View Full Version : P-40B,C

11-04-2004, 01:20 PM
Does anyone else find it very difficult to control the P-40B&C models durring take off. I mean the thing's all over the place http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Could this be a possible bug? Or am I just a lousy pilot? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

11-04-2004, 01:25 PM
It's not just you. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Throttle up slowly and taxi slowly. Once it starts bouncing it gets rough.

11-04-2004, 01:28 PM
You said it! Can't even keep it on the runway http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

11-04-2004, 02:05 PM
Accelerate as quickly as you can, and get the tail off the ground fast, so that you are taxiing on your main landing gear as soon as possible. Don't bother with flaps unless you're in a P-40C and carrying fuel in a belly tank, or bombs. She'll lift off at about 130 mph even without flaps, but unless you get the tail up, you're in for a bumpy ride

11-04-2004, 02:21 PM
OK, I'll give it a try. Thanks!

To the best of your knowledge, is this the way these planes behaved in real life?

11-04-2004, 02:36 PM
No, they didn't behave that way in RL. It's a bug and hopefully they'll fix it.

11-04-2004, 05:58 PM
This might not be the right thread to ask this question on but I didn't think I should take up space by starting another thread. Could someone tell me the main differences between the P40B,C and the kittyhawks. I know the first two were used predominantly by the US and the Kittyhawks were used by the Brits but are there some truly significant differences. Thanks.

11-04-2004, 07:57 PM
The P-40C was basically a P-40B with several improvements. the most popular of which for the pilots was some degree of armor, which the B model didn't have a lot of. Better self sealing fuel tanks were fitted to C models, as were hard points for bombs and drop tanks. Small improvements were made overall.

The Kittyhawk was British parlance for the export variant of the P-40E, the Curtiss H87A-3 and A-4

The Tomahawk was the British name for the P-40, and the Tomahawk MkII was the British name for the P-40C.

That's from memory, might be a mistake or two

11-04-2004, 09:07 PM
Isn't part of the confusion on P-40 variants due to the USAAC practice of assigning a new variant letter to somewhat minor revsions early in the war?

For instance, isn't there less difference between a P-40B & P-40C than there is between a P-47D-10 and a P-47D-27? Similarly, the early P-39s have a lot of variant letters because it was an early war plane.

Also, I think I remember reading that Curtiss was keener on making revisions than they were on doing a redesign or a new project.

As always, correct me if I am wrong.

11-04-2004, 09:26 PM
My real question is why do we have the Tomahawk I and II if they are basically the same as the P-40 B,C. I would think it would take up less space on the CDs (space seemed to be so precious) to include 2 planes instead of 4.

11-04-2004, 11:50 PM
P-40 -> Tomahawk I
P-40B -> Tomahawk IIA
P-40C -> Tomahawk IIB

I believe the British used four .303s in the wings for the Tomahawk I and IIB, but two .30s in the IIA. I can't fly PF yet, does it have the IIA and IIB or just one II? If only one, which?

Edit: Armament info

11-05-2004, 01:49 AM
p-40's had vicious takeoff torque, but slowly throttling up on the takeoff roll makes it easier to get this plane airborne.

11-05-2004, 06:19 AM
Stech, the Tomahawk IIa and IIb are included.

11-05-2004, 12:14 PM
With respect, yes! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif