The Firebrand TF Mk IV is a Rank III British naval fighter with a battle rating of . The Blackburn Firebrand was developed from Air Ministry. The Blackburn B Firebrand was designed initially against Naval Specification N/40, which sought a single seat carrier-borne fighter for short-range. The Blackburn Firebrand demonstrates the difficulties encountered by many aircraft manufacturers when developing new aircraft during the.

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There’s only so much that a powerful engine can do if it has firebramd of 7 tonnes to haul around the sky. For this it needed an interceptor fighter and experience in the Norwegian Campaign of early had also shown a high-performance, carrier-based, single-seat fighter would be an advantage. Three air intake grids are also supplied which have the intricate detail produced by brass etch metal.

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Make sure to pull up quite soon, however, as handling is very poor. Retrieved from ” https: Secondly, it’s a strike fighter, meaning that its primary role is striking ground targets and ships and then engaging enemy aircraft after it drops its ordnance. The Ministry of Aircraft Production found them a new purpose for it, as a fast carrier-borne torpedo bomber.

Oh and just so you know – Britain is my most played nation by far. And then whining about it not having it’s real FM Lol original And the high altitude thing applies blackbufn more planes than just the P but the base FM will remain the same which, I hear is actually quite accurate. The final version was the Firebrand T.

Blackburn Firebrand

The large wing consisted of a two- spar centre section with manually folded outer panels with five degrees of dihedral to allow more compact storage in the hangar decks of aircraft carriers. The radiators for the neatly cowled Sabre engine were housed in wing-root extensions. Several of these components blackkburn a fair amount of engraved panel lines that makes the kit all the more attractive in detail. Two prototypes were converted from incomplete F Mk Is and 27 additional aircraft blackbjrn delivered, completing the first blacckburn of 50 aircraft.


V 20mm cannons are unmatched in the 4. The Blackburn Firebrand was officially operated by the British Royal Navy from through before facing retirement from operational status. Mk 5 featured minor aerodynamic improvements and were converted from Mk IVs.


Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. The Firebrand was designed to take the mm torpedo apart from its standard 20mm guns. Blackburn’s Baby ‘Battleship’ [18].

The Mk 4 was also equipped blackubrn act as a dive bomber, and could carry two 2,lb bombs or sixteen 60lb rockets.

Stirling B Mk I. This will cover the front joint line of the kit parts and eliminate the vertical cut appearance which is non existent on the real balckburn. I do fine with my P, its my most used US plane. Here I am responding to a thread about a British post-war strike fighter and exchanging arguments about whether the Firebrand will be a good plane or not.

Unusual about the propeller and spinner is that these come into a single cast piece and at the same time seems faithful to its actual appearance.

In the summer of the Ministry of Aircraft Production decided to allocate all Sabre engines to the Hawker Typhoon.

Dive brakes were installed on both the upper and lower wing assemblies for improved control. Back to the Review Index Page Fjrebrand P was used to great effect as ground attack, true. Make sure to fire only in bursts; do not “spray and pray” as this will rapidly cause the guns to jam. With extremely heavy armament as well as a respectable secondary load, the Firebrand is foremost a striker aircraft, then a fighter.

The undercarriage was of a conventional “tail-dragger” arrangement featuring two main landing gears and a single tail wheel. The plastic is slightly on the thick side yet there are no sink marks that can be a common defect with thick sections. Deck landing trials took place in Februaryfireebrand armament trials inbut by now the need for a fleet fighter was much reduced. Careful painting of the frame makes it look even more authentic.


Landing and taking firebrans from a carrier.

It’s supposed to launch from a carrier, go to target, drop its load and leave. This “improved” design revealed flaws in low-speed flight thanks to blackbuen rudder control and a tremendous amount of torque output from the new engine. Spitfire F Mk IX. Carrying 4 fast-firing and high-capacity Hispano Mk. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. It sounds tricky due to the date of introduction and performance. There are no speed limits or breakage and performance is exaggerated. Mk II was limited to just 12 fiebrand examples.

Plan ahead when striking your target – don’t begin diving until you have approximated where the target may be once you reach it say a destroyer or convoyas turning to attack a target at high speed may rip the Firebrand’s wings or slow you down significantly – firenrand in easy prey for other fighters.

Blackburn Firebrand

Production aircraft after the first 10 were fitted with the improved Centaurus IX engine. Well, guess what, it’s not performing as it should. Mk 4 was used to equip No. Despite the successful landing, the aircraft was deemed too dangerous for use as a production aircraft.

I just don’t want to see those high-tier Lavochkins and Messers tearing it up Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page. The main production version was the T. We will have to wait and see.