S.O.4050 Vautour IIA

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S.O.4050 Vautour IIA
so_4050_vautour_2a.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.0/9.0/9.0BR
1 personCrew
11.0 tEmpty weight
21.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
15 000 mCeiling
sec48.0/48.0/0.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
2 х SNECMA Atar 101E3Engine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1 166 km/hStructural
425 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 30 mm DEFA 551 cannonWeapon 1
400 roundsAmmunition
1 200 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
10 х 250 lb AN-M57 bombSetup 1
10 х 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 2
8 х 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
2 х 750 lb M117 cone 90 bomb
Setup 3
6 х 1000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombSetup 4
12 х T10 121 rocket
12 х T10 121 rocket
Setup 5
12 х T10 151 rocket
12 х T10 151 rocket
Setup 6
76 х SNEB type 23 rocketSetup 7
6 х 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
12 х T10 140 rocket
12 х T10 140 rocket
Setup 8
6 х 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
12 х T10 140 rocket
12 х T10 140 rocket
Setup 9
2 х 750 lb M117 cone 90 bomb
4 х 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
12 х T10 140 rocket
12 х T10 140 rocket
Setup 10
2 х 1000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bomb
12 х T10 140 rocket
12 х T10 140 rocket
Setup 11
6 х 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
12 х T10 151 rocket
12 х T10 151 rocket
Setup 12
6 х 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
12 х T10 151 rocket
12 х T10 151 rocket
Setup 13
2 х 750 lb M117 cone 90 bomb
4 х 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
12 х T10 151 rocket
12 х T10 151 rocket
Setup 14
2 х 1000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bomb
12 х T10 151 rocket
12 х T10 151 rocket
Setup 15
6 х 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
76 х SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 16
6 х 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
76 х SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 17
2 х 750 lb M117 cone 90 bomb
4 х 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
76 х SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 18
2 х 1000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bomb
76 х SNEB type 23 rocket
Setup 19
Economy
200 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
790 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png17 360 / 22 949/12 321 / 16 288/11 000 / 14 542Repair
230 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
790 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 800 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
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Description

The S.O.4050 Vautour IIA in the garage


The S.O.4050 Vautour IIA is a Rank V French jet bomber with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB/RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".

The SO.4050 Vautour IIA is the fastest accelerating, climbing and diving plane in the entire game. The acceleration of the aircraft is ridiculous, coupled with the insane climb rate and diving capabilities makes the SO.4050 IIA a very powerful aircraft.

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

  • 50 mm Bulletproof glass in front of pilot.
  • 13.5 mm Steel plate behind the pilot's head.
  • 6 + 13.5 mm Steel plate in nose.
  • 3 mm Steel shell surrounding the cockpit in the fuselage.
  • 2 mm Steel plate behind the fuel cells.
  • 2 mm Steel plate in the tail.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: DEFA 541 (30 mm)

The S.O.4050 Vautour IIA is armed with:

  • 4 x 30 mm DEFA 541 cannon (100 RPG = 400 total)

The four machine guns are arranged in bundles of two mounted in the belly portion of the fuselage. Each is armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all guns will fire with each other until empty.

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The S.O.4050 Vautour IIA can be outfitted with the following ordianance:

  • 10 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 10 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 10 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs
  • 6 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombs
  • 24 x T10 121 rockets
  • 24 x T10 151 rockets
  • 76 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 6 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 6 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 6 x 750 lb M117 cone 90 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombs
  • 24 x T10 151 rockets + 6 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 24 x T10 151 rockets + 6 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 24 x T10 151 rockets + 6 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs
  • 24 x T10 151 rockets + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombs
  • 76 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 6 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 76 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 6 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 76 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 6 x 750 lb M117 cone 90 bombs
  • 76 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombs

Usage in the battles

The SO.4050 Vautour IIA should be used like the Hunter, but more aggressively. Always load 8 minutes of fuel, use the bomber spawn to spawn at 3000 meters, rush to a base, drop your bombs then rush to the enemy airfield to catch enemies off-guard. Besides catching enemies off-guard, the Vautour IIA can cause the enemy team to panic by rushing - when enemy players see a Vautour going faster than 1000 kph and they're a lot slower - they tend to panic, causing them to scatter around to find space in order to gain speed which could possibly ruin teamwork. Do NOT turn. The Vautour is very bad at turning and rolling, it should be used as an exclusive boom and zoomer - like the Hunter. Gain speed, engage, zoom up, loop around, dive, rinse and repeat. The Vautour has excellent energy retention characteristics.

Top tier jets such as the CL-13, MiG-15bis, MiG-17 etc should be your main concern. They turn and roll better than the SO.4050 does. While you can outrun the MiG-15s at sea level, you cannot run away from the MiG-17 and the CL-13 as their top speeds are higher (MiG-17: 1,121 kph, CL-13: 1,114 kph). Despite that fact, the Vautour outclasses them in climb rate, energy retention and acceleration. The Me 163 and G.91 are also no match for the plane's speed.

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:

  • Huge payload options.
  • Insane acceleration.
  • Very high top speed, outruns most aircraft at it's battle rating (except the CL-13A and Mig-17 when they reach their top speed).
  • Climbs exceptionally well without ordnance (best climb rate in the game).
  • Best guns in the game (DEFA 551 is better than the ADEN in RoF and muzzle velocity).
  • Energy retention is great.
  • Has airbrakes(which you WILL need them to avoid compressing in a dive).
  • Bomber spawn (3000 - 3500 meters).
  • Extremely versatile (can be used in a variety of roles).
  • Insane durability, can heavily withstand fire from enemy aircraft and survive collisions.

Cons:

  • Ammo consumption is too high to make going after enemy fighters a viable strategy.
  • Compresses at high speed (similar to that of the MiG-15s' and MiG-17's infamous compression).
  • No bomb sight unlike the earlier S.O.4050 Vautour IIB.
  • Massive penalties in flight performance when carrying ordnance.
  • Bad maneuverability.
  • Roll rate is also unimpressive.
  • Fragile engines; a hit to an engine will make you easy prey for enemy fighters.
  • Relies heavily on team support.
  • Massive target.
  • Wings tend to rip with payload on the wings above 850kph

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