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Skunk_438RCAF
09-16-2007, 05:57 AM
I dug this up from Combat Aircraft magazine, dated July 1997. Thought it may interest a few here.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f239/Skunk24/zero1.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f239/Skunk24/zero2.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f239/Skunk24/zero3.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f239/Skunk24/zero4.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f239/Skunk24/zero5.jpg

bigbossmalone
09-16-2007, 09:23 AM
Very cool - informative stuff.
Thanks Skunk!
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cawimmer430
09-16-2007, 10:51 AM
Good stuff. Great read. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I like flying the Zero in IL-2. It's an enjoyable plane and in the hands of a skilled pilot can still sting. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

VMF-214_HaVoK
09-16-2007, 03:34 PM
Thanks for posting and from I read without doing a bunch of test it sure seems our sim is pretty accurate.

S!

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-16-2007, 03:50 PM
Good reading. Thanks for sharing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

ICDP
09-16-2007, 03:53 PM
An excellent article, thanks for sharing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

A word of warning though, please don't read that report and take it as gospel. The captured A6M2 in that test was underperforming and wasn't ran at full power. So unless Oleg modelled the A6M2 in IL2 to match that report then the one in the sim could perform better. The top speed in that report is also off by as much as 19mph according to some highly credible sources. Have a look here for some more info on this report and the conflicting A6M2 top speed data.

http://www.j-aircraft.com/research/rdunn/zeroperformance/zero_performance.htm

Waldo.Pepper
09-16-2007, 09:25 PM
Just posted this... it is similar but I didnt want to trample all over your thread Skunk.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/5071036095

VMF-214_HaVoK
09-16-2007, 09:40 PM
A word of warning though, please don't read that report and take it as gospel.

We are told that about every video, report, pilot account, charts, and test. So apparently we will just never know. The Zero in the game most likely performs a bit better then the test indicate but the test is still relevant and the same tactics work in the sim.

S!

jensenpark
09-16-2007, 09:42 PM
Cool posting...thanks for the info.

zardozid
09-17-2007, 02:10 AM
Wow, thanks....

I get more bits of interesting history "tidbit's" here, then I do on many history forums...



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R_Target
09-17-2007, 09:14 PM
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hotspace
09-18-2007, 05:30 AM
A great read - thanks for posting it up http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

T_O_A_D
09-18-2007, 05:58 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif Thanks for that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif