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Tvrdi
03-17-2004, 08:40 AM
so I noticed that rollrate of the me109 series is really poor....compared to the FW190 and P51 very poor...it seams that nose of the me109 is filled with the rocks lol :-) I know that those planes were hard to turn or roll when 600 kmh is reached, but I think in FB they exaggerated a little bit :-) what are u think? the same thing goes for the early P38....

Tvrdi
03-17-2004, 08:40 AM
so I noticed that rollrate of the me109 series is really poor....compared to the FW190 and P51 very poor...it seams that nose of the me109 is filled with the rocks lol :-) I know that those planes were hard to turn or roll when 600 kmh is reached, but I think in FB they exaggerated a little bit :-) what are u think? the same thing goes for the early P38....

Dmitri9mm
03-17-2004, 09:04 AM
I think that Oleg ought to make a room solely for people complaining about LW fighters FM. This topic is getting a bit old. Nonetheless I'll give you an answer:
During the battle of Britain the RAF-fighters had a marginally inferior roll-rate compared to the Bf 109 E. Later when the '109 F model was fitted with rounded wingtips, most of this advantage was lost to a better turn rate.
If you want a better roll-rate just fly the Bf 109 E.
Actually the Bf 109 has a very, very good maneuverability in all aspects as long as you keep your speed below 400 km/h.