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  1. There's prior damage clearly visible (wing skin missing from the trailing edge) on that wing already before those hits are scored by the Macchi.
  2. My guess that it means that the particular article (the armour plate) is compatible up to the N-5-RE -variant of the P-47.
  3. Thanks a lot for your testing Pupo! I'm sure this article is familiar to many but just in case someone hasn't seen it: http://www.quarryhs.co.uk/WW2guneffect.htm. At the end of the article there is a table where Henning Ruch has calculated combined potential destructive energy (kinematic + chemical) for WWII aircraft weapons and it is combined with Tony Williams' own analysis.
  4. My sources are the parameters in the game's gtp-files: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/32221-109-guns/?page=4&tab=comments#comment-597225 805 m/s for the MG151/20 HE and 815 m/s for the Shvak.
  5. MG 151/20 (that is the cannon being talked about in the quote to which you gave the above reply) HE rounds do have a slower muzzle velocity in game than HE Shvak rounds.
  6. The armored glass appears in the film as a separate display item at 2:50. There could be two thin glasses in its place for example. (Source: http://axis.classicwings.com/) I remember reading about it from FlyPast in the late 90's.
  7. Gordon's & Khazanov's development history of the Yak-7 doesn't mention anything about "significantly improved handling due to new wings" over Yak-1. Considering Yak-1 and Yak-7 had wings that had the same area, same airfoil profiles and thicknesses and very closely the same plan form it is hard to think what this "significant improvement" would be? What was the source you got this information from?
  8. Prien & Rodeike in their Messerschmitt Bf 109 F, G, & K Series: An Illustrated Study, mention that many of the WNF built G-14s had the MK108 (Bf 109G-14/U4). Hannu Valtonen lists in his book Messerschmitt BF 109 Ja Saksan Sotatalous two separate WNr.blocks of G-14/U4s with 600 aircraft in total produced between August '44 and December '44. At the same time there were also 20mm armed G-14s produced by both Mtt and Erla. Valtonen mentions that 2341 G-14s were delivered during 1944. So examples with either cannon were around in numbers in the end of 1944. Both Hannu Valtonen and Prien & Rodeike mention that there were K-4s which were delivered with MG151/20 instead of the Mk108. Janda's & Poruba's Messerschmitt Bf 109K by JaPo mentions that wiring for the MG151/20 was prepared by Messerschmitt for the Bf109K in case Rheinmetall-Borsig couldn't deliver enough MK108s on time. That way Bf109K-4 production wouldn't get halted due to lack of cannons and MG151/20s could be installed instead.
  9. As it is widely known, the elevator control forces of the Bf 109 were very high for a fighter at roughly 8-9kp per G* (which basically puts it in the light bomber class). Mr.Raunio mentions that at 500km/h a pilot with normal strength could generate a pull with acceleration of 4Gs (a force of 32-36kp). I tested using Tacview how many Gs can be generated at a low altitude turn at 500km/h in the sim. In very a simple test I just dove down to the deck flying Bf 109G-2 with a speed well past 500km/h (ground speed), banked the aircraft into a steep turn (roughly 80 degree bank) and pulled the stick all the way back. As the aircraft started the decelerate, 4Gs were achieved at 549km/h, 5Gs at 524km/h where it remained until 485km/h and peak acceleration of 5,3Gs was achieved and kept through the speed range of 443-419km/h. It is indeed thought that Willy Messerschmitt wanted to protect the aircraft structure and that was the reason for the high control forces as the ways how to reduce them were indeed well known. Mr.Raunio writes that the problems with the early F-models' tails breaking off in dives might have contributed to this and also fittingly mentions that far less heavy control force would have sufficed. (*Jukka Raunio in his excellent book Lentäjän Näkökulma II)
  10. The screenshot shows the radiator flap and oil cooler flaps in fully closed position.
  11. No, it wouldn't make it a recon plane. It would make it a G-6 equipped with MW-50 injection system which you claimed no G-6 had. I don't think G-6 in BoX should have MW-50 as it is completely out of BoX time frame. I was just correcting your incorrect claim that having MW.50 would make the coming plane automatically a G-14.
  12. Yes, there were G-6s with MW-50 system fitted. Mentioned for example by Prien & Rodeike in their Messerschmitt Bf 109 F/G/K/ Series: An Illustrated Study (p.108). MW-50 installation was given the designation Umbausatz 3, i.e. G-6/U3.
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