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flyingskid2
03-18-2004, 02:15 PM
Nothing even comes close to its rate of climb? How does one beat the K4? What plane, what tactics?

flyingskid2
03-18-2004, 02:15 PM
Nothing even comes close to its rate of climb? How does one beat the K4? What plane, what tactics?

Maple_Tiger
03-18-2004, 02:48 PM
I agree, she is a tuff one to beet sometimes. It can be done though.

If your in the P-47 or P-51 and find yourelf at an even altitude with the BF109k4 then do not turn fight with it. You'l lose. Dont play his game or you'l lose.

Before or after you pass eachother close rad use 3000 combat RPM or about 95% RPM setting and 110% power. go into a slight dive and pick up lots of speed. The P-51 can pick up speed in a slight dive faster then the BF109K. Then try and do what i call a Lazy Imalmon. Let the P-51 or P-47 pitch up by itself. Remember Energy management. The more you pull on the stick the more E you'l wast.

Keep trying to gain an enegry advantage over the target plane while also trying to manage your own E.

If you find that you are at a disadvantage in E and altitude then it's generaly best to run away lol.

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zugfuhrer
03-18-2004, 02:52 PM
The difference in rate of climb between a Yak3 and the Kurfurst in emergency speed is round 5m/s. from 0-4000m.

The La got this rich-fuel setting that makes it a much better climber than it is according to the specifications.

That will give the Me an advantage of 100m in 20 seconds. You can fire many shoots in 20 sec.
The emergency setting will cause him to overheat and than you can outclimb him in the Yak.
I have noticed that the russian planes seems to conserves Energy much better than the german planes does, so that if the Me-pilot leaves curving and start to clim, you will catch up with him if the Me is not more than 400 m away and you start at the same speed.

Dont overestimate the climb-advantage the only real advantage is the stability in and the high speed.

BpGemini
03-18-2004, 02:57 PM
I fight the K-4 the same way I fight any other B&Z aircraft.

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