View Full Version : Shed Your Wings: Speed Records

03-19-2005, 04:53 PM
PART 1: RL. Does anyone have a list of airspeed records set by prop planes (esp wartime ones). I remember some Pom diving a Spit to Mach .8 or something during the war - and I'd be interested in other stories.

PART 2: In game
What is the fastest you have dived your favourite plane? (IAS) Two competitions:

1) I went 'xy' speed and survived to fly home

2) Wheeeeee!!!! *SPLAT* (survival is optional)

The planes legal for this competition are:

Novelty (He-111, I-16, P.11c, P-38, J8A etc)

Screenshots required for more outrageous claims (i.e. "I dived my Gladiator to 800kph") http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-19-2005, 05:37 PM

I've seen the maximum speed in a dive for some late model Spits get as high as Mach .95. Thats pushing it though...

03-19-2005, 06:48 PM


03-19-2005, 11:26 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

What a great pic!!!
That's it - I'm grabbing a Fw190! What height did you dive from?

Current Fw190 leader - 1100kmh!

03-20-2005, 12:50 AM
1010+ km/h ( indicated speed ) with out breaking anything on P47 and landing.( no arcade settings )

1100 with no wing is weak.

03-20-2005, 01:22 AM
I've done 3233kph in a Me 162 from 60,000ft going directly down. I forgot to save track too, I'm too stupid! Fact.

Ofcourse invunrability was on.

03-20-2005, 04:44 AM

did get it up to 1110 kph but no faster,could this be something to do with the sound barrier?

03-20-2005, 04:44 AM

03-20-2005, 04:56 AM
where does space officially begin ?


03-20-2005, 06:22 AM
Here's your proof that Spit is overmodelled ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

03-20-2005, 06:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Here's your proof that Spit is overmodelled ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

How true! I knew the UFO-lovers wouldn't be able to resist.... We need a shot of a 109 going at <span class="ev_code_RED">1040 kph</span>

zdenkaxx1 = I presume that was unlimited fuel for the jet pic; but how did you manage to get the Spit to that speed? Invulnerability?

Btw, 210kph (is that a Komet or B1-1?) - pah, I can outdive that in my J8A! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-20-2005, 08:43 AM
erm... Jagd? That high up there are flaws with the speed bar. I wouldn't be surprised if he was going a lot faster than that in game.

03-20-2005, 08:45 AM
How did you get a Spitfire upto that speed? I always shed wings around 900. And its totally uncontrollable at that speed.

FW190s I've taken to 950 in a combat situation and survived. Managed to pull out of the dive and continue fighting too.

03-20-2005, 11:26 AM
take off,trim it into a shallow climbing spiral,go to 8x,roll a cigarette,at 10000m stand it on its nose,full throttle,first remembering to go back to normal time.severe buffeting around 800kph and partially lost control.
got the spit and P-47 to 1110kph but no faster.
with the komet its a question of how much patience you have as its not to airworthy above 30000.i got to 42000 or so but could have gone higher.again on the way down it stopped acclerating at 1110kph with crazy buffeting.and yes it was unlimited fuel.
also got a 109z to 1110kph.but the screenshots are not so great and the speed cannot easily be read.
most stable was the P-47.

03-20-2005, 03:41 PM
If anyone is interested in more practical speed records.
While flying on greatergreen or WarClouds and other cockpit-on servers with settings close to full-difficulty I have seen 800-850 km/hr in a 109 at low alt setting up a zoom shot, or diving away from trouble. These are speeds that have included pulling out of the dive at low alt and making it back to base. Above this speed under these conditions you start to lose small pieces of the plane like airelons, rudder and stabilizers say bye-bye. I am sure the late allied planes can dive closer to Mach 1 without losing parts. But I am happy to get back to base in a 109 after such antics. S!


03-20-2005, 04:30 PM
P47 has the reccord no other...

03-20-2005, 04:53 PM

the important stuff fell off at 930Kmh http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

03-21-2005, 05:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
the important stuff fell off at 930Kmh http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, but you showed the Spitfires we can keep up anyway http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I dived a 109 to 870kph and survived, during a dogfight, which prompted this thread. I was kinda surprised as usually 'bad things' happen before then...

TgD Thunderbolt56
03-21-2005, 06:35 AM
I dove a P-51D20 to 910kph in a team practice yesterday without losing anything or dying...even though the map was reset as I was about halfway through my pullout and didn't finish it.

03-21-2005, 08:46 AM
LOL ! Nice shots guys, particularly the 163 at 43000 metres !! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif The pilot would need a space suit and UV protection to avoid death up there - try it in a P38 without the cabin heating lol

Now we've seen the regular stuff try something odd, try bailing at that speed.

How do you take a screenshot btw? surely not 'ctrl+print screen'?

TgD Thunderbolt56
03-21-2005, 09:29 AM
To take a screen-shot, you just need to make sure there is a key-binding to it in the controls. Hit prt scr when you want to grab a picture and go into the FB folder. It will be listed as a .tga file (ie. grab0001.tga) You will need to open it with PSP or PS and save it as a jpg or something a bit more universal than a tga file.

Another way to do it is to DL the free version of FRAPS and setup a folder as a default save folder and verify the key-binding for the screen capture function (make sure it doesn't coincide with some other obscure function in the game though). Then when you open the folder...viola!


03-22-2005, 02:57 AM
if any of you take a Spit MkVIII to 10 or 11 thousand high you can reach on a dive speeds above 1000Km/h without breaking any parts as long as you NEVER GO BELOW 3000 metters high and you can pull your nose up, VERY GENTLY an keep your wings

03-22-2005, 04:41 AM
There is a useful little screenshot tool called Multi Grab (just Google for it) for free - records and stores multiple screenshots (you start it recording, enter game, and press PrtSc)

03-22-2005, 12:40 PM

WRT the printscreen key, do remember that it only works if you have an enemy fighter within shooting distance of your 6.


03-22-2005, 03:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hristos:
Here's your proof that Spit is overmodelled ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No it not, what is overmodelled is the 109, by the alliedwhiners in this forum, this thing is freak UFO, but hey, 20mm load wrong, mk108 spread like a aft whale splashing in the water, elevator of the 109 freezing in much less speed than the manual of the plane shows, but hey, LW is overmodelled. We have the "planes" and "they" the UFOS.

Nice job Devs what the next step, change the name to CFS4?