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GR142-Pipper
12-02-2004, 12:27 AM
An important topic that doesn't seem to get talked about much here is aircraft RATE of ACCELERATION. Flat out maximum speed has been discussed a lot but acceleration rates aren't.

In a fight in which an aircraft is trying to extend, close or regain energy, rate of acceleration is quite often more critical than maximum achievable speed. Rate of acceleration can (and often does) have a huge influence on the outcome of a fight as well as how tactics are employed.

A rate of acceleration chart would definitely be a good (and enlightening) addition to the IL-2 Compare software.

GR142-Pipper

GR142-Pipper
12-02-2004, 12:27 AM
An important topic that doesn't seem to get talked about much here is aircraft RATE of ACCELERATION. Flat out maximum speed has been discussed a lot but acceleration rates aren't.

In a fight in which an aircraft is trying to extend, close or regain energy, rate of acceleration is quite often more critical than maximum achievable speed. Rate of acceleration can (and often does) have a huge influence on the outcome of a fight as well as how tactics are employed.

A rate of acceleration chart would definitely be a good (and enlightening) addition to the IL-2 Compare software.

GR142-Pipper

Zen--
12-02-2004, 02:09 AM
http://209.163.147.67/zen/files/zen/charts/FW190D-Acceleration-Data.bmp

http://209.163.147.67/zen/files/zen/charts/FW190D-P47-P51-Acceleration-Data.bmp

I completely agree and wish IL2 compare had a feature like that.

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robban75
12-02-2004, 06:12 AM
When I make acceleration tests I turn off realistic landings, that makes it possible to land on the beaches of Crimea. From there I take off in the heading of the ocean. It's important to maintain a low altitude after T/O preferably so low that you can see your own shadow on the water. This way it's very easy to maintain a level altitude and this gives a more precise acceleration result. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif