Sea Hurricane Mk IB

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Sea Hurricane Mk IB
hurricane_mk1b.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.0/2.0/2.0BR
1 personCrew
2.9 tEmpty weight
3.4 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 700 mCeiling
sec17.0/17.0/0.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Rolls-Royce Merlin-IIIEngine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
660 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
8 х 7.7 mm Browning machine gunWeapon 1
2 800 roundsAmmunition
1 001 shots/minFire rate
Economy
7 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 670 / 2 017/1 700 / 2 053/600 / 724Repair
3 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
130 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.12 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the British naval fighter Sea Hurricane Mk IB. For other versions, see Hurricane (Family).

Description

GarageImage Sea Hurricane Mk IB.jpg


The Sea Hurricane Mk IB is a rank II British naval fighter with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.49 "Weapons of Victory".

As the name implies, this is a carrier based version of the Hurricane. The Mk I/L is the closest counterpart, however several key differences are present. First off, this version can operate from carriers. This grants a massive improvement in versatility, as you can launch from both airfields and carriers. In addition, this variant features reinforced landing gear in order to survive hard carrier landings. However, the extra weight of the landing gear is also the Sea Hurricane's biggest flaw. In Arcade, this makes minimal difference to performance, but Realistic and Simulator are a different story. Climb rate, turning ability, and minimum take-off speed are all noticeably worse. That doesn't mean this is a bad aircraft though. It just takes a pilot with the knowledge of these facts and how to counter them to succeed with the plane. Boom and zoom tactics can be used to greater effect than the Hurricane Mk I/L thanks to improved dive acceleration from the extra mass. The only problem is getting up there. Still, this is a very good aircraft when used properly.

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 3,962 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
492 476 10 700 17.0 17.7 4.4 4.4 350
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,962 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
549 519 10 700 15.5 16.0 14.7 8.6 350

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
660 320 285 ~11 ~6
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 370 < 250 < 380 > 410
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,953 m 1,030 hp 1,535 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.
  • 6.35 mm Steel plate between fuselage fuel tank and cooling system.

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Sea Hurricane Mk IB is armed with:

  • 8 x 7.7 mm Browning .303 machine guns, wing-mounted (350 rpg = 2,800 total)

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
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Auto control available
Combined Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Modules

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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • A lot of firepower for its rank
  • Flight similarity to the land-based Hurricane means it's easy to transfer skills

Cons:

  • Slower climb due to extra weight
  • Quite slow in overall speed
  • Engine overheats extremely fast while using WEP

History

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Media

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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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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 Mk I
Hurricane  Hurricane Mk I Late · Hurricane Mk IIB/Trop · Hurricane Mk IV
Sea Hurricane  Sea Hurricane Mk IB · Sea Hurricane Mk IC
Spitfire  Spitfire Mk Ia · Spitfire Mk IIa · Spitfire Mk IIb · Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · Spitfire Mk Vb · Spitfire Mk Vc/trop · Spitfire Mk Vc · 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 · Prendergast's 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 /Late
Tempest and Fury  Tempest Mk II · Tempest Mk V · Tempest Mk V (Vickers P) · Sea Fury FB 11
Wyvern  Wyvern S4
  MB.5 · Firecrest
Other countries  ▄D.520 · ▄D.521 · ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II · ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Mustang Mk IA · ▄Corsair F Mk II · Martlet Mk IV