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This page is about the Swedish bomber T18B-2. For other versions, see B18 (Family).
T18B-2
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T18B-2
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Description

T18B-2 in action for CAS role

The T18B-2 is a rank IV Swedish bomber with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/SB) and 4.3 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.95 "Northern Wind".

The T18B-2 is an attacker/bomber designed to take out ground targets and give support. Designed and built by SAAB for use by the Swedish Air Force, it bears similarities to the T18B-1. The B-2 is the version which carries the 57 mm akan m/47 autocannon with a 40-round magazine to take out heavily armoured opponents. It is an attacker-in-disguise in terms of flight performance and firepower, with the downsides that come from housing a large-calibre autocannon.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 6 000 m592 km/h
Turn time26 s
Max altitude10 800 m
Engine2 х Daimler-Benz DB-605B
Type
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight9 t

The flight performance of the T18B-2 is very good. Powered by two Daimler-Benz DB 605B piston engines, this bomber offers twin-engine fighter grade flight performance even with the weight of the 57 mm cannon, achieving a respectable climb rate and a competitive turn radius. It also has an amazing level flight speed. Because the airframe was first designed for both torpedo bomber and dive bomber roles, this aircraft offers amazing low-speed manoeuvrability and respectable high-speed manoeuvrability, complementing the armament in targeting responsiveness.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 570 552 10800 27.3 28.4 7.1 7.1 450
Upgraded 616 592 24.8 26.0 14.0 10.1

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X

The T18B-2 does not come equipped with the airbrake that was installed in the earlier T18B-1.

Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
735 320 467 438 290 ~7 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 370 < 350 < 400 > 420

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural735 km/h
Gear320 km/h
Protective components found in the T18B-2.
  • 10 mm steel - Cockpit floor under pilot's seat
  • 10 mm steel - Pilot's seatback
  • 10 mm steel - Rear gunner protective plate
  • 10 mm steel - Cockpit floor under gunner's seat
  • 10 mm steel - Aft protective plate

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 880 → 2 541 Sl icon.png
RB4 800 → 6 489 Sl icon.png
SB28 560 → 38 613 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications47 600 Rp icon.png
86 600 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 500 Ge icon.png
Crew training52 000 Sl icon.png
Experts180 000 Sl icon.png
Aces940 Ge icon.png
Research Aces480 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 210 / 250 % Sl icon.png
166 / 166 / 166 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
3 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 600 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
3 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 600 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
akan_m47_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
13_2_akan_m39_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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230 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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akan_m47_new_gun
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
13_2_akan_m39_new_gun
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
m/49A
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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13_2_akan_m39_turret_belt_pack
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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akan_m47_57mm_belt_pack
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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m/51
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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13_2_akan_m39_turret_new_gun
Research:
3 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 600 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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akan_m47_57mm_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
5 600 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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m/49
Research:
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Cost:
5 600 Sl icon.png
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Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 157 mm Akan m/45 cannon
Ammunition41 rounds
Fire rate96 shots/min
Ammunition120 rounds
Fire rate630 shots/min
Ammunition300 rounds
Fire rate1 080 shots/min

The T18B-2 is armed with:

  • 1 x 57 mm Akan m/45 cannon, chin-mounted (41 rpg)
  • 2 x 20 mm Akan m/41A cannons, chin-mounted (60 rpg = 120 total)
  • 1 x 13.2 mm Akan m/39A machine gun, nose-mounted (300 rpg)

These belts are recommended:

  • 57 mm autocannon - "Ground Targets" is needed to knock the tanks without wasting ammo but if playstyle is switched to Bomber Interception, "Air Targets" is better suited.
  • 20 mm cannons - Use "Air targets" belt for bomber hunting.
  • 13.2 mm MG - "Air targets" is a good belt, because it contains a lot of High Explosive Fragmentation-Tracer rounds (HEF-T).

Suspended armament

Number of setups7
List of setups
Setup 18 x 50 kg sb m/42 bomb
Setup 28 x m/49A rockets
Setup 38 x 15 cm srak m/51 rockets
Setup 48 x 18 cm hprak m/49 rockets
Setup 58 x m/49A rockets
8 x 50 kg sb m/42 bomb
Setup 68 x 15 cm srak m/51 rockets
8 x 50 kg sb m/42 bomb
Setup 78 x 18 cm hprak m/49 rockets
8 x 50 kg sb m/42 bomb

The T18B-2 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 8 x 50 kg sb m/42 bombs (400 kg total)
  • 8 x psrak m/49A rockets
  • 8 x srak m/51 rockets
  • 8 x hprak m/49 rockets
  • 8 x 50 kg sb m/42 bombs + 8 x psrak m/49A rockets (400 kg total)
  • 8 x 50 kg sb m/42 bombs + 8 x srak m/51 rockets (400 kg total)
  • 8 x 50 kg sb m/42 bombs + 8 x hprak m/49 rockets (400 kg total)

Defensive armament

Ammunition300 rounds
Fire rate1080 shots/min
Main article: Akan m/39 (13.2 mm)

The T18B-2 is defended by:

  • 1 x 13.2 mm Akan m/39 machine gun, turret (300 rpg)

Use the "Universal" belt, which as the HEF-T bullet that is good at knocking down enemies out of the sky.

Usage in battles

Close air support

With its triple set of armament controlled separately, efficiency is the biggest key factor for CAS pilots who are looking to make a dent in the enemy's forces. Use the separate controls for primary, secondary, and additional armament to use them separately for different purposes. 57 mm for armoured targets, 13.2 mm for small targets that needs precision like machine gun nests or lighly armoured car convoys. 20 mm for large soft targets like anti-air emplacements or artillery positions. If you play CAS in Air RB, you are aware of the fact that enemy fighters at the start of the game will come after you. Therefore, it is highly recommended to sneak into the remote ground targets that are away from enemy airfields or to wait a little until after your team's fighters have established air superiority. To destroy as much as possible without having to return and rearm, trigger discipline is highly recommended.

Bomber interception

Having a 57 mm autocannon opens up interesting possibilities against other bombers, especially heavy bombers with a sturdy airframe. With the altitude advantage you get from the airspawn, it is possible to catch the bombers before they get high above. But being a heavy twin-engine bomber, you will be vulnerable to the bomber's defensive fire. This is where the autocannon comes into play: most turrets at this BR won't be accurate enough to do sustained damage at 1.5 km distance and beyond, but your 57 mm cannon can. It is recommended to use the High-Explosive belts to destroy the target in a single hit, avoid the Armour-piercing belt that causes the shell to go straight on without further damage. If you struggle with the leading of the gun without tracers, the AP-T belt might be better suited for the player.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

With correct engine management, it can return to base with a single engine.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent offensive armament
  • The 57 mm cannon is effective against ground targets.
  • Very fast and agile for its class.
  • Can carry up extra rockets and bombs added to the offensive armament.
  • Very good in a bomber hunter role.
  • Sturdy airframe.

Cons:

  • Only one turret, gunner is vulnerable.
  • Poor bomb load options (confined to ground attack role).
  • Very unfavourable rocket placement requiring extreme lead.
  • Weak rudder authority at moderate speeds.

History

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Media

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Videos

See also

Similar aircraft fitted with a 57 mm cannon.

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.


Swedish Aeroplane Company Ltd. (SAAB)
Pre-SAAB: ASJA  J6B
Fighters  J21A-1 · J21A-2 · A21A-3
Jet fighters  A21RB · J21RA · J29A · A29B · J29D · J29F · J32B · J35A · J35D · JA37C
Jet attackers  A32A · AJ37 · SK60B · SAAB-105G
Bombers  B17A · B17B · B17BS
Dive-bombers  B3C · B18A · B18B · T18B-1 · T18B-2
Export  SAAB-105OE

Sweden bombers
B3C · B17A · B17B · B17BS · B18A · B18B · T18B-1 · T18B-2