Martlet Mk IV

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Martlet Mk IV
f4f-4_martlet_mk4.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.0/2.7/3.0BR
1 personCrew
3.0 tEmpty weight
3.8 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
8 500 mCeiling
sec20.0/20.0/19.9Turn Time
79 km/hStalling speed
Wright Cyclone R-1820-40Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
826 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
6 х 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
1 440 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png3 480/4 005/1 000Repair
4 700 Sl icon.pngCrew training
32 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.18 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Martlet Mk IV. For other uses, see F4F (Disambiguation)

Description

The Martlet Mk IV in the garage


The Martlet Mk IV is a Rank II gift British naval fighter with a battle rating of 3.0 (AB/SB) and 2.7 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X". It is a British licensed and slightly modified version of American Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,600 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
495 480 8 500 21.2 21.7 10.3 11.6 258
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,600 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
539 517 8 500 18.6 19.9 19.4 14.0 258

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
826 320  ??? ~?? ~?
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
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

  • 38 mm bulletproof glass - armoured windscreen
  • 8 mm steel behind pilot's head
  • 6.35 mm steel behind pilot's body
  • Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Browning M2 (12.7 mm)

The Martlet Mk IV is armed with:

  • 6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, wing-mounted (240 rpg = 1,440 total)


Usage in the battles

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good manoeuvrability.
  • Good roll rate.
  • Can take some damage.
  • Good pilot protection.
  • Good dive speed and characteristic.
  • Outturns most opponents
  • Outdives most opponents
  • Outruns some opponents

Cons:

  • Outran easily by most opponents.
  • Low ammo count of only 240 rounds per gun.
  • Bad cockpit rear visibility(SB).
  • Cannot carry extra ordnance (ie. bombs)

History

The Royal Navy purchased 220 F4F-4s adapted to British requirements. The main difference was the use of a Wright R-1820-40B Cyclone in a distinctly more rounded and compact cowling, with a single double-wide flap on each side of the rear and no lip intake. These machines were named Martlet Mk IV.

Media

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Read also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
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Sources

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