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    "Now the chief limitation (apart from mechanical ones) was detonation at high boost pressures." A.C.Lovesy, Rolls-Royce

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  1. The sky at altitude is far too light blue. Additionally the shadows become far stronger at altitude as the scattering properties of gas molecules become less (as the density drops). At 7.5km (Everest in background at 8.8km). If you see the sky behind him, above Everest, this is the color it should be when looking up, and darker as you go up farther still.
  2. The P-38 was one of the best turning and climbing American fighters, regardless of its size. It also did very well at high altitude. Roll rate, meh. Until boosted ailerons. Safe dive speed, def meh. But its high-aspect wing and butterfly flaps, high available power, torque-cancelling engines meant that at medium and low speed turns it turned very, very well. Far better than you would expect from a large fighter. The torque-cancelling also meant it could pull off near-stall maneuvers that single-engined fighters couldn't.
  3. I think that Marshal mode shouldn't be expected to immediately boost MP numbers. Culture doesn't work that way. It should be expected to create a new environment, and the organization will need to slowly assemble. But without infrastructure, trying to create a culture is impossible. Good vision.
  4. Probably because most players don’t want to deal with non historical missions where the front line airbase is only 10 clicks from the front line, where most of the aircraft are fighters out for blood rather than strike aircraft and bombers, where there is little cooperation between individual players. Also it is much harder to survive a dog fight against a good human pilot than an AI pilot. On the the other hand, if you can get past the above, and develop a good cadre of likeminded friends, then multiplayer is what makes the sim really come alive.
  5. A lot of the empiric evidence in the historical charts, eg that the P47 dove better than others, is likely due to pilot hesitancy with some types of machines in exceeding a certain level of speed, and in others, like the P47, pilot confidence in that speed. Regardless of actual “ultimate test” performance levels. Enemy A/C are not always tested to the extremes of the airframe by the opposing (capturing) forces - imagine how the captured plane’s condition would likely be - so what a document like the comparative historical chart posted earlier likely represents is indeed a comparative evaluation, but one that is an amalgam based partially on combat experience, partially on practical flying abilities of the A/C, and partially on hard data from flight testing. Regardless, when you experience the sorely lacking high speed elevator authority on the P47 in game, it seems hard to believe that any of the three elements above ever came to be in the P47’s favor...
  6. Venturi

    ME 262

    Where’s the engine timers?
  7. The major problem in French planes in ww2 has to do with the fact that their use was primarily limited to one short battle.
  8. I know the original IL-2 had green tracers for the super fast MGs and red tracers for the cannons. I know some tracers were white, some were yellow, some were red, some were green.
  9. Or an earlier P-40 which would be more appropriate for BOM. But the P-40E is great for early 1942 pacific
  10. Kindof like a 109 with a Merlin in it? Thanks for getting the reference.
  11. It's already been discussed, for sure
  12. Why don't we get a IL-2 with an Allison in it while we're at it?
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