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SeaFireLIV
03-23-2004, 11:52 AM
As part of the Campaign I chose the P-63, cos it was new. I didn`t actually know what it was. It wasn`t until I transferred to Berlin `44 and I got the plane that I realised it was the King Cobra! I`ve always liked this plane, just cos I thought it looked good...

Anyway, it`s a nice kite, a little twitchy and when over Berlin I discovered to my horror that turn-fighting is a mistake. The D9 was keeping with me easily! Only a frantic call for help saved me.

Loved the extra guns/ordnance option and it was nice to see the Jerry plane break up after a hit...

Very nice.

My little book says that the US never actually flew this in combat, but 3000 went to the Russians who loved it.

SeaFireLIV...

http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/SeaFireLIV/Dark.jpg

`The whole of this unfortunate business has been the result of pride and prejudice....`

SeaFireLIV
03-23-2004, 11:52 AM
As part of the Campaign I chose the P-63, cos it was new. I didn`t actually know what it was. It wasn`t until I transferred to Berlin `44 and I got the plane that I realised it was the King Cobra! I`ve always liked this plane, just cos I thought it looked good...

Anyway, it`s a nice kite, a little twitchy and when over Berlin I discovered to my horror that turn-fighting is a mistake. The D9 was keeping with me easily! Only a frantic call for help saved me.

Loved the extra guns/ordnance option and it was nice to see the Jerry plane break up after a hit...

Very nice.

My little book says that the US never actually flew this in combat, but 3000 went to the Russians who loved it.

SeaFireLIV...

http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/SeaFireLIV/Dark.jpg

`The whole of this unfortunate business has been the result of pride and prejudice....`

carguy_
03-23-2004, 11:58 AM
In terms of FM it`s an old P39.

http://carguy.w.interia.pl/tracki/sig23d.jpg

Capt._Tenneal
03-23-2004, 12:01 PM
The write-up for the P-63 in the Aircraft Viewer even mentions that the small fin on the bottom of the nose was as a request by the Russians to solve stability issues, and Bell Aircraft Co. implemented the change, mainly because the VVS were their main customers.

Hmmm, sound familiar http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/10.gif Oleg and the whiners http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/10.gif