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XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 07:08 AM
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We were encountering a serious problem by this time. Recent Spitfires seem to have adopted even more powerful engines and and their climb and speed had improved considerably. Chasing and shooting down these enemy fighters with our Hayabusa MkIIs became increasingly difficult. Even if we succeeded in luring them into a close-in dogfight, the skill of the RAF pilots was not bad at all. In clear contrast to the USAAF pilots, the RAF pilots were seasoned veterans. They often seemed to intentionally try to dogfight us rather than using hit-and-run tactics.

So we made our best efforts to improve the rate of climb and maneuvrability of our mounts; stripping down our planes was the primary method. We removed our back armor, head armor (this was also to imrove rear vision), and reducedthe number of oxygen bottles.
Sgt. Masahiro Ikeda, 64th Sentai commenting on the state of battle in Burma , 1944
Eiko Hayabusa Sentai ISBN4-87565-305-0

I am not sure if your currently program of il2/fb can reprogram to have able remove extra cannons, armor, radio and other stuff like that? I also heard Russian pilots remove some stuff from P-39 to increase performance. Don't you think it is worth? It may more impress to some hardcore players and some PC game news reporter by headline "Plane simulation IL2 can be rigged hot-rod" or something better like that?

Regards
SnowLeopard

XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 07:08 AM
Quotes- Ki43

We were encountering a serious problem by this time. Recent Spitfires seem to have adopted even more powerful engines and and their climb and speed had improved considerably. Chasing and shooting down these enemy fighters with our Hayabusa MkIIs became increasingly difficult. Even if we succeeded in luring them into a close-in dogfight, the skill of the RAF pilots was not bad at all. In clear contrast to the USAAF pilots, the RAF pilots were seasoned veterans. They often seemed to intentionally try to dogfight us rather than using hit-and-run tactics.

So we made our best efforts to improve the rate of climb and maneuvrability of our mounts; stripping down our planes was the primary method. We removed our back armor, head armor (this was also to imrove rear vision), and reducedthe number of oxygen bottles.
Sgt. Masahiro Ikeda, 64th Sentai commenting on the state of battle in Burma , 1944
Eiko Hayabusa Sentai ISBN4-87565-305-0

I am not sure if your currently program of il2/fb can reprogram to have able remove extra cannons, armor, radio and other stuff like that? I also heard Russian pilots remove some stuff from P-39 to increase performance. Don't you think it is worth? It may more impress to some hardcore players and some PC game news reporter by headline "Plane simulation IL2 can be rigged hot-rod" or something better like that?

Regards
SnowLeopard

XyZspineZyX
11-08-2003, 07:17 AM
Already in FB bud. P-39s apparently use "Russian" weights. On Fw-190A-4 and A-5, you can select loadouts that have outer wing cannons removed and fuselage MGs removed. Not sure what difference this makes on performance, though. Bombrack may counteract reduced weight.

--AKD

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