Nimrod Mk I

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RANK 5 BRITAIN
Hunter FGA.9 PACK
Nimrod Mk I
nimrod_mk1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.0/1.0/1.0BR
1 personCrew
1.615 tTake-off weight
0.33 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
8100 mCeiling
Rolls-Royce Kestrel IISEngine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
600 km/hStructural
600 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 7.7 mm Vickers E machine gunWeapon 1
1200 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Economy
freeResearch
freePurchase
freeRepair
0 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1000 Sl icon.pngExperts
10 Ge icon.pngAces
100 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png50 % Sl icon.png10 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the British naval fighter Nimrod Mk I. For other version, see Nimrod Mk II.

Description

GarageImage Nimrod Mk I.jpg


The Nimrod Mk I is a rank I British fighter with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

General info

Flight performance

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 4,100 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 387 376 8100 16.2 16.9 13.3 13.3 232
Upgraded 404 394 15.8 16.0 19.5 15.7

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
600 600 N/A N/A N/A ~11 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 260 < 200 < 260 > 200
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
609 m 630 hp N/A

Survivability and armour

  • No armour protection
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Vickers E (7.7 mm)

The Nimrod Mk I is armed with:

  • 2 x 7.7 mm Vickers E machine guns, nose-mounted (600 rpg = 1,200 total)

Usage in battles

The Nimrod Mk I has inadequate speed, but makes up for it with an excellent climb rate that will get it above most other biplanes. It is also a highly manoeuvrable. Being slow makes it easy prey to faster fighters, but that's where the manoeuvrability can come in play to avoid being a easy prey for superior fighters and make them bleed their energy.

Like Fury Mk I, Fury Mk II, and Nimrod Mk II, the Nimrod Mk I is lacking in firepower, only armed with two Vickers E (7.7 mm) machine guns. Lacking in firepower doesn't mean it's useless, most aircraft at the battle rating are very lightly or not armoured at all which makes even the Vickers able to shoot down engaged aircrafts with some ease, though not as efficient as I-15 with its four machine guns.

Enemies to be aware of are aircraft like I-15 and Ki-10 which are able to out-turn the Nimrod and in the case of the I-15 being able to outgun it. Another aircraft to be wary of is He 100 D-1 being able to out-run and out-gun the Nimrod, it will mostly use its superior speed to make passes on the slower aircraft.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Combined Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs
III Wings repair Engine
IV Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Highly manoeuvrable
  • Efficient turn fighter
  • Excellent climb rate
  • Noteable endurance

Cons:

  • Insufficient firepower
  • Inadequate speed
  • Frail durability

History

In-game description

A single-seat, carrier-borne biplane fighter of composite structure, this aircraft was created by Hawker Aircraft Ltd and based on the Hawker Fury land-based fighter. In early 1930, Hawker Aircraft Ltd built two prototypes, which initially had the unofficial name of "Norn", at their own expense. In serial production, the aircraft came to be designated the Hawker Nimrod.

In early 1931, the first Hawker Nimrod prototype was sent on the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle to Buenos Aires as part of the British Empire Trade Exhibition. The first production fighter’s maiden flight took place on October 14th 1931. By 1932, Nimrod Mk.I fighters began to replace the Fairey Flycatcher in Great Britain's Fleet Air Arm squadrons, at this point still under the control of the Royal Air Force. The Nimrod first entered service with 408 Flight onboard HMS Glorious in November 1931, followed by 402, 404 and 409 Fleet Fighter Flights in 1932.

The aircraft was equipped with a 590 hp, liquid-cooled, Rolls-Royce Kestrel IIS engine.

The main external differences between it and the Hawker Fury were its strong landing gear legs with longer-stroke shock absorbers, its enlarged fin, increased wingspan and the extended area of its forward fuselage's metal skin. Flotation devices were fitted in the upper wing and the fuselage tail section to help the aircraft to remain afloat in the event of a forced landing on water. Stainless steel parts were incorporated in the wing and engine mount fittings to protect against corrosion. For carrier take off and landings, the cockpit was shifted forward slightly to improve visibility, although the first Nimrods to enter service were not equipped with an arrestor hook. Float-type landing gear could also be installed on the aircraft.

The Nimrod’s armament consisted of two synchronized 0.303 inch Vickers Mk.IV machine guns with 600 rounds each mounted on the forward fuselage. The aircraft was able to carry up to 80 lb (36 kg) of bombs on underwing hardpoints; usually this was made up of four 20 lb (9 kg) bombs.

After the first Nimrods entered service, 19 of the fighters were equipped with arrester hooks, catapult fittings, and a pilot seat headrest fairing to ease catapult strain. Subsequently, some of these modifications were made to aircraft which had been produced earlier.

A total of 57 Hawker Nimrod Mk.I fighters were built.

Media

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See also

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External links

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Hawker Aircraft Limited
Biplane Fighters  Fury Mk I · Fury Mk II · Nimrod Mk I · Nimrod Mk II
Hurricanes  Hurricane Mk I/L · Sea Hurricane Mk IB · Sea Hurricane Mk IC · Hurricane Mk IIB/Trop · Hurricane Mk IV
Typhoons  Typhoon Mk Ia · Typhoon Mk Ib · Typhoon Mk Ib/L
Tempests  Tempest Mk V · Tempest Mk V (Vickers P) · Tempest Mk II
Other Fighters  Sea Fury FB 11
Jet Fighters  Hunter F.1 · Hunter F.6 · Hunter FGA.9 · Sea Hawk FGA.6
Export  Sea Hawk Mk.100 · ▂Hurricane Mk IIB
Captured  ▀Tempest Mk V

Britain fighters
Fury  Fury Mk I · Fury Mk II
Nimrod  Nimrod Mk I · Nimrod Mk II
Gladiator  Gladiator Mk II · Tuck's Gladiator Mk II · Gladiator Mk IIF · Gladiator Mk IIS
Sea Gladiator  Sea Gladiator Mk I
Hurricane  Hurricane Mk I/L · Hurricane Mk.I/L FAA M · Hurricane Mk IIB/Trop · Hurricane Mk IV
Sea Hurricane  Sea Hurricane Mk IB · Sea Hurricane Mk IC
Spitfire (early-Merlin)  Spitfire Mk Ia · Spitfire Mk IIa · Spitfire Mk.IIa Venture I · Spitfire Mk IIb · Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · Spitfire Mk Vb · Spitfire Mk Vc/trop · Spitfire Mk Vc
Spitfire (late-Merlin)  Spitfire F Mk IX · Spitfire LF Mk IX · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XVI
Spitfire (Griffon)  Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire F Mk XIVe · Spitfire FR Mk XIVe · Spitfire F Mk XVIIIe · Spitfire F Mk 22 · Spitfire F Mk 24
Seafire  Seafire F Mk XVII · Seafire FR 47
Typhoon  Typhoon Mk Ia · Typhoon Mk Ib · Typhoon Mk Ib/L
Tempest  Tempest Mk II · Tempest Mk V · Tempest Mk V (Vickers P)
Sea Fury  Sea Fury FB 11
Other  MB.5 · Firecrest · Wyvern S4
  Foreign:
Australia  ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II
France  ▄D.520 · ▄D.521
USA  Martlet Mk IV · ▄Corsair F Mk II · ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Thunderbolt Mk.1 · ▄Mustang Mk IA