Tuck's Gladiator Mk II

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Tuck's Gladiator Mk II
gladiator_mk2_tuck.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.3/1.0/1.3BR
1 personCrew
2.1 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
Bristol Mercury-IXEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
560 km/hStructural
560 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 x 7.7 mm Browning machine gunWeapon 1
2 000 roundsAmmunition
1 001 shots/minFire rate
Economy
250 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png540/560/180Repair
150 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
20 Ge icon.pngAces
× (75 + 100 Talisman.png) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Tuck's Gladiator Mk II. For other uses, see Gladiator (Disambiguation)

Description

The Tuck's Gladiator Mk II in the garage


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.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,420 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
394 388 17.0 17.6 13.0 12.5 232
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,420 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
433 414 15.1 16.0 21.2 15.7 232

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
560 560 N/A ~12 ~6
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 300 < 380 < 380 > 190
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
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)

Armaments

Offensive armament

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

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

  • Premium aircraft.
  • Good maneuverability.
  • Decent speed.

Cons:

  • 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.

History

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.

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read 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.

Sources

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • page on aircraft encyclopedia;
  • other literature.


Britain fighters
Fury  Fury Mk I · Fury Mk II
Nimrod  Nimrod Mk I · Nimrod Mk II
Gladiator  Gladiator Mk II · Tuck's Gladiator Mk II · Gladiator Mk IIF · Gladiator Mk IIS
Sea Gladiator  Sea Gladiator Mk I
Hurricane  Hurricane Mk I Late · Hurricane Mk IIB/Trop · Hurricane Mk IV
Sea Hurricane  Sea Hurricane Mk IB · Sea Hurricane Mk IC
Spitfire (early-Merlin)  Spitfire Mk Ia · Spitfire Mk IIa · Spitfire Mk IIb · Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · Spitfire Mk Vb · Spitfire Mk Vc/trop · Spitfire Mk Vc
Spitfire (late-Merlin)  Spitfire F Mk IX · Spitfire LF Mk IX · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XVI
Spitfire (Griffon)  Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire F Mk XIVe · Prendergast's Spitfire FR Mk XIVe · Spitfire F Mk XVIIIe · Spitfire F Mk 22 · Spitfire F Mk 24
Seafire  Seafire F Mk XVII · Seafire FR 47
Typhoon  Typhoon Mk Ia · Typhoon Mk Ib · Typhoon Mk Ib /Late
Tempest  Tempest Mk II · Tempest Mk V · Tempest Mk V (Vickers P)
Sea Fury  Sea Fury FB 11
Other  MB.5 · Firecrest · Wyvern S4
Foreign aircraft  Australia: ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II
  France: ▄D.520 · ▄D.521
  USA: ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Mustang Mk IA · ▄Corsair F Mk II · Martlet Mk IV