Firecrest

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Firecrest
b_48_firecrest.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.0/4.0/4.0BR
1 personCrew
5.3 tEmpty weight
7.6 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 975 mCeiling
sec25.9/25.9/24.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Bristol Centaurus IXEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
750 km/hStructural
360 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 х 12.7 mm M3 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
600 roundsAmmunition
1 200 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 х 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 1
1 х 18 inch Mark XV torpedo (1801 lbs)Setup 2
8 х Setup 3
Economy
180 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
100 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 100 / 5 145/4 370 / 5 484/1 660 / 2 083Repair
29 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
100 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
500 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.42 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage Firecrest.jpg


The Firecrest is a squadron rank III British fighter with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,791 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
587 568 10 975 24.1 25.0 15.4 15.4 300
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,791 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ??? 608 10 975  ??.? 23.0  ??.? 19 300

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
750 360 430 ~10 ~4
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 460 < 450 < 450 > 330
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,280 m 2,580 hp 2,895 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,980 m 2,310 hp 2,587 hp

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.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Browning M3 (12.7 mm)

The Firecrest is armed with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm Browning M3 machine guns, wing-mounted (300 rpg = 600 total)

Suspended armament

The Firecrest can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 500 lb G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 1 x Mark XV torpedo
  • 8 x RP-3 rockets

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in an 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 Not controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator HMBC mk.2
II Compressor Airframe Offensive 12 mm FTC mk.IV
III Wings repair Engine HRC mk.8
IV Engine injection Cover New 12 mm MGs

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • M3 .50 cals can do serious damage if used correctly, and have a high rate of fire
  • Good top speed overall
  • Respectably durable

Cons:

  • Not very maneuverable, especially at low speeds
  • Only two machine guns = limited damage output at the rank
  • Limited payload options

History

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Media

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See also

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

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


Britain fighters
Fury  Fury Mk I · Fury Mk II
Nimrod  Nimrod Mk I · Nimrod Mk II
Gladiator  Gladiator Mk II · Tuck's Gladiator Mk II · Gladiator Mk IIF · Gladiator Mk IIS · Sea Gladiator Mk I
Hurricane  Hurricane Mk I Late · Hurricane Mk IIB/Trop · Hurricane Mk IV
Sea Hurricane  Sea Hurricane Mk IB · Sea Hurricane Mk IC
Spitfire  Spitfire Mk Ia · Spitfire Mk IIa · Spitfire Mk IIb · Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · Spitfire Mk Vb · Spitfire Mk Vc/trop · Spitfire Mk Vc · Spitfire F Mk IX · Spitfire LF Mk IX · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XVI
Spitfire (Griffon)  Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire F Mk XIVe · Prendergast's Spitfire FR Mk XIVe · Spitfire F Mk XVIIIe · Spitfire F Mk 22 · Spitfire F Mk 24
Seafire  Seafire F Mk XVII · Seafire FR 47
Typhoon  Typhoon Mk Ia · Typhoon Mk Ib · Typhoon Mk Ib /Late
Tempest and Fury  Tempest Mk II · Tempest Mk V · Tempest Mk V (Vickers P) · Sea Fury FB 11
Wyvern  Wyvern S4
  MB.5 · Firecrest
Other countries  ▄D.520 · ▄D.521 · ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II · ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Mustang Mk IA · ▄Corsair F Mk II · Martlet Mk IV

Britain squadron aircraft
Fighters  Firecrest