Tuck's Gladiator Mk II
|This page is about the aircraft Tuck's Gladiator Mk II. For other uses, see Gladiator (Disambiguation)|
The Tuck's Gladiator Mk II is a Rank I premium British fighter with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/SB) and 1.0 (RB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.31. The plane is painted after the camouflage scheme of British pilot Robert S. Tuck who served in the RAF with No.65 Squadron during the interwar period.
| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,420 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,420 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
|< 300||< 380||< 380||> 190|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|4,160 m||840 hp||N/A|
Survivability and armour
- No armour plating
- No armour glazing
- Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
The Tuck's Gladiator Mk II is armed with:
- 2 x 7.7 mm Browning .303 machine gun, fuselage-mounted (600 rpg = 1,200 total)
- 2 x 7.7 mm Browning .303 machine gun, fuselage-mounted (400 rpg = 800 total)
Usage in the battles
Try to avoid enemy monoplanes if you are at an altitude disadvantage since you will bleed a lot of speed in combat. Instead, begin climbing up to 2000 - 3500 meters and only attempt to assault enemy aircraft when they are flying below you and are alone. Another reason to fly high is the engine temperature. When diving, press the toggle engine key (Default I ) which will not only prevent the engine overreving, but also cool your engine rapidly and fly silently, making the enemy unaware of your presence.
For ammo, it is recommended to use Tracer belts. Use Universal or Stealth Belts for nighttime flying to reduce the chances of being spotted by the enemy.
Manual Engine Control
|Controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Combined||Not controllable||Not controllable|
Pros and cons
- Premium aircraft.
- Good maneuverability.
- Decent speed.
- Weak 7.7 mm machine guns, despite having four of them.
- Bleeds a lot of speed in sharp turns.
- Fixed pitch propeller - Engine will overheat when overrevving.
The Gloster Gladiator biplane fighter was the best and the last biplane in service with the British RAF.
This aircraft, Serial No. K8015, was part of the 'B' Flight of the No. 65 Squadron of the Royal Air Force. It was piloted by Robert Stanford Tuck, a famous British ace.
In 1935, Tuck entered service with the British RAF, and by 1942 he had 29 enemy aircraft destroyed and 2 shared destroyed, in addition to 6 hostile aircraft damaged and 1 shared damaged, plus 6 probably destroyed.
In January 1942, his plane was shot down by anti-aircraft fire, and Tuck executed a forced landing in France, where the Germans took him captive. In February of 1945, however, he managed to escape to meet the approaching Red Army and soon returned to his homeland.
Tuck was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Force Cross, and the Distinguished Flying Cross (United States), and was was Mentioned in Despatches three times.
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