since War Thunder just released the He 100 quite many people will start telling all kinds of myths about it, I got my first warning shot a few weeks ago, luckily Bismarck was already reading up on it, so if you want to know more about the reasons why it didn’t replace the 109 and why it would have failed as a fighter, check out this excellent video.
Manufactured by SNCAM - formerly Dewoitine - c.1938, introduced in 1940.
Hispano-Suiza HS.404 Mle 1938 autocannon
Designed by Marc Birkigt. 20x110mm 60-round drum magazine Gas operated, delayed blowback 500 r/m Located in the engine and firing through the propeller’s shaft.
MAC 1934 M1939 machine gun
An aircraft variant of the Mle 1931 Reibel. 7,5x54mm MAS Mle 1929 675-round belt Gas operated 1450 r/m Two in each wing.
Hispano-Suiza 12Y-45 engine
Pictured here with its autocannon. 12-cylinder V-type, 930 horsepower It gave the D.520 a top speed of 540km/h and a range of 1540km
Empty weight of 2092 and 2790 when loaded. Less than 900 produced.
Arguably the best French fighter of the World War 2, similar in many aspects to the earlier Messerschmitt Bf109, with a better autonomy, maneuverability and ease of maintenance but failing to attain anywhere near its production run before the fall of France.