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The Potez 633 is a Rank I French front-line bomber with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB) and 1.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".
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|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
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|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
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|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
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Survivability and armour
- No armour plating
- No armour glazing
- Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
The Potez 633 is armed with:
- 1 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine guns (500 rpg = 500 total)
The single machine gun is mounted in the nose of the aircraft.
The Potez 633 can be outfitted with the following ordinance:
- 8 x 50 kg G.A.M.Mn 50 bombs (400 kg total)
- 2 x 100 kg №.1 bombs (200 kg total)
- 2 x 200 kg №.1 bombs (400 kg total)
The Potez 633 is defended by:
- 1 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun, dorsal turret (1,000 rpg)
Usage in battles
The 633's light bomb load (when compared to the Farman monsters that preceded it) makes this aircraft much more dependent on skill when dropping ordnance. When facing light vehicles, the 8x50kg load is particularly useful, allowing you to tag along with the larger bombers and clean up after their pass. Use the 7.5mm MG in the nose to clean up any stray SPAA trucks in your path... a short burst will usually be rewarded with a kill. Use the bombs on anything else that moves.
The 633 is also not as agile as other aircraft its size, so avoid getting into a turning fight, no matter how tempting. Just make a quick snap shot at passing fighters as they cross your path and keep moving to your next target. Keep an eye on your six, though... that 7.5mm MAC MG may deter lighter aircraft like Reserve fighters, but any Tier II fighter that winds up on your tail usually means you're going back to the hangar unless someone cleans them off you.
Manual Engine Control
|Not controllable|| Controllable
|Controllable||Not controllable||Combined||Controllable||Not controllable|
Pros and cons
- Has offensive armament unlike most other bombers
- Meager defensive and offensive armament
- Poor bomb load
- Both of the above two points makes it difficult to do much damage with this aircraft.
- Poor maneuverability
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|Farman||F.222.2 · N.C.223.3|
|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 Helldiver · ▄PB4Y-2 Privateer|