T18B-2

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VTOL | Rank 5 USA
AV-8A Harrier Pack
T18B-2
saab_t18b_2.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.7/4.3/3.7BR
2 peopleCrew
9.27 tTake-off weight
7.47 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
10800 mCeiling
2 х Daimler-Benz DB-605BEngine
Type
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
735 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
57 mm Akan m/45 cannonWeapon 1
41 roundsAmmunition
96 shots/minFire rate
2 x 20 mm Akan m/41A cannonWeapon 2
120 roundsAmmunition
630 shots/minFire rate
13.2 mm Akan m/39A machine gunWeapon 3
300 roundsAmmunition
1080 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
13.2 mm Akan m/39 machine gunTurret
300 roundsAmmunition
1080 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
8 x 50 kg sb m/42 bombSetup 1
8 x m/49A rocketsSetup 2
8 x 15 cm srak m/51 rocketsSetup 3
8 x 18 cm hprak m/49 rocketsSetup 4
8 x m/49A rockets
8 x 50 kg sb m/42 bomb
Setup 5
8 x 15 cm srak m/51 rockets
8 x 50 kg sb m/42 bomb
Setup 6
8 x 18 cm hprak m/49 rockets
8 x 50 kg sb m/42 bomb
Setup 7
Economy
54000 Rp icon.pngResearch
180000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png10000 / 13519/6510 / 8801/2580 / 3488Repair
52000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
180000 Sl icon.pngExperts
940 Ge icon.pngAces
166 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
390 % Sl icon.png250 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Swedish bomber T18B-2. For other variants, see B18 (Family).

Description

GarageImage T18B-2.jpg


The T18B-2 is a rank IV Swedish bomber with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/SB) and 4.3 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.95 "Northern Wind".

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 6,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 570 552 10800 27.3 28.4 7.1 7.1 450
Upgraded 616 592 24.8 26.0 14.0 10.1

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
735 320 490 490 290 ~6 ~2
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 370 < 350 < 400 > 420

Survivability and armour

Protective components found in the T18B-2.
  • 10 mm steel - cockpit floor under pilot's seat
  • 10 mm steel - pilot's seatback
  • 10 mm steel - rear gunner protective plate
  • 10 mm steel - cockpit floor under gunner's seat
  • 10 mm steel - aft protective plate

Armaments

Offensive armament

The T18B-2 is armed with:

  • 1 x 57 mm Akan m/45 cannon, chin-mounted (41 rpg)
  • 2 x 20 mm Akan m/41A cannons, chin-mounted (60 rpg = 120 total)
  • 1 x 13.2 mm Akan m/39A machine gun, nose-mounted (300 rpg)

Suspended armament

The T18B-2 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 8 x 50 kg sb m/42 bombs (400 kg total)
  • 8 x psrak m/49A rockets
  • 8 x srak m/51 rockets
  • 8 x hprak m/49 rockets
  • 8 x 50 kg sb m/42 bombs + 8 x psrak m/49A rockets (400 kg total)
  • 8 x 50 kg sb m/42 bombs + 8 x srak m/51 rockets (400 kg total)
  • 8 x 50 kg sb m/42 bombs + 8 x hprak m/49 rockets (400 kg total)

Defensive armament

Main article: Akan m/39 (13.2 mm)

The T18B-2 is defended by:

  • 1 x 13.2 mm Akan m/39 machine gun, turret (300 rpg)

Usage in battles

Belt choice is critical for this plane. These belts are recommended:

  • 20 mm cannon - Use "Air targets", as the ground targets belt won't make a difference when attacking light ground vehicles. This belt will be good for bomber hunting
  • 13 mm MG - "Air targets" is a good belt, because it contains a lot of tracer and high-explosive rounds, good for air and ground targets
  • 57 mm tankbuster - Use "Ground targets", as it has VERY high pennetration, and the gun shouldn't really be used against air targets
  • 13 mm turret - Use "Universal", it is good for knocking common enemies out of the sky, like the A6Ms, Yaks, and Bf 109s.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 20 mm Offensive 13 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 20 mm cannons New 13 mm MGs m/49A
III Wings repair Engine Turret 13 mm Offensive 57 mm m/51
IV Engine injection Cover New 13 mm MGs (turret) New 57 mm cannons m/49

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 57mm cannon has a maximum penetration of 75mm
  • Excellent forward armament, has 2 20mms, a powerful 13mm, and the tank busting 57mm
  • Very fast
  • Good defensive turret when using HEF-T bullets
  • Can carry up to a rockets or bombs.
  • Very good bomber hunter

Cons:

  • Only one turret
  • Poor Bomb loads (Cannot base bomb)
  • No torpedo access
  • Pilot easily Knock out

History

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Media

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See also

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External links

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Swedish Aeroplane Company Ltd. (SAAB)
Pre-SAAB: ASJA  J6B
Fighters  J21A-1 · J21A-2 · A21A-3
Jet Fighters  A21RB · J21RA · J29A · J/A29B · J29D · J29F · A32A · J32B · J35D
Bombers  B17A · B17B · B17BS
Dive-bombers  B3C · B18A · B18B · T18B-1 · T18B-2

Sweden bombers
B3C · B17A · B17B · B17BS · B18A · B18B · T18B-1 · T18B-2