Sunderland Mk V

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Sunderland Mk V
sunderland_mk5.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.3/2.0/2.3BR
7 peopleCrew
15.4 tEmpty weight
27.2 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
6 096 mCeiling
sec40.1/40.1/35.0Turn Time
168 km/hStalling speed
4 х Pratt & Whitney S3C4-GEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
414 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 7.7 mm Browning machine gunWeapon 1
2 000 roundsAmmunition
1 001 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun2 х Turret
500 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
7.7 mm Vickers K machine gun2 х Turret
600 roundsAmmunition
950 shots/minFire rate
4 х 7.7 mm Browning machine gunTurret
4 000 roundsAmmunition
1 000 shots/minFire rate
2 х 7.7 mm Browning machine gunTurret
1 000 roundsAmmunition
1 000 shots/minFire rate
2 х 7.7 mm Browning machine gunTurret
2 000 roundsAmmunition
1 000 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
8 х 250 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 1
4 х 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 2
Economy
9 200 Rp icon.pngResearch
22 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 070 / 3 920/3 370 / 4 303/910 / 1 162Repair
6 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
22 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.18 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Sunderland Mk V. For the other version, see Sunderland Mk IIIa

Description

The Sunderland Mk V in the garage


The Sunderland Mk V is a Rank II British flying boat/heavy bomber with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/SB) and 2.0 (RB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai".

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,267 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
384 377 6 096 36.1 36.6 5.8 5.8 740
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,267 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
430 401 6 096 24.0 35.0 12.3 7.8 740

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
414 450  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,000 m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,300 m  ?,??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Critical components located in the wings of the aircraft (fuel, engine, controls)

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Sunderland Mk V is armed with:

  • 4 x 7.7 mm Browning machine guns, nose-mounted (500 RPG = 2,000 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The Sunderland Mk V can be outfitted with the following ordinance"

  • 8 x G.P 250lb Mk.IV bombs
  • 4 x G.P 500lb Mk.IV bombs

Defensive armament

The Sunderland Mk V is defended by:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, 2 x beam turret (500 RPG = 1,000 total)
  • 2 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gun, nose turret (1,000 RPG = 2,000 total)
  • 2 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gun, dorsal turret (500 RPG = 1,000 total)
  • 4 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gun, tail turret (1,000 RPG = 4,000 total)
  • 1 x 7.7 mm Vickers K machine gun, 2 x beam turret (600 RPG = 1,200 total)

Usage in the battles

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable Not controllable Controllable Combined Controllable Controllable

Modules

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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • It has many turrets, equal or more effective then even the higher rank Wellingtons, Stirlings and Lancasters.
  • Has 4 x offensive 7.7 mm machine guns.
  • Its fuselage can soak up a lot of damage, especially from low caliber machine guns.
  • Can land in water (if this can be seen as an advantage).
  • Great turret coverage, especially from the front, side, top and back of the plane.
  • Has .50 cals on the side which pack a punch and can obliterate enemy fighters if they hit.

Cons:

  • Small bomb load.
  • Handles like a flying train (A.K.A. not very well).
  • Due to the lack of a bomb bay, bombs are slid out from the hatches on the side of the aircraft which can make them hard to aim.
  • The .50 cals only cover the side of the aircraft, making them difficult to use effectively.
  • The frontal machine guns are difficult to get on target due to the train like handling. Trying to combat other aircraft is inadvisable.
  • No armour. Crew are vulnerable. A few good hits on the cockpit and you're going down.
  • Wooden fuselage means that you will catch fire easily.
  • Slow, even biplanes can catch you.
  • Does not dive well. Escaping from an enemy aircraft is difficult.

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Britain bombers
Torpedo  Swordfish Mk I · ▄Avenger Mk II
Dive  V-156-B1
Hydroplanes  ▄Catalina Mk IIIa · Sunderland Mk IIIa · Sunderland Mk V
Light  Blenheim Mk IV · Beaufort Mk VIII · ▄Hudson Mk V · Brigand B 1
Based on A20  ▄Havoc Mk I · ▄Boston Mk I · ▄DB-7
Hampden  Hampden Mk I · Hampden TB Mk I
Wellington  Wellington Mk Ic · Wellington Mk Ic /Late · Wellington Mk III · Wellington Mk X
Halifax  Halifax B Mk IIIa
Stirling  Stirling B Mk I · Stirling B Mk III
Lancaster  Lancaster B Mk I · Lancaster B Mk III
Lincoln  Lincoln B Mk II
Canberra  Canberra B Mk 2 · Canberra B (I) Mk 6
Attackers  ▄Wirraway