Hudson Mk V (Great Britain)

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▄Hudson Mk V
General characteristics
5 peopleCrew
10.3 tTake-off weight
0.33 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
5 029 mCeiling
2 х Pratt & Whitney S3C4-GEngine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
564 km/hStructural
235 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gunWeapon 1
1 000 roundsAmmunition
1 001 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
2 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gunTurret
2 000 roundsAmmunition
1 000 shots/minFire rate
7.7 mm Vickers K machine gunTurret
500 roundsAmmunition
950 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
4 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
6 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb
Setup 1
8 x AP Mk I rocketsSetup 2
4 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
6 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb
8 x AP Mk I rockets
Setup 3
700 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 300/1 940/770Repair
2 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
15 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
130 Ge icon.pngAces
112 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
110 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png140 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png70 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the British bomber Hudson Mk V (Great Britain). For other version, see A-29.


The Hudson Mk V (Great Britain) in the garage

The ▄Hudson Mk V is a Rank II premium British bomber with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB) and 2.0 (RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.63 "Desert Hunters" and costs 700 Golden Eagles.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 1,981 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
399 386 5 029 27.3 27.8 6.9 6.9 600
Max Speed
(km/h at 1,981 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
437 418 5 029 24.8 26.0 15.0 9.5 600


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
564 235  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Critical components located in the front and wings of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)


Offensive armament

The Hudson Mk V (Great Britain) is armed with:

  • 2 x 7.7 mm Browning machine guns, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The Hudson Mk V (Great Britain) can be outfitted with the following ordinance"

  • 4 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs + 6 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs
  • 8 x AP Mk I rockets
  • 8 x AP Mk I rockets + 4 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs + 6 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs

Defensive armament

The Hudson Mk V (Great Britain) is defended by:

  • 2 x 7.7 mm Browning machine guns, dorsal turret (1,000 rpg = 2,000 total)
  • 1 x 7.7 mm Vickers K machine gun, ventral turret (500 rpg)

Usage in the battles

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not ontrollable Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons


  • Good field of fire for dorsal turret.
  • Can carry 8 rockets in addition to the internal bomb bay.
  • Internal bombay can accommodate 4x 250lb bombs and 6x 100lb bombs.
  • Can fly on one engine.
  • Forward-firing fixed guns means the ability to strafe soft targets (e.g.: unarmoured vehicled, artillery, AAA, etc.).
  • Very fast for a bomber.


  • Low amount of gunners means vulnerable if they're knocked out.
  • Controls lock quickly in a steep dive (MA tested).
  • Flaps tear off easily above 330km/h.
  • Only two fixed forward-firing guns.


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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/L · 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
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