Beaufighter Mk I (40-mm)

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This page is about the British strike aircraft Beaufighter Mk I (40-mm). For other versions, see Beaufighter (Family).
Beaufighter Mk I (40-mm)
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Beaufighter Mk I (40-mm)
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Description

The Beaufighter Mk I Prototype (40-mm) is a premium gift rank II British strike aircraft with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB), 3.0 (RB), and 3.3 (SB). It was introduced during Update "Direct Hit" as a reward for Battle Pass: Season V, "River Hunter".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 4 878 m504 km/h
Turn time27 s
Max altitude8 100 m
Engine2 х Bristol Hercules III
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight11 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 4,878 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 480 464 8100 28.3 29.5 4.8 4.8 420
Upgraded 530 504 25.7 27.0 12.2 8.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
676 242 354 242 216 ~8 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 330 < 390 < 410 > 310

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear242 km/h

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.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB310 Sl icon.png
RB710 Sl icon.png
SB1 140 Sl icon.png
Crew training4 700 Sl icon.png
Experts32 000 Sl icon.png
Aces180 Ge icon.png
Research Aces380 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 60 / 140 / 280 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 118 / 118 / 118 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Mods ammo.png
vickers_S_belt_pack
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods ammo.png
RollsRoyceBH_belt_pack
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods weapon.png
vickers_S_new_gun
Mods weapon.png
RollsRoyceBH_new_gun

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 140 mm Vickers S cannon
Ammunition16 rounds
Fire rate100 shots/min
Weapon 240 mm Rolls-Royce Type BH cannon
Ammunition12 rounds
Fire rate200 shots/min

The Beaufighter Mk I (40-mm) is armed with:

  • 1 x 40 mm Vickers S cannon, chin-mounted, left (16 rpg)
  • 1 x 40 mm Rolls-Royce Type BH cannon, chin-mounted, right (12 rpg)

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).

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Combined Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good armour penetration

Cons:

  • Lacks any defensive armament
  • Very small ammo pool

History

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Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Bristol Aeroplane Company
Strike Aircraft  Beaufighter Mk I (40-mm) · Beaufighter Mk VIc · Beaufighter Mk X · Beaufighter Mk 21*
Bombers  Blenheim Mk IV · Beaufort Mk VIII* · Brigand B 1
  * License-produced in Australia by Department of Aircraft Production.

Britain strike aircraft
Blackburn  Firebrand TF Mk IV · Firecrest
Bristol  Beaufighter Mk I (40-mm) · Beaufighter Mk VIc · Beaufighter Mk X · Beaufighter Mk 21
CAC  ▄Wirraway
Fairey  Firefly F Mk I · Firefly FR Mk V
de Havilland  Mosquito FB Mk VI · Mosquito FB Mk XVIII
Hawker  Hurricane Mk IV · Tempest Mk V (Vickers P)
Westland  Wyvern S4

Britain premium aircraft
Fighters  Tuck's Gladiator Mk II · ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II · ▄D.520
  ▄Martlet Mk IV · ▄Corsair F Mk II · ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Thunderbolt Mk.1 · ▄Mustang Mk IA
  Hurricane Mk.I/L FAA M · Spitfire Mk.IIa Venture I · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire FR Mk XIVe
  Typhoon Mk Ib · MB.5
Twin-engine fighters  Hornet Mk.I · Whirlwind P.9
Jet fighters  Attacker FB.2 · Hunter FGA.9 · Meteor F Mk.8 Reaper · Sea Vixen F.A.W. Mk.2
Strike aircraft  ▄Wirraway · Beaufighter Mk I (40-mm) · Wyvern S4 · Harrier GR.1
Bombers  ▄Avenger Mk II · ▄Boston Mk I · ▄Catalina Mk IIIa · ▄DB-7 · ▄Havoc Mk I · ▄Hudson Mk V · Swordfish Mk II