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slo123
11-04-2005, 10:42 AM
was wing tip a real or is it a fictional thing a if it was real what did it help?

NonWonderDog
11-04-2005, 12:17 PM
Smoke generators could be mounted for airshows; you can still see national aerobatic teams flying in formation with colored smoke billowing out of their wings.

Smoke is also used to study wingtip vortices and whatnot.

Other than that, though, it's completely fictional. Combat planes didn't fly around with big smoke generators.


It's still a nice feature for demonstrating maneuvers.

x6BL_Brando
11-04-2005, 01:43 PM
It also gets used a fair bit for visible signals in online play. Certainly not realistic, but sometimes useful in finding just where one's wingie went, or whether he's they guy your about to open up on. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

slo123
11-08-2005, 11:32 PM
does anyone else have anything on wintip smoke?

Tully__
11-10-2005, 08:07 PM
It's great as a training aid, as it allows the trainee to see exactly where the plane should go when a manouver is demonstrated, inlcuding at what point roll commences/finishes, and compare to his own performance.

It was absolutely not fitted or used in real aircraft during the war (except maybe on prototype testbeds?)

polak5
11-12-2005, 03:04 AM
And of course it looks kol when doing some acrobatic flying http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

VW-IceFire
11-12-2005, 07:18 AM
Its a neat little feature for guys who want to do air racing or aerobatics competitions or demonstrations with the tip smoke on.

Kudos for including it I think...

Not a historical combat thing but a nice little extra.

slo123
11-15-2005, 11:14 PM
i dont know bout you guys but i think i always fly with it on bt does it make me an easier target for the ai planes?
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

polak5
11-16-2005, 12:12 AM
Originally posted by slo123:
i dont know bout you guys but i think i always fly with it on bt does it make me an easier target for the ai planes?
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

No, i highly doubt it.

slo123
11-16-2005, 10:22 PM
ok i was just checking

F4U_Flyer
11-16-2005, 10:59 PM
Interesting enough i was just reading about the phillipines just prior to and at the start of the war and it spoke of planes carrieing smoke generators to lay down a smoke screen to protect bombers. Not wingtip smoke but i had never heard of this being done before!Simply amazing , thanks ww2 magazine.

Skarphol
11-18-2005, 05:15 AM
I just saw a picture in FlyPast magazine of a Bristol Blenheim bomber who were laying out a smoke-screen flying low over the ground. Don't remember what the caption of the picture was, but it was probably in order to protect something on the ground from attack.

Skarphol