Hudson Mk V (Great Britain)

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This page is about the premium British bomber Hudson Mk V (Great Britain). For Chinese version, see A-29.
▄Hudson Mk V
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▄Hudson Mk V
2.3 2.0 2.0
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The ▄Hudson Mk V is a premium rank II British bomber with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB) and 2.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.63 "Desert Hunters" and costs 700 Ge icon.png.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 1 981 m418 km/h
Turn time26 s
Max altitude5 029 m
Engine2 х Pratt & Whitney S3C4-G
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight10 t

Fast for it's battle rating, this bird is a very versatile bomber, able to turn with some single engine fighters and outrun any it may face.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 1,981 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 399 386 5029 27.3 27.8 6.9 6.9 600
Upgraded 437 418 24.8 26.0 15.0 9.5


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 + -
564 235 328 313 235 ~8 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 260 < 290 < 320 > 324

Survivability and armour

Crew5 people
Speed of destruction
Structural564 km/h
Gear235 km/h
  • No armour
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks (2 in each wingroot)

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB1 100 Sl icon.png
RB3 300 Sl icon.png
SB2 800 Sl icon.png
Crew training2 300 Sl icon.png
Experts15 000 Sl icon.png
Aces130 Ge icon.png
Research Aces320 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 60 / 120 / 90 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 112 / 112 / 112 % 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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HRC mk.8
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Offensive armament

Ammunition1 000 rounds
Fire rate1 000 shots/min
Main article: Browning (7.7 mm)

The Hudson Mk V (Great Britain) is armed with:

  • 2 x 7.7 mm Browning machine guns, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups3
List of setups
Setup 14 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
6 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb
Setup 28 x AP Mk I rockets
Setup 34 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
6 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb
8 x AP Mk I rockets

The Hudson Mk V (Great Britain) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 4 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs + 6 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs (1,600 lb total)
  • 8 x AP Mk I rockets
  • 4 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs + 6 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs + 8 x AP Mk I rockets (1,600 lb total)

Defensive armament

Turret2 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gun
Ammunition2000 rounds
Fire rate1000 shots/min
Turret7.7 mm Vickers K machine gun
Ammunition500 rounds
Fire rate950 shots/min

The Hudson Mk V (Great Britain) is defended by:

  • 2 x 7.7 mm Browning machine guns, dorsal turret (1,000 rpg = 2,000 total)
  • 1 x 7.7 mm Vickers K machine gun, ventral turret (500 rpg)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons


  • Good field of fire for dorsal turret
  • Can carry 8 rockets in addition to the internal bomb bay
  • Internal bombay can accommodate 4 x 250 lb bombs and 6 x 100 lb bombs
  • Can fly on one engine
  • Big, chubby fuselage may soak up bullets
  • Adequate defensive guns: a powerful .50 cal protects the upper rear, and a 7.62 mm protects the lower rear which are common directions of attack
  • Forward-firing fixed guns means the ability to strafe soft targets (eg: unarmoured vehicles, artillery, AAA, etc)
  • Very fast for a bomber
  • H-tail does not get in the way of the gunners


  • Low amount of gunners means vulnerable if they're knocked out
  • Controls lock quickly in a steep dive
  • Has no turrets facing the front, making it vulnerable to frontal attacks
  • Lacks turret covering the sides
  • Flaps tear off easily above 330 km/h
  • Only two fixed forward-firing guns of small caliber


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See also

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External links

Lockheed Corporation
Fighters  XP-38G · P-38E · P-38G-1 · P-38J-15 · Bong's P-38J-15 · P-38K · P-38L-5-LO · YP-38
Bombers  B-34 · PV-2D
Jet Fighters  F-80A-5 · F-80C-10
  F-104A · F-104C
Export / License  A-29 · ▄Hudson Mk V
  ␗F-104A · ▀F-104G · ␗F-104G · ▅F-104J · ▄F-104S
See Also  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries · Fiat Aviation

Britain bombers
Torpedo  Swordfish Mk I · Swordfish Mk II · ▄Avenger Mk II
Dive  V-156-B1
Hydroplanes  ▄Catalina Mk IIIa · Sunderland Mk IIIa · Sunderland Mk V
Light  Blenheim Mk IV · Beaufort Mk VIII · ▄Hudson Mk V · Brigand B 1
Based on A20  ▄Havoc Mk I · ▄Boston Mk I · ▄DB-7
Hampden  Hampden Mk I · Hampden TB Mk I
Wellington  Wellington Mk Ic · Wellington Mk Ic/L · Wellington Mk III · Wellington Mk X
Halifax  Halifax B Mk IIIa
Stirling  Stirling B Mk I · Stirling B Mk III
Lancaster  Lancaster B Mk I · Lancaster B Mk III
Lincoln  Lincoln B Mk II

Britain premium aircraft
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  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
Strike aircraft  ▄Wirraway · 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