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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The Mk IV first flew on 17 Mayand was the first version of the Firebrand to enter mass production[9] with built, although 50 more aircraft were cancelled. Where do you find this stuff?


As such, this particular Firebrand model was dropped from production contention. The first prototype flew on 21 Decemberbut construction of the new aircraft was very slow with the first flight not being made until November Meteor F Mk 8 G. It’s designed to strike at specific locations for a specific job. Mk IV’s operational range on internal fuel when compared to distances between major firegrand.


Take information with a grain of salt data taken from 1. Mk I entering service as a fighter nine F. And then whining about it not having it’s real FM Lol original And the high altitude firwbrand applies to more planes than just the P but the base FM will remain the same which, I hear is actually quite accurate.


Back to the Main Page. As such, Blackburn was forced to re-engine their design and settle on the Bristol Centaurus VII cylinder radial piston powerplant.

At high speeds the Firebrand’s firevrand lock up and offensive manoeuvres are impossible. Mk 5s, which only differed from the Mk 4 in detail. V 20mm cannons are unmatched in the 4.

Some versions even had dive brakes. Roll rate is poor as well, and the Firebrand is a massive target, compared to smaller and nimbler fighters such as the Bf It is possible that if it had the chance of combat active firsbrand it could have proved fierbrand success but it remains an important aircraft in naval military development.

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Unfortunately, due to the size of the cowling and wings, there are many blind spots around the plane. Performance specifications included a top speed of miles per hour with a listed cruise speed of miles per hour. Bristol Centaurus IX Power: Centaurus IX-powered Firebrand T.

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Blackburn Firebrand

Lancaster B Mk I. A variety of second-line squadrons were issued Firdbrand of various marks for training or trials at one time or another. Defence of British naval bases was a RAF commitment but provision had not been made for this and so the Admiralty accepted that it would have to take on the duty.

Partially due to wing-loading and weight, the Firebrand does, surprisingly, have a small turn radius and turns quite quickly, similar to the Me Whoever writes ‘documentaries’ for the History Channel deserves to be repeatedly beaten over the head with a real history book.


Its contemporary of the time was the Seafire, which was a fighter launched from a carrier.

This picture by itself can serve as a good guide for one to select the correct colours to decorate the model and also for the position of markings besides other detail. Sea Hurricane Mk IB. I’m the one who said the fire brand reminded me of the p47 because of the weight and engine power. The new design was fitted with lengthened wings and appropriate munitions provisions in the form of pylons.

I don’t play American planes that often, but that shouldn’t prevent me from voicing my concern about something that in my opinion at least is a problem in an American plane. Mk I aircraft were built to the original specifications and were retained for trials and development work. At the same time that the Firebrand was being developed, the Hawker Typhoon was ready to hit the assembly lines and effectively “stole” the available Napier Sabre III engines.

The first flight in this form took place at Brough on the 31 st of March