T18B-2

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This page is about the Swedish bomber T18B-2. For other versions, see B18 (Family).
T18B-2
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GarageImage T18B-2.jpg
T18B-2
AB RB SB
3.7 4.3 3.7
Research:54 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:180 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

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

Max speed
at 6 000 m592 km/h
Turn time26 s
Max altitude10 800 m
Take-off weight0 t
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 + -
0 0 467 438 290 ~7 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 370 < 350 < 400 > 420

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear0 km/h
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

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 880 → 2 541 Sl icon.png
RB4 800 → 6 489 Sl icon.png
SB28 000 → 37 855 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications47 600 Rp icon.png
102 800 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 500 Ge icon.png
Crew training52 000 Sl icon.png
Experts180 000 Sl icon.png
Aces940 Ge icon.png
Research Aces480 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 210 / 250 % Sl icon.png
166 / 166 / 166 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 500 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
3 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 700 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 500 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
3 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 700 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
akan_m47_belt_pack
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
13_2_akan_m39_belt_pack
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
akan_m47_new_gun
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 500 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
13_2_akan_m39_new_gun
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 500 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
m/49A
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 500 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
13_2_akan_m39_turret_belt_pack
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
akan_m47_57mm_belt_pack
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
m/51
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
13_2_akan_m39_turret_new_gun
Research:
3 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 700 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
akan_m47_57mm_new_gun
Research:
3 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 700 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
m/49
Research:
3 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 700 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png

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 High Explosive Fragmentation-Tracer (HEF-T), good for air and ground targets
  • 57 mm tankbuster - Use "Ground targets", as it has VERY high penetration, 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

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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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
Jet attackers  SK60B · SAAB-105G
Bombers  B17A · B17B · B17BS
Dive-bombers  B3C · B18A · B18B · T18B-1 · T18B-2
Export  SAAB-105OE

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