Hornet Mk.III

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Hornet Mk.III
hornet_mk3.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.7/5.7/5.7BR
1 personCrew
6.1 tEmpty weight
8.9 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
11 500 mCeiling
sec20.2/20.2/19.4Turn Time
124 km/hStalling speed
Rolls-Royce Merlin 131Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
826 km/hStructural
324 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannonWeapon 1
760 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 х 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 1
2 х M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bombSetup 2
4 х AP Mk I rockets
4 х AP Mk I rockets
Setup 3
4 х AP Mk II rockets
4 х AP Mk II rockets
Setup 4
4 х RP-3 rockets
4 х RP-3 rockets
Setup 5
2 х 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
2 х AP Mk I rockets
2 х AP Mk I rockets
Setup 6
2 х 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
2 х AP Mk II rockets
2 х AP Mk II rockets
Setup 7
2 х 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
2 х RP-3 rockets
2 х RP-3 rockets
Setup 8
2 х M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bomb
2 х AP Mk I rockets
2 х AP Mk I rockets
Setup 9
2 х M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bomb
2 х AP Mk II rockets
2 х AP Mk II rockets
Setup 10
2 х M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bomb
2 х RP-3 rockets
2 х RP-3 rockets
Setup 11
Economy
80 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
300 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png11 208 / 14 066/13 743 / 17 247/3 680 / 4 618Repair
87 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
300 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 100 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.72 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

The Hornet Mk.III in the garage


The Hornet Mk.III is a Rank IV British strike fighter with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.71 "New E.R.A".

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
716 698 11 500 26.8 27.5 19.2 19.2 500
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
 ?  ? 11 500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 500

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
826 324  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,000 m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,300 m  ?,??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of pilot.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.
  • Two 3 mm Steel boxes behind pilot in the fuselage.
  • Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • Lots of fuel tanks in the wings

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)

The Hornet Mk.III is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The Hornet Mk.III can be outfitted with the following ordinance"

  • Without load
  • 2 x 500 lb bombs
  • 2 x M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bombs
  • 8 x AP Mk I rockets
  • 8 x AP Mk II rockets
  • 8 x RP-3 rockets
  • 4 x AP Mk I rockets + 2 x 500 lb bombs
  • 4 x AP Mk II rockets + 2 x 500 lb bombs
  • 4 x RP-3 rockets + 2 x 500 lb bombs
  • 4 x RP-3 rockets + 2 x M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bombs
  • 4 x AP Mk I rockets + 2 x M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bombs
  • 4 x AP Mk II rockets + 2 x M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bombs
  • 4 x RP-3 rockets + 2 x M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bombs

Usage in battles

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable Not controllable Controllable Combined Controllable Controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 20 mm HMBC mk.2
II Compressor Airframe New 20 mm cannons GRC mk.8
III Wings repair Engine HLBC mk.2 HRC mk.9
IV Engine Injection Cover HRC mk.8

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent armament. The Hispano Mk. V has a high rate of fire and causes a lot of fragmentation damage.
  • Fast. Can compete with some early bombers.
  • Has some excellent payload options. Several varieties of rockets and up to 2000 lb in bombs.
  • Good amount of ammo for the cannons
  • Quite maneuverable for a twin engined fighter

Cons:

  • Not great at killing heavy bombers like the He 177 which shares your BR. You are not durable enough to take hits from defensive gunners. You will lose an engine or worse.
  • Matchmaking will pit you against some serious foes.

History

The de Havilland first started out as a private venture by the de Havilland company. Having built the extremely successful Mosquito multi-role fighter, the company wants to improve on the design to make a faster and longer ranged heavy fighter. The project was soon developed to meet the Air Ministry specification F.12/43, which called for a fast, long-range fighter that operated in the Far East, in fact the design was drawn around the Hornet. The first prototype was a more streamlined, smaller Mosquito with more powerful Rolls-Royce Merlin engines. The wings were designed for adaptation for naval uses and could fold. Pilot comfort and stability had very high priority. According to accounts by test pilots, the Hornet is easily capable of taking on single engine fighters. It entered Squadron service in mid-1946. However it was rarely used as World War Two was drawing to a close. Instead the plane saw combat operations during the Malayan Emergency, and continued to serve the RAF until 1956.

Media

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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 Mk.III