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XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 03:07 PM
Anyone here know what the LONGEST ranged fighter in WW II
was ???

Hint, it is NOT modeled in IL2 or IL2FB



Suprised the hell outta me when I found out /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 03:07 PM
Anyone here know what the LONGEST ranged fighter in WW II
was ???

Hint, it is NOT modeled in IL2 or IL2FB



Suprised the hell outta me when I found out /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 03:24 PM
P-61 black widow? Are you afraid of spiders? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye
shall be judged: and with what
measure ye mete, it shall be
measured to you again.

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XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 03:52 PM
The Zero? I know it had quite a long range... maybe not the longest though.

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 04:26 PM
Is it the N1K1-J Shinden (Allied codename GEORGE)

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fluke39
07-04-2003, 04:31 PM
Ki 84 -Hayate (Frank) ?

quite long range

does it include fighter/bombers eg mosquito /beaufighter?
if so then Ki46 Dinah Nightfighter 2,485 miles - possibly
o who am i kidding i havn't a clue /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif


no last edit now - black widow err which has been said already - oh screw it

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Message Edited on 07/04/0304:42PM by fluke39

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 04:44 PM
Cold_Gambler wrote:
- The Zero? I know it had quite a long range... maybe
- not the longest though.
-
-


No, and no to all the other posts so far.

But .... the Zero could be considered the first *stratigic Fighter* and could have been the first long ranged bomber escort, if the ability had been there. The Japanese were very keen to the fact that no matter where they fought, air travel times would be long, hence the fact that almost ALL of their aircraft possesed long range flying ability.
But of course this came with a cost......
(Hey, they had the first A/C with an onboard chemical toilet, Kawanishi {sic} flying boat)


Another hint, it is a single engined fighter. Internal fuel load only.



Allan

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 04:57 PM
The p 38

"Peace is an option...."

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 05:12 PM
Hayate?

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XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 06:32 PM
Blue_smiley wrote:
-
- Hayate?
-



No ,and no to the other...


Another hint. It was a limited production run of a standard fighter. Very few were made (20 were made)

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 06:39 PM
Me 109T

http://www.freewebs.com/tungatt/sig.jpg

<marquee>I never said it was a good idea, just an idea /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </marquee>

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 06:57 PM
Bobsqueek wrote:
- Me 109T


Come on now..... Be serious /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 07:27 PM
p-51D with external tanks?




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XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 07:29 PM
S44

XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 03:59 AM
Vought F4U Corsair: 2514 km

"The show must go on..."

XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 02:08 PM
Hey, you can't just start a quiz without giving the answer!

XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 02:14 PM
JtD wrote:
- Hey, you can't just start a quiz without giving the
- answer!
-

I'd suggest to visit a psihiatrist: Dr Jekyl /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
But you are right and BTW what's the prize and when I'l get it???

"The show must go on..."

XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 02:17 PM
P-47N

Regards,

SkyChimp

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XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 02:38 PM
TokarevSVT wrote:
- Anyone here know what the LONGEST ranged fighter in
- WW II
- was ???
-
- Hint, it is NOT modeled in IL2 or IL2FB

BTW, single engined? 2 engines probably the Do-335.

Regards,

SkyChimp

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fluke39
07-05-2003, 03:00 PM
Von_Zero wrote:
- Vought F4U Corsair: 2514 km
-

if it was what was the production number/sub type?

SkyChimp:

*not modelled in FB apparently - i presume he means the general plane and not just the subtype (Is N in FB?)
- the P47N would have enough room inside the plane to easily be one of the longest ranged fighters but he says not in FB
*single engined i'm afraid - i was thinking of the pfeil too


probably something that served in the pacific due to long distances

EDIT come on tell us the bloody answer !



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Message Edited on 07/05/0303:02PM by fluke39

XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 03:29 PM
- probably something that served in the pacific due to
- long distances
-
- EDIT come on tell us the bloody answer !



Ok, ya all ready ????

It was an F4F7 (Model G 52) Wildcat !!! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
Made for long range photoreconnasiance
Serial number range 5263 - 5283
P&W R-1830-86 engine
Ordered 01.30.41, first flight 01.13.42,
first delivery 12.18.42
All unarmed A/C
Though at least several were field modified
to carry 2 .50 cal machine gun's (good 'ole Ma Duce)
Fuel load had to be cut back slightly.


Carried 685 imperial gal of fuel, and properly flown,
could stay aloft for well over half a day and then some.
(had to enlarge the oil tanks/supply !!)

Max range was 2,299 miles !!!!
No external fuel tanks could be carried.
A special fuel dump was added to the tail as once aloft,
the A/C could not land without most of the fuel
load being gone.
Service cieling was only 28,300 feet campared to an
F4F4's normal max of 34,900 feet.


Like I said, suprised the hell outta me /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Ya all like this one ??


Allan

XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 03:31 PM
Nice lawnmower guy.

Makes me kinda mad I dont have one like that for our 1/2 acre backyard !!!

XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 03:33 PM
Got a pic?

"The show must go on..."

XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 03:55 PM
TokarevSVT wrote:
- Nice lawnmower guy.
-
- Makes me kinda mad I dont have one like that for our
- 1/2 acre backyard !!!
-


I just bought a house on an acre of land. Part of it is wooded. But the part that isn't is too big for a push mower. So I bought a John Deere LT150 like the one pictured. I loves it. Absolutely loves it!



Regards,

SkyChimp

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XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 04:13 PM
TokarevSVT wrote:

- Ok, ya all ready ????
-
- It was an F4F7 (Model G 52) Wildcat !!!
- Allan

Was this babe able to fight? I am really curious about that./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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I am learning french... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 04:32 PM
Boy, I was already looking for Wildcat subtypes, but couldn't find any with a great range...I thought of the Wildcat first, because it would be the most surprising answer...
So I cancelled that and was into the Ki-84, too. But this was already excluded.

The Wildcat is probably one of the most underestimated planes of its time.

XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 05:46 PM
NONO, don't tell them that! next thing you know, they claim that the .50 machine guns could sink japanese aircraft carriers! LOL /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


TokarevSVT wrote:
-- probably something that served in the pacific due to
-- long distances
--
-- EDIT come on tell us the bloody answer !
-
-
-
-
-
-
- Ok, ya all ready ????
-
- It was an F4F7 (Model G 52) Wildcat !!! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
- Made for long range photoreconnasiance
- Serial number range 5263 - 5283
- P&W R-1830-86 engine
- Ordered 01.30.41, first flight 01.13.42,
- first delivery 12.18.42
- All unarmed A/C
- Though at least several were field modified
- to carry 2 .50 cal machine gun's (good 'ole Ma Duce)
- Fuel load had to be cut back slightly.
-
-
- (edited)

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye
shall be judged: and with what
measure ye mete, it shall be
measured to you again.

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RichardI
07-05-2003, 06:06 PM
Err...
A photo recon plane is unarmed. An unarmed plane is not a fighter, IMO.
Pffftt!
Skychimp's answer is "more correct" than yours. Unless you include twin-engine, then it's the P-61

Rich /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 07:19 PM
- Err...
- A photo recon plane is unarmed. An unarmed plane is
- not a fighter, IMO.
- Pffftt!
- Skychimp's


Like I said, several were field modified with 2 .50 cal's

And the airframe was pure fighter through and through