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XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 03:26 AM
Have any of you know if the P47 can out drive the Spitfire..I guess not why it becuase all of us are not from wwII only real truth if you talked to a WW2 pilot that was there..then there you go...alot of books about ww2 planes but all diffeant anwsears..hard to find the real truth , unless you talk to a vet pilot thast was from 1940 to 45....

thats all...Let the flameing start


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XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 03:26 AM
Have any of you know if the P47 can out drive the Spitfire..I guess not why it becuase all of us are not from wwII only real truth if you talked to a WW2 pilot that was there..then there you go...alot of books about ww2 planes but all diffeant anwsears..hard to find the real truth , unless you talk to a vet pilot thast was from 1940 to 45....

thats all...Let the flameing start


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XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 05:05 AM
p-47 was big enough to outdive most things, she couldnt climb, roll or turn worth a damm but she could dive like a bat outta hell, great ground attack/B&Z not a T&B'er

konigwolf

XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 05:09 AM
Yeah, except that vet is probably 80 years old and short on detailed memories of that long ago (my own grandfather is a wonderful man, but he can recall very few details of his WW2 experiences). It's just a physiological fact of aging.

--AKD

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XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 10:10 AM
Just because it's a big ground attack fighter doesn't mean it rolls, climbs, and turns poorly. Thats a common misconception. If you do some simple calculations, and look at it's wing volume, powerplant and prop dimater. Momentum, and it's controll surface size, and throw you find out real quick how big of a misconception it is.

In fact the only time it fits the misconception is when it's fully fueled with drops tanks, and a full bomb, and ammo load. Yet common knowledge when it meets an enemy fighter it's drops anything and everything it's carrying. Then it becomes a big armored fighter with a relatively light wingloading compared to many fighters.

True even then it was not a climbing demon, and initial roll rate was a little sluggish compared to some fighters. However in the turn wouldn't many aircraft stay with it. Definitely not 109's or P-51's.

The problem I see and don't ever expect to see it fixed not that it really matters as it's only a game. Is that all the aircraft in FB are based of WWII flight manuals, and "historic data".

Which although sounds like the perfect way to find out how the aircraft performed they were both notoriously erronious. Yet with todays knowledge a quick calc on the airframes as a whole tells the truth the whole truth and nothing else.


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