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owlwatcher
10-08-2004, 07:48 AM
What plane is best in the game for shooting down the V-1.

owlwatcher
10-08-2004, 07:48 AM
What plane is best in the game for shooting down the V-1.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
10-08-2004, 08:27 AM
Well I would recomend the ones that did it in the 'real' so to speak.

Spitfire , Hurri

Worked for them.

VW-IceFire
10-08-2004, 08:30 AM
Mustang C and D (Mark III and IV or close) and the Spitfire IX are all the V-1 chasers we have right now. Oh and I suppose P-47's did too.

Tempest and Spit XIV on the way hopefully http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Zyzbot
10-08-2004, 08:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:
Well I would recomend the ones that did it in the 'real' so to speak.

Spitfire , Hurri

Worked for them. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>



I don't think Hurricanes ever shot any V-1's down. Can't imagine they were fast enough.


Types of aircraft and number of V1's shot down
Hawker Tempest V 638
Mosquitoes 428
Spitfire X1V's 303
Mustangs 232
Typhoons/Spitfire V, IX & XII 158
Meteors 13

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
10-08-2004, 08:50 AM
Well I was more kinda refering to the aircraft that probably saw them as apose to the ones that shot em down but hell all of em are theoretically capable of shooting down a V-1 it just depends on the situation. I am sure if you google you will find accounts of which aircraft performed effectivley against them.

Atomic_Marten
10-08-2004, 11:19 AM
I think of P51 or Spitfire like the rest of the guys reccomended. But what I find to be the fishy part is the actual neutralizing the rocket itself. It requires extreme caution in both techniques, wing strike or classic armament fire. What I find to be the easiest way is shooting it down with guns.

Wing strike is extremely dangerous, because of possibility that after strike my wing can become considerably shorter thus making my plane to do some unwanted aerobatic figures. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

tigertalon
10-08-2004, 11:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by owlwatcher:
What plane is best in the game for shooting down the V-1. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

IRL Tempest by far. They shoot down more than 600 V1s in first few months of their usage.

F16_Fatboy
10-08-2004, 11:57 AM
www.alltheweb.com (http://www.alltheweb.com) is your friend!
Look what I found at http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/V1%20missile.

‚‚ā¨¬ĚCountermeasures
Anti-aircraft gunners found that such small, fast-moving targets were difficult to hit. At first, it took, on average, 2500 shells to bring down a single V-1. Most fighter aircraft were too slow to catch a V-1 unless they had a useful height advantage. Even when caught, the V-1 was difficult to bring down. Machine gun bullets had little effect on the sheet steel structure, and 20 mm cannon shells had a shorter range, which meant that detonating the warhead could easily \~~~ destroy the intercepting fighter as well. Barrage balloons were a theoretical obstacle, but the leading edges of the V-1's wings were equipped with balloon cable cutters and fewer than 300 V-1s are known to have been destroyed by hitting cable.
When the attacks began in mid-June of 1944 there were fewer than 30 Tempests in 150 Wing to defend against them. Few other aircraft had the low altitude performance to be effective. Initial attempts to intercept V-1s were often unsuccessful but interdiction techniques were rapidly developed. (These included the hair-raising but effective method of using the airflow over an interceptor's wing to raise one wing of the Doodlebug, by sliding the interceptor's wingtip under the V-1's wing and bringing it to within six inches of the lower surface. Done properly, the airflow would tip the V-1's wing up, overriding the buzz bomb's gyros and sending it into an out of control dive. At least three V-1s were destroyed this way.)
The Tempest wing was built up to over 100 aircraft by September; Griffon-engined Spitfire XIVs and Mustangs were polished and tuned to make them almost fast enough, and during the short summer nights the Tempests shared defensive duty with Mosquitoes. Specially modified P-47 Thunderbolts (P-47Ms) with half their fuel tanks, half their 0.5 in (12.7 mm) machine guns, all external fittings and all their armor plate removed were also pressed into service against the V-1 menace. (There was no need for radar‚‚ā¨"Ěat night the V-1's engine could be seen from 16 km (10 mile) or more away.)
In daylight, V-1 chases were chaotic and often unsuccessful until a special defence zone between London and the coast was declared in which only the fastest fighters were permitted. Between June and mid-August 1944, the handful of Tempests shot down 638 flying bombs. (One Tempest pilot, Joseph Berry, downed fifty-nine V-1s, another 44, and Wing Commander Beaumont destroyed 31.) Next most successful was the Mosquito (428), Spitfire XIV (303), and Mustang, (232). All other types combined added 158. The still-experimental jet-powered Gloster Meteor, which was rushed half-ready into service to fight the V-1s, had ample speed but suffered from a readily jammed cannon and accounted for only 13.
By mid-August 1944, the threat was all but overcome‚‚ā¨"Ěnot by aircraft, but by the sudden arrival of two enormously effective electronic aids for anti-aircraft guns, both developed in the USA by the Rad Lab: radar-based automatic gunlaying, and above all, the proximity fuse. Within weeks, the vast majority of V-1s launched were shot down by anti-aircraft guns as they crossed the coast. The kill rate increased from one V-1 for every 2500 shells fired to one for every hundred.‚‚ā¨¬Ě

FLSTF

WOLFMondo
10-08-2004, 12:47 PM
Never realised the Mossie accounted for so many. I didn't think it would be fast enough.

I wonder that the performance was like of those P47M's with all the weight removed from it.

WUAF_Badsight
10-08-2004, 01:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WOLFMondo:
Never realised the Mossie accounted for so many. I didn't think it would be fast enough. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Zyzbot
10-08-2004, 01:54 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by WOLFMondo:
Never realised the Mossie accounted for so many. I didn't think it would be fast enough.
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Read the book NIGHT FIGHTER and there are some accounts of Mosquitos shooting down V-1's. They usually had to dive on them to get the speed.

And here is a link to P-47M info:

http://www.geocities.com/pentagon/quarters/9485/P-47M.html

owlwatcher
10-08-2004, 02:44 PM
If you could choose any plane in the game to take out the V-1 what plane would be easyest to do it in.
I have only tried the P-51 and that was not easy at all.
Just wonder what planes everyone prefers.

Zyzbot
10-08-2004, 02:55 PM
I did it with the P-51D in Single Mission..wasn't too hard other than locating that V-1 to begin with.

lil_labbit
10-08-2004, 03:24 PM
Any plane that flies faster will do realy, and the ones that are slower sometimes too when you come head-on http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

hop2002
10-08-2004, 07:12 PM
The P-47M didn't enter service until after the main V-1 offensive wwas over.

There were small numbers of V-1s air launched against Britain after it entered service, but I'm not aware that the P-47s were ever used to intercept them.

As to the speed of the Mosquito, one was tested with drop tanks and ducted exhausts fitted, and with 150 octane fuel reached 354 mph at 3,000ft.

Removing the ducted exhausts should add 15 mph or more to that, droping the tanks more again.

They also used NO2 on some night fighter Mosquitos, a table I've got shows the speed without NO2 as 377 mph at 3,000ft without NO2 (which fits nicely with the figures above, assuming dropping the tanks adds 8 mph).

With NO2, the speed at 3,000ft goes up to 394 mph.

owlwatcher
10-08-2004, 09:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lil_labbit:
Any plane that flies faster will do realy, and the ones that are slower sometimes too when you come head-on http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Never tried a head-on attack on a V-1 before??!!
Guess it time to try my trusted FW-190 with cannon. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Anyone tried air launched rocket against the V-1s?

owlwatcher
10-08-2004, 09:33 PM
Easy reading on the P-47

http://www.geocities.com/pentagon/quarters/9485/P-47M.html

Zyzbot
10-09-2004, 06:21 AM
LOL! I see no one read my response which already contained that link!