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SeaFireLIV
03-03-2004, 06:09 AM
In fact the readme advises to try tipping the bomb rather than shoot it, due to the possible explosion blast!

I can`t wait to try this (In 2 weeks) :(

SeaFireLIV
03-03-2004, 06:09 AM
In fact the readme advises to try tipping the bomb rather than shoot it, due to the possible explosion blast!

I can`t wait to try this (In 2 weeks) :(

AWL_Spinner
03-03-2004, 06:12 AM
With no Tempest/Typhoon/Spit IX/XIV or Meteor, what are we going to realistically tip it with SeaFireLIV?

Hmm. I suppose the RAF had Mustang IIIs, which we will have in the AEP. That'll have to do for the time being!

Cheers, Spinner

SeaFireLIV
03-03-2004, 06:14 AM
The no Tempest thing is indeed bad news. Previously it seemed certain to be in...
Anyway, I like the extra Pilot flying skill that will be required for this.

arcadeace
03-03-2004, 06:15 AM
That has to erase anyone's second thoughts making a purchase!

blabla0001
03-03-2004, 06:17 AM
I cannot wait either.

The first successful wing "tipping" was done by a member of the (Dutch) RAF 322 Squadron by Flying Officer F.J.H. van Eijk.

Soon the 322 Virtual Squadron members can attempt the same. :)

[This message was edited by Cappadocian_317 on Wed March 03 2004 at 08:58 AM.]

Willthisnamedo
03-03-2004, 06:20 AM
I see missions with V1 trains: hit the first to blow the rest up...:) he he

robban75
03-03-2004, 06:32 AM
Originally posted by AWL_Spinner:
With no Tempest/Typhoon/Spit IX/XIV or Meteor, what are we going to realistically tip it with SeaFireLIV?


Well, there's always the Dora-9 and La-7! ;-)



When it comes to aircombat, I'd rather be lucky than good any day!

Oso2323
03-03-2004, 09:45 AM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
In fact the readme advises to try tipping the bomb rather than shoot it, due to the possible explosion blast!

I read something interesting by Alfred Price: sophisticated RAF drivers simply placed their wingtips above and very close to the VI. That disrupted airflow over the V1's wings and caused it to topple. Also, the Germans later rigged trip-wires near the wings so that physically tipping it would mean a career faux pas for said pilot.

Many pilots just blasted them.

MandMs
03-03-2004, 09:55 AM
The first V-1 was destroyed on the night of June 16 by a Mosquito.

On July 3, a test were conducted with 150 fuel and 11lb boost in a Tempest. A speed of 415mph, IAS, was obtained at 500ft. 150 Wing then got 150 fuel for all its a/c to use.



I eat the red ones last.

Capt._Tenneal
03-03-2004, 10:22 AM
Originally posted by AWL_Spinner:
With no Tempest/Typhoon/Spit IX/XIV or Meteor, what are we going to realistically tip it with SeaFireLIV?


Aha ! Finally a use for the BI-1 !

clint-ruin
03-03-2004, 10:24 AM
Presenting the V1 Tipping Saga [or Come Back Here You Little Bastard].

http://users.bigpond.net.au/gwen/fb/v11.jpg
http://users.bigpond.net.au/gwen/fb/v12.jpg
http://users.bigpond.net.au/gwen/fb/v13.jpg
http://users.bigpond.net.au/gwen/fb/v14.jpg
http://users.bigpond.net.au/gwen/fb/v15.jpg
http://users.bigpond.net.au/gwen/fb/v16.jpg

Anything that can stay relatively steady at ~550-570kmh / ~2500-2700m should be fine for the job.

However you need to be a lot more patient than I am about it :>

Surprised how much damage they can soak up, took about 10 HS 20mm rounds up the arse as well as a bucket of .303.

http://home.iprimus.com.au/djgwen/fb/leninkoba.jpg

horseback
03-03-2004, 10:26 AM
I seem to remember that the Polish Squadrons flying Mustang Mk IIIs (P-51B/Cs, to the uninitiated) scored a lot of V-1 kills in the Spring/Summer of 1944. Somebody better get to work on those Ocean Grey/Dark Green/Medium Sea Grey skins with the Polish livery for their razorback ponies - There are buzz bombs to topple!

cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944