Vampire FB 52A
4 x RP-3 rocketsSetup 2
|This page is about the Italian jet fighter Vampire FB 52A. For other version, see Vampire FB 5.|
The Vampire FB 52A is a rank V Italian jet fighter with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/SB) and 7.3 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".
Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.
|Characteristics|| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,572 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Take-off run|
|Combat flaps||Take-off flaps||Landing flaps||Air brakes||Arrestor gear||Drogue chute|
|Wings (km/h)||Gear (km/h)||Flaps (km/h)||Max Static G|
|Optimal velocities (km/h)|
|< 550||< 600||< 600||N/A|
|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 (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|
|Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)|
|Condition||100%||WEP||11m fuel||20m fuel||30m fuel||39m fuel||MTOW|
|Optimal|| 1,410 kgf
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, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.
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.
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 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.
Usage in battles
Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).
Pros and cons
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|de Havilland Aircraft Company Limited|
|Fighters||Hornet Mk.III · Mosquito FB Mk VI · Mosquito FB Mk XVIII|
|Jet Fighters||Vampire FB 5 · Venom FB.4 · Sea Venom FAW 20|
|Export||Mosquito FB.Mk.26 · Vampire FB 52A · J28B|
|Italy jet aircraft|
|Fiat||G.91 pre-serie · G.91 R/1 · G.91 R/4 · G.91 YS|
|Other countries||▄F-84G-21-RE · Vampire FB 52A · CL-13 Mk.4 · ▄F-86K|