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neural_dream
10-02-2005, 05:10 PM
This is the 21st post in a series of topics on the Revised Aircraft & Cockpit Reference Guide that i am working on. It will contain all planes this time blah blah blah ...
The point is that i need your tips, suggestions and corrections for the easy-to-print aircraft guide that i am working on. To get an idea of what that is you can download the old version (check my sig).
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Aichi D3A "Val" (`39)
Codenamed Val by the Allies, the Aichi D3A was one of the world's first monoplane dive-bombers. 126 D3A1s participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 (most numerous type involved in the attack). The total number of Vals produced were close to 1500, one third of which were D3A1s. Towards the end of the war they were modified as trainers or used in kamikaze attacks.
Maximum speed: 345km/h at sea level and 380km/h at 3000m. Range 1820km.
Maximum total bomb loadout: 370kg.
Tips:
¦ The D3A1 has impressively low stall speed. With trimming and sensible use of the rudder you'll never stall.
¦ The gunsight is covered by default. Open it with the "Tinted Reticle Dimmer" button (default: ctrl-D).
¦ Don't expect the rear gunner to shoot down anyone, even if the enemy has parked at your six.
¦ Below 200km/h you can fold the wings in-flight.
Armament:
D3A1: nose - 2x7.7mm Type97 MG (600rpg/40sec), rear gunner - 1x7.7mm Type92 MG (600rpg/40sec).
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Mitsubishi G4M-1 "Betty" (`41)
Designed as response to a 1937 IJN specification for a new land-based bomber, the Mitsubishi G4M was quite fast and had superb range. A little after Pearl Harbor G4M1s were part of the force that sank HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse. However, by late 1942 the war had already moved closer to Japan and Betty's advantages were not anymore that useful. Its weaknesses became important though. The unprotected fuel tanks, the lack of armour protection for the crew, and the weak defensive armament made it easy prey for Allied fighters. On 19 August 1945 two G4M1s carried the Japanese surrender delegation. In total about 2500 units of all variants were produced.
Maximum speed: 383km/h at sea level and 425km/h at 4200m. Range 6000km.
Maximum total bomb loadout: 1000kg.
Tips:
¦ The G4M1 can carry a single Type91 torpedo.
¦ The G4M1s are not very well protected; unprotected fuel tanks and relatively weak armament.
¦ Consider switching Supercharger speed around 3000m.
Armament:
G4M1-11: nose, top, left beam, and right beam gunner - each 1x7.7mm Type92 MG (500rpg/33sec),
tail gunner - 1x20mm Type99 cannon (250rpg/28sec).
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neural_dream
10-02-2005, 05:10 PM
This is the 21st post in a series of topics on the Revised Aircraft & Cockpit Reference Guide that i am working on. It will contain all planes this time blah blah blah ...
The point is that i need your tips, suggestions and corrections for the easy-to-print aircraft guide that i am working on. To get an idea of what that is you can download the old version (check my sig).
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Aichi D3A "Val" (`39)
Codenamed Val by the Allies, the Aichi D3A was one of the world's first monoplane dive-bombers. 126 D3A1s participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 (most numerous type involved in the attack). The total number of Vals produced were close to 1500, one third of which were D3A1s. Towards the end of the war they were modified as trainers or used in kamikaze attacks.
Maximum speed: 345km/h at sea level and 380km/h at 3000m. Range 1820km.
Maximum total bomb loadout: 370kg.
Tips:
¦ The D3A1 has impressively low stall speed. With trimming and sensible use of the rudder you'll never stall.
¦ The gunsight is covered by default. Open it with the "Tinted Reticle Dimmer" button (default: ctrl-D).
¦ Don't expect the rear gunner to shoot down anyone, even if the enemy has parked at your six.
¦ Below 200km/h you can fold the wings in-flight.
Armament:
D3A1: nose - 2x7.7mm Type97 MG (600rpg/40sec), rear gunner - 1x7.7mm Type92 MG (600rpg/40sec).
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Mitsubishi G4M-1 "Betty" (`41)
Designed as response to a 1937 IJN specification for a new land-based bomber, the Mitsubishi G4M was quite fast and had superb range. A little after Pearl Harbor G4M1s were part of the force that sank HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse. However, by late 1942 the war had already moved closer to Japan and Betty's advantages were not anymore that useful. Its weaknesses became important though. The unprotected fuel tanks, the lack of armour protection for the crew, and the weak defensive armament made it easy prey for Allied fighters. On 19 August 1945 two G4M1s carried the Japanese surrender delegation. In total about 2500 units of all variants were produced.
Maximum speed: 383km/h at sea level and 425km/h at 4200m. Range 6000km.
Maximum total bomb loadout: 1000kg.
Tips:
¦ The G4M1 can carry a single Type91 torpedo.
¦ The G4M1s are not very well protected; unprotected fuel tanks and relatively weak armament.
¦ Consider switching Supercharger speed around 3000m.
Armament:
G4M1-11: nose, top, left beam, and right beam gunner - each 1x7.7mm Type92 MG (500rpg/33sec),
tail gunner - 1x20mm Type99 cannon (250rpg/28sec).
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neural_dream
10-02-2005, 05:12 PM
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