Optimum climb speed

Discussion in 'WT Main' started by Ernst, Aug 17, 2014.

Optimum climb speed

Discussion in 'WT Main' started by Ernst, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. Ernst

    Ernst ready to rock

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    Spitfire Mk IX & XI & XVI variants: 257 kph or 160 mph to 26'000ft, then reduce by 4.5kmh / 1'000ft No difference for models IX F, LF, HF in the pilot book, even though the wings are different.

    Spitfire Mk XIV & XIX (Griffon engine): 290 kph or 180 mph to 22'000ft, then reduce by 4.5kmh / 1'000ft

    Tempest Mk II: 305 kph or 190 to 20'000ft, then reduce by 4.5 / 1'000ft

    Tempest Mk V: 298 kph or 185 mph to 20'000ft, then reduce by 4.5 / 1'000ft

    Typhoon Mk Ia & Ib & Ib/L: 298 kph or 185 mph to 16'000ft, reduce 4.5 / 1000ft

    Germany:
    FW 190 A-1 variants: 280 kph or 174 mph

    FW 190 A variants: 299 kph or 186 mph

    FW 190 D variants: 320 kph or 199 mph

    BF 109 E & F variants: 266 kph or 165 mph

    BF 109 G variants: 289 kph or 180 mph
    USA:
    F4U variants: 250 kph or 155 mph to 21'000ft, then reduce 3 kph or 2ish mph per 1'000ft

    F6F variants: 250 kph or 155 mph to 21'000ft, then 255 kph or 158 mph

    F8F-1: 260 kph or 162 mph to 20'000ft, 270 kph or 168 mph from 20'000ft to 25'000ft, 280 kph or 174 mph above

    P-39: 283 kph or 176 mph to 5'000ft, 257 kph or 160 mph from 5'000ft to 10'000ft, 254 kph or 158 mph from 10'000ft to 15'000ft, reduce 1.5 kph or 1 mph / 1'000ft after

    P-47 B & C & D: 265 kph or 165 mph to 10'000ft, 250 kph or 155 mph above

    P-51 B & C & D: 280 kph or 174 mph to 15'000ft, 275 kph or 170 mph 15'000ft to 20'000ft, 265 kph or 165 mph above

    JAP:
    Ki-61 variants: 250 kph or 155 mph

    Ki-84's is 281 kph or 175 mph


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  2. beachy86

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    We already know the Ki-84's is 281 kph or 175 mph. May want to add to the list if you are going to make this a centralized location for this info.
     
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  3. Ernst

    Ernst ready to rock

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    Done
     
  4. Nraged

    Nraged I fly things

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    BF109E3
    Combat flaps and drop speed to 200-220kph, it will take you to the moon in no time :)

    Do you guys have any info on BF109K4 and N1K-Ja?
     
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  5. TheCrisisBusiness

    TheCrisisBusiness Yeah, I'm still here

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    Wow I am going to keep this open every time I play now
     
  6. HIGHLANDER

    HIGHLANDER Administrator,Motivational speaker,van dweller

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    great stuff Sir Isaac!
     
  7. HoneyBadgerTX

    HoneyBadgerTX .

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    For those that believe that the metric system is king in 'Murica!, I say "Pfft!"

    Here's a little something for those that need to do conversions in their head.

    1kph = .621 mph

    1mph = 1.60 kph

    1 mile = 5280 ft.
     
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  8. Nraged

    Nraged I fly things

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    Most importantly

    1 foot = 0.3048 meters
    Now everyone can fly at correct altitude without doing 3rd grade math :)
     
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  9. Ernst

    Ernst ready to rock

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    Thank you /brilliant
     
  10. Shifteer

    Shifteer .

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    Thanks this is excellent