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  1. In the test, P-38 has the smallest turn radius among three US fighters, and its climb rate is also better than P-47. http://www.wwiiaircraftperformance.org/mustang/Performance_Data_on_Fighter_Aircraft.pdf
  2. Japan Damage test on a boat by aircraft machine gun: https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/das/meta-en/C14020309000 The Target boat was made of the 3.2mm mild steel plate. Bullet holes by 20mm HE (area unit is cm^2) Bullet holes by 13mm HE It can be seen that 20mm HE is quite destructive against the light-armor target. By the way, Japanese 20mm HE has less energy and explosive than Hispano HE.
  3. IL-2 has a huge wing and lower wing load than Bf109. It’s not surprising that it can turn really well before running out of energy.
  4. Wow, that's a very interesting data sheet! May I know its source document?
  5. Spitfire IX has 120 rounds for each Hispano cannon in IL-2. In previous discussion of 3.003, someone has posted the wing profile showing 135 rounds ammo box. However, the developer was still in doubt, since the size of 120 rounds and 135 rounds ammo box were identical and there wasn't further evidence. I find that some interesting documents were posted in WT forum.The action report shows that Spitfire IXB ( LF IX) fired 290 cannon rounds. In addition, the number of fired MG rounds indicates that this Spitfire should have C-wing. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7446815 Another report shows that an Spitfire XIVc fired 300 cannon rounds in an air combat. https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7449652 The original post: https://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/440752-4219-spitfire-xiv-c-wing-ammo-storage-wrong/ https://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/440831-4219-spitfire-lf-ix-c-wing-ammo-storage-wrong/
  6. I don't think engine timer will be a severe problem of BoBP P-51D, since its V-1650-7 is basically a license-built Merlin.
  7. Instead of setting all planes with same timer, how about multiplying current timers by a coefficient? The coefficient can be varied in each server. For example : If the coefficient = 2, all planes will get double WEP time. If the coefficient = 20, planes will get 20 times the WEP time ( ~unlimited).
  8. I doubt that we will get A7M in the future. There are only several A7M prototype, and none of production aircraft is completed.
  9. Thank you for the opportunity. I will like to try Battle of Kuban.
  10. Early F6F-3 & F4U-1 without water injection have lower engine rating, so good flying discipline is still quite important. A6M3/5 actually have better PWR & sustain climb.
  11. I agree that FW190 should be a tough aircraft. Due to high wingload & stall speed of FW190, turn-fight would hardly be beneficial when pilots of both sides have equal skill. German evaluation of captured La-5FN suggests that A8 pilots should avoid prolonged turning dog-fight with La. Only testbed A5 running at 1.65ata can reach 680kph. A8 with 4*MG151 & 2*MG131 just reachs 652kph. Adding ETC501 results in further ~15kph speed decreasing.
  12. There are also many other evaluation and description that show FW190 is not a good turn-fighter.
  13. Can someone translate the document? It seems that Erhöhte Notleistung modification should also be available to F-8.
  14. Someone posts this very interesting document on another forum. However, he has already forgotten where it comes from. No more detail of the test is available, so it is unclear whether these data comes from translation of Japanese test flight or US test of captured aircraft. It is worth noting that its Ha-45 is full-rated (+350 at military power). Considering that de-rated Ki84 can achieve 624kph/6500m, 634kph/6650m with full-rated engine seems to be a little bit slow. How do you think? @=362nd_FS=Hiromachi I know you are very knowledgeable about WW2 Japanese aircrafts.
  15. The captured La5FN takes 4 sec to make a roll at 280 mph. A better condition airframe may roll faster.
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