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Does Aircraft speed/maneuverability increase after dropping bombs?

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Jinsas #1 Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:58 AM

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So i was wondering does the speed and maneuverability increase after dropping off extra wight?

If no then why not? it would make a lot of sense and sometimes a small advantage in need, especially for people like me. (love arm my aircraft to max)



I did try to look for topic but i could not find it, tho i did read loads of interesting ones.

FoxWMB #2 Posted 23 August 2013 - 04:17 AM

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Yes, once you lose the weight you get an increase in speed and maneuverability. However you still carry the weight of bomb racks/rocket rails so you'll still have less maneuverability than what you'd have if you went into battle without bombs/rockets (I think this part was introduced in latest patch, but I'm not 100% sure about it)

manispykiller91 #3 Posted 23 August 2013 - 04:30 AM

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The chosen armament now has a bigger effect on the plane’s flight characteristics. Bomb and rocket racks now continue to slow your aircraft down, even after you’ve gotten rid of the additional payload.

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Alrion1704 #4 Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:10 PM

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would like to know how mutch % the racks slow you down, is there a way to find it out wo fly tranig match?
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Hanszeehock #5 Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:46 PM

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Unless it's an attack aircraft like an I2 I don't bother with rockets or bombs. They are pointless on fighters. You can see in the hangers the effect they have on your planes stats. If you have something like a P51 why ruin it with rockets, the AA on the higher tier maps will shred you anyway. Best to concentrate on shooting down as many enemy as possible.





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