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jugent
12-13-2005, 06:27 PM
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Speed m.p.h
Max "M" gear 384 at 11,000
"S" gear 404 at 21,000

Rate of climb
Max.rate of climb 4300 at 8500(or 6500) ft
Time to 20,000 ft 7,5 mins

"Performance
There was very little to choose between the performance of the two aircraft which were similarly loaded as regards, armament, ammunition and radio, except that Mark VIII gave slightly better results than the Mark IX available for the trial. This must be due to the individual engines or airframes of these two aircrafts.
Speed (a) up to 20,000 feet Nothing to choose between the aircraft
(b) 30,000 feet Spitfire VIII slightly faster
(c) 36,000 feet Spitfire VII again faster

Climbs (a) Zero to 10,000 feet. Spitfire IX very slightly ahead."
" At the present stage of the war, the enemy in France is equipped with the F.W.190, a fighter with excellent rate of climb and good acceleration. To defeat this aircraft and to avoid casualitis on ot side, our aircraft must fly as fast as possible whenever they are in the combat zone."


"The acceleration of the spitfire is relatively poor. It is therfore dangerous to cruise at, say, +2 boost and 1900 r.p.m. when the hun is about, because the time taken in acceleration to maximum speed will allow him quickly to draw into firing range." End Quote.

So you see, the spit and the Fw matches this to 100% in this game.

The Fw mentioned here must be the A4, aug 1942? But I suppose that there is not so much that differs between the A4 and the A6, but the A6 was supposed to be an A4 improved.

jugent
12-13-2005, 06:27 PM
Quote

Speed m.p.h
Max "M" gear 384 at 11,000
"S" gear 404 at 21,000

Rate of climb
Max.rate of climb 4300 at 8500(or 6500) ft
Time to 20,000 ft 7,5 mins

"Performance
There was very little to choose between the performance of the two aircraft which were similarly loaded as regards, armament, ammunition and radio, except that Mark VIII gave slightly better results than the Mark IX available for the trial. This must be due to the individual engines or airframes of these two aircrafts.
Speed (a) up to 20,000 feet Nothing to choose between the aircraft
(b) 30,000 feet Spitfire VIII slightly faster
(c) 36,000 feet Spitfire VII again faster

Climbs (a) Zero to 10,000 feet. Spitfire IX very slightly ahead."
" At the present stage of the war, the enemy in France is equipped with the F.W.190, a fighter with excellent rate of climb and good acceleration. To defeat this aircraft and to avoid casualitis on ot side, our aircraft must fly as fast as possible whenever they are in the combat zone."


"The acceleration of the spitfire is relatively poor. It is therfore dangerous to cruise at, say, +2 boost and 1900 r.p.m. when the hun is about, because the time taken in acceleration to maximum speed will allow him quickly to draw into firing range." End Quote.

So you see, the spit and the Fw matches this to 100% in this game.

The Fw mentioned here must be the A4, aug 1942? But I suppose that there is not so much that differs between the A4 and the A6, but the A6 was supposed to be an A4 improved.