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This page is about the French twin-engine fighter VB.10C-1. For the other version, see VB.10-02.


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.

Max Speed
(km/h at 7,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
679 659 11000 25.4 26.5 11.7 11.7 700
Max Speed
(km/h at 7,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
746 710 11000 23.2 24.0 23.6 15.4 700


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
520 ~11 ~6
Optimal velocities
< 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.


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
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable


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


  • 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


  • 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


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See also

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France twin-engine fighters and strike aircraft
Twin-engine fighters  Potez 630 · Potez 631 · VB.10C-1 · VB.10-02
Strike aircraft  Br.693AB2 · ▄AD-4