Vampire FB 52A (Sweden)

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This page is about the jet fighter Vampire FB 52A (Sweden). For other versions, see Vampire (Family).
▄Vampire FB 52A
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GarageImage Vampire FB 52A (Sweden).jpg
▄Vampire FB 52A
AB RB SB
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Purchase:300 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

Finland operated a very small number of FB 52A Vampires during the early Cold War. A total of 6 units were acquired from the United Kingdom in 1953 and they were nicknamed "Vamppi". Later, nine T.55 twin seat trainers were acquired in 1955. The aircrafts served with the 1st and 2nd Air Wing before being retired in 1965 in favour of more capable fighters.

It was introduced in Update "Fire and Ice". Being a Vampire, the ▄Vampire FB 52A is a typical early jet, it has poor acceleration but when compared to its counterparts, it has less top speed in favour of a more capable flight performance in dogfights. The Vampire has a very tight turning radius which means that as long as it has enough speed it is capable of outperforming enemy aircrafts, however it loses speed with ease, and thus good precision and quick fights are needed in order to succed.

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 4 572 m882 km/h
Turn time24 s
Max altitude10 668 m
Enginede Havilland Goblin 3
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight6 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 4,572 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 841 814 10668 24.8 25.6 17.5 16.4 650
Upgraded 917 882 23.8 24.0 27.0 22.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
888 330 496 464 300 ~10 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 550 < 600 < 600 -

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
de Havilland Goblin 3 1 3,502 kg 195 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Gross
Weight
Weight (each) Type 10m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 35m fuel
705 kg Centrifugal-flow turbojet 3,866 kg 4,179 kg 4,517 kg 4,715 kg 5,759 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 10m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 35m fuel MGW
Stationary 1,410 kgf - 0.36 0.34 0.31 0.30 0.24
Optimal 1,410 kgf
(0 km/h)
- 0.36 0.34 0.31 0.30 0.24

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural888 km/h
Gear330 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 costBasic → Reference
AB3 293 → 4 689 Sl icon.png
RB9 131 → 13 002 Sl icon.png
SB12 197 → 17 368 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications91 200 Rp icon.png
147 200 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 100 Ge icon.png
Crew training86 000 Sl icon.png
Experts300 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 700 Ge icon.png
Research Aces720 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
130 / 360 / 600 % Sl icon.png
196 / 196 / 196 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
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Cost:
9 800 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
6 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
6 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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Wings repair
Research:
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Cost:
9 200 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
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Cost:
9 200 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
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Cost:
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270 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
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Cost:
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460 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine extinguisher.png
EFS
Research:
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Cost:
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460 Ge icon.png
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hispano_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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290 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
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500 LB
Research:
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Cost:
9 800 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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GLBC mk.3
Research:
6 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods weapon.png
hispano_mk5_new_gun
Research:
5 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 200 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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GRC mk.8
Research:
9 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition600 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Main article: Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)

The Vampire FB 52A (Sweden) is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannons, chin-mounted (150 rpg = 600 total)

Suspended armament

List of setups (4)
Setup 12 x G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bomb
Setup 22 x G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bomb
4 x RP-3 rockets
4 x RP-3 rockets
Setup 32 x 1000 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.13 bomb
Setup 44 x RP-3 rockets
4 x RP-3 rockets

The Vampire FB 52A (Sweden) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 500 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 500 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs + 8 x RP-3 rockets (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 1,000 lb H.E. M.C. Mk.13 bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 8 x RP-3 rockets

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).

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".

Pros:

Cons:

History

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Media

Skins

See also

Related development

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

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


De Havilland Aircraft Company Limited
Fighters  Hornet Mk.I · Hornet Mk.III · Mosquito FB Mk VI · Mosquito FB Mk XVIII
Jet fighters  Vampire F.B.5 · Venom FB.4 · Sea Venom FAW 20 · Sea Vixen F.A.W. Mk.2
Export  Mosquito FB.Mk.26 ·Vampire FB 52A(Italy) · ▄Vampire FB 52A(Finland) · A28B

Sweden jet aircraft
Fighters  J21RA
  J29A · A29B · J29D · J29F
  J32B
  J34
  J35A · J35D
  JA37C · JA37D
  JAS39A · JAS39C
Strike aircraft  A21RB
  A32A · A32A Röd Adam
  A28B
  AJ37 · AJS37
  SK60B · SAAB-105G
Export  SAAB-105OE
Finland  ▄Vampire FB 52A · ▄MiG-21bis · Saab J35XS