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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
 
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a premium gift rank {{Specs|rank}} British bomber {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced during [[Update 1.97 "Viking Fury"]] as a reward for the [[wt:en/news/6703-event-winner-vehicles-for-the-victory-anniversary-en|Victory Day]] event.
 
The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a premium gift rank {{Specs|rank}} British bomber {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced during [[Update 1.97 "Viking Fury"]] as a reward for the [[wt:en/news/6703-event-winner-vehicles-for-the-victory-anniversary-en|Victory Day]] event.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight performance ===
 
=== 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.''
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While the Swordfish Mk II boasts a good stall speed, performing sharp turns will bleed your speed at an alarming rate. Under no circumstances should you attempt a steeply banked turn near the ground as you will lose a lot of altitude in the process. Instead, perform a shallow banked turn with the assistance of the rudder.
  
 
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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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=== Modifications and economy ===
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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
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=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
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=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
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=== Defensive armament ===
 
=== Defensive armament ===
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== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
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This aircraft will ultimately be outperformed by any aircraft it faces, so its key strength is the payload. Most noticeably, the RP-3 rockets which can be fired independently of each other is sufficient to attack light pillboxes and light to medium tanks, even at higher tiers!
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In air RB, try to avoid getting into air combat as your weaponry is insufficient. When it comes to defending yourself, you really don't have much of a choice. Your machine guns are inadequate and most players would shrug off your spray. The recommendation is to always have a teammate keeping an eye on you as you do your duties
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In Ground RB, spawn only if you think that the enemy does not have anti-aircraft vehicles in battle since your slow speed makes it easy for the enemy to shoot you down!
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In Naval battles, you should only engage naval targets when you think the target is distracted (for example, while they're attacking an allied ship).
  
 
=== Manual Engine Control ===
 
=== Manual Engine Control ===
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| Not controllable || Not controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Not controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Not controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Combined || Not controllable<br>1 gear || Not controllable
 
| Not controllable || Not controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Not controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Not controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Combined || Not controllable<br>1 gear || Not controllable
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=== Modules ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Tier
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
 
! Survivability
 
! colspan="2" | Weaponry
 
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| I
 
| Fuselage repair
 
| Radiator
 
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| Offensive 7 mm
 
| UC Mk.1
 
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| II
 
|
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| New 7 mm MGs
 
| UC Mk.2
 
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| III
 
| Wings repair
 
| Engine
 
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| Turret 7 mm
 
| FTC mk.II
 
|-
 
| IV
 
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| Engine injection
 
| Cover
 
| New 7 mm MGs (turret)
 
| HRC mk.8
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
* Can carry up to 1500lb of bombs
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* Allows the use of WEP, unlike the Mk I, as well as a larger oil cooler
* Can bring a single torpedo which is enough for the rank.
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* Very versatile with multiple payload options
* Has an effective turret
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* Excellent stall speed of 96 km/h
* Very good turn time, can win a short-time turn fight.
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* Surprisingly good turning radius for a bomber
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* Rockets can be fired off independently, starting on the left wing
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'''Cons:'''
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* Engine has less horsepower than the Mk I - very slow without WEP!
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* Poorer climb rate than the Mk I
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* Clumsier/bulkier than the Mk I
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* Sharp turns bleeds speed at an alarming rate
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* Inadequate defence weaponry
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* Large minimum fuel load (>40 minutes)
  
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== History ==
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[[File:Rocket Swordfish.jpg|thumb|Three rocket-armed Fairey Swordfishes on a training flight, circa 1943.]]
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The Swordfish is the second variant of the legendary Fairey Swordfish, the primary carrier-based torpedo bomber of the Royal Air Force. Despite being extremely obsolete by the outbreak of the Second World war, the Swordfish remained a crucial asset to the Fleet Air Arm. It was involved in many notable engagements, including the hunt for ''Bismarck'' and attack on Taranto. The Mk II variant was introduced in 1943, and featured the ability to mount rockets on underwing brackets.<ref name=":0">Navy Wings. (2020)</ref>
  
'''Cons:'''
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=== Design and development ===
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The Fairey Swordfish was developed as an advanced variant of the earlier Fairey III, with the working name of TSR (Torpedo Spotting Reconnaissance) 1. The TSR-1 model was unsuccessful, and so a second TSR-2 model was developed - this model would eventually enter service as the actual Swordfish.<ref name=":0" /> The aircraft first flew in 1934, and entered service with the Royal Navy in 1936. However, it was already obsolete by the time it entered service, due to its biplane design and slow speed. Despite this, the aircraft still entered service in large numbers.
  
* Low acceleration and overall top speed
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The aircraft, being designed for operation on aircraft carrier decks, was equipped with folding wings.<ref name=":0" /> It was powered by the Bristol Pegasus, a 9-cylinder radial that was state-of-the-art when the Swordfish entered service. Despite the powerful engine, the Swordfish could only reach 90 knots (166 km/h) unloaded.<ref name=":0" /> The crew of three sat in an open cockpit that provided minimal protection against both flak and weather. The aircraft was armed with two rifle-calibre guns (one firing forward and one firing backwards), and could carry up to 1,500 lbs of bombs, mines, torpedoes or rockets.<ref name=":0" />
* Handling and maneuverability is not really good
 
* Turn fighting will bleed all the speed and a long-time dog-fight is a sure lose.
 
  
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=== Operational history ===
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The Swordfish, despite being extremely obsolete by the start of the Second World War, engaged in a multitude of conflicts. The aircraft played a key role in the Attack on Taranto in November of 1940, which crippled the Italian fleet and would later be used by the Japanese as a blueprint for Pearl Harbour.<ref name=":0" /> Swordfishes were also responsible for crippling the battleship ''Bismarck'', which was later sunk by British surface ships. During its time with the Fleet Air Arm, the Swordfish was affectionately nicknamed the 'Stringbag', a reference to the shopping bags used at the time; this referenced the Swordfish's ability to carry almost any ordnance that the FAA could fit on it.<ref name=":0" />
  
== History ==
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The Swordfish Mk II was developed as the second Swordfish iteration and was first introduced in 1943. It was fitted with a new, metal lower wing section, allowing it to carry rockets on underwing racks.<ref name=":0" /> The Swordfish Mk II saw extensive service as a convoy escort, in the Atlantic and in the Arctic. During the course of the Second World War, the Swordfish distinguished itself as a highly reliable reconnaissance and torpedo bomber aircraft. The aircraft sank 21 submarines, numerous surface ships, and was responsible for the highest tonnage of Axis shipping destroyed by a single Allied aircraft type.<ref name=":0" /> Several Swordfishes still exist today, including a flight-capable Swordfish Mk II operated by Navy Wings.<ref name=":0" />
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== Media ==
 
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
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=== Citations ===
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=== References ===
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* Navy Wings. (2020, November 05). Swordfish MkII LS326. Retrieved November 28, 2020, from <nowiki>https://navywings.org.uk/portfolio/swordfish-ls326/</nowiki>
  
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Latest revision as of 21:09, 30 December 2020

VTOL | Rank 5 USSR
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This page is about the gift British bomber Swordfish Mk II. For the regular version, see Swordfish Mk I.
Swordfish Mk II
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Swordfish Mk II
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Description

The Swordfish Mk II is a premium gift rank I British bomber with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.97 "Viking Fury" as a reward for the Victory Day event.

General info

Flight performance

Arrestor gear
Accelerates braking by grabbing the brake cable on the deck of the aircraft carrier
Max speed
at 1 800 m265 km/h
Turn time15 s
Max altitude5 200 m
EngineBristol Pegasus 30
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight4 t

While the Swordfish Mk II boasts a good stall speed, performing sharp turns will bleed your speed at an alarming rate. Under no circumstances should you attempt a steeply banked turn near the ground as you will lose a lot of altitude in the process. Instead, perform a shallow banked turn with the assistance of the rudder.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 1,800 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 247 240 5200 16.1 17.6 1.2 1.2 190
Upgraded 285 265 14.0 15.0 7.3 3.9

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
390 400 N/A N/A 400 ~6 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 200 < 220 < 260 > 310

Survivability and armour

Crew3 people
Speed of destruction
Structural390 km/h
Gear400 km/h

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB520 Sl icon.png
RB560 Sl icon.png
SB1 400 Sl icon.png
Crew training450 Sl icon.png
Experts3 000 Sl icon.png
Aces40 Ge icon.png
Research Aces220 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 20 / 80 / 100 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Mods ammo.png
type89_belt_pack
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
UC Mk.1
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
type97_new_gun
Mods pilon bomb.png
UC Mk.2
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
bmg303_turret_belt_pack
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon torpedo.png
FTC mk.II
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods turret gun.png
vikkersK_turret_new_gun
Mods pilon rocket.png
HRC mk.8

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition600 rounds
Fire rate900 shots/min
Main article: Vickers E (7.7 mm)

The Swordfish Mk II is armed with:

  • 1 x 7.7 mm Vickers E machine gun, nose-mounted (600 rpg)

Suspended armament

Number of setups6
List of setups
Setup 14 x 250 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
Setup 26 x 250 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
Setup 32 x 250 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
2 x 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
Setup 41 x 18 inch Mark XII torpedo (1548 lbs)
Setup 58 x AP Mk I rockets
Setup 68 x RP-3 rockets

The Swordfish Mk II can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 4 x 250 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 6 x 250 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs (1,500 lb total)
  • 2 x 500 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs + 2 x 250 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs (1,500 lb total)
  • 1 x 450 mm 18 inch Mark XII torpedo
  • 8 x AP Mk I rockets
  • 8 x RP-3 rockets

Defensive armament

Turret7.7 mm Vickers K machine gun
Ammunition600 rounds
Fire rate950 shots/min
Main article: Vickers K (7.7 mm)

The Swordfish Mk II is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.7 mm Vickers K machine gun, dorsal turret (600 rpg)

Usage in battles

This aircraft will ultimately be outperformed by any aircraft it faces, so its key strength is the payload. Most noticeably, the RP-3 rockets which can be fired independently of each other is sufficient to attack light pillboxes and light to medium tanks, even at higher tiers!

In air RB, try to avoid getting into air combat as your weaponry is insufficient. When it comes to defending yourself, you really don't have much of a choice. Your machine guns are inadequate and most players would shrug off your spray. The recommendation is to always have a teammate keeping an eye on you as you do your duties

In Ground RB, spawn only if you think that the enemy does not have anti-aircraft vehicles in battle since your slow speed makes it easy for the enemy to shoot you down!

In Naval battles, you should only engage naval targets when you think the target is distracted (for example, while they're attacking an allied ship).

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Combined Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Allows the use of WEP, unlike the Mk I, as well as a larger oil cooler
  • Very versatile with multiple payload options
  • Excellent stall speed of 96 km/h
  • Surprisingly good turning radius for a bomber
  • Rockets can be fired off independently, starting on the left wing

Cons:

  • Engine has less horsepower than the Mk I - very slow without WEP!
  • Poorer climb rate than the Mk I
  • Clumsier/bulkier than the Mk I
  • Sharp turns bleeds speed at an alarming rate
  • Inadequate defence weaponry
  • Large minimum fuel load (>40 minutes)

History

Three rocket-armed Fairey Swordfishes on a training flight, circa 1943.

The Swordfish is the second variant of the legendary Fairey Swordfish, the primary carrier-based torpedo bomber of the Royal Air Force. Despite being extremely obsolete by the outbreak of the Second World war, the Swordfish remained a crucial asset to the Fleet Air Arm. It was involved in many notable engagements, including the hunt for Bismarck and attack on Taranto. The Mk II variant was introduced in 1943, and featured the ability to mount rockets on underwing brackets.[1]

Design and development

The Fairey Swordfish was developed as an advanced variant of the earlier Fairey III, with the working name of TSR (Torpedo Spotting Reconnaissance) 1. The TSR-1 model was unsuccessful, and so a second TSR-2 model was developed - this model would eventually enter service as the actual Swordfish.[1] The aircraft first flew in 1934, and entered service with the Royal Navy in 1936. However, it was already obsolete by the time it entered service, due to its biplane design and slow speed. Despite this, the aircraft still entered service in large numbers.

The aircraft, being designed for operation on aircraft carrier decks, was equipped with folding wings.[1] It was powered by the Bristol Pegasus, a 9-cylinder radial that was state-of-the-art when the Swordfish entered service. Despite the powerful engine, the Swordfish could only reach 90 knots (166 km/h) unloaded.[1] The crew of three sat in an open cockpit that provided minimal protection against both flak and weather. The aircraft was armed with two rifle-calibre guns (one firing forward and one firing backwards), and could carry up to 1,500 lbs of bombs, mines, torpedoes or rockets.[1]

Operational history

The Swordfish, despite being extremely obsolete by the start of the Second World War, engaged in a multitude of conflicts. The aircraft played a key role in the Attack on Taranto in November of 1940, which crippled the Italian fleet and would later be used by the Japanese as a blueprint for Pearl Harbour.[1] Swordfishes were also responsible for crippling the battleship Bismarck, which was later sunk by British surface ships. During its time with the Fleet Air Arm, the Swordfish was affectionately nicknamed the 'Stringbag', a reference to the shopping bags used at the time; this referenced the Swordfish's ability to carry almost any ordnance that the FAA could fit on it.[1]

The Swordfish Mk II was developed as the second Swordfish iteration and was first introduced in 1943. It was fitted with a new, metal lower wing section, allowing it to carry rockets on underwing racks.[1] The Swordfish Mk II saw extensive service as a convoy escort, in the Atlantic and in the Arctic. During the course of the Second World War, the Swordfish distinguished itself as a highly reliable reconnaissance and torpedo bomber aircraft. The aircraft sank 21 submarines, numerous surface ships, and was responsible for the highest tonnage of Axis shipping destroyed by a single Allied aircraft type.[1] Several Swordfishes still exist today, including a flight-capable Swordfish Mk II operated by Navy Wings.[1]

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

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

External links

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Navy Wings. (2020)

References

  • Navy Wings. (2020, November 05). Swordfish MkII LS326. Retrieved November 28, 2020, from https://navywings.org.uk/portfolio/swordfish-ls326/


Fairey Aviation Company, Limited
Fighters  Firefly F Mk I · Firefly FR Mk V
Bombers  Swordfish Mk I · Swordfish Mk II

Britain bombers
Torpedo  Swordfish Mk I · Swordfish Mk II · ▄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/L · 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

Britain premium aircraft
Fighters  Tuck's Gladiator Mk II · ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II · ▄D.520
  Martlet Mk IV · ▄Corsair F Mk II · ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Thunderbolt Mk.1 · ▄Mustang Mk IA
  Hurricane Mk.I/L FAA M · Spitfire Mk.IIa Venture I · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire FR Mk XIVe
  Typhoon Mk Ib · MB.5
Twin-engine fighters  Hornet Mk.I · Whirlwind P.9
Jet fighters  Attacker FB.2 · Hunter FGA.9 · Meteor F Mk.8 Reaper
Strike aircraft  ▄Wirraway · Wyvern S4 · Harrier GR.1
Bombers  ▄Avenger Mk II · ▄Boston Mk I · ▄Catalina Mk IIIa · ▄DB-7 · ▄Havoc Mk I · ▄Hudson Mk V · Swordfish Mk II