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    What do you think?

    From pilot accounts I've read and performance tables, it seems these two are equally superlative. It would be interesting to match them up in FB once the spit comes out.
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    What do you think?

    From pilot accounts I've read and performance tables, it seems these two are equally superlative. It would be interesting to match them up in FB once the spit comes out.
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    BaldieJr's Avatar Senior Member
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    Um, La-7. Spit isn't even in the game.

    Unless you meant, which is uber-ugly. Of course we all know the answer to that.



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    Is very well known that Spitfire XIV was the best propeller aircraft man made. Spitfire IX is by far better than any Russian aircraft. Too bad I don't like any of them
    I still love my Jug & Sturmo

    Zayets out
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    That depends on the altitude. La-7 performance drops off sharply at altitude, while the Spitfire's performance increases at altitude.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Korolov:
    That depends on the altitude. La-7 performance drops off sharply at altitude, while the Spitfire's performance increases at altitude.

    http://www.mechmodels.com/images/newsig1.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    So, the spit would own an F-16 on the moon?



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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BaldieJr:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Korolov:
    That depends on the altitude. La-7 performance drops off sharply at altitude, while the Spitfire's performance increases at altitude.

    http://www.mechmodels.com/images/newsig1.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    So, the spit would own an F-16 on the moon?



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    </pre><HR></BLOCKQUOTE> I say the spit fire
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    I think the Spitfire MkXIV would be a better match up to the La-7. Compared to the La-7 we have in FB I think the Spitfire(non-wing clipped) would have a much poorer rollrate and highspeed manouverability. AFAIK the Spit shows to be not much better than the Bf109 in high speed flight. Especially aileron effectiveness. The La-7 is also much faster down low compared to the XIV, not counting the Spits using 150 octane. Climbrate is similar, although the Spit will maintain its climbrate better. Overall I think the Spitfire is the better fighter, as it is probably more deadly on a broader altitude range. The La-7 might be more manouverable at low speeds. Anyways most of this is just speculation from my side.



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    In "real life" or in the game? If you mean the game, I'd say the La7's ability to defy the laws of physics would give it the edge
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    I say Below 4k, under equal pilots skills.. La7, above that - Spitfire.

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