Sea Venom FAW 20

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Sea Venom FAW 20
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The Sea Venom FAW 20 in the garage

The Sea Venom FAW 20 is a Rank V British naval jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/SB) and 7.7 (RB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.57 "Battle March".

The Sea Venom FAW.20 is a carrier-based jet fighter located in the British naval lineup after the Attacker FB 1 at the battle rating of 8.0. The Sea Venom has very good diving characteristics, good roll rate making it a notable defensive flyer, and decent speed characteristics for an 8.0 jet. It should be played as a Boom & Zoom aircraft, and it's very important to keep its speed up.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
936 909 12192 26.1 26.8 23.0 21.6 850
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ?  ? 12192  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 850


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
1045 420 450 ~13 ~6
Optimal velocities
< 650 < 640 < 640 > 50

Survivability and armour

  • 3 mm Steel plate under the jet engine.
  • No armour glazing
  • Critical components located at the centre of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage


Offensive armament

Main article: Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)

The Sea Venom FAW 20 is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannon, nose-mounted (150 rpg = 600 total)

Usage in the battles


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

Pros and cons


  • Good turn time
  • Good roll rate
  • Able to land on carriers in case an airfield is not available
  • Good ammo supply of 600 rounds (150 RPG)
  • Good at defensive flying
  • Useful for fighting 8.0 jets
  • Very good at diving
  • High rip speed (1,040 km/h IAS)
  • Good acceleration
  • Retains energy well
  • Low compression at high speeds
  • Faster than most aircraft it faces when downtiered


  • Top rank jets are still faster
  • Does not prepare you well for top rank combat (for new top tier pilots in air realistic battles)
  • Does not carry bombs or rockets (for tank realistic battles)


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Britain jet aircraft
Blackburn  Buccaneer S.2
English Electric  Canberra B Mk 2 · Canberra B (I) Mk 6 · Lightning F.6
Gloster  Meteor F Mk 3 · Sea Meteor F Mk 3 · Meteor F Mk 4 G.41F · Meteor F Mk 4 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 · Sea Venom FAW 20 · Sea Vixen F.A.W. Mk.2
Hawker  Sea Hawk FGA.6 · Hunter F.1 · Hunter F.6 · Hunter FGA.9 · Harrier GR.1 · Harrier GR.3
SEPECAT  Jaguar GR.1
Supermarine  Attacker FB 1 · Attacker FB.2 · Scimitar F Mk.1 · Swift F.1 · Swift F.7
Foreign  Phantom FG.1 (USA) · Phantom FGR.2 (USA)