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=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
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! rowspan="2" | Characteristics
! colspan="8" | Characteristics
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
|-
 
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 762 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 762 m)
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(metres)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
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! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(metres/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(metres)
 
|-
 
|-
! AB
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! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 918 || 892 || 12,192 || 56.2 || 57.4 || 22.7 || 21.2 || 1,050
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! Stock
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| 918 || 892 || rowspan="2" | {{Specs|ceiling}} || 56.2 || 57.4 || 22.7 || 21.2 || rowspan="2" | 1,050
 
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! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
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! Upgraded
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| 996 || 963 || 53.9 || 55.0 || 32.8 || 28.5
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 762 m)
 
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
 
|-
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
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| 996 || 963 || 12,192 || 53.9 || 55.0 || 32.8 || 28.5 || 1,050
 
 
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! colspan="5" | Features
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! colspan="6" | Features
 
|-
 
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! Combat flap
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! Combat flaps !! Take-off flaps !! Landing flaps !! Air brakes !! Arrestor gear !! Drogue chute
! Take-off flap
 
! Landing flap
 
! Air brakes
 
! Arrestor gear
 
 
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! colspan="5" | Limits
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! colspan="7" | Limits
 
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! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Wings (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Gear (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! colspan="3" | Flaps (km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
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|-
! +
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! Combat !! Take-off !! Landing !! + !! -
! -
 
 
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| 990 || 450 || 320 || ~3 || 4
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| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || 520 || 520 || 320 || ~4 || ~2
 
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! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities
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! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities (km/h)
 
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! Ailerons<br>(km/h)
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! Ailerons !! Rudder !! Elevators !! Radiator
! Rudder<br>(km/h)
 
! Elevators<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
 
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|-
| < 561 || < 523 || < 510 || No radiator
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| < 561 || < 523 || < 510 || N/A
 
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==== Engine performance ====
 
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! colspan="3" | Compressor (RB/SB)
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! colspan="3" | Engine
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! colspan="6" | Aircraft mass
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! colspan="2" | Engine name || Number
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! colspan="3" | Empty mass || colspan="3" | Wing loading (full fuel)
 
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|-
! colspan="3" | Setting 1
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| colspan="2" | Wright J65-W-5 ||  2
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| colspan="3" | 13,350 kg || colspan="3" | 226 kg/m<sup>2</sup>
 
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|-
! Optimal altitude
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! colspan="3" | Engine characteristics
! 100% Engine power
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! colspan="5" | Mass with fuel (no weapons load) || rowspan="2" | Max Takeoff<br/>Weight
! WEP Engine power
 
 
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|-
| 0 m || 3265 kgf || No WEP
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! Weight (each) || colspan="2" | Type
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! 15m fuel || 20m fuel || 30m fuel || 45m fuel || 50m fuel
 
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<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 2
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| 1,260 kg || colspan="2" | Axial-flow turbojet
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| 15,402 kg || 16,066 kg || 17,394 kg || 19,386 kg || 20,050 kg || 25,854 kg
 
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|-
! Optimal altitude
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! colspan="3" | {{Annotation|Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB)|The maximum thrust produced by each engine, while mounted in the aircraft. NOTE: Thrust varies significantly depending on speed & altitude.}}
! 100% Engine power
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! colspan="6" | Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
! WEP Engine power
 
 
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|-
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
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! Condition || 100% || WEP
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! 15m fuel || 20m fuel || 30m fuel || 45m fuel || 50m fuel || MTOW
 
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! colspan="3" | Setting 3
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| ''Stationary'' || 3,265 kgf || N/A
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| 0.42 || 0.41 || 0.38 || 0.34 || 0.33 || 0.25
 
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|-
! Optimal altitude
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| ''Optimal'' || 3,265 kgf<br/>(0 km/h) || N/A
! 100% Engine power
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| 0.42 || 0.41 || 0.38 || 0.34 || 0.33 || 0.25
! WEP Engine power
 
 
|-
 
|-
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
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Revision as of 23:01, 24 January 2020

RANK 6 USA
"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
B-57B Canberra
b-57b.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
8.0/8.0/8.0BR
2 peopleCrew
25.9 tTake-off weight
6.93 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
12 192 mCeiling
2 х Wright J65-W-5Engine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
990 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
8 x 12.7 mm M3 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
2 400 roundsAmmunition
1 200 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
21 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombSetup 1
9 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 2
13 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 3
4 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombSetup 4
8 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombSetup 5
21 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
8 x HVAR rockets
8 x HVAR rockets
Setup 6
13 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
4 x HVAR rockets
4 x HVAR rockets
Setup 7
9 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
8 x HVAR rockets
8 x HVAR rockets
Setup 8
4 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bomb
8 x HVAR rockets
8 x HVAR rockets
Setup 9
8 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bomb
4 x HVAR rockets
4 x HVAR rockets
Setup 10
Economy
99 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
390 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png13 130 / 17 384/10 710 / 14 180/6 000 / 7 944Repair
110 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
390 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 800 Ge icon.pngAces
202 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
300 % Sl icon.png290 % Sl icon.png130 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the American jet bomber B-57B. For other uses, see Canberra (Family).

Description

GarageImage B-57B.jpg


The B-57B Canberra is a rank V American jet bomber with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.47 "Big Guns".

Concluding the legendary USA bomber line within War Thunder, the Martin B-57B jet bomber is a licensed-built version of the famous English Electric British aircraft that leads away from the standard gameplay found on most US heavy bombers before it. Placed well within Rank V after its predecessor, the B-57A, with a top-end BR similar to the IL-28 in both Arcade, Realistic and Simulator Battles, the B-57B focuses more on low level ground attack by comparison to its predecessors and can carry large amounts of offensive external weaponry.

Whilst a lone B-57B out in the open is an easy target for intercepting aircraft and is no match for the likes of the MiG-15 or CL-13 in combat, communication and coordination with teammates will allow pilots of this aircraft to effectively strike targets of strategic importance with precision and to devastating effect. Equally organizing squads paired with escorting fighters who can work in conjunction with B-57s or even a whole wing of attack aircraft can have a massive impact on top tier games.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 762 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 918 892 12 192 56.2 57.4 22.7 21.2 1,050
Upgraded 996 963 53.9 55.0 32.8 28.5

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
990 450 520 520 320 ~4 ~2
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 561 < 523 < 510 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Empty mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Wright J65-W-5 2 13,350 kg 226 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 15m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 45m fuel 50m fuel
1,260 kg Axial-flow turbojet 15,402 kg 16,066 kg 17,394 kg 19,386 kg 20,050 kg 25,854 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 15m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 45m fuel 50m fuel MTOW
Stationary 3,265 kgf N/A 0.42 0.41 0.38 0.34 0.33 0.25
Optimal 3,265 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.42 0.41 0.38 0.34 0.33 0.25

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating
  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass - Armored glass windscreen
  • Critical components located in front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near fuselage

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Browning M3 (12.7 mm)

The B-57B is armed with:

  • 8 x 12.7 Browning M3 machine guns, wing-mounted (300 rpg = 2,400 total)

Suspended armament

      Main article: Bombs ,Rockets

The B-57B can be outfitted with the following ordinance:

  • 21 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs (5,250 lb total)
  • 9 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (4,500 lb total)
  • 13 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (6,500 lb total)
  • 4 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (4,000 lb total)
  • 8 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (8,000 lb total)
  • 16 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 21 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs (5,250 lb total)
  • 8 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 13 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (6,500 lb total)
  • 16 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 9 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (4,500 lb total)
  • 16 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 4 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (4,000 lb total)
  • 8 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 8 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (8,000 lb total)

Usage in the battles

Unlike the B-57A model before it, the B-57B included numerous improvements and modifications to the airframe and armament that allow it to play a much more aggressive and offensive role in the battle. Able to mount up to 16 x 127 mm HVAR rockets on its external pylons in conjunction with heavy bomb loads, the B-57B is best suited to taking out armoured targets or naval targets such as destroyers and cruisers.

As well as its ability to deliver massive offensive potential to targets at high speeds, it is also equipped with 8 wing-mounted 12.7 mm Browning M3 machine guns that hold a healthy 2,800 rounds of ammunition, allowing it to attack light targets with ease, but also provides air-to-air combat potential for pilots. However, these HMGs are fitted far on the outside of each wing making gun convergence a big issue. Another novel feature of the B model is its rotating bomb bay that can hold large stores of a variety of bombs to complement its wing-mounted payloads. With a maximum potential loadout of 8 x 1,000 lb bombs coupled with 8 x 127 mm HVAR rockets, the B-57B is one of the most versatile aircraft in-game at rank V.

By comparison to its contemporary jet attack-bombers of other nations, the IL-28, Arado C-3, Canberra B (I) Mk 6 and R2Y2 series, the B-57B can carry the largest payload thanks to its external stores, making this the ideal choice for players who prefer more aggressive and direct attack roles in the skies.

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Offensive 12 mm EESBC No.2 Mark 2
II Comprssor Airframe EELBC No.1 Mark 3
III Wings Repair Engine New 12 mm MGs EERC No.3 Mark 1
IV G-Suit Cover EERC No.3 Mark 2

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good low altitude performance
  • Great horizontal manoeuvrability
  • Outruns pre-Korean War jets.
  • Excellent offensive armament of 8 x Browning M3s
  • Impressive and versatile payload
  • Bomber Spawn(AB/RB)

Cons:

  • Big target
  • Slower than most enemy jets it faces
  • Gun convergence problematic for offensive armament
  • Hostile Matchmaker
  • Poor performance at altitude

History

The Martin B-57B was a development of the licence-built version of the British Canberra B Mk 2, the B-57A. After its impressive performances at the Farnborough airshows in the early 1950s, the United States of America were keen to acquire the record setting jet bomber to fulfil the role of fast attacker similar to their current A-26 model. America had no suitable replacements for the Invader’s position and experiences in Korea had proven the value of an Interdiction attacker.

As such, licence production of the Canberra was given by English Electric to Martin for the B-57A. Whilst the A model was essentially the same as the British variant, the B model had numerous improvements and changes over the A model that distinguishes it from the original Canberra design. Features such as a redesigned canopy that required 2 crew rather than 3, newer engines, improved wing strength coupled with pylons for large external stores, more effective airbrakes and the Martin’s reduced drag rotary bomb bay from previous test aircraft were all included into the B model. As well as this, the B-57B also had offensive armament in the form of 8 Browning M3 machine guns with 4 in each wing, however, this was later updated to 4 x 20 mm M39 cannon.

All of this combined lead to the emergence of a highly effective interdiction aircraft that now differed greatly from its British counterpart to which it was based upon. Even with the rapid pace of jet aircraft development, the B-57B continued on in service thanks to its flexibility and versatility of combat roles. Numerous payloads options and configurations existed that allowed for a multitude of possible tasks including interdiction, reconnaissance or high altitude bombing. Whilst the primary models would retire in the late 1970s towards the early 1980s, highly modified variants still continue to serve in research and development roles for NASA even today.

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read also

Sources

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • page on aircraft encyclopedia;
  • other literature.


Glenn L. Martin Company
Attackers  AM-1
Bombers  B-10B · PBM-3 "Mariner"
Jet Bombers  B-57A* · B-57B*
Export  Martin 139WC · Martin 167-A3
  * These aircraft were license-built from The English Electric Company Limited who developed and built the British English Electric Canberra.

USA jet aircraft
F-4  F-4C Phantom II · F-4E Phantom II
F-80  F-80A-5 · F-80C-10
F-84  F-84B-26 · F-84G-21-RE
F-86  F-86A-5 · F-86F-25 · F-86F-2 · F-86F-35
F-89  F-89B · F-89D
F-104  F-104A · F-104C
F9F  F9F-2 · F9F-5 · F9F-8
FJ-4  FJ-4B · FJ-4B VMF-232
Other  P-59A · F3D-1 · F2H-2 · F3H-2 · F11F-1 · F-100D
A-4  A-4B
B-57  B-57A · B-57B