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thefruitbat
03-23-2006, 07:29 AM
hi all, there have been loads of little things that i want to know peoples opinion on, but didnt feel were worth posting on there own, so...

1) historical match ups on the western front. When i fly offline practising in the qmb, i like to fly mostly historical match ups. Now from reading many posts on this forum, it seems to me that Raf v germany:

1941 Spit vb v 109f4
1942 spit vb v 109g2 and 190A5. The reason i put in a5 and not a4 is because of the numereous posts stating that the performance of our a4 should be more like the A5
early '43 same,
Mid '43 Spit IX and p51c v 109g6 and A5/A6
late '43 SpitIX and p51c v 109g6late and A5 1.65ata

Now, i am aware that this list is probally wrong, hence any corrections to be pointed out are welcome. Also i dont think flying for the raf in 42 would be much fun in real life!!

2) Does anyone use different joystick settings for different aircraft. I've been experimenting latley, and have found that for BnZ aircraft, i tend to use filtering 2, but TnB, filtering 1. This enables me more stability in setting up my BnZ attacks, but allows me to make better tracking shots in TnB. I also tend to use a more shallow curve for the elevator on BnZ aircraft, particuarly the mustang and 190.

3) Gun Convergancy settings. I have recently made the conversion to nearly always flying cockpit on (guess who got track ir 4 recently), and have noticed that all my convergances have crept inwards by about 50-100 meteres, anyone else ever find that?

4) questions about bob aircraft. I know we have some of the aircraft that were in bob (i tell you, that bob fella dont half get around) and offline amonst other things am really enjoying bob, hurrican season, which is by the way excelent.
Now from what i understand, the hurrican IIb that we have didnt appear untill the v end of the battle, and that the 1938 model we have is an derated export version to finland. I am just currious as to how the bob hurrican satcked up against the emil in terms of performance.

5) There is loads of data for top sppeds of planes within il2, but has anyone ever worked out what the max settings/speeds you can run planes on without overheating the engine, ie high speeed cruising.

6) is it going to rain today?


cheers in advance

fruitbat

thefruitbat
03-23-2006, 07:29 AM
hi all, there have been loads of little things that i want to know peoples opinion on, but didnt feel were worth posting on there own, so...

1) historical match ups on the western front. When i fly offline practising in the qmb, i like to fly mostly historical match ups. Now from reading many posts on this forum, it seems to me that Raf v germany:

1941 Spit vb v 109f4
1942 spit vb v 109g2 and 190A5. The reason i put in a5 and not a4 is because of the numereous posts stating that the performance of our a4 should be more like the A5
early '43 same,
Mid '43 Spit IX and p51c v 109g6 and A5/A6
late '43 SpitIX and p51c v 109g6late and A5 1.65ata

Now, i am aware that this list is probally wrong, hence any corrections to be pointed out are welcome. Also i dont think flying for the raf in 42 would be much fun in real life!!

2) Does anyone use different joystick settings for different aircraft. I've been experimenting latley, and have found that for BnZ aircraft, i tend to use filtering 2, but TnB, filtering 1. This enables me more stability in setting up my BnZ attacks, but allows me to make better tracking shots in TnB. I also tend to use a more shallow curve for the elevator on BnZ aircraft, particuarly the mustang and 190.

3) Gun Convergancy settings. I have recently made the conversion to nearly always flying cockpit on (guess who got track ir 4 recently), and have noticed that all my convergances have crept inwards by about 50-100 meteres, anyone else ever find that?

4) questions about bob aircraft. I know we have some of the aircraft that were in bob (i tell you, that bob fella dont half get around) and offline amonst other things am really enjoying bob, hurrican season, which is by the way excelent.
Now from what i understand, the hurrican IIb that we have didnt appear untill the v end of the battle, and that the 1938 model we have is an derated export version to finland. I am just currious as to how the bob hurrican satcked up against the emil in terms of performance.

5) There is loads of data for top sppeds of planes within il2, but has anyone ever worked out what the max settings/speeds you can run planes on without overheating the engine, ie high speeed cruising.

6) is it going to rain today?


cheers in advance

fruitbat

horseback
03-23-2006, 10:14 AM
The Merlin Mustangs did not start operations in Britain until early November 1943, and bad weather severely limited operations until January of 1944, so your 1943 ETO matchup is Spitfire Vb (late,CW), Spitfire IXc, and P-47D-10 vs FW 190A-5/6 & Bf 109G-6.

Early 1944 gives you the Spit IX plus increasing numbers of the paddlebladed P-47D-22, P-38Js and the P-51B/C vs FW 190A-6/7/8 and Bf 109G-6/-6(Late).

By May, you can add the bubbletop P-47D-25(?) and the P-51D came in mid-late June, while later models of the 109 begin to make their appearances, along with primarily bomber versions of the Me-262, although they and the Me-163 were starting to be seen by bombers over Germany.

Fall of 1944 gives you the 190A-9 & D-9, e-wing Spits and a few Tempests (the Spitfire XIV also made its appearance, but isn't in the game). At this point, the 109G-10 and -14 were the standard models, and some K-4s might have been on the scene, but in very limited numbers. The late model P-51D with the magic K-14 gunsight was also the norm by then as well.

By December, the Ta 152C was occasionally operational, K-4s were available in some numbers and Tempests were much more prevalent.

After Bodenplatte on January 1, 1945, there was next to no organized German air activity.

cheers

horseback

thefruitbat
03-23-2006, 11:24 AM
thanks for the info horseback. Have you any idea when in '43 the spit VIII/IX came into service, and also when the mustang and spit were operational using the 25lb boost?

thanks, fruitbat

Megile_
03-23-2006, 11:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by thefruitbat:
and also when the mustang and spit were operational using the 25lb boost?

thanks, fruitbat </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

July and May 1944 for the Mustang and Spit respectively.

thefruitbat
03-23-2006, 11:32 AM
v prompt!, cheers

horseback
03-23-2006, 12:00 PM
First of all, we should note that the MK IX was a stopgap improvisation until the MK VIII, which had been designed specifically for the Merlin 60-series engines was in full production. As it turned out, the MK IX, which was essentially a MK V with the bigger engine slapped on it, was a great success, and continued in production long after the MK VIII was in full production.

The Spitfire IX first appeared over the Channel Front in late spring of 1942, but initial production was slow (MK Vs were in full production, and the MK VII/VIII preproduction/development was also tieing up Supermarine's engineering resources), so the few Spit IXs available were posted to certain better performing squadrons assigned to the Channel Front, surrendering their MK IXs when rotated north. The MK IX did not become the RAF's primary fighter in the ETO until mid-summer 1943, and even then, the MK V was around in significant numbers through year's end.

Mk VIIs (high altitude specialist) were operational in Britain in late '42 (I think), and MK VIIIs were not operational out of Great Britain during the war, but first started showing up in North Africa in spring of '43, most notably with 'Skalski's Polish Fighting Team' seconded to 145 Squadron. MK VIIIs became quite common in the Med theater by the end of 1943, and were also found in the CBI and the Southwest Pacific.

cheers

horseback