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Kartveli
08-30-2004, 12:44 AM
Beaufighters, as one may or may not know, had no wheels brakes...in fact, I'm 99% sure Mossies didn't either, as well as many other Brit types

Anyone know if Beaus will have wheels brakes in PF?

Does anyone know for sure what other Brit types, in any, also did not have wheel brakes?

Does anyone know if the A6M2 will get the proper engine that cuts out with neg G?

I dont know if any other early JP types had the same neg G engine cutouts...anyone know?

Kartveli
08-30-2004, 12:44 AM
Beaufighters, as one may or may not know, had no wheels brakes...in fact, I'm 99% sure Mossies didn't either, as well as many other Brit types

Anyone know if Beaus will have wheels brakes in PF?

Does anyone know for sure what other Brit types, in any, also did not have wheel brakes?

Does anyone know if the A6M2 will get the proper engine that cuts out with neg G?

I dont know if any other early JP types had the same neg G engine cutouts...anyone know?

BlakJakOfSpades
08-30-2004, 01:28 AM
ud b better off just waiting for the release, and it'll most likely be historically accurate, if not it'll be fixed in a patch, u can bet good money on that

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Waldo.Pepper
08-30-2004, 02:04 AM
From Beaufighter in Action page 9 there is the following caption when describing the cockpit of a
Beaufighter Mark !F

Quote

"Despite the forward location of the engine nacelles, the Beaufighter pilot had good all round vision. The control column is in the center with the firing button on the right side of the control column and the brake lever is mounted on the column below it. The circular object above the instrument panel is the reflector gun sight."

Brake lever!

What is your source for no brakes on Beaufighter?


Also re Mosquito see this site

http://www.faqs.org/docs/air/avmoss1.html#m5

Quote

"The guns were all belt-fed and actuated electro-pneumatically, driven by a compressor in the left engine nacelle. The compressor also drove the pneumatic wheel brakes."

stansdds
08-30-2004, 03:54 AM
I can't imagine aircraft of that size and era not having wheel brakes. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

Feathered_IV
08-30-2004, 04:41 AM
I don't know about Beau brakes, but always take the In-Action series with a grain of salt. They are known to drop some real clangers sometimes. My personal favourite is in No.158 Fokker Eindekker In Action. A photo on page four is captioned: "A Fokker Spin 3 at the Fokker Flying School with the instructor and student ready for flight". Sounds good, but look close at this side view and you will realise that the aircraft dosent even have its wings fitted!

Pre-flight checks in those days were a very casual affair indeed.

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Arm_slinger
08-30-2004, 06:01 AM
NO brakes???? Come on, aircraft of their size would never stop

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Kartveli
08-30-2004, 08:56 AM
Ooops! So sorry...I was reading a US pilot's account of Brit stuff they had recieved...e was actually complaining they did not have TOE brakes, ala US types...always a good thing to read twice...I did rememeber the lever on the spade grips in Brit types, and regard them as the brake levers...

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Arm_slinger
08-30-2004, 08:58 AM
We'll let you off then http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-30-2004, 07:12 PM
Operating on memory here, but believe the A6M2 did NOT cut out in negative G.

It's just that the Akutan Zero that was captured after a crashlanding was *damaged*, and they couldn't get it working properly, misleading the Americans into thinking the Zero had curburetor problems.