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{{Specs-Card|code=vb_10c1}}
 
{{Specs-Card|code=vb_10c1}}
{{Notice|''This page is about the aircraft '''{{PAGENAME}}'''. For other uses, see [[VB.10_(Disambiguation)|VB.10 (Disambiguation)]]''}}
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage_{{PAGENAME}}.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} French twin-engine fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.73 "Vive la France"]].
  
[[File:GarageImage VB.10C-1.jpg ‎|420px|thumb|left|The '''{{PAGENAME}}''' in the garage]]
 
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The '''VB.10C-1''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} Interceptor/Twin-engine/Strike fighter {{Battle-rating|5}}. 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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''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
|-
 
! AB
 
! AB
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
|674||659|| 11,000 ||25.7||26.5||11.7||11.7||700
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| 679 || 659 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 25.4 || 26.5 || 11.7 || 11.7 || 700
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 7,000 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 7,000 m)
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
|-
 
! AB
 
! AB
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
|746||710|| 11,000 ||23.2||24.0||23.6||15.4||700
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| 746 || 710 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 23.2 || 24.0 || 23.6 || 15.4 || 700
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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! colspan="5" | Features
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
|-
 
|-
! Combat flap
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! Combat flaps
! Take-off flap
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! Take-off flaps
! Landing flap
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! Landing flaps
 
! Air brakes
 
! Air brakes
 
! Arrestor gear
 
! Arrestor gear
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! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Combat flaps<br> (km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
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|-
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! -
 
! -
 
|-
 
|-
|820||450|| ??? || ~?? || ~?
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| {{Specs|destruction|constructions}} || {{Specs|destruction|chassis}} || 520 || ~11 || ~6
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
| < ??? || < ??? || < ??? || > ???
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| < 380 || < 380 || < 440 || > 340
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
| ?,??? m || ??? hp || ?,??? hp  
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| 3,000 m || 1,200 hp || 1,536 hp
 
|-
 
|-
<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 2
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! colspan="3" | Setting 2
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! Optimal altitude
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp  
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| 8,000 m || 1,120 hp || 1,433 hp
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! colspan="3" | Setting 3
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
 
|-
 
|-
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
|- -->
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== 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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<!-- ''Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.'' -->
 
 
 
* 50 mm Bulletproof glass in front and rear of the cockpit.
 
* 50 mm Bulletproof glass in front and rear of the cockpit.
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
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<!-- ''Describe the offensive armament 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.'' -->
 
{{main|Hispano 404 (20 mm)}}
 
{{main|Hispano 404 (20 mm)}}
  
The VB.10C-1 is armed with:
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
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* 4 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannons, wing-mounted (150 rpg = 600 total)
  
* 4 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannons (150 rpg = 600 total)
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The four cannons are arranged in bundles of two mounted in each wing. Each is armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all guns will fire with each other until empty.
  
The four cannons are arranged in bundles of two mounted in each wing. Each is armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all guns will fire with each other until empty.
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== Usage in battles ==
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=== Suspended armament ===
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As a heavy fighter, it is most important to side climb as most enemies are able to outright outclimb it. The best tactic when flying solo is Boom & Run, as its great acceleration can allow you to make fast attacks against unsuspecting enemy fighters. The best tactic when flying in a group of two or more is to have squadmates drain the enemy of his energy and move in for an easy kill. The aircraft's acceleration combined with the top speed makes it hard to stay on an enemy's tail for long as you will likely overshoot if not careful.
''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: 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.''
 
  
=== Defensive armament ===
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If you need to do a quick turn, set combat flaps and reduce the power of the engine (50%), then turn and close the combat flaps when half-finished with your manoeuvre. Beware that turning in the VB is one way to intentionally or unintentionally bleed off any built-up energy. Conserve energy when possible as a slow VB is an easy target.  
''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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== Usage in the battles ==
 
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As a heavy fighter, it is most important to side climb as most enemies will outclimb it. The best tactic is BnR, as it's great acceleration can allow you to make fast attacks against unsuspecting enemy fighters. The best tactic is to have squad mates drain an enemy of his energy and move in for an easy kill. The aircraft's acceleration combined with the top speed makes it hard to stay on an enemy's tail for long as you will likely overshoot.  
 
  
 
===Manual Engine Control===
 
===Manual Engine Control===
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! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
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|-
! rowspan="2" |Mixer
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! rowspan="2" | Mixer
! rowspan="2" |Pitch
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! rowspan="2" | Pitch
! colspan="3" |Radiator
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! colspan="3" | Radiator
! rowspan="2" |Supercharger
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! rowspan="2" | Supercharger
! rowspan="2" |Turbocharger
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! rowspan="2" | Turbocharger
 
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|-
 
! Oil
 
! Oil
 
! Water
 
! Water
! Type  
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! Type
 
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| Not controllable || Controllable<br>Automatic pitch || Controllable || Not controllable || Combined || Controllable || Not controllable
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| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Separate || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>2 gears || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
 
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===Modules===
 
===Modules===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
! Tier
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! colspan="1" | Tier
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
! Survivability
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! colspan="1" | Survivability
! Weaponry
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! colspan="1" | Weaponry
 
|-
 
|-
 
| I
 
| I
| Fuselage Repair
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| Fuselage repair
|Radiator
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| Radiator
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|
|  
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|-
 
|-
 
| II
 
| II
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|Compressor
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| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| Airframe
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|-
 
|-
 
| III
 
| III
|Wings Repair
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| Wings repair
|Engine
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| Engine
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|Offensive 20 mm
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| Offensive 20 mm
 
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|-
 
| IV
 
| IV
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|Engine Injection
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| Engine injection
 
| Cover
 
| Cover
|New 20 mm Cannons
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| New 20 mm cannons
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
 
 
* Very fast at medium to low altitudes
 
* Very fast at medium to low altitudes
* Average climb rate (Inferior to German/Italian counterparts at its BR)
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* Average climb rate (inferior to contemporary German/Italian counterparts)
* Decent ammo count  
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* Decent ammo count
* Good turn rate(can manoeuvre with Bf-109s)
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* Good turn rate (can manoeuvre with Bf 109s)
* Brutal acceleration in a dive
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* Brutal acceleration in a dive  
 
* Good horizontal energy retention
 
* Good horizontal energy retention
* Good cockpit visibility(Important for SB players
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* Good cockpit visibility (important for simulator battle players)
 
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* If one engine/propeller fails the VB still flies very well with the other one; so you can easily return to the airfield for repairs
'''Cons:'''
 
  
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'''Cons'''
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* Bad acceleration rate (except in a dive)
 
* Awful vertical turner
 
* Awful vertical turner
 
* Rudder is unresponsive at high speeds
 
* Rudder is unresponsive at high speeds
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* Similar to Do-335, guns can be difficult to align at high speeds
 
* Similar to Do-335, guns can be difficult to align at high speeds
 
* Bad roll rate is made even worse with unresponsive rudder
 
* Bad roll rate is made even worse with unresponsive rudder
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* Guns are mounted far outside the centre, so it's hard to hit small targets with full force (try convergence point at ~600 m)
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* All guns have a 150 round magazine, if one gun is empty... all guns are empty; so watch your ammo stats
  
 
== History ==
 
== 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 <code>main</code> template. Be sure to include links to sources at the end of the article.''
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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 the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: <nowiki>https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History</nowiki>) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <code><nowiki><ref></ref></nowiki></code>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <code><nowiki><references /></nowiki></code>. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under <code><nowiki>=== Encyclopedia Info ===</nowiki></code>, also if applicable).''
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
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''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, 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,''
 
  
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== See also ==
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''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;''
 
* ''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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== External links ==
 
 
== Sources ==
 
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
* ''page on aircraft encyclopedia;''
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* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''
 
* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
  
 
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{{France twin-engine fighters and attackers}}
{{French fighters}}
 

Latest revision as of 01:41, 22 September 2019

VB.10C-1
vb_10c1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.7/4.0/3.7BR
1 personCrew
9.9 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
Hispano-Suiza 12Zars-15Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
820 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannonWeapon 1
600 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
Economy
46 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
150 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 100 / 5 145/4 700 / 5 898/2 010 / 2 522Repair
43 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
150 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
820 Ge icon.pngAces
× (160) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 3.7 Sl icon.png× 3.3 Sl icon.png× 1.1 Sl icon.png
This page is about the French twin-engine fighter VB.10C-1. For the other version, see VB.10-02.

Description

GarageImage VB.10C-1.jpg


The VB.10C-1 is a rank IV French twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/SB) and 4.0 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".

General info

Flight Performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

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
679 659 25.4 26.5 11.7 11.7 700
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
746 710 23.2 24.0 23.6 15.4 700

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
+ -
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

Main article: Hispano 404 (20 mm)

The VB.10C-1 is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannons, wing-mounted (150 rpg = 600 total)

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

Usage in battles

As a heavy fighter, it is most important to side climb as most enemies are able to outright outclimb it. The best tactic when flying solo is Boom & Run, as its great acceleration can allow you to make fast attacks against unsuspecting enemy fighters. The best tactic when flying in a group of two or more is to have squadmates drain the enemy of his energy and move in for an easy kill. The aircraft's acceleration combined with the top speed makes it hard to stay on an enemy's tail for long as you will likely overshoot if not careful.

If you need to do a quick turn, set combat flaps and reduce the power of the engine (50%), then turn and close the combat flaps when half-finished with your manoeuvre. Beware that turning in the VB is one way to intentionally or unintentionally bleed off any built-up energy. Conserve energy when possible as a slow VB is an easy target.

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
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 20 mm
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very fast at medium to low altitudes
  • Average climb rate (inferior to contemporary German/Italian counterparts)
  • Decent ammo count
  • Good turn rate (can manoeuvre with Bf 109s)
  • Brutal acceleration in a dive
  • Good horizontal energy retention
  • Good cockpit visibility (important for simulator battle players)
  • If one engine/propeller fails the VB still flies very well with the other one; so you can easily return to the airfield for repairs

Cons

  • Bad acceleration rate (except in a dive)
  • Awful vertical turner
  • Rudder is unresponsive at high speeds
  • Very heavy feeling in the air
  • Stock belts are unimpressive
  • Stock guns are inaccurate
  • Similar to Do-335, guns can be difficult to align at high speeds
  • Bad roll rate is made even worse with unresponsive rudder
  • Guns are mounted far outside the centre, so it's hard to hit small targets with full force (try convergence point at ~600 m)
  • All guns have a 150 round magazine, if one gun is empty... all guns are empty; so watch your ammo stats

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 the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === Encyclopedia Info ===, also if applicable).

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See 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.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

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


France twin-engine fighters and attackers
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