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R_Target
04-24-2010, 10:27 PM
With wartime F6F performance data at War Emergency Power being somewhat difficult to locate, I was pleased to find this July 1944 "Airplane Characteristics and Performance" data sheet for the F6F-5N. The Night Fighter differs from a standard F6F-5 in the addition of the APS-6 radar in the wing mounted radome and the associated cockpit gear.

The various loading conditions:

http://i41.tinypic.com/2empldx.jpg

http://i43.tinypic.com/6pmaoo.jpg



Charts! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif Performance is superior to the post-war F6F-5 "Standard Aircraft Characteristics" available at the USN website, even with the radar on the wing.

http://i40.tinypic.com/2m4x8x3.jpg

And just for kicks, a nice diagram of the armor protection:

http://i39.tinypic.com/dhbvj6.jpg

ElAurens
04-24-2010, 11:36 PM
Faster than our in game versions, even though it is heavier and has more drag.

JtD
04-25-2010, 12:15 PM
Were there early Hellcats around that had no water injection?

Kettenhunde
04-25-2010, 12:54 PM
Were there early Hellcats around that had no water injection?

Yes

Choctaw111
04-25-2010, 03:15 PM
Thanks for posting this information.
I am always interesting in seeing how real world data compares to what we have here.

Wildnoob
04-25-2010, 05:08 PM
Very nice R_Target. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I hope TD fix the Hellcat speed, alongside with the A6M2-21 and the Ki-84.

JG53Frankyboy
04-26-2010, 01:45 AM
as it would be relay nice to have a better performing ingame F6F-5 it would also be nice to have these 400rounds for EACH of the guns http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Kwiatos
04-26-2010, 03:36 AM
If you want try UP 2.01

R_Target
04-28-2010, 09:06 AM
Originally posted by ElAurens:
Faster than our in game versions, even though it is heavier and has more drag.

About 60kph/37mph at 10,000ft. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

DKoor
04-28-2010, 09:11 AM
That is b.i.g.http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Hope it gets justice sometime in the (near) future.

RamsteinUSA
04-28-2010, 12:16 PM
We have a squad member who actually flew the Hellcat off carriers in the Navy... He worked as an aeronautical engineer after leaving the Navy for the rest of his career..

he used to communicate with Oleg about the Hellcat and other aircraft.. that was several years ago..

not sure if Oleg used everything that was communicated..

This back and forth went on for several years for communications with the developement with updates and patches..

I am pretty sure that all efforts were exhausted with all pleas for changes,, my guess is some changes happened others did not..

horseback
04-28-2010, 01:58 PM
Hey, at least we got the windows cleaned...

cheers

horseback

JG53Frankyboy
04-28-2010, 04:00 PM
oh yes, they became so clean as they would not exist.................... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

julian265
04-29-2010, 07:45 AM
I really hope that TD does something about the F6F as well. The F6F v A6M match-up is pretty important, and IMO has always required the F6F pilot to attack with energy, or not at all, despite what should have been a good level speed advantage in general.

R_Target
05-20-2010, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by Kwiatos:
If you want try UP 2.01

Tried it. Well done!