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249th_Harrier
06-10-2004, 07:11 AM
Just flew the Gladiator in an IS mission yesterday. The cockpit is a thing of beauty. Maneuverability was good, enough firepower to take out a bomber (barely). Runs very cool, I was at 90 - 100% throttle for about 30min before it started to overheat. Only problem was we couldn't keep up with the Hurri's. Anyone else like this plane?

249th_Harrier
06-10-2004, 07:11 AM
Just flew the Gladiator in an IS mission yesterday. The cockpit is a thing of beauty. Maneuverability was good, enough firepower to take out a bomber (barely). Runs very cool, I was at 90 - 100% throttle for about 30min before it started to overheat. Only problem was we couldn't keep up with the Hurri's. Anyone else like this plane?

DeerHunterUK
06-10-2004, 07:18 AM
Absolutely! The Glad does have a bit of a fan base here of which I and most of my squadron buddies are members of. She can hold her own in a dogfight if properly flown and you've just gotta love her agility.
She's just a beautiful aircraft all round really. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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RocketDog
06-10-2004, 07:30 AM
The Gladiator is a super job by the modellers involved - primarily Cat. Haddock, I believe. It's so much better than some of the first-generation models/cockpits that it's like you suddenly find yourself in a quite different game altogether.

Mind you, last time I flew it on a winter map with Skis, I am sure I saw an Elk overtake me on the ground.

Regards,

RocketDog.

bird_brain
06-10-2004, 08:00 AM
I agree...maybe someone will have a Gladiator campaign out soon http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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