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09-23-2003, 03:37 AM

Here's some more data which I pulled out of another Tacitus fighter a/c evaluation document. I'm reading off a grap here, so don't expect micrometer accuracy -

Aircraft........P40C...........Zero A6M2 Model 21

160 mph IAS.....70 deg/sec.....57 deg/sec

200 mph IAS.....82 deg/sec.....55 deg/sec

240 mph IAS.....92 deg/sec.....52 deg/sec

280 mph IAS.....95 deg/sec.....45 deg/sec

320 mph IAS.....93 deg/sec.....38 deg/sec

360 mph IAS.....92 deg/sec.....23 deg/sec

These data were generated the the USAF a/c performance computer program in the early 70's. If accurate, they show that a Zero could not stay with a P40 in a roll out and dive or a roll reversal.

The logic for the dive-away tactic of P40 drivers versus the Zero was that the P40 was 10-15mph faster than the Zero at any altitude up to about 20000 feet. The P40 could handily out-dive the Zero. And once it had extended, there was no way that the Zero could catch the P40.

Interesting .....

Blutarski

Aircraft........P40C...........Zero A6M2 Model 21

160 mph IAS.....70 deg/sec.....57 deg/sec

200 mph IAS.....82 deg/sec.....55 deg/sec

240 mph IAS.....92 deg/sec.....52 deg/sec

280 mph IAS.....95 deg/sec.....45 deg/sec

320 mph IAS.....93 deg/sec.....38 deg/sec

360 mph IAS.....92 deg/sec.....23 deg/sec

These data were generated the the USAF a/c performance computer program in the early 70's. If accurate, they show that a Zero could not stay with a P40 in a roll out and dive or a roll reversal.

The logic for the dive-away tactic of P40 drivers versus the Zero was that the P40 was 10-15mph faster than the Zero at any altitude up to about 20000 feet. The P40 could handily out-dive the Zero. And once it had extended, there was no way that the Zero could catch the P40.

Interesting .....

Blutarski