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11-26-2009, 08:00 AM
Hello everyone,

I'm trying to master flying in the P-40B lately, if any of you know where to find some good manuals/has some flight tips I would be very glad to hear of them.

What most interests me are its best RPM settings, best power/rad settings without overheating, best altitude, fighter tactics etc.

Of course, an official real flight manual of the plane would fill me even more with joy.

Thanks in advance,


11-26-2009, 10:39 AM
Heres the link to Zenos P40 stuff.


11-26-2009, 11:11 AM

Thank you Sancho

11-26-2009, 01:04 PM
Originally posted by Vigotsky:

Thank you Sancho


11-26-2009, 02:43 PM
Set keys/buttons for fuel mixture control!

11-26-2009, 03:09 PM
I should control my fuel mixture? In what way? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

11-26-2009, 07:26 PM
When you get above full throttle height you will need to lean the mixture or the engine will run rough and lose power.
You can tell not only from that but by your exhaust getting darker. IIRC above 15,000 ft or so start leaning the mix
to less than 100%, you will see when as long as you know to look and not be mystified. If you cut the mixture 5% and
the engine runs a little better then you know for sure.

In the Aircraft.pdf from disc 2 of IL2:1946 it tells for P-40 Mixture Control: Manual but not what altitude. Worst
performance above 6,000 meters so maybe there is where to start leaning the mixture but IIRC it is sooner.

Do not forget to bring the mixture back up when coming back down or you may burn the engine up or at least run less well.
OTOH you can just avoid higher altitudes, P-40B/C is best 3,500 meters (10-11,000 ft) and below, still okay a bit higher.

11-27-2009, 07:15 AM
Ok, will try to remember it, thanks Gunz http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif