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would be  cool to see the russian Modded P40s  in il-2  

 

Klimov M-105P/R

 

they put Lagg 3  engines on P40s  do to the shortage of   New P40 engines  

 

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It was a bit of a gimmick, and an unsuccessful one at that with limited numbers and poor performance. A similar thing happened to a handful of MiG-3s that were fitted with AM-38s in 1942. Not sure it's worth the effort, since the few aircraft to receive this treatment were near Leningrad.

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Nice one :biggrin:

 

The sad wee Klimov running on full throttle could only match the V-1710-F3R in nominal mode, and I'd guess the common oil and coolant overheating on the 105P made matters even worse. It's no wonder the Frankenkitty didn't last long on the front.

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Maybe with the PF it wouldn't be that bad, around 1200HP at low altitdes which is more or less what the military power gives (around 42"/45" at 3000 RPM) that's currently limited to a couple of minutes. Maybe the P-40E's large radiators could handle the Klimov?

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Maybe we should model the Allison correctly.

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It was a bit of a gimmick, and an unsuccessful one at that with limited numbers and poor performance. A similar thing happened to a handful of MiG-3s that were fitted with AM-38s in 1942. Not sure it's worth the effort, since the few aircraft to receive this treatment were near Leningrad.

Actually the MiGs with AM-38s were a lot more successful. They just couldn't produce it because Stalin ordered (actually made death threats) MiG-3 production stopped because the Il-2 used the engine and was a greater priority.

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From what I know the performance was excellent but the MiG-3's cooling system simply couldn't handle the AM-38 and proposed workarounds to remedy that didn't achieve substantial results.

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