Swordfish Mk II
|This page is about the gift British bomber Swordfish Mk II. For the regular version, see Swordfish Mk I.|
Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.
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
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Take-off run|
|Combat flaps||Take-off flaps||Landing flaps||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
|Wings (km/h)||Gear (km/h)||Flaps (km/h)||Max Static G|
|Optimal velocities (km/h)|
|< 200||< 220||< 260||> 310|
Survivability and armour
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.
The Swordfish Mk II is armed with:
- 1 x 7.7 mm Vickers E machine gun, nose-mounted (600 rpg)
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
The Swordfish Mk II is defended by:
- 1 x 7.7 mm Vickers K machine gun, dorsal turret (600 rpg)
Usage in battles
Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft 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).
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 fighter 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 predictable for the enemy to shoot you down!
In Naval battles, you should only engage naval targets when you think the target is distracted (example, attacking an allied ship).
Manual Engine Control
|Not controllable|| Not controllable
Not auto controlled
| Not controllable
Not auto controlled
| Not controllable
Not auto controlled
|Combined|| Not controllable
|I||Fuselage repair||Radiator||Offensive 7 mm||UC Mk.1|
|II||Compressor||Airframe||New 7 mm MGs||UC Mk.2|
|III||Wings repair||Engine||Turret 7 mm||FTC mk.II|
|IV||Engine injection||Cover||New 7 mm MGs (turret)||HRC mk.8|
Pros and cons
Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".
- Allows the use of WEP, unlike the Mark I, as well as a larger oil cooler,.
- Very versatile with multiple payload options.
- Excellent stall speed of 96 KPH.
- Surprisingly good turning radius for a bomber.
- Rockets can be fired off independently, starting on the left wing.
- Engine has less horsepower than the Mark I - Very slow without WEP!
- Poorer climb rate than the Mark I
- Clumsier/bulkier than the Mark I.
- Sharp turns bleeds speed at an alarming rate.
- Inadequate defence weaponry.
- Large fuel minimum (>40 minutes).
Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the
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=== In-game description ===, also if applicable).
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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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