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Blutarski2004
05-23-2005, 02:22 PM
Go here -

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3897/is_199812/ai_n8817082#continue

- for good article on Hellcat versus Corsair level speeds. Apparently the story about an under-readind pitot tube on the Hellcat is true. The author was there.

Blutarski2004
05-23-2005, 02:22 PM
Go here -

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3897/is_199812/ai_n8817082#continue

- for good article on Hellcat versus Corsair level speeds. Apparently the story about an under-readind pitot tube on the Hellcat is true. The author was there.

RAC_Pips
05-23-2005, 04:06 PM
A very interesting article, and could put the cat amongst the pidgeon's. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

My only reservation about it is that the data intrepertation presented in the Journal isn't borne out by that shown in 'America's Hundred-Thoudsand', which is incredibly detailed.

Blutarski2004
05-24-2005, 08:15 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RAC_Pips:
A very interesting article, and could put the cat amongst the pidgeon's. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

My only reservation about it is that the data intrepertation presented in the Journal isn't borne out by that shown in 'America's Hundred-Thoudsand', which is incredibly detailed. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I know what you mean about AHT. Yet, the author claims to have first person knowledge of the matter. I wonder what Sky Chimp has to say about this.

AerialTarget
05-24-2005, 01:37 PM
I saw no writing credits assigned. It looks to me as if that was written recently; that journal seems awfully like that online encyclopedia written by random people.

Blutarski2004
05-24-2005, 03:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AerialTarget:
I saw no writing credits assigned. It looks to me as if that was written recently; that journal seems awfully like that online encyclopedia written by random people. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


..... The article is credited to Corky Meyer, who was a WW2 military test pilot.

RAC_Pips
05-24-2005, 03:47 PM
other than the initial trials of the F6F, Corky was Chief Test Pilot for Grumman on the F6F.

The only thing I can think of that explains the same performance envelope mentioned here by Corky is that the F4U that Grumman played with was perhaps an old test model.

The F4U was definitely superior in speed compared to the F6F, as borne out by NACA tests and several pilot reports at various Fighter Meets conducted during 1944.

Asgeir_Strips
05-25-2005, 09:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Blutarski2004:
Go here -

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3897/is_199812/ai_n8817082#continue

- for good article on Hellcat versus Corsair level speeds. Apparently the story about an under-readind pitot tube on the Hellcat is true. The author was there. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have that magazine, bought it a year ago or something!

But thanks for posting anyway, always appreciated..

I Really like Corwin Meyers articles, and i trust him since, he has flown many many many warbirds.. Especially an article about the P40 and when he ranked WW2 best fighters..

in the ETO he Ranked the P47 as the winner and FW190 as a runner up, in the PTE he ranked the Hellcat as the winner and Corsair as runner up..

As for the best carrier fighter, Even the Wildcat ranked higher than the Supermarine Seafire.. The Seafire wasn't even on his list

(or that may have been Eric Brown who said that.. who's also a good friend of Corky.)

Did you know that Corky Meyer is the first civillan who has carrier qualified in the US Navy? Quite a feat if you ask me..