Sea Meteor F Mk 3
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The Sea Meteor F Mk 3 is a Rank V British jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB/SB). This aircraft has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.
At first sight, most pilots that take the Sea Meteor out believe it has just what they always wanted from the Meteor F.3 - speed. Because of this, they often try to do what they did in the F.3 - turn fighting - and end up without wings. The key difference between the Meteor F.3 and the Sea Meteor is the weaker wings. While you could pull full G's in the Meteor F.3 and get away with it, the Sea Meteor will instantly rip if mishandled above 700 kph. Use your airbrakes and try to tame the speed of the Sea Meteor in a dive, because if you go too fast downwards, it won't be compression that kills you - your incapability of pulling up rests on the weakness of your wings. Your straight-line speed is truly an upgrade from the F.3, and now even the dreaded B-57s will have a hard time running away from you - in fact, the fully-upgraded Sea Meteor usually hits its redline speed in a straight line, and can easily rip its wings off in level flight if you are not careful.
| Max Speed
(km/h at 2,439 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 2,439 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
|< 450||< 600||< 520||> 350|
|Engine Name||Number present|
|Rolls-Royce Derwent 5||2|
|Engine power (Stock)|
|Engine power (Upgraded)|
Survivability and armour
- 38 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
- 12.7 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.
- 12.7 mm Steel plate in the nose.
The Sea Meteor F Mk 3 is armed with:
- 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannons (200 rpg top, 190 rpg bottom = 780 total)
The 4x20mm Hispanos Mk.V cannons can cause massive damage if properly aimed. However, their muzzle velocity is somewhat average and the air targets belt (easily the best one) does not contain tracers at all, so you must get used to the lead angles while grinding the ammo upgrade.
Usage in the battles
Manual Engine Control
|Not controllable|| Not controllable
No automatic pitch
|Not controllable||Not controllable||Combined||Not controllable||Not controllable|
|I||Fuselage Repair||Offensive 20 mm|
|III||Wings Repair||Engine||New 20 mm cannons|
Pros and cons
- Good turn time
- Plenty of cannon ammo (190 RPG on two of the guns, 200 RPG on the other two)
- Extremely fast
- Good acceleration
- Retains energy well
- Faster than most aircraft it faces when downtiered
- Loses manoeuvrability at higher speeds
- Wings rip easily, even in level flight
- Average velocity guns and lack of tracers in air target belts makes aiming hard
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|Britain jet aircraft|
|Gloster||Meteor F Mk 3 · Meteor F Mk 4 type G.41F · Meteor F Mk 4 type G.41G · Meteor F Mk 8 G.41K · Meteor F Mk.8 Reaper · Javelin F.(A.W.) Mk.9|
|de Havilland||Vampire FB 5 · Venom FB.4|
|Hawker||Hunter F 1|
|Naval||Attacker FB 1 · Sea Venom FAW 20 · Sea Meteor F Mk 3 · Sea Hawk FGA.6|
|Bombers||Canberra B Mk 2 · Canberra B (I) Mk 6|