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Version: v20111202|status = |fgname = mb5
The Martin-Baker MB-5 was a British aircraft developed at the end of the second world war. Although it never saw production, it compared well with contemporary fighter aircraft. The contra-rotating propellers eliminated much of the disadvantage of prop driven fighters at the time, and provided good acceleration.
==Flying== Starting the MB-5 with its impressive contrarotating propellers consists of tapping "SHIFT M" 3 times, "SHIFT }" 3 times, tapping the throttle key "pg UP" 3 times and pressing 's' to start.
The aircraft starts with its brakes off, so it starts rolling on startup. The stick must be held back a moderate amount to prevent a deadly and uncontrollable ground loop, with the MB-5 cavorting all over the field otherwise. I would think the contra-rotating props should have prevented this.
Overall a fast and pleasant aircraft to fly.
[[File:Mb5zoom.jpg|thumb|The MB-5 in a climb]] [[File: Mb5 2. jpg|thumb|Cockpit of MB5]] [[File: Mb5instrumentsLARGE. jpg|thumb|Close up of instruments. Note Air Speed Indicator (arrow)]]
==Version Tested== v20111202 from Flight Gear Aircraft Version 2.6 download page.
Flight Gear 1.0 : Loads and runs<br /> Flight Gear 2. 0 : Not Tested<br /> Flight Gear 2. 4 : Not Tested<br /> Flight Gear 2. 6 : Not Tested<br /> ( Anyone running these versions please add the information above)
== Speeds as tested on FG model == Take- off : 80 mph <br /> Climb : mph, <br /> Approach (gear & flaps): mph <br /> Stall : 60 mph <br /> Stall(flaps) : <br />