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  1. Is anyone able to confirm if the P-47 engine has been beefed up against damage?
  2. lord_certalic

    The gamer vs the sim/history buff P47

    I don’t think anyone is crowning the P-47 as the sole aircraft capable of sustaining horrendous damage and returning to base. Quit trying to get a rise out of people.
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    The gamer vs the sim/history buff P47

    In that case, should Eric Brown be the sole authority on WWII aircraft (considering he flew most of them)? To some extent, we're all speculating (painting with a broad brush), us being armchair fighter pilots, relying on statistical data from the 40's and reading personal accounts from the men who were there. List of aircraft Brown flew: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_flown_by_Eric_"Winkle"_Brown
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    The gamer vs the sim/history buff P47

    All credit goes to Vintage Wings: http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/325/Lower-Than-a-Snakes-Belly-in-a-Wagon-Rut-Redux.aspx "A P-47 of the 64th Fighter Squadron, while on a mission to Milan, struck the ground during a low-level strafing run. Despite the bent props and crushed chin, the pilot nursed the Jug 150 miles home to Grosseto." Photo via Hebb Russell "A P-47 flown by Lt. Richard Sulzbach of the 364th Fighter Squadron, 350th Fighter Group, 12th Air Force on 1 April 1945. Lt. Sulzbach had a little run-in with some trees while on a strafing run over Italy. He was able to fly the plane 120 miles back to base and land safely. It’s a real testament to how tough the P-47 was."
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    The gamer vs the sim/history buff P47

    I’ve had similar positive experiences in my 190’s, but with the P-47, my engine will quit just seconds after taking any sort of damage. Also, this is from MG AAA fire, not heavier ordinance.
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    The gamer vs the sim/history buff P47

    That’s my biggest gripe. The engine should be able to sustain multiple critical hits. It wasn’t out of the norm for this bird to lose multiple cylinders and limp hundreds of miles back home. Hopefully someone on the dev team will comment on what/if they plan to fix regarding the damage model.
  7. Well, I’m glad to hear it isn’t a 100% occurrence of near-instant failure (even if it feels that way). Everything about the flight characteristics and feel of the aircraft are so perfect, but I can’t stand being unable to make a single pass on a target without being lit up and destroyed.
  8. Would you be willing to share what you did to keep the engine running? Mine quits immediately despite easing back on the power. I was online just a few minutes ago and there were numerous people on my server upset about the damage model.
  9. With all this talk of inaccurately modeled wing damage, I feel the engine damage model is an equally pressing matter. Regardless of power input, my engine seizes seconds after taking any sort of damage.
  10. I agree that this topic should have its own thread, but part of me is happy with criticism being kept to these update threads. Otherwise, every little criticism would have its own thread. As a new player would you rather have complaining mostly relegated to the update threads or dozens of threads about what people don’t like about this game?
  11. I think we can all agree that the Jug is portrayed more accurately in this sim than anything else out there; past or present. However, it’s important to point out these issues with the damage model, so the aircraft can be the best representation of the real thing as possible.
  12. I’m so glad I made that comment then! I’ve been lurking this thread, hoping for someone to bring up this pretty glaring issue. I had the same experience. The Jug feels more fragile than a 109.
  13. I couldn’t agree more. Hopefully once the playerbase gets enough time with the Jug, more people will come forward wanting this change. The plane just feels unfinished in the fragile state it’s in.
  14. With as large of a target as it is, the Jug should be able to take more punishment.
  15. I completely agree, but a couple of hits from He-111/Ju-87 gunners or light ground fire shouldn’t immediately destroy the engine. The current durability should be looked at and compared with historical evidence.
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