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Yellonet
07-29-2004, 02:58 AM
Working gauges (e.g. fuel gauge and flap indicator) for the War Hawk would be greatly appreciated as this is a bird that will be flown a lot in the game.


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Yellonet
07-29-2004, 02:58 AM
Working gauges (e.g. fuel gauge and flap indicator) for the War Hawk would be greatly appreciated as this is a bird that will be flown a lot in the game.


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Yellonet
07-30-2004, 04:01 AM
Well I guess no one cares about the War Hawk http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif


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pourshot
07-30-2004, 06:33 AM
I think the problem is you cant see the guage as it's on the floor, I would suggest a hud dial be a option for planes like the p40.(late models hade it on the dash panel)

I hate not knowing how much fuel I have.

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Yellonet
07-30-2004, 09:52 AM
The flap/gear indicator does work, my mistake http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

But isn't this the fuel gauge?

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[Gypsy]
07-30-2004, 10:35 AM
That, I believe is fuel pressure, not fuel quantity... the fuel gage is on the floor between the rudder pedals (slightly right of center behind some sort of structure that blocks view)... you do have a red light that comes on (upper left side of instrument panel) and depending on how you are flying, you got about 5-10 minutes to find somewhere to land..

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Yellonet
07-30-2004, 12:15 PM
My mistake. Again http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_redface.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

But...

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[Gypsy]
07-30-2004, 12:17 PM
I do agree it never moves... and it sure is a bi*ch to see.....

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Cragger
07-30-2004, 03:31 PM
There are three fuel gauges in a P-40F, I do not know of the other models but as the pilot/owner explained it to me that operation and layout was practically identical in all P-40s. There is a gauge on the center panel showing fuselage tanks, one on the left lower pit wall showing rear wing tanks and the one on the floor by the right rudder showing forward wing tanks.

... A single working one would be nice, and btw the fuel light is a fuel pressure drop indicator, indicating you need to switch tanks as your current selected one isn't supplying enough fuel to maintain 16 lb line pressure.

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Copperhead310th
07-30-2004, 05:53 PM
fuel gage in the P-40 is non fuctional at this stage guys. i also agree that a hud fule gage be added to the speed bar as an option. as well
as an ammo counter.

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biggs222
07-30-2004, 06:03 PM
did the later warhawks fight in the PTO or was it only the earlier P40-B models that fought against the japanese before PearHabour?

pourshot
07-30-2004, 08:49 PM
I dont know what the yanks were flying at that time but the Australians should have been fully equiped with the p40e by that stage, I think in RAAF service it was known as the Kittyhawk 1A

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ElAurens
08-01-2004, 08:48 PM
P40s of one model or another were in service with the USAAF in the Pacific well into the war.

The last P40 was assembeled in November or December of 1944.

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Gunner_361st
08-01-2004, 10:10 PM
Count me in. I've been wanting working and visible fuel gauges in the P-40 for a long time.

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Tater-SW-
08-02-2004, 01:11 AM
The B/C models would be a nice addition, partially because they are earlier and not as good, and partially because (IMHO) they are prettier. As for them seeing combat before pearl harbor, only if chinese pilots were flying them, since the AVG didn't see combat until after Dec 7.

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ElAurens
08-02-2004, 05:03 AM
Tater, in many ways the B/C are better than the later models, particularly in terms of maneuverability. The early models had a roll rate of 135 degrees per second, the later models could only achieve 90 or so.

I'll have to look, but I'm thinking that the P40 may haave seen service with the RAF in Africa before we entered the war. The newest aircraft in the Chinese inventory before the advent of the AVG were Curtiss Hawk 75s, and not very many of them at that. (I think only one.)

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pourshot
08-03-2004, 02:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ElAurens:


I'll have to look, but I'm thinking that the P40 may haave seen service with the RAF in Africa before we entered the war. The newest aircraft in the Chinese inventory before the advent of the AVG were Curtiss Hawk 75s, and not very many of them at that. (I think only one.)

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Rgr the RAAF was flying the B model in the Desert but it was replaced as soon as the E came online.

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(1VB)YAKMAN
08-03-2004, 07:30 AM
I don't know about the B model but this is the site i use for reference's for the RAAF.
http://www.adf-serials.com/toc.shtml
They list the A29 Curtis P-40E/K/M/N as flowen by the RAAF. BUT these are mainly by 75,76 Sqds so its the Pacific Area only.

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pourshot
08-04-2004, 05:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by (1VB)YAKMAN:
I don't know about the B model but this is the site i use for reference's for the RAAF.
http://www.adf-serials.com/toc.shtml
They list the A29 Curtis P-40E/K/M/N as flowen by the RAAF. BUT these are mainly by 75,76 Sqds so its the Pacific Area only.

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Rgr do a search for 3 squadron RAAF they were the only RAAF squad to fly the tomahawk IIb

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Texas LongHorn
08-04-2004, 07:10 AM
You guys knock me out. I've spent ALOT of time in the P-40 and never realized the fuel guage didn't work &lt;ggg.&gt; I must have been too busy at the time trying to not get shot down! I do love those early P-40's though, to me that just feels like a real plane. All the best, LongHorn

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IIJG11_Spreckels
08-06-2004, 02:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tater-SW-:
As for them seeing combat before pearl harbor, only if chinese pilots were flying them, since the AVG didn't see combat until after Dec 7.

tater<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Correct - the AVG was "blooded" on December 20, 1941.
"To safeguard them from a surprise attack, Chennault moved his 1st and 2nd squadrons back to Kunming, and it was near that highland city that the AVG was blooded on December 20, 1941. Like the admirals at Shanghai, Japanese generals sent ten twin- engined Kawasaki bombers winging northward from Hanoi, French Indochina -- without fighter escort. The AVG shot down three or four bombers and killed at least fifteen army airmen, at the cost of one Tomahawk crash-landed when it ran out of gas. It was the first Allied victory of the Pacific War, and very nearly the first defeat ever suffered by a Japanese military unit."

From Annals of the Flying Tigers (http://www.warbirdforum.com/avg.htm)