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The Firebrand TF Mk IV is a Rank III British naval fighter with a battle rating of . The Blackburn Firebrand was developed from Air Ministry. The Blackburn B Firebrand was designed initially against Naval Specification N/40, which sought a single seat carrier-borne fighter for short-range. The Blackburn Firebrand demonstrates the difficulties encountered by many aircraft manufacturers when developing new aircraft during the.

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I think it could be good, I mean look at the p The B was given the service name “Firebrand”. The empennage was dominated by a large vertical tail fin with horizontal planes positioned well behind the vertical tail unit.

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Blackburn Firebrand TF Mk. IV – Naval Aircraft – War Thunder – Official Forum

The Ministry of Aircraft Production found them a new purpose firebranx it, as a fast carrier-borne torpedo bomber. Mk IIIs were completed, and most were used for testing. Meteor F Mk 8 G. Make sure to fire only in bursts; do not “spray and pray” as this will rapidly cause the guns to jam. This was apart from other operational problems such as directional stability.

The drawing front view that comes in the instruction shows these opening vertically. Mk 5A finished up the Firebrand line to which total production amounted to examples, lasting from through The first flight in this form took place at Brough on the 31 st of March The beautiful art work on the box lid depicts a Firebrand TF Mk II loitering in a partly ffirebrand sky and out over the open sea. Two prototypes were converted from incomplete F Mk Is and 27 additional aircraft were delivered, completing the first batch of 50 aircraft.

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The Firebrand was designed to take the mm torpedo apart from its standard 20mm guns. In general, the Fleet Air Arm had required fighters that were capable of navigating long ranges over sea and speed differential over attackers was blackbyrn critical.


That role goes to the SeaFire. High altitude performance as well as zoom climbing is extremely poor due to the lack of engine injection or throttle. Despite the successful landing, the aircraft was deemed too dangerous for firebeand as a production aircraft. I’m sorry Heliosah, I certainly wasn’t expecting that my post would lead to this pointless discussion.

One of the reasons for the size of the aircraft was the choice of the large but very powerful 2,hp Napier Sabre III liquid-cooled twenty-four cylinder H-type engine to power glackburn Firebrand. Mk 4s were built, and the first made its maiden flight on 17 Mayjust as the war in Europe was coming to its end.

Just have to troll? And then whining about it not having it’s real FM Lol original And the high altitude thing applies to more figebrand than just the P but the base FM will remain the same which, I hear is actually quite accurate.

The frame that held the torpedo was blsckburn to the undercarriage so that it pivoted nose-downward to increase ground clearance with the landing gear extended and pivoted upward to reduce drag while in flight. So let’s sum it up then It’s not a high altitude escort like the P Mk IIs were produced.

When work began on the Firebrand in the spring of it was seen as a short-ranged two-man fleet interceptor, but ever-changing requirements meant that by the time it entered service in September it was a single seat torpedo-armed strike aircraft. Also I just get sick of seeing America UP or anything similar to suggest that. The Jug was faster than the much later Firebrand which at that time was only at a pre-production stage IIRC at all altitudes Most changes were related to the installation of the larger-diameter Centaurus engine, including air intakes for the carburetor and oil cooler in the wing-root extensions that formerly housed the engine’s radiators.

This picture by itself can serve as a good guide for one to select the correct colours to decorate the model and also for the position of markings besides other detail.


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Relative Maximum Speed Rating. If you would like your product reviewed fairly and fairly quickly, please contact the editor or see other details in the Note to Contributors. Being a large carrier borne fighter the Firebrand was fitted with Fowler flaps, which facilitated carrier deck take off and landings.

It goes both ways. Mk 5 featured minor aerodynamic improvements and were converted from Mk IVs. Here I am responding to a thread about a British post-war strike fighter and exchanging arguments about whether the Firebrand will be a good plane or not. Landing and taking off from a carrier. The principal parts like the fuselage halves, tail plane, wing parts, cockpit interior parts, undercarriage legs and tail wheel, canons, tail hook, etc, are made of grey injection moulded plastic.

Sea Fury FB Here’s a performance test of a standard production PB done in Solving the problem of earlier variants, a new engine and larger control surfaces helped to get rid of the problem with low speed controlability and torque.

Some of the unique design features that were incorporated in the Firebrand was a two-spar wing construction that could be folded, a rudder that was positioned in front of the elevator to assist spin recovery, and large hydraulically powered Fowler flaps that greatly increased lift and landing speed.

As a Striker, the Firebrand can be extremely effective as well. Mk IV Bas the new development was designated, featured larger tail surfaces for better low-speed control. Sea Hurricane Mk IC. Production only lasted through 68 examples. Development was slow and the first production aircraft was not delivered until after the end of the war.

Sea Meteor F Mk 3. Mk IV Firebrand sported the Bristol Centaurus IX series, cylinder, air-cooled, radial piston engine with a listed output of 2, horsepower powering a four-bladed propeller system.