Martlet Mk IV

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Martlet Mk IV
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.0/2.7/3.0BR
1 personCrew
3.8 tTake-off weight
3.30 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
8 500 mCeiling
Wright Cyclone R-1820-40Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
826 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
1 440 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png2 100/2 810/1 020Repair
4 700 Sl icon.pngCrew training
32 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
118 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
200 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png90 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png30 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the British fighter Martlet Mk IV. For other uses, see F4F (Family).

Description

GarageImage Martlet Mk IV.jpg


The Martlet Mk IV is a gift rank II British 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 the American Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat.

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 Max Speed
(km/h at 4,900 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 494 478 8 500 21.0 21.8 9.8 300
Upgraded 534 513 19.1 20.0 15.1 12.2

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
826 320 420 420 420 ~12 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 300 < 330 < 350 > 335
Compressor Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
Setting 1 1,860 m 1,115 hp 1,210 hp
Setting 2 3,810 m 1,014 hp 1,100 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

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: M2 Browning (12.7 mm)

The Martlet Mk IV is armed with:

  • 6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (240 rpg = 1,440 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
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings repair Engine New 12 mm MGs
IV Engine injection Cover
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Only the "Mark of distinction" can be researched and unlocked, which grants the ability to place and show four decals without having a premium account.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good manoeuvrability
  • Fair roll rate
  • Dense and hard hitting firepower
  • Good pilot protection
  • High Vne (never exceed speed)
  • Superb elevator authority at all speeds

Cons:

  • Low ammunition pool
  • Bad cockpit rear visibility (SB)
  • Cannot carry extra ordnance (i.e. bombs)
  • Horrible energy retention
  • Awfully slow
  • Abysmal climb rate
  • Poor performance at altitude

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

The Shooting Range #118 - Pages of History section at 04:06 discusses the Martlet.

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.


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