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  1. All enclosed German SPGs had periscopic main gun sites
  2. Seems to have been a largely Pacific thing, which is the same mirror placement that the Navy used. ETO Mustangs had a wide variety of external mirrors, 1 central round mirror, 1 central rectangular mirror with an aerodynamic fairing, twin mickey mouse mirrors and 1 offset round mirror, and all seemed to have been done by crew chiefs to the pilots preference. The last pic in below is quite unique since the pilot has likely 3 external round mirrors, 2 can be seen, 1 on the top and one hanging on the left hand side of the canopy.
  3. The HIGH selection for the supercharger is for ground testing only and the switch is spring loaded in that position, i.e. You have to keep the switch pressed otherwise it will move to LOW once your finger is removed. LOW selection is for being able to be in a better fuel economy regime at higher altitudes.
  4. I don't know if the different named variants of the D-22/23, D-25/26 and D-27/28 could interchange between the electric and hydromatic props. There are pictures of D-30/40s using both the Hamilton Hydromatic and Curtiss/A.O. Smith electric propellers, and this version had a different cockpit layout compared to the D-25 to D-28, so it is possible the wiring was re-arranged to allow easy interchangeability. Also there were 3 wide bladed propellers, our P-47 has the 12'2" A.O Smith prop, instead of the 13" Curtis or Hamilton.
  5. Where is the source for 90mph? Here is an extract from Flying to the limit btw.
  6. Extrapolated from the manual, at 85mph, PEC of the tempest should be + 7 mph, which means a clean stall at 92mph CAS
  7. Nobody is ignoring the armor plate, your OP was talking about bullets bouncing off the plane's surface, which apart from a few exceptions like the IL-2s, and FW-190Fs that have ~5mm steel plate on certain sections of the belly and front fuselage, it isn't going to happen.
  8. P-38 has no turbo lever, it is all controlled with the throttle.
  9. Majority of stressed skin aluminium on aircraft is in the range of 1-2mm thick
  10. I think all 3 US fighters can carry some form of bombs and rockets. The P-51 and P-38 can't carry rockets with the heavier bombloadouts probably because it would make them too unsafe to take off with.
  11. I wouldn't really put much into what the British had to say in their anti-G suits, because A) they weren't as wide spread B) The Franks flying suit was frankly shit in both performance and weight (significantly so) to the Berger anti-G suit the Americans issued out.
  12. I see you couldn't even follow my basic instructions to get a basic estimation for a MS climb with closed radiators
  13. Now you are trying to change the argument? What has the critical altitude got to do with maximum climbrate possible Reminder, this was supposedly your beef Which you have been utterly BTFO on. Not only have I presented data that the Spitfire Mk IX could climb easily over 27m/s. I presented estimations that a better conditioned aircraft similar to BS.543 would climb over 30m/s, based on A&AEE data.
  14. The difference in climb rates due to the difference in drag do add. Both climbs are at the same speed (170 mph IAS). And again Vickers got 5600 fpm in MS gear with radiators closed. Rolls Royce got 5700 fpm in MS gear with radiators closed. All 3 tests runs used the same aircraft (JL.165) You say But you clearly didn't look hard enough, especially when I posted it in this thread. Not only you can't read. You should see a doctor or you are evidently selectively blind
  15. jeez, it's like speaking to wall. 1 - Read what lines 2 and 3 stand for. 2 - Calculate the difference between lines 2 and 3. 3 - Now add that difference to line 1
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