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Dewoitine D.520

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Scinfaxi #1 Posted 01 June 2016 - 10:35 PM

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Welcome to another addition of Warplanes Wednesday, where I bring attention to rare, unique or just left out aircraft not featured in the game currently and give it the spotlight for all to talk about and enjoy.

 

This week is a French Fighter that could hold its own against even the best enemy fighters, its the D.520!

 

The Dewoitine D.520 was a French fighter aircraft that entered service in early 1940, shortly after the beginning of World War II. Unlike the Morane-Saulnier M.S.406, which was at that time the most numerous fighter in the French Air Force, the Dewoitine D.520 came close to being a match for the latest German types, such as the Messerschmitt Bf 109. It was slower than the Bf 109E but superior in maneuverability. Because of a delayed production cycle, only a small number were available for combat against the Luftwaffe.

The D.520 was designed in response to a 1936 requirement from the French Air Force for a fast, modern fighter with a good climbing speed and an armament centred on a 20 mm cannon. At the time the most powerful V 12 liquid-cooled engine available in France was the Hispano-Suiza 12Y, which was less powerful, but lighter than contemporary engines such as the Rolls-Royce Merlin and Daimler-Benz DB 601. Other fighters were designed to meet the specifications but none of them entered service, or entered service in small numbers, too late to play a significant role during the Battle of France.

 

 

 

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewoitine_D.520



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Dave12w #2 Posted 02 June 2016 - 04:47 AM

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Nice plane, could be an upcoming tier 5 french premium





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