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XyZspineZyX
09-06-2003, 03:07 AM
I've been flying the P-40 a lot and all hits on the engine (I don't get hit by fighters, I hit them) from bombers disable it in one shot, and the engine goes to a complete feather. Is this realistic?

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XyZspineZyX
09-06-2003, 03:07 AM
I've been flying the P-40 a lot and all hits on the engine (I don't get hit by fighters, I hit them) from bombers disable it in one shot, and the engine goes to a complete feather. Is this realistic?

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XyZspineZyX
09-06-2003, 03:46 AM
Dont know if it's realistic or not but it happens all the time,a real glass jaw.

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XyZspineZyX
09-06-2003, 05:16 AM
its very possible......when an engine has a constant speed prop hooked up to it, its pitch gets controled by an oil driven prop govener. if you loose oil presure the prop spring in the hub pushes the prop to feather to ruduce drag in an engine out situation. but seeing the way other aircraft systems are modeled in FB id say its just a glitch because whom ever made the controls for prop pitch, mixture, flaps, ect. needs to open up and aircraft manual and do some homework. EVOut

XyZspineZyX
09-06-2003, 05:24 AM
I noticed that too just now......overall I guess between the K-4, the horrible sound, the one shot Jugs and P-40s, the un playable track feature,the late sounding guns,the non slowing planes and anything else I forgot to mention we all hope 1.11 gets here PDQ......../i/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-06-2003, 05:33 AM
Bearcat99 wrote:
- I noticed that too just now......overall I guess
- between the K-4, the horrible sound, the one shot
- Jugs and P-40s, the un playable track feature,the
- late sounding guns,the non slowing planes and
- anything else I forgot to mention we all hope 1.11
- gets here PDQ........<

Same here Bearcat I fear my favourite game is dying a slow death /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-06-2003, 05:36 AM
Yes, the P-40 engine is more vulnerable to fire from the rear than the P-39 which had the engine mounted behind the pilot.

Also, P-47 get too many PKs.

XyZspineZyX
09-06-2003, 05:48 AM
i've noticed in addition to the p40 engine damage, the guns seem to jam a lot. more than other planes at least. is this a result of where the guns are mounted or are they just easily damaged?

XyZspineZyX
09-06-2003, 05:54 AM
I would say most guns should jam when hit.

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XyZspineZyX
09-06-2003, 05:56 AM
yea, makes sense, but it sure happens a lot in the p40. some planes have guns that just won't jam (like stuka G-1). has anyone else had the guns jam frequently on the p40?

XyZspineZyX
09-06-2003, 06:53 AM
What makes you think it was a 'one hit' ?

In between the tracer you see there could be what, 3~5 rounds of additional ammo?



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Cpt.LoneRanger
09-06-2003, 07:43 AM
kweassa wrote:
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- What makes you think it was a 'one hit' ?
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- In between the tracer you see there could be what,
- 3~5 rounds of additional ammo?

True, but only the tracers are calculated.

Besides that, yes, it really IS annoying. I fly the P40 VERY often and I hate intercept-missions. The first gunner hit in the front area disables the engine instantly. No oil-loss (what I would understand), no overheating, no powerloss, it is simply disabled, no matter where the bullet struck, if it's just before the cockpit.

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XyZspineZyX
09-06-2003, 08:57 AM
RS_Shiesty wrote:
- yea, makes sense, but it sure happens a lot in the
- p40. some planes have guns that just won't jam
- (like stuka G-1). has anyone else had the guns jam
- frequently on the p40?

Yep happens all the time not that it's bad just not consistant across all planes same goes for PK's going by history that should maybe be more common.

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XyZspineZyX
09-06-2003, 09:06 AM
This is common to _all_ planes, it's how the engine dies that varies, not if. The p39 will start trailing smoke as soon as the engine is hit, but the thing will keep going for quite some time. MiG is very vulnerable engine, takes a couple of minutes to die. LaGG & La5/7 have better protected engines, but Yaks get zapped almost as easily as the MiG. Even the Il2 can have it's engine killed for practical purposes from a single .30 cal round to the oil cooler. The Stuka can too, but it's got a very difficult one to hit, right under the prop.

In the I16 and 153 the pilot normally gets hit before the engine, so it's not really relevant for those planes.

I repeat what I have said many times before on this forum - if rear gunners are hitting you, even once, you're doing it wrong. They have equivalent guns (UBS, ShKAS or MG81Z) & sights (For UBT equipped planes - most later russians) to you, a flexible firing position, and they can shoot the most vulnerable area of your aircraft, so how do you expect your plane to survive and theirs to go down if you go hit-for-hit with them?