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Hookiey
08-06-2004, 04:29 PM
New to the forums and was wondering what some of the more heavily armoured fighters there are. Am curious though, would it make a difference?

Hookiey
08-06-2004, 04:29 PM
New to the forums and was wondering what some of the more heavily armoured fighters there are. Am curious though, would it make a difference?

_VR_ScorpionWorm
08-06-2004, 04:35 PM
Well, i dont have a list but it makes ALOT of difference, planes with armor are Heavier than planes without, hence making them less menouverable, I believe the 190 has alot of armor and makes it really heavy, but if flown right it can be as agile as an aircraft without armor.

http://img55.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Scorpion08/Hurri-1.jpg

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Korolov
08-06-2004, 04:49 PM
IL-2. Yes, it makes a big difference. In most planes, the entire structure can't or isn't fully armored, so small bits of armor are provided in vulnerable areas, such as the cockpit.

http://www.mechmodels.com/fbstuff/klv_sigp38shark1a.jpg

Chuck_Older
08-06-2004, 05:03 PM
Armor is completely a waste of time


...unless your plane gets shot.

Aircraft skins can be thin enough to shove a screwdriver through

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NegativeGee
08-07-2004, 03:15 AM
Welcome to the forums Hookiey http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Have a read of this article about fighter armour:

Fighter Armour (http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/8217/fgun/fgun-ar.html)

"As weaponry, both were good, but in far different ways from each other. In a nutshell, I describe it this way: if the FW 190 was a sabre, the 109 was a florett, or foil, like that used in the precision art of fencing." - G√ľnther Rall

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arcadeace
08-07-2004, 03:28 AM
If you're just getting used to the sim try Quick Combat missions attacking bombers in different fighters. Planes like the P-38 and P-47 will absorb more than P-51s, Hurricanes and 109s, yet less maneuverable.

Arms1
08-07-2004, 03:59 AM
not sure about armour modelling in il2, but i know my father still had miniscule particles of flack working thier way out of his calf almost thirty years after the fact and if not for the armour plating in his seat he would have been a lot more uncomfortable over the years!

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v258/idcflashman/flashsig2.jpg