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UberPickle
04-19-2006, 11:45 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloster_Meteor

Seriously, I would like to have this plane in the game. It's almost in league with the YP-80 and it was still around during the war years.

UberPickle
04-19-2006, 11:45 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloster_Meteor

Seriously, I would like to have this plane in the game. It's almost in league with the YP-80 and it was still around during the war years.

darkhorizon11
04-19-2006, 12:14 PM
I'd love to see an F1 and an F4 but AFAIK I've one was never in the works. Given I'm also not a developer so I'll step down someone of higher authority thats in the "know" but unless someone throws a surprise curve ball we won't get one.


Keep your fingers crossed, maybe for BoB someday though... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

fordfan25
04-19-2006, 12:37 PM
if meteor is some new slang for -4 corsair then im onbord http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Gibbage1
04-19-2006, 01:00 PM
Once KillJoy finishes it, sure!

UberPickle
04-21-2006, 11:07 PM
Wouldn't hurt to have one of these in the game either (I am sorry, I just wanna fly these birds! I still love the props, I always will http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-59_Airacomet

ImpStarDuece
04-21-2006, 11:32 PM
A little potted history of the Meteor and its service in the RAF during the war.


Meteor I and III saw service with 616 Squadron for the last 8 months of the war.

There were some 20 Mk Is and around 80 odd Mk IIIs delivered to the RAF before the cessation of hostilities in Europe.

The Mk 1 was distinctly underpowered and had some nasty handling characteristics: it was quite tail heavy, its alierons were deliberately wired heavy affecting roll and it was prone to snaking and buffet at high speeds. Generally speaking it was more of a development testbed than a fighter. It was also no faster than current generation prop fighters such as the Spitfire XIV and Tempest V, and was actually distinctly slower and poorer in the climb than the props in a variety of altitude bands.

The Mk III featured uprated Derwent I engines and redesigned engine nacels, a new canopy, more internal fuel, a strengthened airframe and other detail improvements. It began serving in Decmber 1944 and was moved to the Continent in early 1945.

The Mk III was significantly faster than the Mk I, between 60-80mph depending on altitude. It had better vision from the cockpit but was still plauged by some buffet issues at high speed.

Some Meteor Mk Is served as V1 chasers, downing 14 of the flying bombs. The Mk IIIs were staged out of Antwerp in 1945 to counter Me-262s, but none were encountered and the Mk IIIs were limited to CAP and a few strikes on enemy motorised transport in the closing moths of the war.

The F.4 post war variant was the first truly capable Meteor fighter, convered from a Meteor III about 2 months after VE day. Derwent 5 engines were fitted in new longer nacelles. The lighter weight of the new Derwents, combined with the new nacelle shape finally corrected the buffet and snaking problems, linked to sections of the airflow going transsonic while the fighter was at high speeds. Equally importantly, the wings were clipped and the alierons freed of their artificial limitations, dramatically improving the roll rate and meaning that the Meteor could finally fly like a fighter instead of an experimental airplane.

The F.4 went about setting a number of airspeed records in the post war period, breaking 600 in November 1945 with a specially prepared example. Service variants could do about 580mph when operationally loaded.

Badsight.
04-21-2006, 11:36 PM
Killjoy is nearly done with it

(or not)

circa 2003 :

http://www.mudphoto.com/uploads/9878c0457c.jpg (http://www.mudphoto.com)

really it would be such a dog that its would only be good for points-Giving . . . . . too the guys on the other side that is . its Nowhere near "in league" with the YP-80 we have

ImpStarDuece
04-22-2006, 01:09 AM
Actually, thats a post-war Meteor F.4 (you can tell by the clipped wing tips), a rough conterpart to the P-80B, and as such would of been significantly faster than the current YP-80, and also posses a superior power to weight ratio, better level acceleration and climb as well as significantly more powerful armament (4 Mk V Hispanos in the nose).

But a plane that entered squadron service in 1947 isn't really what we need in the game http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif