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    "The Japanese introduced a new fighter in 1940 to the fighting in China. Reports as to its specifications were not believed in Washington, preferring to believe it was Chinese incompetence, rather than a superior Japanese fighter that was causing Chinese losses. 78 flew in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    The secrets of the Zero were released after the invasion of Attu in June 1942 when a nearly undamaged Zero was found overturned in a bog. The Zero was salvaged and flow for testing of its flight envelop by September 1942. A tip to evading a Zero was immediately broadcast to the fleet units : dive to exceed 200 knots and turn to the right. The heavier US planes could gain speed quickly by diving, at 200 knots the light controls on a Zero became sluggish, and a Zero turned more easily to the left. This escape procedure allowed many US airmen to survive for another day when their experience was able to defeat the Zero."

    wondered if it is in the FM in PF?
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    "The Japanese introduced a new fighter in 1940 to the fighting in China. Reports as to its specifications were not believed in Washington, preferring to believe it was Chinese incompetence, rather than a superior Japanese fighter that was causing Chinese losses. 78 flew in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    The secrets of the Zero were released after the invasion of Attu in June 1942 when a nearly undamaged Zero was found overturned in a bog. The Zero was salvaged and flow for testing of its flight envelop by September 1942. A tip to evading a Zero was immediately broadcast to the fleet units : dive to exceed 200 knots and turn to the right. The heavier US planes could gain speed quickly by diving, at 200 knots the light controls on a Zero became sluggish, and a Zero turned more easily to the left. This escape procedure allowed many US airmen to survive for another day when their experience was able to defeat the Zero."

    wondered if it is in the FM in PF?
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    I have always wondered about torque being modeled in flight simulators. Single engined aircraft are much better at turing/rolling one way than the other, but this rarely seems to be modeled.
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    dunno about the turning to the right, but yes the Zero's roll rate decreases significantly as it gets faster.
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    It does NOT work, at least vs the AI.

    Moreover, trying to take advantage of the Zero's lackluster rollrate by scissoring will invariably earn you some badly chewed tailfeathers.
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    vs AI isn't a true indication though, they cheat
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    I know this tactic works in Target:Rabaul... although most of the Yankees roll and dive to the left, since they're naturally right handed. Either way, it works at speed, when the roll rate and control get stiff.

    It can buy you precious seconds in almost any Allied bird. If you have buddies nearby, all it takes is half a second for them to clear you if they get into position...
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    Target Rabaul has no AI.
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    Yeah, and therefore, we don't have that to b*tch about.

    If somebody does some'n stupid, it's a guy on a computer screwing up.

    No, wait, there are robo gunners. But by and large, they're pretty well done.
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