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Chesi

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#1 13 years ago

I was glancing through the FH pages and saw the German plane Me 163 "Komet". I also noticed it was in Alpenfestung - map. Of course I immediately started my FH and made own server for test the fastest plane on that time. Unfortunately i didint find the plane :uhm:. So did i just be blind or does the Komet come to 0.7?




Duke of Holland

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#2 13 years ago

Hi, The komet comes into play when the Allies capture flag 1 to 4. Cheers! -edit- Oh yeah, they spawn on the airfield, next to where the Stug's spawn, the helicopter and the halftracks.... :cya:




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#3 13 years ago

crazy little rocket bastard planes.

though they arnt as crazy as they should be. they should go about 4 times faster, and be able to do near 90 degree turns.




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#4 13 years ago

True, and make a 50/50 change of blowing up on take-off :lol: Cheers!




Chesi

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#5 13 years ago

Thanks for advice, The Komet looked really nice and it was fun to fly it. The flying limitation was made nicely too. I also think it should go faster and the "tires" drop down when taking off. Of course it isnt so sensible to make it realistic since it could be only in few maps and if im not sure, it destroyed only few allied bombers. Anyway it was nice to see that little jet :P




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#6 13 years ago

They've done one of those "Wings of the Luftwaffe" shows on the Me-163. Fascinating little aircraft, part of the last-ditch effort to slow the allied bomber streams. Speed and climb rate were remarkable; there's footage of the thing taking off and going nearly vertical. However, the rocket engine was extremely thirsty, and flight time was very limited. Essentially, climb above the bomber formations, make (at best) a couple of passes with the 30mm cannon, then glide down to the nearest airfield. Thing was never a fighter, a dedicated bomber interceptor.

Fantastically dangerous to fuel, with the highly inflammable/corrosive chemicals used. (Benzene and straight hydrogen peroxide, as I recall...) They had to use two seperate fuel trucks, and the first had to be completely clear of the aircraft (and clean up!) before the other was brought in. I understand they lost more of these to fueling accidents than they did to enemy fire.




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#7 13 years ago

it was simply to fast.. before the pilot could take aim he was past the target, and he dident get a second chance course of the fuel being used up so quickly.. be course of this, they fitted some of them with rocket launchers, so when passing underneath a bomber they could fire the rockets straight up in the belly of the bombe.




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#8 13 years ago

I have heard once that it killed more fueling crew and its own pilots than bombers. It was a really ingenious idea, but so dangerous that only experienced high-speed glider pilots could even attempt to land safely. And they did do a few light sensor tests. They put these light sensitive sensors on the wings, and had rocket launchers pointing up. When the shadow of a bomber passed over the Komet, the rockets automatically fired, so the pilot could just fly under the bomber. Had powerful weapons too. For those who own Xbox, I highly recommend the flying game Secret Weapons Over Normandy, you can fly the Komet, Me262, alot of other cool planes too. Cheers, from Gemini's wurst nitemare.




Chesi

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#9 13 years ago

I got information about this jet from discovery channels weapons of war - documet. There were lot about German jet fighters. Me 262 was the best fighter of WWII but it came too late to make great impact for the war. They said it was Hitler whos fault was the late coming to war, he wanted to make Me 262 a fighter bomber. Creators of Me 262 had to obey the rules and they were trying to make a fighter bomber of Me 262 though it was a perfect in being fighter. So if Hitler hadnt been against the creation of Me 262 being fighter, it would have appeared to war earlier and we could have it in early FH maps :naughty:




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#10 13 years ago

I read somewhere that sometimes the pilots of thse little buggers sometimes just melted because of the corrosive fuel, or something to that extent... :uhoh: