The Martin Baker Mb5

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  1. Airborne

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    Have a look at this baby.
    This is the Martin Baker Mb5 made by the ejection seat company.
    Produced in 1944 as an advanced 400 mph plus fighter, it failed to get enough interest from the British War Cabinet. With the War visably won and jet aircraft like the Vampire and Meteor already flying and the Supermarine Swift on the drawing board, the day of the piston engined fighter was coming to an end.

    Max speed, 460 mph (740 km/h) at 20,000ft (6,100 m). Rate of climb, 3,800 ft/min (19.3 mlsec). Service ceiling, 40,000 ft (12,192 m). Range, 1,100 mis (1,770 km). Empty weight, 9,233 Ib (4,192 kg). Max gross weight, 12,090 Ib (5,489 kg). Span, 35 ft 0 in (10.67 m). Length, 37 ft 0 in (11.30 m). Wing area, 263 sqft (24.4m2).
     

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    An awesome plane indeed, and one which I compare to the similar CAC CA-15.

    Stats for the CA-15
    Max speed at sea level - 368mph (592Kph)
    at 25 600ft - 442mph (711kph)
    at 26 400ft - 448mph (721kph)
    at 30 000ft - 439mph (706kph)
    at 32 000ft - 432mph (695kph)

    Initial rate of climb - 3 650ft/min
    max climb - 4 990ft/min
    climb at 30 000ft - 2 250ft/min
    time to 20 000ft - 5.5 min

    Service ceiling - 39 000ft

    Range (wing tanks only) - 1 150 miles (1 850 Km)
    max range (with drop tanks) - 2 540 miles (4 087 km)

    Empty weight - 7 540lb (3 420Kg)
    Normal weight - 10 764lb (4 882Kg)
    Max weight - 12 340lb (5 597Kg)

    Wing span -36ft
    length - 36ft 2.5in
    Height - 14ft 2.75in

    Armament - 6x .50 cal Browning machine guns
    + 10 rockets or 2x 500lb bombs or 2x 1000lb bombs under the wings
     

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    You can see the P-51 influence there Wildcat.
    The contra rotating prop on the Mb5 would be the main difference mate.
     
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