Sea Venom FAW 20

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Sea Venom FAW 20
General characteristics
2 peopleCrew
7.1 tTake-off weight
6.46 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
12 192 mCeiling
de Havilland Ghost-103Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1045 km/hStructural
420 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannonWeapon 1
600 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
170 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
550 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png12 000 / 16 056/8 100 / 10 837/3 720 / 4 977Repair
160 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
550 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 000 Ge icon.pngAces
208 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
450 % Sl icon.png360 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the aircraft Sea Venom FAW 20. For the standard version, see Venom FB.4.


GarageImage Sea Venom FAW 20.jpg

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

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
Stock 936 909 12 192 26.1 26.8 23.0 21.6 850
Upgraded  ???  ???  ???  ???  ???  ???


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
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1045 420 450 351 320 ~13 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 650 < 640 < 640 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
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
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 10m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 33m fuel MTOW
Stationary 2,100 kgf N/A 0.42 0.39 0.37 0.34 0.30
Optimal 2,100 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.42 0.39 0.37 0.34 0.30

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 battles

Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).


Main article: AI Mk. X

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
Max Azimuth
Scan Angle
Max Elevation
Scan Angle
14,000 m 8,500 m ±75° -20°/+40°


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

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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See also

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

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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
SEPECAT  Jaguar GR.1
Supermarine  Attacker FB 1 · Scimitar F Mk.1 · Swift F.1 · Swift F.7
Foreign  Phantom FG. Mk1 (USA) · Phantom FGR.2 (USA)