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{{Specs-Card|code=firefly_mk5}}
 
 
{{About
 
{{About
 
| about = British naval fighter '''{{PAGENAME}}'''
 
| about = British naval fighter '''{{PAGENAME}}'''
| usage = other uses
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| other
| link = Firefly (Disambiguation)
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| usage-1 = the other version
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| link-1 = Firefly F Mk I
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| usage-2 = other uses
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| link-2 = Firefly (Disambiguation)
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}}
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{{Specs-Card
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|code=firefly_mk5
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|images={{Specs-Card-Image|GarageImage_{{PAGENAME}}.jpg}}
 
}}
 
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} British naval fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.49 "Weapons of Victory"]].
[[File:GarageImage_{{PAGENAME}}.jpg|420px|thumb|left|]]
 
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} British naval fighter {{Battle-rating}}. This aircraft was introduced in [[Update 1.49 "Weapons of Victory"]].
 
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
=== Flight Performance ===
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=== Flight performance ===
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{{Specs-Avia-Flight}}
 
''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''
 
''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''
  
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="70%"
|-
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! rowspan="2" | Characteristics
! colspan="8" | Characteristics
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
|-
 
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 5,181 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 5,181 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)
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! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
 
|-
 
|-
|518||503|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||29.9||30.8||9.5||9.5||450
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! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
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! Stock
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| 522 || 503 || rowspan="2" | {{Specs|ceiling}} || 29.5 || 30.8 || 9.5 || 9.5 || rowspan="2" | 450
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 5,181 m)
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! Upgraded
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
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| 591 || 554 || 26.5 || 28.0 || 19.5 || 13.5
! 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
 
|-
 
|591||554|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||26.2||28.0||22.5||13.5||450
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
====Details====
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==== Details ====
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="50%"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
|-
 
|-
! Combat flap
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! Combat flaps !! Take-off flaps !! Landing flaps !! Air brakes !! Arrestor gear
! Take-off flap
 
! Landing flap
 
! Air brakes
 
! Arrestor gear
 
 
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|-
 
| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X || ✓    <!-- ✓ -->
 
| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X || ✓    <!-- ✓ -->
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|}
  
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="50%"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="5" | Limits
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! colspan="7" | Limits
 
|-
 
|-
! 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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! Combat !! Take-off !! Landing !! + !! -
! -
 
 
|-
 
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| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || 700 || ~9 || ~6
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| {{Specs|destruction|body}} || {{Specs|destruction|gear}} || 600 || 330 || 250 || ~10 || ~6
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities
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! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities (km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
! Ailerons<br>(km/h)
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! Ailerons !! Rudder !! Elevators !! Radiator
! Rudder<br>(km/h)
 
! Elevators<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
 
|-
 
|-
| < 321 || < 400 || < 410 || > 250
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| < 321 || < 400 || < 410 || > 314
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
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| 2,400 m || 1,510 hp || 2,166 hp  
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| 2,400 m || 1,510 hp || 2,166 hp
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="3" | Setting 2
 
! colspan="3" | Setting 2
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
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| 6,400 m || 1,410 hp || 2,002 hp  
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| 6,400 m || 1,410 hp || 2,002 hp
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<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 3
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
 
|-
 
|-
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
|- -->
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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* 42.8 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
 
* 42.8 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
 
* 12.7 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.
 
* 12.7 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.
  
* Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
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=== Modifications and economy ===
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{{Specs-Economy}}
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
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{{Specs-Avia-Armaments}}
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
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{{Specs-Avia-Offensive}}
 
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{{main|Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)}}
 
{{main|Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
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* 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannons, wing-mounted (175 rpg outer + 145 rpg inner = 640 total)
* 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannons, wing-mounted (175 RPG outer + 145 RPG inner = 640 total)
 
  
 
=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
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{{Specs-Avia-Suspended}}
 
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{{main|M.C. 1,000 lb Mk.I (1,000 lb)|G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV (250 lb)|G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV (500 lb)|RP-3}}
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{{main|G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV (250 lb)|G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV (500 lb)|M.C. 1,000 lb Mk.I (1,000 lb)|RP-3}}
  
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordinance:
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
 
* Without load
 
* Without load
* 2 x M.C. 1,000 lb Mk.I bombs
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* 2 x 1,000 lb M.C. 1,000 lb Mk.I bombs (2,000 lb total)
* 16 x 76 mm RP-3 rockets
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* 16 x RP-3 rockets
* 8 x 76 mm RP-3 rockets + 2 x G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV bombs
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* 2 x 250 lb G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV bombs + 8 x RP-3 rockets (500 lb total)
* 8 x 76 mm RP-3 rockets + 2 x G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs
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* 2 x 500 lb G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs + 8 x RP-3 rockets (1,000 lb total)
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
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This aircraft has 2 ways to be used. The first and the recommended method is as a strike fighter with either the 2x1000lbs or the 16x76mm HVAR rockets. However, the aircraft will be rather sluggish even fully upgraded when compared to other aircraft which can do this role, like the P-47 Thunderbolt. However, this does have 16 rockets to strafe with. Return to base once the payload is expended. The second way to use this aircraft is to climb to 6km and intercept bombers. The Firefly comes with four 20mm Hispanos that will make quick work of anything regardless of size.
 
  
===Manual Engine Control===
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=== Manual Engine Control ===
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
|-
 
|-
! rowspan="2" |Mixer
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! rowspan="2" | Mixer
! rowspan="2" |Pitch
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! rowspan="2" | Pitch
! colspan="3" |Radiator
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! colspan="3" | Radiator
! rowspan="2" |Supercharger
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! rowspan="2" | Supercharger
! rowspan="2" |Turbocharger
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! rowspan="2" | Turbocharger
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Oil
 
! Oil
 
! Water
 
! Water
! Type  
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! Type
 
|-
 
|-
| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Combined || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
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| Controllable || Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Not controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Controllable<br>Auto control available || Separate || Controllable<br>2 gears || Not controllable
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|}
 
 
 
===Modules===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Tier
 
! colspan="2"|Flight performance
 
! Survivability
 
! colspan="2"|Weaponry
 
|-
 
| I
 
| Fuselage repair||Radiator
 
|
 
| ||HLBC mk.2
 
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| II
 
| ||Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| ||GRC mk.8
 
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| III
 
| Wings repair||Engine
 
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| Offensive 20 mm||HSBC mk.2
 
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| IV
 
| ||Engine injection
 
| Cover
 
| New 20 mm cannons||HMBC mk.2
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
* Faster than the Firefly Mk. I with a better roll rate thanks to its more powerful engine and clipped wings
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* Faster than the Firefly Mk I with a better roll rate thanks to its more powerful engine and clipped wings
* One of the earliest planes with Hispano Mk. V cannons. Much larger ammo load with much less of a tendency to overheat than the Mk. II
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* One of the earliest planes with Hispano Mk.V cannons. Much larger ammo load with much less of a tendency to overheat than the [[Hispano Mk.II (20 mm)|Mk.II]]
 
* Same good bomb load but double the amount of rockets available to the pilot
 
* Same good bomb load but double the amount of rockets available to the pilot
 
* Has an interceptor spawn, which can be useful
 
* Has an interceptor spawn, which can be useful
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
* Less manoeuvrable overall than the Firefly Mk. I aside from the roll rate
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* Less manoeuvrable overall than the Firefly Mk I aside from the roll rate
 
* Somewhat large target for a single-engine fighter
 
* Somewhat large target for a single-engine fighter
 
* Still rather slow in comparison to other fighters at its rank
 
* Still rather slow in comparison to other fighters at its rank
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== History ==
 
== History ==
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=== In-game description ===
 
=== In-game description ===
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The Fairey Firefly had entered service in 1943 and served successfully in the closing stages of the Second World War as a multi-role, carrierborne fighter/strike aircraft. In 1944 a Rolls-Royce Griffon 72 was fitted to the Firefly for testing; the resulting improvements led to the Griffon 74 powered Firefly Mk.IV which entered service in 1947. The Mk.IV replaced the earlier three bladed propeller with a four bladed unit fitted to the new engine, and moved the radiators from the chin position to underneath the wings. The wings were also clipped to increase the roll rate. The leading edge of the tail fin was also extended and two under wing fairings carried fuel and a radar scanner in port and starboard respectively.
  
The Fairey Firefly had entered service in 1943 and served successfully in the closing stages of the Second World War as a multi-role, carrierborne fighter/strike aircraft. In 1944 a Rolls-Royce Griffon 72 was fitted to the Firefly for testing; the resulting improvements led to the Griffon 74 powered Firefly Mk.IV which entered service in 1947. The Mk.IV replaced the earlier three bladed propeller with a four bladed unit fitted to the new engine, and moved the radiators from the chin position to underneath the wings. The wings were also clipped to increase the roll rate. The leading edge of the tail fin was also extended and two under wing fairings carried fuel and a radar scanner in port and starboard respectively. 
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The Firefly Mk.V built on the success of the previous variant with further modifications. For specialized roles, sub variants of the Firefly included a number of internal changes for the standard day fighter/reconnaissance variant, night fighter and anti-submarine aircraft. Power folding wings were also introduced during the life of the Mk.V which greatly assisted the efficiency of deck operations.
  
The Firefly Mk.V built on the success of the previous variant with further modifications. For specialized roles, sub variants of the Firefly included a number of internal changes for the standard day fighter/reconnaissance variant, night fighter and anti-submarine aircraft. Power folding wings were also introduced during the life of the Mk.V which greatly assisted the efficiency of deck operations. 
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812 Naval Air Squadron was the first front line unit to re-equip with the Mk.V, at Eglinton in July 1948. When the Korean People's Army crossed the 38th Parallel in June 1950, Korea was plunged into war and the carrierborne aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm were in action within days of the outbreak of hostilities. HMS Triumph was the first British carrier in theatre, but the embarked 827 NAS were actually still operating Second World War vintage Firefly Mk.Is. It was the Mk.V which replaced it in theatre which proved to be the most prolific variant of the conflict, being operated by 810, 812, 817, 821 and 825 Naval Air Squadrons. The Firefly was regularly engaged in strikes against key infrastructure such as bridges, railways, harbour installations and industrial sites. Operating in a range of conditions including sub-zero temperatures and storms, the Fireflies served alongside Seafires and Sea Furies to maintain an impressive rate of operations, proving to be resilient to the elements and the rigours of continued deck operations in anger. In 1952 a record-breaking day of operations was achieved from HMS Ocean when Fireflies and Sea Furies flew 123 sorties in a single day. Fireflies of 825 NAS were also involved in ground attack sorties during the 1954 Malayan Emergency.
  
812 Naval Air Squadron was the first front line unit to re-equip with the Mk.V, at Eglinton in July 1948. When the Korean People’s Army crossed the 38th Parallel in June 1950, Korea was plunged into war and the carrierborne aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm were in action within days of the outbreak of hostilities. HMS Triumph was the first British carrier in theatre, but the embarked 827 NAS were actually still operating Second World War vintage Firefly Mk.Is. It was the Mk.V which replaced it in theatre which proved to be the most prolific variant of the conflict, being operated by 810, 812, 817, 821 and 825 Naval Air Squadrons. The Firefly was regularly engaged in strikes against key infrastructure such as bridges, railways, harbour installations and industrial sites. Operating in a range of conditions including sub-zero temperatures and storms, the Fireflies served alongside Seafires and Sea Furies to maintain an impressive rate of operations, proving to be resilient to the elements and the rigours of continued deck operations in anger. In 1952 a record-breaking day of operations was achieved from HMS Ocean when Fireflies and Sea Furies flew 123 sorties in a single day. Fireflies of 825 NAS were also involved in ground attack sorties during the 1954 Malayan Emergency.
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Post-war, the Firefly served as an export aircraft with Canada, Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Ethiopia, Thailand, Sweden and India. The venerable aircraft left the service of the Fleet Air Arm in 1956, after 13 years of operations.
 
 
Post-war, the Firefly served as an export aircraft with Canada, Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Ethiopia, Thailand,  Sweden and India. The venerable aircraft left the service of the Fleet Air Arm in 1956, after 13 years of operations.
 
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== External links ==
 
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* [[wt:en/news/3991--en|[Devblog] Fairey Firefly F.Mk.I and F.Mk.V]]
  
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{{AirManufacturer Fairey}}
 
{{Britain strike and twin-engine fighters}}
 
{{Britain strike and twin-engine fighters}}

Revision as of 13:10, 30 December 2020

VTOL | Rank 5 USA
AV-8A Harrier Pack
This page is about the British naval fighter Firefly FR Mk V. For the other version, see Firefly F Mk I. For other uses, see Firefly (Disambiguation).
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Firefly FR Mk V
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Description

The Firefly FR Mk V is a rank III British naval fighter with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.49 "Weapons of Victory".

General info

Flight performance

Arrestor gear
Accelerates braking by grabbing the brake cable on the deck of the aircraft carrier
Max speed
at 5 181 m554 km/h
Turn time28 s
Max altitude10 050 m
EngineRolls-Royce Griffon-74
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight9 t

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 5,181 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 522 503 10050 29.5 30.8 9.5 9.5 450
Upgraded 591 554 26.5 28.0 19.5 13.5

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
720 280 600 330 250 ~10 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 321 < 400 < 410 > 314
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,400 m 1,510 hp 2,166 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
6,400 m 1,410 hp 2,002 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural720 km/h
Gear280 km/h
  • 42.8 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 000 → 2 512 Sl icon.png
RB3 400 → 4 270 Sl icon.png
SB4 600 → 5 777 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications29 800 Rp icon.png
65 600 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training39 000 Sl icon.png
Experts140 000 Sl icon.png
Aces590 Ge icon.png
Research Aces360 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 240 / 400 % Sl icon.png
148 / 148 / 148 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
2 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 800 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
1 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 200 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
1 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 200 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
2 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 800 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
210 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
HSBC mk.2
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
HMBC mk.2
Research:
2 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 800 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
hispano_belt_pack
Research:
1 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 200 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
HLBC mk.2
Research:
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Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition640 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Main article: Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)

The Firefly FR Mk V is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannons, wing-mounted (175 rpg outer + 145 rpg inner = 640 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups4
List of setups
Setup 12 x M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bomb
Setup 28 x RP-3 rockets
8 x RP-3 rockets
Setup 32 x 250 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
8 x RP-3 rockets
Setup 42 x 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
8 x RP-3 rockets

The Firefly FR Mk V can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 1,000 lb M.C. 1,000 lb Mk.I bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 16 x RP-3 rockets
  • 2 x 250 lb G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV bombs + 8 x RP-3 rockets (500 lb total)
  • 2 x 500 lb G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs + 8 x RP-3 rockets (1,000 lb total)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

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Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
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Auto control available
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Faster than the Firefly Mk I with a better roll rate thanks to its more powerful engine and clipped wings
  • One of the earliest planes with Hispano Mk.V cannons. Much larger ammo load with much less of a tendency to overheat than the Mk.II
  • Same good bomb load but double the amount of rockets available to the pilot
  • Has an interceptor spawn, which can be useful

Cons:

  • Less manoeuvrable overall than the Firefly Mk I aside from the roll rate
  • Somewhat large target for a single-engine fighter
  • Still rather slow in comparison to other fighters at its rank
  • Below average climb rate compared to Spitfires

History

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In-game description

The Fairey Firefly had entered service in 1943 and served successfully in the closing stages of the Second World War as a multi-role, carrierborne fighter/strike aircraft. In 1944 a Rolls-Royce Griffon 72 was fitted to the Firefly for testing; the resulting improvements led to the Griffon 74 powered Firefly Mk.IV which entered service in 1947. The Mk.IV replaced the earlier three bladed propeller with a four bladed unit fitted to the new engine, and moved the radiators from the chin position to underneath the wings. The wings were also clipped to increase the roll rate. The leading edge of the tail fin was also extended and two under wing fairings carried fuel and a radar scanner in port and starboard respectively.

The Firefly Mk.V built on the success of the previous variant with further modifications. For specialized roles, sub variants of the Firefly included a number of internal changes for the standard day fighter/reconnaissance variant, night fighter and anti-submarine aircraft. Power folding wings were also introduced during the life of the Mk.V which greatly assisted the efficiency of deck operations.

812 Naval Air Squadron was the first front line unit to re-equip with the Mk.V, at Eglinton in July 1948. When the Korean People's Army crossed the 38th Parallel in June 1950, Korea was plunged into war and the carrierborne aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm were in action within days of the outbreak of hostilities. HMS Triumph was the first British carrier in theatre, but the embarked 827 NAS were actually still operating Second World War vintage Firefly Mk.Is. It was the Mk.V which replaced it in theatre which proved to be the most prolific variant of the conflict, being operated by 810, 812, 817, 821 and 825 Naval Air Squadrons. The Firefly was regularly engaged in strikes against key infrastructure such as bridges, railways, harbour installations and industrial sites. Operating in a range of conditions including sub-zero temperatures and storms, the Fireflies served alongside Seafires and Sea Furies to maintain an impressive rate of operations, proving to be resilient to the elements and the rigours of continued deck operations in anger. In 1952 a record-breaking day of operations was achieved from HMS Ocean when Fireflies and Sea Furies flew 123 sorties in a single day. Fireflies of 825 NAS were also involved in ground attack sorties during the 1954 Malayan Emergency.

Post-war, the Firefly served as an export aircraft with Canada, Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Ethiopia, Thailand, Sweden and India. The venerable aircraft left the service of the Fleet Air Arm in 1956, after 13 years of operations.

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See also

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External links


Fairey Aviation Company, Limited
Fighters  Firefly F Mk I · Firefly FR Mk V
Bombers  Swordfish Mk I · Swordfish Mk II

Britain strike and twin-engine fighters
Single-engined  Hurricane Mk IV · Tempest Mk V (Vickers P) · ▄Hellcat Mk II
Beaufighter  Beaufighter Mk VIc · Beaufighter Mk X · Beaufighter Mk 21
Naval  Firefly F Mk I · Firefly FR Mk V · Firebrand TF Mk IV
Mosquito  Mosquito FB Mk VI · Mosquito FB Mk XVIII
Whirlwind  Whirlwind Mk I · Whirlwind P.9
Hornet  Hornet Mk.I · Hornet Mk.III