View Full Version : Japanese Speedometers in PF

10-26-2004, 05:44 AM
In actuality, the A6M's speedometer measured IAS in knots. However, in AEP, although the gauge was done accurately, the dial moved according to kilometers per hour, making it useless past 300 kph. I need to know from Euro PF users: has this big fat error been fixed, or are all the early-war Japanese designs now equipped with speedometers useless for combat?

10-26-2004, 07:29 AM
It seems the same to me so I've been using the digital info when it is on.
I don't think the Japanese were really reliant on gauges any way.

There best for when taking off and landing and not combat http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

Name : Air Speed Indicator Model 3 "Kai" 2
Product : Tanaka Indicator production place
Use Model : "SINDEN","REPPUU","SEIRAN","DENKOU","ZERO 53/63"
Ki-115(VAVY TYPE),"OUKA"Trainer,"KYOKKOU",
"SUISEI"Model 33,"RAiDEN"Model 21
Note : Max:400Knot,

10-26-2004, 08:09 PM
Can anyone else confirm or deny? Do early Japanese (A6M/Ki-43) speedometers still incorrectly show speed in kph?

10-27-2004, 12:58 PM
I thought the IJN used knots and the IJA used kph. The two services might as well have been from different planets. What a waste of effort to have navy and army types for every role, carrier-based or not.