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  1. 71st_AH_Barnacles

    FW190 D9 difference between early and late model

    Indeed, it would be a shame to not use the jet tech more than once. Meteor and Arado A234 would be nice
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    Steam linking accounts error

    It got fixed with the update for me. But originally I restarted my computer, then clicked ive played il2 before, then steam login only. That worked for me.
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    Fw190 A8

    Ishtaru, I agree with you about questioning the la5 fn which seems to have no problems overheating compared to the early la5 with the less powerful engine. One thing I did think if though regarding the comparison with the a8, is that the la5 has an oil cooler external to the engine duct, whereas the fw190's oil cooler is internal so hence if you shut the outlet cowls on the 190 you effect the oil cooler. Comparing the two planes, the equivalent in the la5fn would be to shut the outlet cowl and the oil cooler. It does over heat then. https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/the-benifits-of-the-bmw-801-oil-cooling-system.19028/
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    Fw190 A8

    What's intersting is that the plane's top speed is effected greatly by the cooling flaps. The a8 is in fact much faster, for example, at 100% power with 0% outlet cowls with boost off (1.42 ata) than with boost on and 100% outlet cowls. On Moscow Autumn with 0 wind at 500m atmospheric altitude I got 562kmh with the former and 550kmh with the latter. Of course it is impossible to run the former setting indefinately, but a possible reason it seems slow is because pilots are over cautious with the cooling. The technochat 'overheat' warning is over cautious on some planes, like the A20. With the A20 you can safely run much higher temperatures than the technochat would have you believe. The poor cooling indication in the FW190 series of planes doesn't help though, so you have to rely on the technochat somewhat.
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    Fw190 A8

    Yeah it seems to suffer more than the others. The enhanced emergency power system overrides the mpr, so you lose even more power
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    Fw190 A8

    Agree, it needs to be flown in a 'late war' style. A possible reason for sluggishness is that it seems to suffer particularly from the black hole in power just before the supercharger shift. The boost button does nothing at that altitude.
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    Fw190 A8

    I think I'd struggle against the allied BoBP fighter planes in an A8, the D9 will be the one to take them on with
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    Fw190 A8

    Oh, the version in game has way over 600l. Maybe there were variants within the mark number?
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    Fw190 A8

    Agree that it's actually a step backwards from the A3/5 as a tool to get yourself kills on your average dogfight server. If you think about what it was used for it makes sense to attack bomber formation and airbases with an a8 rather than the earlier models. Wouldn't want to face a Spit IX online in one though. I think it may just be like that. If you look online it says that the increased emergency setting only gave around 25kmh at 1.65 Ata in gear 2. Even less in gear 1. That combined with the extra weight over the a5 means that your "upgrade" from the a5 probably gives you a small increase in level speed and more firepower traded against a heavier plane.
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    Fw190 A8

    Thought the same as you. One point to note though is its fuel capacity is higher, so at 100% fuel it's significantly heavier than the a5.
  11. same for me. Multiplayer too. I run through steam.
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    Steam linking accounts error

    #10003, that's the one.
  13. Since the update today, every time I start the game I get the "do you want to link accounts" screen. I pick "I have played this game before". I cannot fly any of the planes, from the ones that came with Battle of Stalingrad. (purchased on steam) to the Moscow, Kuban and Bodenplatte ones, (bought on website) The error message says"this plane is not availiable on this account". Everything worked before the update today 18 Jul 18.
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    WINGS OF LIBERTY - subject for questions and offers

    Please ban Player-2359. He's shooting friendlies from a gun turret at 1757GMT 8 Jul
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    Spitfire IX Throttle Problem

    try toggling the engine and rpm assistance settings (default left shift + n and m) see what that does