Sea Meteor F Mk 3

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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
Flight characteristics
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.png6 200 / 8 208/6 400 / 8 473/3 330 / 4 408Repair
110 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
370 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 700 Ge icon.pngAces
× (196) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 3.0 Sl icon.png× 3.3 Sl icon.png× 1.2 Sl icon.png
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Sea Meteor F Mk 3. For other uses, see Meteor (Disambiguation)

Description

The Sea Meteor F Mk 3 in the garage


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

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
850 390 520 ~7 ~3
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 450 < 600 < 520 > 350

Engine performance

Engine
Engine Name Number present
Rolls-Royce Derwent 5 2
Engine characteristics
Weight (each) Type Cooling
443 kg Jet N/A
Engine power (Stock)
Mode Take-off
Arcade 1,508.7 hp
Realistic/Simulator 1,493.3 hp
Engine power (Upgraded)
Mode Max Take-off
Arcade ____ hp
Realistic/Simulator ____ hp
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 downtiered

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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Media

Skins and camouflages for the Sea Meteor F. Mk.3 from live.warthunder.com.

Read also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

Sources

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


Britain jet aircraft
Gloster  Meteor F Mk 3 · Meteor F Mk 4 type G.41F · Meteor F Mk 4 type G.41G · Meteor F Mk 8 G.41K · Meteor F Mk.8 Reaper · Javelin F.(A.W.) Mk.9
de Havilland  Vampire FB 5 · Venom FB.4
Hawker  Hunter F.1 · Hunter F.6
Supermarine  Swift F.1 · Swift F.7
Naval  Attacker FB 1 · Sea Venom FAW 20 · Sea Meteor F Mk 3 · Sea Hawk FGA.6
Bombers  Canberra B Mk 2 · Canberra B (I) Mk 6