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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.

Edited by manispykiller91, 23 August 2013 - 04:42 AM.

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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?


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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