Sea Venom FAW 20
|This page is about the aircraft Sea Venom FAW 20. For the standard version, see Venom FB.4.|
The Sea Venom FAW 20 is a Rank V British naval jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB/SB). 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.
Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.
|Characteristics|| Max Speed
(km/h at 3,048 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Take-off run|
|Combat flaps||Take-off flaps||Landing flaps||Air brakes||Arrestor gear||Drogue chute|
|Wings (km/h)||Gear (km/h)||Flaps (km/h)||Max Static G|
|Optimal velocities (km/h)|
|< 650||< 640||< 640||N/A|
|Engine name||Number||Empty mass||Wing loading (full fuel)|
|de Haviland Ghost-103||1||4,520 kg||239 kg/m2|
|Engine characteristics||Mass with fuel (no weapons load)|| Max Takeoff|
|Weight (each)||Type||10m fuel||20m fuel||30m fuel||33m fuel|
|1,000 kg||Centrifugal-flow turbojet||5,036 kg||5,545 kg||6,054 kg||6,207 kg||7,080 kg|
|Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)|
|Condition||100%||WEP||10m fuel||20m fuel||30m fuel||33m fuel||MTOW|
|Optimal|| 2,100 kgf
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
The Sea Venom FAW 20 is armed with:
- 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannon, nose-mounted (150 rpg = 600 total)
Usage in battles
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The sea venom is equipped with an AI Mk. X search radar, located in the nose of the aircraft.
|AI Mk. X|
|Target Detection Radar|
|14,000 m||8,500 m||±75°||-20°/+40°|
Pros and cons
- Adequate ammo supply of 600 rounds (150 RPG)
- Able to land on carriers in case an airfield is not available
- Good turn time and roll rate
- Good at defensive flying
- Useful for fighting jets of equivalence
- Very good at diving with a high rip speed of 1,040 km/h IAS
- Good acceleration
- Retains energy well
- Low compression at high speeds
- Faster than most aircraft it faces when down-tiered
- Has access to a target detection radar, with an average range from stock
- 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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|de Havilland Aircraft Company Limited|
|Fighters||Hornet Mk.III · Mosquito FB Mk VI · Mosquito FB Mk XVIII|
|Jet Fighters||Vampire FB 5 · Venom FB.4 · Sea Venom FAW 20|
|Export||Mosquito FB.Mk.26 · Vampire FB 52A · J28B|
|Britain jet aircraft|
|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|
|Hawker||Sea Hawk FGA.6 · Hunter F.1 · Hunter F.6 · Hunter FGA.9|
|Supermarine||Attacker FB 1 · Swift F.1 · Swift F.7|
|Foreign||Phantom FGR.2 (USA)|