Sea Hurricane Mk IB

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Sea Hurricane Mk IB
General characteristics
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
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
7 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 690 / 2 041/1 980 / 2 391/570 / 688Repair
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 uses, see Hurricane (Family).


The Sea Hurricane Mk IB in the garage

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

As the name implies, this is a carrier based version of the hurricane. The Mark 1/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 no 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

Max Speed
(km/h at 3,962 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
489 476 10 700 17.3 17.7 4.4 4.4 350
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,962 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
551 519 10 700 15.5 16.0 18.3 8.6 350


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
660 320 520 ~11 ~11
Optimal velocities
< 340 < 380 < 380 > 240
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,953 m 1020 hp N/A

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.
  • Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage


Offensive armament

The Sea Hurricane Mk IB is armed with:

  • 8 x 7.7 mm Browning .303 machine gun, wing-mounted (350 rpg = 2800 total)

Usage in the battles

Manual Engine Control

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


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

Pros and cons


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


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


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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
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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