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BaldieJr
04-19-2004, 07:53 AM
I'm convinced that it is the best all-around fighter in the game. It is a top performer in a low-alt furball.

I don't like how 190's shrug off its .50's though. Maybe this is fixed in the patch.

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BaldieJr
04-19-2004, 07:53 AM
I'm convinced that it is the best all-around fighter in the game. It is a top performer in a low-alt furball.

I don't like how 190's shrug off its .50's though. Maybe this is fixed in the patch.

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Dmitri9mm
04-19-2004, 07:59 AM
I admit the P-40 is a great fighter, though when it comes to USAAF planes I prefer the B-239!
Still it can be countered quite easily as long as you have a fighter with reasonable climb-rate, as the FM is now, the Zero will kick P-40 arse because of better climbing ability.
I agree with you about the .50 cal. though, we all hope it'll be fixed soon.

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Cajun76
04-19-2004, 08:22 AM
I like the field mod. Can carry rockets, and lower down you can give her 120% mix for a bit o' boost. Great plane all around, though. Can really suprise some over confident pilots.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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JorBR
04-19-2004, 09:42 AM
It was a great surprise when I found out P40 potential. Great bird, a little overlooked, at least by me. My only problem was to learn how to shoot with wing guns only. That worked out, .50s usualy do some smoke (in fighters btw), which sooner or latter means a kill, if your AI buddies doesn´t still it!

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Taylortony
04-19-2004, 11:00 AM
well u keep digging, cause I keep burying em http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BuzzU
04-19-2004, 11:10 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Taylortony:
well u keep digging, cause I keep burying em http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

What plane do you use for the burials?

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Mitlov47
04-19-2004, 12:38 PM
I never clicked with the P-40M. It's a good plane, durable and pretty fast, but honestly I think the Spitfire is a much better early-war all-rounder. The maneuverability of the Spit really makes a difference for me. Maybe the P-40 is more all-rounded, but when it comes to "furballs," there's no competition IMO.

Would you disagree? If so, what am I missing? I freely admit I'm not the best pilot.

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F19_Orheim
04-19-2004, 12:54 PM
I prefer the B-239, but the p40 comes as a good 2nd for the monoplanes. Of course the 2 top favourites are the J8A and the Chaika (not the P version though, too good armorment to be interesting http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)


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BaldieJr
04-19-2004, 01:06 PM
The P40 is like the Spanish Inquisition: noone expects it.

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El Turo
04-19-2004, 01:09 PM
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Sometimes I like grabbing a P40 if I keep seeing repeated low-alt furballs with all the late-war weenies. Kick in a notch of combat flaps (if you even need that) and you're stuck on their high six filling them full of holes as they yank their stick back into their beer guts.

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GK.
04-19-2004, 01:17 PM
inferior in all respects to the a6m

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faustnik
04-19-2004, 01:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GK.:
inferior in all respects to the a6m

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The P-40M is faster in level flight and dive than the A6M2.

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DeerHunterUK
04-19-2004, 02:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GK.:
inferior in all respects to the a6m

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Yes I made that mistake too until I was chasing 1 of my Squadron buddies in his P-40E in my A6M5 (pre-AEP). He extended away from me, got a fair distance away and executed a rather nice loop. Next thing I know I've got 6 angry .50 cal machineguns ripping my Zero to pieces. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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PlaneEater
04-19-2004, 02:44 PM
Just ignore GK. guys, he's a Japanese Aircraft troll. You should see him on the PF forum.


The P-40 is a nice, nice bird. Out of all the planes in the game with .50s, its wing guns seem to be the most focused (which is saying they're the closest to adequate).

It dives really nice. Historically, you'd need to damn near stand on the right rudder pedal in a dive to keep it straight, but I'm guessing that's an engine limitation thing.

Rolls very nice, good forward visibility, and tough as hell. I love her.

Just wish the nose was prettier...

FI-Aflak
04-19-2004, 03:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PlaneEater:
Just ignore GK. guys, he's a Japanese Aircraft troll. You should see him on the PF forum.


The P-40 is a nice, nice bird. Out of all the planes in the game with .50s, its wing guns seem to be the most focused (which is saying they're the closest to adequate).

It dives really nice. Historically, you'd need to damn near stand on the right rudder pedal in a dive to keep it straight, but I'm guessing that's an engine limitation thing.

Rolls very nice, good forward visibility, and tough as hell. I love her.

Just wish the nose was prettier...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Are you kidding? I love her looks, especially her nose! What a great all-rounder.

VF-10_Snacky
04-19-2004, 04:26 PM
It's really kind of funny because in real life the P40 was not a very good fighter, but in AEP it can hang with just about anything down low.

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JR_Greenhorn
04-19-2004, 05:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Seawolf_195th:
...in real life the P40 was not a very good fighter...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>How do you figure?

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ElAurens
04-19-2004, 05:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Seawolf_195th:
It's really kind of funny because in real life the P40 was not a very good fighter...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Don't tell the AVG or the 325th. that...

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BuzzU
04-19-2004, 05:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GK.:
inferior in all respects to the a6m

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"P40's can't out run the zero, so we'll have to outfly them." -Ben Affleck <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's why if feels so good shooting down those crap zeros in my inferior P-40. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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Taylortony
04-20-2004, 04:32 PM
A quick cannon spurt from the FW190 A8 and the P40M rapidly becomes the P40 M and M's as it falls apart http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BaldieJr
04-20-2004, 04:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Taylortony:
A quick cannon spurt from the FW190 A8 and the P40M rapidly becomes the P40 M and M's as it falls apart http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Funny you should say that.Probably 75% of my kills in the P40 are 190's.

I guess those cannons would be more effective if they aimed rearward.

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lbhskier37
04-20-2004, 04:54 PM
Yeah, if you get a shot at the top of the engine it is flaming quickly, but I still love it (just dont give FWs 90 degree deflection shots) I think its one of my favorite allied plane. Zeros dont stand a chance against a P40M.

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SkyChimp
04-20-2004, 06:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by faustnik:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GK.:
inferior in all respects to the a6m

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The P-40M is faster in level flight and dive than the A6M2.


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Not to mention moderate to high speed manueverability.


Plus, there is enough room in the cockpit for a chick to ride on your lap.

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