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XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 10:30 PM
as in the future the A6M "Zero" will be added. pls consider adding the P-400 to FB.
1. with its allie the P-40E you could simulate the NewGuinea theatre

http://www.planestuff.com/lib/planestuff/p400.gif


2. not to forgett, it was the first Cobras (AiracobraMkI) that the VVS got.




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XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 10:30 PM
as in the future the A6M "Zero" will be added. pls consider adding the P-400 to FB.
1. with its allie the P-40E you could simulate the NewGuinea theatre

http://www.planestuff.com/lib/planestuff/p400.gif


2. not to forgett, it was the first Cobras (AiracobraMkI) that the VVS got.




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XyZspineZyX
07-18-2003, 02:08 AM
LOOOOOOL /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
07-18-2003, 02:39 AM
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Widgeon

XyZspineZyX
07-18-2003, 08:14 AM
Yes,
Im actualy using the P39N1 at the moment in place of the P-400 for the New Guinea Scenarios I am currently creating for the Empire of the Sun Coop Mission series.

XyZspineZyX
07-18-2003, 08:56 AM
Ummm..excuse my ignorance but I thought the P-400 was just an export version of the 39. I didn't think there WERE any diffences, just a different designation. Due to cancellations in oversea orders I thought surplus 400s were sent(largely)to the Pacific to American pilots. Maybe I'm wrong...

XyZspineZyX
07-18-2003, 11:01 AM
P-400's were basically similar to p-39d except they had a 20mm Hispano cannon in place of the 37mm 4 .30 cal wing guns and 2 .50 cal nose guns. Majority of planes built went to Soviets, with some staying in the u.s. for training. Some of these were rushed to the south pacific to fight the Japanese. Have heard of at least one squadron flying off of Guadalcanal.

XyZspineZyX
07-18-2003, 11:42 AM
sure, its similar to the actual P-39N in the game, from the view point. therefore it shouldnt be much work to modify-other exhaust tubes and a 20MM (that one from the HurriMkIIc)
dont no the changes in the cockpit /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

something to read
http://home.att.net/~jbaugher1/p39_5.html

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XyZspineZyX
07-18-2003, 12:28 PM
good idea. That shower of mg fire enriched with 20mm should rock/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif and yes, there were P-400s in USSR, delivered from England

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