Hornet Mk.I

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This page is about the British premium twin-engine fighter Hornet Mk.I. For the regular version, see Hornet Mk.III.
Hornet Mk.I
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Hornet Mk.I
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The Hornet Mk.I is a premium rank IV British twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB) and 5.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Hot Tracks".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 5 791 m756 km/h
Turn time25 s
Max altitude11 500 m
EngineRolls-Royce Merlin 131
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight9 t

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

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,791 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock ___ ___ 11500 __._ __._ __._ __._ 500
Upgraded 804 756 24.0 25.0 34.3 25.2


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
826 324 370 356 287 ~9 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 420 < 390 < 450 > 324

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural826 km/h
Gear324 km/h
  • 38 mm bulletproof glass - armoured windscreen
  • 12.7 mm steel plate in front of cockpit
  • 12.7 mm steel plate behind pilot
  • 2 x 3mm steel box behind the cockpit
  • All fuel is stored in the wings
  • All critical components are in the front of the aircraft, with only tail controls in the rear

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB890 Sl icon.png
RB13 340 Sl icon.png
SB16 490 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts380 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 050 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 270 / 280 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 172 / 172 / 172 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
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Wings repair
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Engine injection
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HMBC mk.2
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GRC mk.8
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HLBC mk.2
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HRC mk.9
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HRC mk.8


Offensive armament

Ammunition760 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Main article: Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)

The Hornet Mk.I is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannons, chin-mounted (190 rpg = 760 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups11
List of setups
Setup 12 x 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
Setup 22 x M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bomb
Setup 34 x AP Mk I rockets
4 x AP Mk I rockets
Setup 44 x AP Mk II rockets
4 x AP Mk II rockets
Setup 54 x RP-3 rockets
4 x RP-3 rockets
Setup 62 x 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
2 x AP Mk I rockets
2 x AP Mk I rockets
Setup 72 x 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
2 x AP Mk II rockets
2 x AP Mk II rockets
Setup 82 x 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
2 x RP-3 rockets
2 x RP-3 rockets
Setup 92 x M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bomb
2 x AP Mk I rockets
2 x AP Mk I rockets
Setup 102 x M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bomb
2 x AP Mk II rockets
2 x AP Mk II rockets
Setup 112 x M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bomb
2 x RP-3 rockets
2 x RP-3 rockets

The Hornet Mk.I can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 500 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x M.C. 1,000 lb Mk.I bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 8 x AP Mk I rockets
  • 8 x AP Mk II rockets
  • 8 x RP-3 rockets
  • 2 x 500 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs + 4 x AP Mk I rockets (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 500 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs + 4 x AP Mk II rockets (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 500 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs + 4 x RP-3 rockets (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x M.C. 1,000 lb Mk.I bombs + 4 x AP Mk I rockets (2,000 lb total)
  • 2 x M.C. 1,000 lb Mk.I bombs + 4 x AP Mk II rockets (2,000 lb total)
  • 2 x M.C. 1,000 lb Mk.I bombs + 4 x RP-3 rockets (2,000 lb total)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons

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See also

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Britain strike and twin-engine fighters
Single-engined  Hurricane Mk IV · Tempest Mk V (Vickers P) · ▄Hellcat Mk II
Beaufighter  Beaufighter Mk VIc · Beaufighter Mk X · Beaufighter Mk 21
Naval  Firefly F Mk I · Firefly FR Mk V · Firebrand TF Mk IV
Mosquito  Mosquito FB Mk VI · Mosquito FB Mk XVIII
Whirlwind  Whirlwind Mk I · Whirlwind P.9
Hornet  Hornet Mk.I · Hornet Mk.III

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  Martlet Mk IV · ▄Corsair F Mk II · ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Thunderbolt Mk.1 · ▄Mustang Mk IA
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  Typhoon Mk Ib · Wyvern S4 · MB.5
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