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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} British bomber {{Battle-rating|3}}. This aircraft was introduced in [[Update 1.59 "Flaming Arrows"]].
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} British bomber {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.59 "Flaming Arrows"]].
  
 
The Halifax is an interesting member of the British bomber line. It is the first true British heavy bomber, a big change from its predecessors, which are all either flying boats, medium, or light bombers. With the transition to heavy bombers, comes a change in tactics. The Halifax will out class almost every tier 2 and 3 bomber in terms of payload. It will also generally beat every same BR bomber in payload as well. However, being a heavy bomber has its draw backs. Compared to nearly all previous British bombers, this one is slower, and has a noticeably slow climb rate. While the payload upgrade is nice, the Halifax is not very durable. Worse, the Halifax lacks effective defensive weapons, a flaw of nearly all British bombers. The main priority, as a result, should be targeting bases, and avoiding opposing pilots as much as possible. Use high altitude and less direct travel routes to get to your targets. If you are engaged, your defensive guns can save you, but they are not very reliable. In addition, you have no ventral turret, leaving a massive defensive gap. If you can keep safe, and deliver your payload, you will find this to be a very effective bomber.
 
The Halifax is an interesting member of the British bomber line. It is the first true British heavy bomber, a big change from its predecessors, which are all either flying boats, medium, or light bombers. With the transition to heavy bombers, comes a change in tactics. The Halifax will out class almost every tier 2 and 3 bomber in terms of payload. It will also generally beat every same BR bomber in payload as well. However, being a heavy bomber has its draw backs. Compared to nearly all previous British bombers, this one is slower, and has a noticeably slow climb rate. While the payload upgrade is nice, the Halifax is not very durable. Worse, the Halifax lacks effective defensive weapons, a flaw of nearly all British bombers. The main priority, as a result, should be targeting bases, and avoiding opposing pilots as much as possible. Use high altitude and less direct travel routes to get to your targets. If you are engaged, your defensive guns can save you, but they are not very reliable. In addition, you have no ventral turret, leaving a massive defensive gap. If you can keep safe, and deliver your payload, you will find this to be a very effective bomber.
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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
=== Flight Performance ===
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=== Flight performance ===
<!--''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, maneuverability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''-->
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''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
|-
! AB
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! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
 
|-
 
|-
|432||418|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||35.3||35.8||2.3||3.8||750
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| 435 || 419 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 35.0 || 35.8 || 3.8 || 3.8 || 750
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 4,115 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 4,115 m)
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
|-
! AB
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! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 477 || 454 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 33.2 || 34.0 || 9.9 || 6.5 ||750
 
| 477 || 454 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 33.2 || 34.0 || 9.9 || 6.5 ||750
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|}
 
|}
  
====Details====
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==== Details ====
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! 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
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
 
| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
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! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Combat flaps<br>(km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
|-
 
|-
! +
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! + !! -
! -
 
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || ??? || ~?? || ~?
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| {{Specs|destruction|constructions}} || {{Specs|destruction|chassis}} || 520 || ~4 || ~3
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
| < ??? || < ??? || < ??? || > ???
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| < 350 || < 350 || < 300 || > 280
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
| 2,000 m || ??? hp || ?,??? hp  
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| 1,447 m || 1,400 hp || 1,596 hp
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="3" | Setting 2
 
! colspan="3" | Setting 2
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
| 4,300 m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp  
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| 4,115 m || 1,300 hp || 1,482 hp
|-
 
<!--! 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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* 6.35 mm steel in front and floor of cockpit
 
* 6.35 mm steel in front and floor of cockpit
 
* 8 mm steel behind pilot and in rear fuselage bulkhead
 
* 8 mm steel behind pilot and in rear fuselage bulkhead
* No armour glazing
 
* Critical components located in the wings of aircraft (fuel, engine, controls)
 
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
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{{main|MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)}}
 
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
 
* 4 x 7.5 mm [[MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)|MAC 1934]] machine guns (300 rpg = 1,200 total)
 
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=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
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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)}}
  
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordinance"
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
 
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* 15 x 250 lb G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV bombs (3,750 lb total)
* 15 x G.P 250 lb Mk.IV bombs
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* 15 x 500 lb G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs (7,500 lb total)
* 15 x G.P 500 lb Mk.IV bombs
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* 9 x 1,000 lb M.C. 1,000 lb Mk.I bombs + 6 x 500 lb G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs (12,000 lb total)
* 9 x M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bombs + 6 x G.P 500 lb Mk.IV bombs
 
  
 
=== Defensive armament ===
 
=== Defensive armament ===
<!--''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available remove this subsection.''-->
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<!-- ''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available, remove this subsection.'' -->
 
 
 
{{main|Browning .303 (7.7 mm)|Vickers K (7.7 mm)}}
 
{{main|Browning .303 (7.7 mm)|Vickers K (7.7 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is defended by:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is defended by:
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* 1 x 7.7 mm Vickers K machine gun, nose turret (1,000 rpg)
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* 4 x 7.7 mm Browning .303 machine guns, dorsal turret (600 rpg = 2,400 total)
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* 4 x 7.7 mm Browning .303 machine guns, tail turret (1,700 rpg = 6,800 total)
  
* 4 x 7.7mm Browning machine gun, tail turret (1,700 RPG= 6,800 total)
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== Usage in battles ==
* 4 x 7.7mm Browning machine gun, dorsal turret (600 RPG = 2,400 total)
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* 1 x 7.7mm Vickers K machine gun, nose turret (1000 RPG)
 
 
 
== Usage in the battles ==
 
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===Manual Engine Control===
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=== Manual Engine Control ===
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| 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
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! Oil !! Water !! Type
! Water
 
! Type  
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Separate || rowspan="2" | Not ontrollable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
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| Not controllable || Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Not controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Combined || Controllable<br>2 gears || Not controllable
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
===Modules===
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=== Modules ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
! colspan="1" | Tier
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! Tier
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
! colspan="1" | Survivability
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! Survivability
 
! colspan="2" | Weaponry
 
! colspan="2" | Weaponry
 
|-
 
|-
 
| I
 
| I
| Fuselage Repair
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| Fuselage repair
 
| Radiator
 
| Radiator
|  
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|
|  
+
|
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| SUBC mk.I
 
|-
 
|-
 
| II
 
| II
|  
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|
 
| Compressor
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| Airframe
|  
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| Turret 7 mm
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|
 
|-
 
|-
 
| III
 
| III
| Wings Repair
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| Wings repair
 
| Engine
 
| Engine
|  
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|
|  
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|
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| MBC mk.III
 
|-
 
|-
 
| IV
 
| IV
|  
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|
| Engine Injection
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| Engine injection
 
| Cover
 
| Cover
|  
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| New 7 mm MGs (turret)
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|
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
 
 
* Versatile - It is capable of flying low-altitude runs for minibases, or high-altitude bomb runs.
 
* Versatile - It is capable of flying low-altitude runs for minibases, or high-altitude bomb runs.
* Can carry an overwhelming '''12,000 lb''' of bombs, giving it the heaviest payload at RanK II-III, and outclasses many Rank IV bombers
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* Can carry an overwhelming '''12,000 lb''' of bombs, giving it the heaviest payload at rank II-III, and outclasses many rank IV bombers
* (Realistic Battle) Full payload lets it take out all three bases in one pass with two 1,000 lb bombs to spare (first base : 6 x 500 lb + 1 x 1,000 lb / second base : 3 x 1,000 lb / third base : 3 x 1,000 lb / airfield : 2 x 1,000 lb.
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* (Realistic Battles) Full payload lets it take out all three bases in one pass with two 1,000 lb bombs to spare (first base : 6 x 500 lb + 1 x 1,000 lb / second base : 3 x 1,000 lb / third base : 3 x 1,000 lb / airfield : 2 x 1,000 lb.
 
* Fast and fairly manoeuvrable for a heavy bomber, with flaps that do not rip easily
 
* Fast and fairly manoeuvrable for a heavy bomber, with flaps that do not rip easily
 
* Performance is almost unaffected by payload options due to internal payload carriage that doesn't create drag
 
* Performance is almost unaffected by payload options due to internal payload carriage that doesn't create drag
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* Tail gunner has a lot of ammunition (4 x 7.7 mm machine guns with 1,700 rounds per gun)
 
* Tail gunner has a lot of ammunition (4 x 7.7 mm machine guns with 1,700 rounds per gun)
 
* Impressive aircraft overall in terms of bombers, arguably outclassing the succeeding Stirling in the next rank and can be a game changer for the team if left unchecked
 
* Impressive aircraft overall in terms of bombers, arguably outclassing the succeeding Stirling in the next rank and can be a game changer for the team if left unchecked
* Economical plane to fly as an easy Silver Lion and Research Points grinder with an incredibly cheap repair cost
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* Economical plane to fly as an easy Silver Lion {{sl}} and Research Points {{rp}} grinder
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
 
 
* Large target
 
* Large target
* '''Priority target''' (in Arcade battle) that smart players will aim for first  
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* '''Priority target''' (in Arcade battles) that smart players will aim for first
 
* Stock payload is useless for base bombing
 
* Stock payload is useless for base bombing
 
* Nose is defended by a single 7.7 mm gun and the belly has no machine gun coverage, leaving them very vulnerable for enemy attacks
 
* Nose is defended by a single 7.7 mm gun and the belly has no machine gun coverage, leaving them very vulnerable for enemy attacks
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== History ==
 
== History ==
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== Read also ==
 
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== See also ==
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* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
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* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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== Sources ==
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== External links ==
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
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* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''
 
* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
  
 
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{{Britain bombers}}

Revision as of 15:49, 2 September 2019

Halifax B Mk IIIa
halifax_mk3.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.3/4.0/4.0BR
7 peopleCrew
32.7 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
4 х Bristol Hercules XVIEngine
InlineType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
541 km/hStructural
260 km/hGear
Defensive armament
4 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gunTurret
6 800 roundsAmmunition
1 000 shots/minFire rate
4 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gunTurret
2 400 roundsAmmunition
1 000 shots/minFire rate
7.7 mm Vickers K machine gunTurret
1 000 roundsAmmunition
950 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
15 x 250 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 1
15 x 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 2
6 x 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
9 x M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bomb
Setup 3
Economy
26 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
100 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png5 410 / 6 751/6 010 / 7 500/2 040 / 2 545Repair
29 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
100 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
500 Ge icon.pngAces
× (142) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 3.1 Sl icon.png× 2.8 Sl icon.png× 0.9 Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Halifax B Mk IIIa.jpg


The Halifax B Mk IIIa is a rank II British bomber with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB) and 4.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.59 "Flaming Arrows".

The Halifax is an interesting member of the British bomber line. It is the first true British heavy bomber, a big change from its predecessors, which are all either flying boats, medium, or light bombers. With the transition to heavy bombers, comes a change in tactics. The Halifax will out class almost every tier 2 and 3 bomber in terms of payload. It will also generally beat every same BR bomber in payload as well. However, being a heavy bomber has its draw backs. Compared to nearly all previous British bombers, this one is slower, and has a noticeably slow climb rate. While the payload upgrade is nice, the Halifax is not very durable. Worse, the Halifax lacks effective defensive weapons, a flaw of nearly all British bombers. The main priority, as a result, should be targeting bases, and avoiding opposing pilots as much as possible. Use high altitude and less direct travel routes to get to your targets. If you are engaged, your defensive guns can save you, but they are not very reliable. In addition, you have no ventral turret, leaving a massive defensive gap. If you can keep safe, and deliver your payload, you will find this to be a very effective bomber.

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
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,115 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
435 419 35.0 35.8 3.8 3.8 750
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,115 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
477 454 33.2 34.0 9.9 6.5 750

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
520 ~4 ~3
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 350 < 350 < 300 > 280
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,447 m 1,400 hp 1,596 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,115 m 1,300 hp 1,482 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 6.35 mm steel in front and floor of cockpit
  • 8 mm steel behind pilot and in rear fuselage bulkhead

Armaments

Suspended armament

The Halifax B Mk IIIa can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 15 x 250 lb G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV bombs (3,750 lb total)
  • 15 x 500 lb G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs (7,500 lb total)
  • 9 x 1,000 lb M.C. 1,000 lb Mk.I bombs + 6 x 500 lb G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs (12,000 lb total)

Defensive armament

The Halifax B Mk IIIa is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.7 mm Vickers K machine gun, nose turret (1,000 rpg)
  • 4 x 7.7 mm Browning .303 machine guns, dorsal turret (600 rpg = 2,400 total)
  • 4 x 7.7 mm Browning .303 machine guns, tail turret (1,700 rpg = 6,800 total)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Combined Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator SUBC mk.I
II Compressor Airframe Turret 7 mm
III Wings repair Engine MBC mk.III
IV Engine injection Cover New 7 mm MGs (turret)

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Versatile - It is capable of flying low-altitude runs for minibases, or high-altitude bomb runs.
  • Can carry an overwhelming 12,000 lb of bombs, giving it the heaviest payload at rank II-III, and outclasses many rank IV bombers
  • (Realistic Battles) Full payload lets it take out all three bases in one pass with two 1,000 lb bombs to spare (first base : 6 x 500 lb + 1 x 1,000 lb / second base : 3 x 1,000 lb / third base : 3 x 1,000 lb / airfield : 2 x 1,000 lb.
  • Fast and fairly manoeuvrable for a heavy bomber, with flaps that do not rip easily
  • Performance is almost unaffected by payload options due to internal payload carriage that doesn't create drag
  • Fantastic climb rate with WEP; can easily reach 6,000 m with full payload just by side climbing (which is heavily advised to minimize interception)
  • Can fly with two engines if needed - or even one, if trying to land.
  • Matchmaking typically places the bomber against planes less deadly than the ones later British bombers face
  • Defensive armament is decent for a British bomber
  • Tail gunner has a lot of ammunition (4 x 7.7 mm machine guns with 1,700 rounds per gun)
  • Impressive aircraft overall in terms of bombers, arguably outclassing the succeeding Stirling in the next rank and can be a game changer for the team if left unchecked
  • Economical plane to fly as an easy Silver Lion Sl icon.png and Research Points Rp icon.png grinder

Cons:

  • Large target
  • Priority target (in Arcade battles) that smart players will aim for first
  • Stock payload is useless for base bombing
  • Nose is defended by a single 7.7 mm gun and the belly has no machine gun coverage, leaving them very vulnerable for enemy attacks
  • 7.7 mm turrets are overall not very effective
  • Only one pilot, no copilot like other bombers
  • WEP causes overheating unless manual engine control is used to force radiators open
  • Fragile structure compared to most competing bombers and previous British bombers
  • Severe lack of armour for crew leaves them vulnerable

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Britain bombers
Torpedo  Swordfish Mk I · ▄Avenger Mk II
Dive  V-156-B1
Hydroplanes  ▄Catalina Mk IIIa · Sunderland Mk IIIa · Sunderland Mk V
Light  Blenheim Mk IV · Beaufort Mk VIII · ▄Hudson Mk V · Brigand B 1
Based on A20  ▄Havoc Mk I · ▄Boston Mk I · ▄DB-7
Hampden  Hampden Mk I · Hampden TB Mk I
Wellington  Wellington Mk Ic · Wellington Mk Ic /Late · Wellington Mk III · Wellington Mk X
Halifax  Halifax B Mk IIIa
Stirling  Stirling B Mk I · Stirling B Mk III
Lancaster  Lancaster B Mk I · Lancaster B Mk III
Lincoln  Lincoln B Mk II
Canberra  Canberra B Mk 2 · Canberra B (I) Mk 6
Attackers  ▄Wirraway