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{{About
 
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
 
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Italian jet fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.91 "Night Vision"]]. It is the first jet in the Italian tree's export fighter line, and is placed after the [[Re.2005 serie 0]]. It is followed by the tier six fighter, the [[CL-13 Mk.4]]. The Vampire FB 52A is an upgraded version of the British Vampire, with a more powerful engine. 
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Italian jet fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.91 "Night Vision"]]. It is the first jet in the Italian tree's export fighter line, and is placed after the [[Re.2005 serie 0]]. It is followed by the rank VI fighter, the [[CL-13 Mk.4]]. The Vampire FB 52A is an upgraded version of the British [[Vampire FB 5]], with a more powerful engine.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight performance ===
 
=== 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.''
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The Vampire cannot reach the speeds a [[MiG-9]] or an [[F2H-2]] can, it cannot accelerate as well as many of its counterparts, and it is appalling in a dive against most of its opponents. However, the Vampire has one impressive advantage against its jet-powered opponents: it can turn incredibly well. In fact, a good analogy to flying the Vampire is fighting jets in propeller aircraft.
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The Vampire cannot reach the speeds a [[MiG-9 (l)]] or an [[F2H-2]] can, it cannot accelerate as well as many of its counterparts, and it is appalling in a dive against most of its opponents. However, the Vampire has one impressive advantage against its jet-powered opponents: it can turn incredibly well. In fact, a good analogy to flying the Vampire is fighting jets in propeller aircraft.
  
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! rowspan="2" | Characteristics
 
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 4,572 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 4,572 m)
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==== Details ====
 
==== Details ====
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! Combat !! Take-off !! Landing !! + !! -
 
! Combat !! Take-off !! Landing !! + !! -
 
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|880||375|| 520 || 520 || 300 || ~10 || ~5
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*3 mm Steel plate below the engine.
 
*3 mm Steel plate below the engine.
  
The Vampire provides adequate protection to the pilot, as well as some armour under the engine. As with most jets, damage to the wings or fuselage greatly hampers flight performance, decreasing top speed and manoeuvrability. There are quite a few fuel tanks located in this plane's wings, so fuel fires may be common, especially when taking a high fuel loadout.
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The Vampire provides adequate protection to the pilot, as well as some armour under the engine. As with most jets, damage to the wings or fuselage greatly hampers flight performance, decreasing top speed and manoeuvrability. There are quite a few fuel tanks located in this plane's wings, so fuel fires may be common, especially when taking a high fuel loadout.
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
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{{Main|Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)}}
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{{main|Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
  
* 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V, nose-mounted (150 rpg = 600 total)
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* 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannons, chin-mounted (150 rpg = 600 total)
  
 
=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
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* Without load
 
* Without load
* 2 x 1000 lb G.P. Mk.I bombs (2000 lb total)
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* 2 x 1,000 lb G.P. Mk.I bombs (2,000 lb total)
 
* 8 x RP-3 rockets
 
* 8 x RP-3 rockets
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
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The Vampire is well-known for its ability to turn on a dime, but its incredible manoeuvrability also means that it has poor manoeuvring energy retention. Climbing is important for this plane, as is careful airspeed maintenance. When in a battle situation, it is advisable to always stay above 400 km/h; any slower, and the Vampire will greatly struggle to evade enemy fire.
 
The Vampire is well-known for its ability to turn on a dime, but its incredible manoeuvrability also means that it has poor manoeuvring energy retention. Climbing is important for this plane, as is careful airspeed maintenance. When in a battle situation, it is advisable to always stay above 400 km/h; any slower, and the Vampire will greatly struggle to evade enemy fire.
  
If the Vampire is able to keep its energy, it becomes one of the best dogfighters at this rank. It can outturn nearly every other jet of its tier, and has a powerful engine to boot. Thanks to its great manoeuvrability, it is often quite easy to line up a shot against the enemy. One common tactic is to try luring the enemy into a turnfight. The Vampire will almost always come out on top. However, never commit to a dogfight if there are multiple enemies nearby. Turning will cause the Vampire's airspeed to fall dramatically, at which point enemies can easily swoop in and destroy it.
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If the Vampire is able to keep its energy, it becomes one of the best dogfighters at this rank. It can outturn nearly every other jet of its tier, and has a powerful engine to boot. Thanks to its great manoeuvrability, it is often quite easy to line up a shot against the enemy. One common tactic is to try luring the enemy into a turnfight. The Vampire will almost always come out on top. However, never commit to a dogfight if there are multiple enemies nearby. Turning will cause the Vampire's airspeed to fall dramatically, at which point enemies can easily swoop in and destroy it.
  
It is valuable to note that the Vampire has a low top speed for a jet, at only ~880 km/h. It also tends to compress as higher speeds. The Vampire may have difficulty in chasing down a faster enemy. Also note that firing the main cannon armament causes a downward recoil.
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It is valuable to note that the Vampire has a low top speed for a jet, at only ~880 km/h. It also tends to compress as higher speeds. The Vampire may have difficulty in chasing down a faster enemy. Also note that firing the main cannon armament causes a downward recoil.
  
 
For attacking ground targets, the Vampire can be equipped with either bombs or rockets.
 
For attacking ground targets, the Vampire can be equipped with either bombs or rockets.
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=== Modules ===
 
=== Modules ===
 
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!Tier
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! Tier
! colspan="2" |Flight performance
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! colspan="2" | Flight performance
!Survivability
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! Survivability
! colspan="2" |Weaponry
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|-
 
|-
|I
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| I
|Fuselage repair
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| Fuselage repair
 
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|Offensive 20mm
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| Offensive 20 mm
 
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|II
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| II
 
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|Compressor
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| Compressor
|Airframe
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| Airframe
 
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|GLBC mk.3
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| GLBC mk.3
 
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|III
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| III
|Wings repair
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| Wings repair
|Engine
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| Engine
|Cover
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| Cover
|New 20mm cannons
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| New 20 mm cannons
 
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|IV
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|G-suit
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| G-suit
 
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|
 
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|
 
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|
|GRC mk.8
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| GRC mk.8
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|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
*Powerful armament
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* Powerful armament
*Great manoeuvrability
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* Great manoeuvrability
*Decent payload options
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* Decent payload options
*Good cockpit visibility
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* Good cockpit visibility
*Good at gliding without engine power
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* Good at gliding without engine power
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
*Low top speed and acceleration
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* Low top speed and acceleration
*Weapon create significant recoil
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* Weapon create significant recoil
*Poor dive rate
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* Poor dive rate
 
 
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== History ==
 
== History ==
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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[[Vampire FB 5]]: an equivalent in the British tech tree
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* [[Vampire FB 5]]: an equivalent in the British tech tree
  
 
== External links ==
 
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* [https://www.baesystems.com/en/heritage/de-havilland-vampire BAE Systems: de Havilland Vampire]
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* [[wikipedia:De_Havilland_Vampire|[Wikipedia] de Havilland Vampire]]
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* [https://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/367126-fiat-fb52a-vampire/ Official forums: suggestion page]
  
 
{{AirManufacturer deHavilland}}
 
{{AirManufacturer deHavilland}}
{{Italy jet aircraft}}[https://www.baesystems.com/en/heritage/de-havilland-vampire BAE Systems: de Havilland Vampire]
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{{Italy jet aircraft}}
 
 
[[wikipedia:De_Havilland_Vampire|Wikipedia page]]
 
 
 
[https://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/367126-fiat-fb52a-vampire/ Official forums: suggestion page]
 

Revision as of 18:01, 21 June 2020

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Vampire FB 52A
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This page is about the Italian jet fighter Vampire FB 52A. For other versions, see Vampire FB 5 and J28B.

Description

GarageImage Vampire FB 52A.jpg


The Vampire FB 52A is a rank V Italian jet fighter with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/SB) and 8.0 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision". It is the first jet in the Italian tree's export fighter line, and is placed after the Re.2005 serie 0. It is followed by the rank VI fighter, the CL-13 Mk.4. The Vampire FB 52A is an upgraded version of the British Vampire FB 5, with a more powerful engine.

General info

Flight performance

The Vampire cannot reach the speeds a MiG-9 (l) or an F2H-2 can, it cannot accelerate as well as many of its counterparts, and it is appalling in a dive against most of its opponents. However, the Vampire has one impressive advantage against its jet-powered opponents: it can turn incredibly well. In fact, a good analogy to flying the Vampire is fighting jets in propeller aircraft.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 4,572 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 842 816 10668 24.8 25.6 16.6 15.5 650
Upgraded 917 882 23.8 24.0 26.0 21.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
888 330 520 520 300 ~10 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 550 < 600 < 600 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Empty mass Wing loading (full fuel)
de Haviland Goblin 3 1 3,385 kg 191 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 11m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 39m fuel
705 kg Centrifugal-flow turbojet 3,754 kg 4,034 kg 4,345 kg 4,625 kg 5,606 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 11m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 39m fuel MTOW
Stationary 1,410 kgf N/A 0.38 0.35 0.32 0.30 0.25
Optimal 1,410 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.38 0.35 0.32 0.30 0.25

Survivability and armour

Armour Plates
  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of pilot.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate behind the pilot's head.
  • 3 mm Steel plate below the engine.

The Vampire provides adequate protection to the pilot, as well as some armour under the engine. As with most jets, damage to the wings or fuselage greatly hampers flight performance, decreasing top speed and manoeuvrability. There are quite a few fuel tanks located in this plane's wings, so fuel fires may be common, especially when taking a high fuel loadout.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)

The Vampire FB 52A is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannons, chin-mounted (150 rpg = 600 total)

Suspended armament

Main articles: G.P. Mk.I (1,000 lb), RP-3

The Vampire FB 52A can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 1,000 lb G.P. Mk.I bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 8 x RP-3 rockets

Usage in battles

The Vampire is well-known for its ability to turn on a dime, but its incredible manoeuvrability also means that it has poor manoeuvring energy retention. Climbing is important for this plane, as is careful airspeed maintenance. When in a battle situation, it is advisable to always stay above 400 km/h; any slower, and the Vampire will greatly struggle to evade enemy fire.

If the Vampire is able to keep its energy, it becomes one of the best dogfighters at this rank. It can outturn nearly every other jet of its tier, and has a powerful engine to boot. Thanks to its great manoeuvrability, it is often quite easy to line up a shot against the enemy. One common tactic is to try luring the enemy into a turnfight. The Vampire will almost always come out on top. However, never commit to a dogfight if there are multiple enemies nearby. Turning will cause the Vampire's airspeed to fall dramatically, at which point enemies can easily swoop in and destroy it.

It is valuable to note that the Vampire has a low top speed for a jet, at only ~880 km/h. It also tends to compress as higher speeds. The Vampire may have difficulty in chasing down a faster enemy. Also note that firing the main cannon armament causes a downward recoil.

For attacking ground targets, the Vampire can be equipped with either bombs or rockets.

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Offensive 20 mm
II Compressor Airframe GLBC mk.3
III Wings repair Engine Cover New 20 mm cannons
IV G-suit GRC mk.8

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful armament
  • Great manoeuvrability
  • Decent payload options
  • Good cockpit visibility
  • Good at gliding without engine power

Cons:

  • Low top speed and acceleration
  • Weapon create significant recoil
  • Poor dive rate

History

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Media

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See also

External links


De Havilland Aircraft Company Limited
Fighters  Hornet Mk.I · Hornet Mk.III · Mosquito FB Mk VI · Mosquito FB Mk XVIII
Jet fighters  Vampire FB 5 · Venom FB.4 · Sea Venom FAW 20 · Sea Vixen F.A.W. Mk.2
Export  Mosquito FB.Mk.26 · Vampire FB 52A · A28B

Italy jet aircraft
Aefer  Sagittario 2 · Ariete
Fiat  G.91 pre-serie · G.91 R/1 · G.91 R/4 · G.91 YS
Vampire  Vampire FB 52A
F-84  ▄F-84F · ▄F-84G-21-RE
F-86  CL-13 Mk.4 · ▄F-86K
F-104  ▄F-104G · F-104S · F-104S.ASA