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UberPickle
01-30-2006, 06:27 PM
Is a great counter to the fw-109 in some cases. For instance, I was playing early tonight and began to get in multiple dogfights on ace. I felt that the pony (P-51) wasnt doing the job when it came to tracking in someways. I try using the p-40M and BOOM! (literally). I found my perfect fit for getting rid of LW fighters.

Only beef with it are the guns ( a tad bit too weak IMHO).

UberPickle
01-30-2006, 06:27 PM
Is a great counter to the fw-109 in some cases. For instance, I was playing early tonight and began to get in multiple dogfights on ace. I felt that the pony (P-51) wasnt doing the job when it came to tracking in someways. I try using the p-40M and BOOM! (literally). I found my perfect fit for getting rid of LW fighters.

Only beef with it are the guns ( a tad bit too weak IMHO).

jds1978
01-30-2006, 06:30 PM
same guns as the pony (6 X .50 cal)

Warhawks are the schizzle fo' rizzle http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

danjama
01-30-2006, 06:30 PM
Got Track?

jds1978
01-30-2006, 06:31 PM
you doubt the P40?

LT.INSTG8R
01-30-2006, 06:32 PM
I only wish the Fuel gauge worked....

danjama
01-30-2006, 06:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jds1978:
you doubt the P40? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

2 weeks

UberPickle
01-30-2006, 06:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by danjama:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jds1978:
you doubt the P40? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

2 weeks </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I can keep up with a fw-190 but it's nearly rare when I kill one. I hate the weak rolling on the P-40 though but for the most part it's a good plane.

jds1978
01-30-2006, 06:55 PM
190's are holy terror. on a related note, i got my first online kill in a P40M this weekend.

look into the B & C models as well (don't forget the kittyhawk!)....they are all sweet planes to fly

Danjama: I don't even know how to respond to that! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

BigganD
01-30-2006, 07:07 PM
I love to fight P40s when i fly 190 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

VW-IceFire
01-30-2006, 07:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by UberPickle:
Is a great counter to the fw-109 in some cases. For instance, I was playing early tonight and began to get in multiple dogfights on ace. I felt that the pony (P-51) wasnt doing the job when it came to tracking in someways. I try using the p-40M and BOOM! (literally). I found my perfect fit for getting rid of LW fighters.

Only beef with it are the guns ( a tad bit too weak IMHO). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
The P-40 is quite simply the most underestimated fighter in the entire US fighter lineup. Even moreso than the P-39 I think. The P-40 is very much a traditional fighter in US design philosophy and while its performance is not spectacular...its not bad and it has its moments. Its fast in a dive, decently well armed enough to hurt the opposition no matter what it is, and its manueverability is excellent in all speed regimes. Although it cannot turn with a Zero or a Oscar its still very manueverable and you can generally outturn the same year Bf109 variant slightly.

I can see surprising a few FW190 pilots as well. The biggest problem with the P-40, even the late models, and the reason why it never was used on the European front was its altitude performance. Above 10 or 15 thousand its just no good. Keep it low as a tactical fighter and its pretty good.

UberPickle
01-30-2006, 07:16 PM
Ok, I got the track, how do I upload it?

LT.INSTG8R
01-30-2006, 07:41 PM
Heh this just happened to me in a P40E on El Almein I took some flak.
It has a fantastic power to take damage and continue to fly quite well,I still had rudder control(sorry I tried to "Get Track" but for some reason it wouldnt save) but other than it listing to the right it flew pretty much unaffected
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