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2 hours ago, 71st_AH_Yankee_ said:

 

Yup! That's my thinking!

 

Flew a late war map last night, so I decided to take the Spit V for a spin instead... it was hilarious how much better it was... but the skills I've started developed on the P40 were still very useful in it... but the difference is that if I did screw up and dumped my energy, the spit still left me with many options. :)

 

But definitely it feels like P40 is good training: gunnery will be almost identical, and it encourages an energy-focused flying style that is perfect for the P51 (except that the P51 will afford a great many more options in many situations). 



The advantage to the Spit V is that it doesn't have a tremendous amount of power, so like the P-40, you have to be conservative with it..however unlike the P-40 it's engine is very robust and it's much lighter and more nimble, plus your ammo load is considerably diminished. 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, 357th_Dog said:



The advantage to the Spit V is that it doesn't have a tremendous amount of power, so like the P-40, you have to be conservative with it..however unlike the P-40 it's engine is very robust and it's much lighter and more nimble, plus your ammo load is considerably diminished. 

 

 

 

It definitely recovers its energy a lot better than the P40 though. So unlike the P40, when you find yourself low and slow, you still have some options. :)

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1 hour ago, Frequent_Flyer said:

were  American. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Martians_(scientists)

 

Did you know that George Washington was once an Englishman?:biggrin:

 

Anyway.....as far as this thread goes,  all these lovely,  irrelevant people had one thing in common;

 

thats right, none of them flew the P51🤣

 

Although I'm very, very pleased we're getting a P51,  as a VR user I'm kinda regretting that we don't get the 'B' or 'C' with the hinged canopy:)

 

   

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1 hour ago, BraveSirRobin said:

 

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Interesting how huge that F22 Raptor is. F15 Eagle is comparable in size. A F16 is tiny in comparision.

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Apologies for the shakes.  Such was the press of the crowd I had to hold the camera over my head.

 

  The previous night's extended curry house hit with the lads probably didn't help either:o:  

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13 hours ago, sevenless said:

 

Interesting how huge that F22 Raptor is. F15 Eagle is comparable in size. A F16 is tiny in comparision.

 

The difference in length between the F-22 Raptor and B-17 bomber is 3m, and the Raptor weighs more both empty and loaded.

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18 hours ago, BraveSirRobin said:

 

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P-51s always look as though they are 6 months pregnant anyway, so those invasion markings are a fashion error. Hoops are not slimming!  

 

Good pictures, though.

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2 hours ago, Talon_ said:

 

The difference in length between the F-22 Raptor and B-17 bomber is 3m, and the Raptor weighs more both empty and loaded.

Its not at all analogous but I giggled at the idea of a B17 doing BFM against an F16

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37 minutes ago, unreasonable said:

P-51s always look as though they are 6 months pregnant anyway, so those invasion markings are a fashion error. Hoops are not slimming! 

 

They should lay off the 150 octane.

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As CO of the 352ndFG, it was nice to see those blue-nosed 51's flying with other planes. My group can't wait to get our hands on the Mustang and start making our personal skins duplicating those we have been using for 15+ years in IL2 46. Blue skies, gents. 

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1 hour ago, Deacon352nd said:

As CO of the 352ndFG, it was nice to see those blue-nosed 51's flying with other planes. My group can't wait to get our hands on the Mustang and start making our personal skins duplicating those we have been using for 15+ years in IL2 46. Blue skies, gents. 

You guys recruiting?

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Thank you I know the sub forums there. I was asking him about the 352nd

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The 352ndFG is always looking for a new member who fits into our group. 

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2 hours ago, Sublime said:

Thank you I know the sub forums there. I was asking him about the 352nd

 

His group is also listed there. Good unit for sure:

 

 

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Yeah he msged me and interestingly theyre the only one authorized to use the 352 moniker officially. Pretty cool

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Those are really nice the last set

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Anybody else really hoping there's going to be a Tuskegee skin for the Mustang? tuskegee-airmen-p-51-mustang-white-background-art-print-craig-tinder.jpg.95a7a32ec3d6b939112ed14fc16a0cb4.jpg

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7 minutes ago, Jonttu1 said:

Anybody else really hoping there's going to be a Tuskegee skin for the Mustang? tuskegee-airmen-p-51-mustang-white-background-art-print-craig-tinder.jpg.95a7a32ec3d6b939112ed14fc16a0cb4.jpg

fom 5 months ago:

 

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Is such porn in this form allowed on these pages? Those planes are ridiculously sexy.

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Salutations,

 

I just watched a program about the P-51. Little did I know that the design of the Mustangs bottom radiator scoops design actually provides the craft with some thrust. Amazing.

 

Unfortunately, this same bottom radiator scoop was a weak point when the plane is doing low level ground attacks. If it was damaged the engine would overheat and shortly force the plane down.

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4 minutes ago, Thad said:

Salutations,

 

I just watched a program about the P-51. Little did I know that the design of the Mustangs bottom radiator scoops design actually provides the craft with some thrust. Amazing.

 

Unfortunately, this same bottom radiator scoop was a weak point when the plane is doing low level ground attacks. If it was damaged the engine would overheat and shortly force the plane down.


It's called the Meredith Effect, it wasn't really unique to the Mustang, but the Mustang did perhaps take the most advantage of it. 

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i really hope we get Josephine, Joe is a great guy with some great stories. Pls @ICDP;) 

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34 minutes ago, Asgar said:

i really hope we get Josephine, Joe is a great guy with some great stories. Pls @ICDP;) 

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I like this one personally :)

 

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Seeing those droptank pictures makes me really want that feature.

It's not so much the additional amount of fuel as it is the action of dropping them when getting ready for imminent combat. Also managing the fuel tanks will add an additional layer of immersion.

I know the devs have some simple fuel management on the roadmap for IL2 (possibly including droptanks), so I'm just going to patiently wait for that.

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1 hour ago, Jade_Monkey said:

Seeing those droptank pictures makes me really want that feature.

It's not so much the additional amount of fuel as it is the action of dropping them when getting ready for imminent combat. Also managing the fuel tanks will add an additional layer of immersion.

I know the devs have some simple fuel management on the roadmap for IL2 (possibly including droptanks), so I'm just going to patiently wait for that.


If the MP maps were about 75% bigger it'd be a genuine need..maybe some day 

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What I find interesting is the difference in pilot position in the photo back then compared to today. Or am I seeing things which are not there?

 

 

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2 minutes ago, sevenless said:

What I find interesting is the difference in pilot position in the photo back then compared to today. Or am I seeing things which are not there?

 

You know that top image isn't a photo, right?

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Posted (edited)

also bottom one is probably two seater so pilot is more forward

 

quick serch:

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