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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 08:08 PM
I was wondering if anybody could tell me the best climb speed for the p-47


Thanks

Bidder

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 08:08 PM
I was wondering if anybody could tell me the best climb speed for the p-47


Thanks

Bidder

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 08:14 PM
I can't give you a number. However if u don't go higher than 20 degrees in climb and you can get altitude and a speed increase your close. Other than that keep her above 320 MPH as much as you can.

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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 08:17 PM
What's 320 mph in the metric scale.

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 08:19 PM
Best climb speed for the D-27 is about 300kmh; roughly 195mph.

320mph would be about 500 or so KMH.

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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 09:23 PM
Then all you have to worry about is the thing falling out of the sky like a rock when you turn it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 09:26 PM
EasyEight wrote:
- Then all you have to worry about is the thing
- falling out of the sky like a rock when you turn it
- /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif


Not so bad if you keep it above 400KPH and don't try to turn fight.

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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 09:49 PM
320kph or 320mph ?

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 10:20 PM
Salute

I tested the P-47 quite a bit, and the best results I got were at 280 kph IAS, ie. the speed you see on your speedbar.

That translates to 175 mph.

However in a combat zone, I wouldn't nessesary climb at those speeds. The P-47 accelerates very slowly, and if someone catches you at those speeds you will be dead meat.

I usually climb at around 320-340 kph if there is any chance of enemy being in the area. Normally of course, you NEVER want to let any other aircraft have an altitude advantage on the P-47, unless it has a much lower top speed.

As far as zoom climbs are concerned, I tend to zoom either vertically, or near vertical to get maximum altitude gain. The P-47 will remain stable right up to near stall in a vertical zoom. You can then do a 'hammerhead' turn to reverse and go back down. (do this by rolling in one direction, and kicking rudder in the same direction just before you reach stall speed)


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