-range land-based aircraft for the Maritime Patrol, made an agreement with the US Air Force for production sharing B-24 Liberator which was intended for him.

At the very beginning of 1944, a variant of the B-24 with an elongated fuselage and a single fin was developed under the name PB4Y-2 and baptized Privateer. 736 copies were delivered to the United States Navy

It was built in two versions: PB4Y-2B, version intended for the bombardment, and PB4Y-2S intended for the anti submarine fight.

It was in November 1950 that the Naval Aviation in Indochina received its first Privateers. These devices, delivered to type "S" (Anti Submarine Fight) had to be transformed to type "B" (bombardment) with installation of the Norden sight. Operational in the 8F (future 28F) squadron, they replaced the PBY-5A - Catalina in 1951. The Privateers also equipped the 24F flotilla for a few months (May to September 1954) at the height of the Indochinese conflict.

Their role in day and night bombing missions in Na-San as in Dien-Bien-Phu was decisive, even if the sacrifices made by the crews could not, in the end, influence the course of history...

They remained in service until 1960 at 28F squadron.

Media

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

Read also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

Sources

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  • 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