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XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 06:41 AM
Hi Mr Maddox, I would like to know if the self sealing tanks characteristics are modelled on the BF/ME 109 any series, on my perspective ( yes Im whining) it takes very little damage to the fuel tank to make the airplane blow up like a firecracker, Im not well versed on the durability of the fuel system on the mentioned airplane, but again, I havent read that the plane would be so prone to explosions with small arms fire.

thanks for any response
Werner.

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XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 06:41 AM
Hi Mr Maddox, I would like to know if the self sealing tanks characteristics are modelled on the BF/ME 109 any series, on my perspective ( yes Im whining) it takes very little damage to the fuel tank to make the airplane blow up like a firecracker, Im not well versed on the durability of the fuel system on the mentioned airplane, but again, I havent read that the plane would be so prone to explosions with small arms fire.

thanks for any response
Werner.

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XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 07:18 AM
Yes 109's do blow up easy, but then again so does P-40 and a few others.

Btw, which 109's had rubber self sealing tanks? i fly F-4 alot and it doesn't seam to have it, also it can only patch up small holes

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XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 12:47 PM
The F-4 should have improved self-sealing tanks from the F-2. Both were built at the same time and the F-4 varied in 1. Bigger gun (20mm) 2. Better pilot armor, and 3. Better self-sealing materials.

I havent done any tests in the game, but the F-4 should be superior to the F-2 in the above regards.

Fehler

XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 12:59 PM
True.

But then again, how do we know just what scope of damage we received?



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XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 02:27 PM
self seal can seal any kind of damage on VVS side planes. no matter what caliber u use to make em leak, it always seals.

XyZspineZyX
09-19-2003, 06:01 AM
Just a friendly bump.

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XyZspineZyX
09-19-2003, 06:24 AM
I remember reading that self sealing tanks were only "helpful" against machine gun bullets..

cannon shells would just blow them apart



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Message Edited on 09/19/0305:33AM by Menthol_moose

XyZspineZyX
09-19-2003, 02:34 PM
self sealing tanks were only effective with shrapnels and small caliber piercing bullets. The structure of the sealing tank allow the resin inside to fill the small holes, and btw it takes some time.

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