VB.10-02

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VB.10-02
vb_10_02.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.0/4.3/4.3BR
1 personCrew
7.5 tEmpty weight
9.9 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
11 000 mCeiling
sec31.0/31.0/29.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Hispano-Suiza 12Zars-15Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
820 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 20 mm Hispano 404 cannonWeapon 1
600 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
6 х 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 2
2 400 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Economy
63 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
240 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png9 790 / 12 452/7 590 / 9 654/2 570 / 3 269Repair
68 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
240 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 100 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.72 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the French twin-engine fighter VB.10-02. For the other version, see VB.10C-1.

Description

GarageImage VB.10-02.jpg


The VB.10-02 is a rank IV French twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB/RB) and 4.0 (SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".

General info

Flight Performance

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Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 7,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
679 660 11 000 25.4 26.5 11.8 11.8 700
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 7,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ???  ??? 11 000  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 700

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
820 450 520 ~11 ~6
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 380 < 380 < 440 > 340
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,000 m 1,200 hp 1,536 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
8,000 m 1,120 hp 1,433 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 50 mm Bulletproof glass in front and rear of the cockpit.

Armaments

Offensive armament

The VB.10-02 is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannons, wing-mounted (150 rpg = 600 total)
  • 6 x 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine guns, wing-mounted (400 rpg = 2,400 total)

The six machine guns and four cannons are arranged in bundles of three and two respectively when mounted in each wing. Each of the cannons contains the same number of rounds and each of the machine guns respectively contains the same number of rounds, however, if fired continuously, the cannons will run out of ammunition before the machine guns will.

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings repair Engine New 12 mm MGs Offensive 20 mm
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent firepower.
  • Has an air spawn.
  • Very good ammunition capacity.
  • Quite fast for heavy fighter.

Cons:

  • Below average climb rate.
  • Large target for a single engine aircraft.
  • Stock guns jam very quickly.
  • Below average turn rate.

History

Arsenal first replaced the dual Hispano-Suiza 12Y-31 860 hp engines with the new 12Z-12/13 version, which increased the VB.10-02 horsepower to 1150. The cockpit canopy was also redesigned into a teardrop shape, and weapons were added to it.

Even before the second prototype was tested, the French government, already impressed by projected performance figures, ordered 200 of the aircraft. Unfortunately, because jet propulsion was increasingly seen as the future of fighter planes, interest in piston-engine fighters steadily dropped thereafter. In addition, while the French air force was establishing their own fleet of jet aircraft, they used American and British piston engine fighters as transitional equipment.

Due to waning interest and the use of allied planes in the interim, the French Air Force ultimately cancelled its initial order for the 200 VB.10-02 aircraft in September 1948, after the fourth production aircraft had been delivered. As a result, only six VB.10 aircraft were produced: the two initial prototype models, and the four production models.

- From Devblog

Media

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See also

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

External links


France twin-engine fighters and attackers
Twin-engine fighters  Potez 630 · Potez 631 · VB.10C-1 · VB.10-02
Attackers  ▄AD-4 Skyraider