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neural_dream
09-25-2005, 05:28 AM
This is the 19th 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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North American P-51 "Mustang" (`43,`44)
Destined to be one of the greatest aircraft in the history of aviation, the P-51 Mustang was developed to meet a 1940 requirement of the RAF. Although very promising from the beginning, its performance became really impressive when it was fitted with the Rolls-Royce Merlin 61 engine (P-51B). The most numerous variant was the P-51D with about 8000 units.
Maximum Speed (P-51B/C/D): 565/560/575km/h at sea level and 715/705/700km/h at 7900m (6900m
for P-51D). Climb to 7900/6900m in 7.5/6.5min. Service Ceiling 12800m. Range 3520/3900/1613m.
Tips:
¦ The Mustangs were dominant over 20000ft, but not as impressive at low altitudes.
¦ The teardrop canopy of the British Mustang provides much better cockpit visibility that the American Mustang.
¦ The P-51s start disintegrating over 900km/h.
¦ The P-51D could be destroyed by damage that would not affect other aircraft so seriously. This was due to the liquid-cooled engine that could be disabled with a single shot.
Armament:
P-51B-NA, C-NT, Mustang Mk.III: wings - 4x12.7mm Browning .50 (350rpg/27sec).
P-51D-5NT, D-20NA: wings - 6x12.7mm Browning .50 (inner pair 400rpg/31sec, outer four 270rpg/21sec).
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Vought F4U "Corsair" (`43-`45)
The Corsair was developed in response of a 1938 US Navy request for a new single-seat carrier-based fighters. In order to make full use of the new, very powerful Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double-Wasp engine, the designers decided to use a very big propeller, which created the need for very tall landing gear, and that in turn lead to Corsair's famous distinctive gull-shaped wing. Early models proved too tricky to use on carriers due to the poor forward visibility, a tendency to drop one wing just before flaring, bounce, and poor rudder effectiveness on the ground. As a result the first F4U were sent to the US Marine Corps in Guadalcanal. The aircraft performed superbly and earned the nickname "Whistling death" by the Japanese. The F4U1-A had improved cockpit visibility thanks to the bubble canopy. The F4U1-C and D had a new engine and were generally similar, apart from the different armament.
Maximum speed: 570km/h at sea level and 678km/h at 7000m. Service Ceiling 11450m.
Tips:
¦ The Corsairs have three-stage Superchargers. Switch speeds at 2600m and 8200m.
¦ They are equipped with speed brakes that utilise a part of the gear mechanism. Do not use this function during take-offs and landing, as in this way the gear isn't supported by additional hydraulic pump and may very well break off under the stress.
¦ The Corsair is high-speed energy fighter. Do not attempt tight turns the way you would in a Hellcat and definitely not against the very agile Japanese aircraft. Use your better speed and acceleration for hit&run tactics instead.
¦ Although designed as a carrier-based aircraft, the Corsair is difficult to land on a carrier.
Armament:
F4U-1A,D, Corsair Mk.I,II,IV: wings - 6x12.7mm Browning .50 (inner pair 375rpg/32sec, outer four 400rpg/34sec).
F4U-1C: wings - 4x20mm Hispano M2 (250rpg/23sec).
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Lockheed YP-80 "Shooting Star" (`44)
The Lockheed P-80 was the first operational jet fighter of the USAAF. The first YP-80s were delivered in October 1944. When the test pilot demonstrating the P-80 in England was killed due to fire in the jet engine, the type was grounded. The type didn't see combat in WW2, but later in the Korean War, where it scored history's first actual jet vs jet success, against a MiG-15.
Maximum speed: 890km/h at sea level and 785km/h at 12000m. Service Ceiling 13700m.
Tips:
¦ Compared to the Me262, the YP-80 is much more manoeuvrable, although generally not faster at most altitudes. It lacks, however, in armament. Expected, since it is a fighter, while the Me262 is an interceptor.
Armament:
YP-80: nose - 6x12.7mm Browning .50 (300rpg/23sec).
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neural_dream
09-25-2005, 05:28 AM
This is the 19th 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).
---------------------------------------------
North American P-51 "Mustang" (`43,`44)
Destined to be one of the greatest aircraft in the history of aviation, the P-51 Mustang was developed to meet a 1940 requirement of the RAF. Although very promising from the beginning, its performance became really impressive when it was fitted with the Rolls-Royce Merlin 61 engine (P-51B). The most numerous variant was the P-51D with about 8000 units.
Maximum Speed (P-51B/C/D): 565/560/575km/h at sea level and 715/705/700km/h at 7900m (6900m
for P-51D). Climb to 7900/6900m in 7.5/6.5min. Service Ceiling 12800m. Range 3520/3900/1613m.
Tips:
¦ The Mustangs were dominant over 20000ft, but not as impressive at low altitudes.
¦ The teardrop canopy of the British Mustang provides much better cockpit visibility that the American Mustang.
¦ The P-51s start disintegrating over 900km/h.
¦ The P-51D could be destroyed by damage that would not affect other aircraft so seriously. This was due to the liquid-cooled engine that could be disabled with a single shot.
Armament:
P-51B-NA, C-NT, Mustang Mk.III: wings - 4x12.7mm Browning .50 (350rpg/27sec).
P-51D-5NT, D-20NA: wings - 6x12.7mm Browning .50 (inner pair 400rpg/31sec, outer four 270rpg/21sec).
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Vought F4U "Corsair" (`43-`45)
The Corsair was developed in response of a 1938 US Navy request for a new single-seat carrier-based fighters. In order to make full use of the new, very powerful Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double-Wasp engine, the designers decided to use a very big propeller, which created the need for very tall landing gear, and that in turn lead to Corsair's famous distinctive gull-shaped wing. Early models proved too tricky to use on carriers due to the poor forward visibility, a tendency to drop one wing just before flaring, bounce, and poor rudder effectiveness on the ground. As a result the first F4U were sent to the US Marine Corps in Guadalcanal. The aircraft performed superbly and earned the nickname "Whistling death" by the Japanese. The F4U1-A had improved cockpit visibility thanks to the bubble canopy. The F4U1-C and D had a new engine and were generally similar, apart from the different armament.
Maximum speed: 570km/h at sea level and 678km/h at 7000m. Service Ceiling 11450m.
Tips:
¦ The Corsairs have three-stage Superchargers. Switch speeds at 2600m and 8200m.
¦ They are equipped with speed brakes that utilise a part of the gear mechanism. Do not use this function during take-offs and landing, as in this way the gear isn't supported by additional hydraulic pump and may very well break off under the stress.
¦ The Corsair is high-speed energy fighter. Do not attempt tight turns the way you would in a Hellcat and definitely not against the very agile Japanese aircraft. Use your better speed and acceleration for hit&run tactics instead.
¦ Although designed as a carrier-based aircraft, the Corsair is difficult to land on a carrier.
Armament:
F4U-1A,D, Corsair Mk.I,II,IV: wings - 6x12.7mm Browning .50 (inner pair 375rpg/32sec, outer four 400rpg/34sec).
F4U-1C: wings - 4x20mm Hispano M2 (250rpg/23sec).
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Lockheed YP-80 "Shooting Star" (`44)
The Lockheed P-80 was the first operational jet fighter of the USAAF. The first YP-80s were delivered in October 1944. When the test pilot demonstrating the P-80 in England was killed due to fire in the jet engine, the type was grounded. The type didn't see combat in WW2, but later in the Korean War, where it scored history's first actual jet vs jet success, against a MiG-15.
Maximum speed: 890km/h at sea level and 785km/h at 12000m. Service Ceiling 13700m.
Tips:
¦ Compared to the Me262, the YP-80 is much more manoeuvrable, although generally not faster at most altitudes. It lacks, however, in armament. Expected, since it is a fighter, while the Me262 is an interceptor.
Armament:
YP-80: nose - 6x12.7mm Browning .50 (300rpg/23sec).
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neural_dream
09-25-2005, 05:28 AM
The previous posts:
18. P-38, SBD: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/5701037953
17. MiG-3, TB-3: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/6221062953
16. A-20G, B-25J: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/6491088853
15. LaGG-3, Bi-1: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/3521095753
14. Zero: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/6931052753
13. Buffalo, Wildcat, Hellcat: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/6401059653
12. Sturmovik: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/8461065653
11. Beaufighter: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/8461022653
10. Me262,163,He162,Go229: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/5111042653
9. P11c, IAR80,81: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=2...801042653 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=2...801042653)
8. P40, P39, P63: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m...341014153
7. Bf109, Bf110: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/5031062053
6. Ki84, Ki100: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/9451054943
5. I16, I153, I185: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/2921071943
4. Stukas,He111: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/3011097843
3. La5,La7: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/9311023843
2. CR42,G50: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/5971000843
1. Ki43,61: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/7311047743

==8 types to go==

darkhorizon11
09-25-2005, 10:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by neural_dream:
Expected, since it is a fighter, while the Me262 is an interceptor.

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Amen. If everyone who flew the 262 in the game understood that it would gain so much more respect instead of just a noob ride.

Kocur_
09-25-2005, 02:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The teardrop canopy of the British Mustang provides much better cockpit visibility that the American Mustang. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Im sure you mean here "Malcolm hood" canopy - if not exactly the same, then very similar to one mounted on Spitfires - mounted on most of RAF's and few USAAF's P-51B/C. "Malcolm hood" canopy indeed improved vision, but surely it didnt make P-51B/C/Mustang Mk.III canopy tear drop shapedhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Tear drop canopy came first on P-51D with redesign of rear fuselage (and wings in fact). All P-51D/K, both in US and UK service had that type of canopy.