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    According to Francis Deans's "America's Hundred Thousand" the F6F should be able to make 380 mph at 23000 ft in high blower. I tried last night and was only able to get about 260 mph IAS. This was with CEM enabled, high blower, cowl flaps closed, at 23,000 ft on the Okinawa map in perfect weather.

    I'm not sure what the difference is on these figures between IAS and TAS, and I know everybody says the Hellcat is undermodelled, but I didn't know it was this far off.

    Has anybody else tried this?
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    According to Francis Deans's "America's Hundred Thousand" the F6F should be able to make 380 mph at 23000 ft in high blower. I tried last night and was only able to get about 260 mph IAS. This was with CEM enabled, high blower, cowl flaps closed, at 23,000 ft on the Okinawa map in perfect weather.

    I'm not sure what the difference is on these figures between IAS and TAS, and I know everybody says the Hellcat is undermodelled, but I didn't know it was this far off.

    Has anybody else tried this?
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    Art-J's Avatar Senior Member
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    Haven't tried this, since Hellcat is not my favourite ride, but as I can see, You have managed to get quite accurate airspeed!

    At the altitude of 23000 ft, 260mph IAS is the equivalent of 370-380mph TAS (depends on how precise converter You use in Your calculations. This one for example, seems to be quite precise tool: http://www.flightplan.za.net/trueAirspeed.php)

    One more thing - The "official" benchmark map, with modelled optimal temp and pressure, is the Crimea one. I don't how different the Okinawa map is...

    Cheers - Art

    P.S. - You're aware, that for tests, You can see TAS displayed in no-cockpit view, aren't You?
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    Art, thanks for the reply! I am happy to see this! It shows my ignorance of the difference between IAS and TAS. I had no idea the difference was so great. I knew it existed but not by this much. And the best part is that the speeds I am attaining in game are close to what should be the case.
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    Heck, I can go really fast in it. As a matter of fact, if I climb up to about 5000mts and then dive
    straight down, I can get it to go soooooo fast that the wings break off and stuff!!! Somewhere around 800Kph IIRC...........
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    The Hellcat disintegrates over 820km/h IAS. Source meself and me guide under me sig.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mortoma:
    Heck, I can go really fast in it. As a matter of fact, if I climb up to about 5000mts and then dive
    straight down, I can get it to go soooooo fast that the wings break off and stuff!!! Somewhere around 800Kph IIRC........... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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    mortoma's Avatar Senior Member
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    Hey, he never said anything about level flight. So that's how fast I can get it to go, period....
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by sledgehammer2:
    Art, thanks for the reply! I am happy to see this! It shows my ignorance of the difference between IAS and TAS. I had no idea the difference was so great. I knew it existed but not by this much. And the best part is that the speeds I am attaining in game are close to what should be the case. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Well, You're partially right about the difference , IAS and TAS can be similar, but only when You fly close to the ground. The higher You go, the greater the diff is, and up there above 20-something feet, without IAS-to-TAS table, You won't have a **** idea how fast You're REALLY going

    Happy testing!

    Cheers - Art
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    Anybody had any luck getting the dash five over 320 MPH at sea level on Crimea map?
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