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Skullin
05-14-2004, 03:41 PM
yeah, i was gonna do a poll, but someone always says "my choice wasn't there", so totally open... what plane has the absolute best zoom climb as of the latest...umm... "patch" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

For instance, if speeds were exact and an enemy on your 6, say 1km behind... what plane could go 90' vertical and hang on it's prop without any worries?

Skullin
05-14-2004, 03:41 PM
yeah, i was gonna do a poll, but someone always says "my choice wasn't there", so totally open... what plane has the absolute best zoom climb as of the latest...umm... "patch" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

For instance, if speeds were exact and an enemy on your 6, say 1km behind... what plane could go 90' vertical and hang on it's prop without any worries?

georgeo76
05-14-2004, 03:51 PM
I can't speak for the latest...umm.."patch", but the Jug has the best zoom climb (assuming you've got the speed)

Lifetaker999
05-14-2004, 04:32 PM
The JA8 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Fennec_P
05-14-2004, 04:32 PM
If speeds were identical, the plane with the best T/W ratio and lowest drag would zoom better.

Pre-AEP, I tested and found the La-7 was the zoom king, K4 was very close, Yak-3 good too. Worst were the heavy ones, like FW-190 and P-47.

Rule of thumb is that planes that accelerate well and have a high top end speed, also zoom high.

WUAF_Badsight
05-14-2004, 05:04 PM
Bf 109-K4

followed by the Ki-8 Hayate

Persus
05-14-2004, 05:55 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif No, no no... the winner of the best climb is------------> 163 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

robban75
05-15-2004, 03:13 AM
In power off zooms it is probably correct to say that all planes(with matching speeds)zoom the same, as dive acceleration seems to be equal for all(?) planes. With full power, the La-7, D-9, K-4 and Ki-84 becomes excellent zoomers!

http://members.chello.se/unni/D-9.JPG

When it comes to aircombat, I'd rather be lucky than good any day!

Willey
05-15-2004, 03:20 AM
The jets should zoom best ("Angels pushing"). But they don't. I think Dora and P-51s are the best, as well as the K-4.

Matz0r
05-15-2004, 03:20 AM
P51D has a nasty zoom climb also.

http://home.swipnet.se/hotascougar/pics/p51blam.gif

Skullin
05-15-2004, 04:35 PM
thanks guys... was kinda hoping to see some others in there, but that's about what i was thinking as well.