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luftluuver
08-28-2006, 03:48 PM
A member over at SimHQ had a chance to meet a 109 pilot.

http://www.simhq.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=144&t=005961

luftluuver
08-28-2006, 03:48 PM
A member over at SimHQ had a chance to meet a 109 pilot.

http://www.simhq.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=144&t=005961

faustnik
08-28-2006, 03:51 PM
I like this line:

Erich Hartmann tried to drive through a wooden barracks building on a Kettenkrad while drunk

Brain32
08-28-2006, 04:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Regarding the "how Il2 compares" question, he shed light on some points:

- 109s never lost any rudder or elevator control until around 800 km/h and you couldnt go faster with a 109 anyway. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Interesting http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif And the low level bad weather lawn moving combat sounds pretty scary...

leitmotiv
08-28-2006, 05:18 PM
Fascinating---think I'll try 200 meters after being a Hartmann-ite.

p1ngu666
08-28-2006, 05:21 PM
it happened in the west too brain http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

2 group of bomber command flew light/medium bombers at all heights, often at very low level. i t was probably more dangerous than eastern front, due to telegraph wires (very difficult to see) plus higher population density and more birds (i guess). plus theres over water flying too.

im sure the eastern front had its own dangers, like snow blindness, or merging with the horizon


nice interview http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

carguy_
08-28-2006, 05:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Brain32:
Interesting http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif And the low level bad weather lawn moving combat sounds pretty scary... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In IL2 we have that with poor weather.Theres so much buffeting it is no use attacking Sturmoviks down there.

Charos
08-28-2006, 05:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Brain32:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Regarding the "how Il2 compares" question, he shed light on some points:

- 109s never lost any rudder or elevator control until around 800 km/h and you couldnt go faster with a 109 anyway. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Interesting http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif And the low level bad weather lawn moving combat sounds pretty scary... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Speech by Eric Brown (http://www.eaa55.org/Wingtips/wingtips2001/Oct_01.pdf)

Eric and his group at Farnborough heard reports
from returning bomber crews that they had seen P-47s dive
from high altitude while chasing the Germans and just
continue down into the ground in a straight line.
The German fighters they were chasing could pull out of their dives and
continue the attack.
Using a captured FW-190 and Me-109, Eric began to learn
about compressibility, which is the change in control
characteristics at high subsonic mach numbers.
They instrumented the German fighters and found
that their control characteristics began to change at about
M=.75.
Similar tests on allied fighters yielded the following:
P-47 M=.71, P-38 M=.68. It wasn€t until they got hold of a
P-51 and tested it to M=.78 that they found a fighter with
the combat characteristics that were superior to the German fighters."