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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 2,439 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 2,439 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
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
| 882 || 855 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 20.3 || 21.5 || 29.8 || 28.3 || 325
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 2,439 m)
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! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
! 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
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! Stock
! RB
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| 882 || 855 || rowspan="2" | {{Specs|ceiling}} || 20.3 || 21.5 || 29.8 || 28.3 || rowspan="2" | 325
! AB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! RB
 
 
|-
 
|-
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || 325
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! Upgraded
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| ??? || ??? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.?
 
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|-
 
|}
 
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|-
 
|-
! colspan="5" | Features
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! colspan="6" | Features
 
|-
 
|-
! 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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| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || ✓   <!-- ✓ -->
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| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X    <!-- ✓ -->
 
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|-
 
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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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! Combat !! Take-off !! Landing !! + !! -
! -
 
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || 520 || ~7 || ~3
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| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || 520 || 520|| 290 || ~7 || ~3
 
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|-
 
|-
! 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)
 
 
|-
 
|-
| < 450 || < 600 || < 520 || > 350
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| < 450 || < 600 || < 520 || N/A
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" | Engine
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! colspan="3" | Engine
|-
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! colspan="4" | Aircraft mass
! colspan="3" | Engine Name
 
! colspan="3" | Number present
 
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| colspan="3" | Rolls-Royce Derwent 5  || colspan="1" | 2
 
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! colspan="4" | Engine characteristics
 
|-
 
! colspan="2" | Weight (each)
 
! colspan="1" | Type
 
! colspan="1" | Cooling
 
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="2" | 443 kg || Jet || N/A
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! colspan="2" | Engine name || Number
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! colspan="2" | Empty mass || colspan="2" | Wing loading (full fuel)
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" | Engine power (Stock)
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| colspan="2" | Rolls-Royce Derwent 5 || 2
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| colspan="2" | 5,516 kg || colspan="2" | 194 kg/m<sup>2</sup>
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="1" | Mode
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! colspan="3" | Engine characteristics
! colspan="4" | Take-off
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! colspan="3" | Mass with fuel (no weapons load) || rowspan="2" | Max Takeoff<br/>Weight
 
|-
 
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| ''Arcade'' || colspan="4" | 1,508.7 hp
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! Weight (each) || colspan="2" | Type
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! 7m fuel || 20m fuel || 26m fuel
 
|-
 
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| ''Realistic/Simulator'' || colspan="4" | 1,493.3 hp
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| 443 kg || colspan="2" | Centrifugal-flow turbojet
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| 5,863 kg || 6,463 kg || 6,739 kg || 6,940 kg
 
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! colspan="4" | Engine power (Upgraded)
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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.}}
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! colspan="4" | Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (109%)
 
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|-
! Mode
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! Condition || 100% || 109%
! colspan="2" | Max
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! 7m fuel || 20m fuel || 26m fuel || MTOW
! colspan="2" | Take-off
 
 
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| ''Arcade'' || colspan="4" | ____ hp
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| ''Stationary'' || 1,587 kgf || N/A
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| 0.54 || 0.49 || 0.47 || 0.46
 
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|-
| ''Realistic/Simulator'' || colspan="4" | ____ hp
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| ''Optimal'' || 1,587 kgf<br/>(0 km/h) || N/A
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| 0.54 || 0.49 || 0.47 || 0.46
 
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Revision as of 17:16, 19 January 2020

Sea Meteor F Mk 3
meteor_fmk3_navy.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.7/7.7/7.7BR
1 personCrew
6.9 tTake-off weight
6.46 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
12 500 mCeiling
2 х Rolls-Royce Derwent 5Engine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
850 km/hStructural
390 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannonWeapon 1
780 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Economy
92 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
370 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png7 100 / 9 400/5 880 / 7 785/2 900 / 3 839Repair
110 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
370 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 700 Ge icon.pngAces
196 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
440 % Sl icon.png300 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the British jet fighter Sea Meteor F Mk 3. For other uses, see Meteor (Family).

Description

GarageImage Sea Meteor F Mk 3.png


The Sea Meteor F Mk 3 is a rank V British jet fighter with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). This aircraft has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.

At first sight, most pilots that take the Sea Meteor out believe it has just what they always wanted from the Meteor F.3 - speed. Because of this, they often try to do what they did in the F.3 - turn fighting - and end up without wings. The key difference between the Meteor F.3 and the Sea Meteor is the weaker wings. While you could pull full G's in the Meteor F.3 and get away with it, the Sea Meteor will instantly rip if mishandled above 700 kph. Use your airbrakes and try to tame the speed of the Sea Meteor in a dive, because if you go too fast downwards, it won't be compression that kills you - your incapability of pulling up rests on the weakness of your wings. Your straight-line speed is truly an upgrade from the F.3, and now even the dreaded B-57s will have a hard time running away from you - in fact, the fully-upgraded Sea Meteor usually hits its redline speed in a straight line, and can easily rip its wings off in level flight if you are not careful.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 2,439 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 882 855 12 500 20.3 21.5 29.8 28.3 325
Upgraded  ???  ???  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
850 390 520 520 290 ~7 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 450 < 600 < 520 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Empty mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Rolls-Royce Derwent 5 2 5,516 kg 194 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 7m fuel 20m fuel 26m fuel
443 kg Centrifugal-flow turbojet 5,863 kg 6,463 kg 6,739 kg 6,940 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (109%)
Condition 100% 109% 7m fuel 20m fuel 26m fuel MTOW
Stationary 1,587 kgf N/A 0.54 0.49 0.47 0.46
Optimal 1,587 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.54 0.49 0.47 0.46
WEP Duration
Arcade Realistic/Simulator
25 seconds Infinite

Survivability and armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate in the nose.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)

The Sea Meteor F Mk 3 is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannons (200 rpg top, 190 rpg bottom = 780 total)

The 4x20mm Hispanos Mk.V cannons can cause massive damage if properly aimed. However, their muzzle velocity is somewhat average and the air targets belt (easily the best one) does not contain tracers at all, so you must get used to the lead angles while grinding the ammo upgrade.

Usage in the battles

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Not controllable
No automatic pitch
Not controllable Not controllable Combined Not controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Offensive 20 mm
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine New 20 mm cannons
IV G-suit Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good turn time
  • Plenty of cannon ammo (190 RPG on two of the guns, 200 RPG on the other two)
  • Extremely fast
  • Good acceleration
  • Retains energy well
  • Faster than most aircraft it faces when down-tiered

Cons:

  • Loses manoeuvrability at higher speeds
  • Wings rip easily, even in level flight
  • Average velocity guns and lack of tracers in air target belts makes aiming hard

History

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In-game description

The Gloster Meteor was the RAF’s first jet powered aircraft, and the only Allied jet to see combat in the Second World War. An all-metal, single-seat fighter with two turbojet engines, it first entered service in 1944. The aircraft's development started in August 1940 and was given Air Ministry approval in November of the same year. The Ministry of Aircraft Production drew up the official F.9/40 specifications for a heavy interceptor fighter to be designated as Type G.41; the first prototype fighter flew on March 5th 1943 at RAF Cranwell. At the beginning of 1944, the aircraft was launched into full-scale production under the designation of Gloster Meteor F.Mk.I (Type G.41A). The type entered service with No 616 Squadron who, after conversion to the Meteor from their Spitfire Mk.VIIs, used the ground breaking fighter to successfully intercept V-1 ‘flying bombs’ which were being launched from bases in occupied Europe to attack targets in England.

The Gloster Meteor F.Mk.III fighter that entered service in August 1944 became the first full-scale production version of the aircraft. The F.Mk.III version was powered by two Rolls-Royce Derwent Mk.I turbojet engines producing 910 kg of thrust. Furthermore, a number of changes were introduced in the design: the dive flaps were improved, the fuel quantity was increased, and the airframe was partially reinforced. Externally, the F.Mk.III differed from the F.Mk.I by its new cockpit canopy, which was not side-opening but sliding.

The fighter's armament consisted of four 20mm British Hispano Mk.II cannons with 200 rounds per gun in the upper pair and 190 rounds per gun in the lower pair.

A 180-gallon (818 L) fuel tank could be suspended under the fuselage. Two 100-gallon (455 L) external fuel tanks could also be mounted under the wing panels. As an experiment, the suspension of two 500-lb (227 kg) or 1,000 (454 kg) bombs or 16 rockets was attempted.

The first F.Mk.III fighters produced in September 1944 had Rolls-Royce Welland engines producing 770 kg of thrust, as the Rolls-Royce Derwents were not yet mass-produced. These aircraft were designated as the G.41C. The 16th and subsequent production aircraft were the first to have standard Derwent Mk.I engines; these were designated as the G.41D. The last 15 production aircraft assembled were the G.41E version, with extended nacelles designed for the subsequent version of the F.Mk.4.

In 1948, two production aircraft were converted to the Gloster (Sea) Meteor F.Mk.3 version for Royal Navy test flights from aircraft carriers. The fighters had their armament removed, a landing hook fitted, and the gear legs reinforced. The Derwent Mk.1 engines were replaced with Derwent Mk.5 models. These aircraft performed 32 landings on board HMS Illustrious.

The Gloster Meteor was the first British production jet fighter and the only Allied jet aircraft to take part in World War II. The first F.Mk.IIIs were delivered to the front in the end of January 1945. Jet aircraft were considered to be secret and, as a result, a great number of limitations were imposed on their combat use. This included a complete withdrawal of permission to operate over German held territory in case the revolutionary technology was captured by the enemy. Meteors did eventually operate out of Belgium as part of the 2nd Tactical Air Force, where they were employed in ground attack and reconnaissance missions.

The total number of F.Mk.III Gloster Meteors built was 210, but service after the end of the Second World War would see further development and operational sorties in combat.

Media

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Read also

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Sources

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