View Full Version : Cruise Speeds

10-06-2005, 03:42 PM
What would be an authentic cruise speed for some of the aircraft in this sim. Not an attack mission but for general transit or for sector searchs?

10-06-2005, 03:53 PM
Optimum (Carsons) cruise speed in IL2 usually works out around 235-250 kmh, or about 35-45% throttle. What are you thinking of flying? It seems to me to onlt be really important when its you and a wingman in an offline career on a recon flight and you are not sure if you should take some heavy kit for 'targets of opportunity', or risk it in default armament, or take a fuel tank just in case.

10-07-2005, 03:08 AM
I wouldn't know the game's optimums, but in RL cruise tended to be based on throttle/rpm settings not speed. I don't recall the setting (seems like 60-70%) but a 109G-6 cruised at about 240mph low level, 330mph at 19000ft. I guess we can all work it out from there (for a 109, anyway), that is, if the game follows RL here . . . http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif