But everything was not perfect. As previously mentioned, the margin between stall speed and maximum engagement speed was small, too small for safety. Rudder control at low speeds and high angles of attack was inadequate. In addition, landing attitude had to be carefully controlled to avoid damaging the airframe upon landing.
One of the handling quirks of the Mustang was also potentially dangerous. During a missed approach or a wave-off, power has to be re-applied gently. If not, the aircraft could roll rapidly, or even snap-roll. At such low speed and altitude, the result could only be fatal.
the pilot could not point his plane accurately?if you had flow a plane you would realise that its not that easy
Or that the RAF's pilots were so incompetent that they could not point the plane that well? Nothing to do with the pilot! It has to do with the plane and the physics that control it's flight path through the air. I always thought that pointing the plane was on the pilot, not the plane, at least if it had CR Props! When the Pilot moves the stick, the plane rotates around one or more axes and the prop acts like a great big gyro-scope adding divergent movement to the desired input!you haven't a clue have you? you think everything is simple and that nothing is in any way complex it shows that your mind is incapable of understanding complex issues, if its not jack and Jill you get completely lost and for your joke about CR props it would seem that you are the only person in the world that things that CR props were such an advantage in the Air, No, I am not. But why did they try CR props on the last spits built? Not according to the flight manuals of the two aircraftWell, yes according to the two flight manuals! To reach the range required of a 400 mile mission with reserves, the Spit-14 must fly at about 220 MPH and full Lean Mixture with a drop tank! To fly that same mission, the P-38 does not need a DT, or lean mix and can cruise at 360 MPH! So yes, the P-38 is much faster than the Spitfire, any Spitfire under real world conditions.
but WHY would you use a short range fighter at such long range?To fly over the channel and fight the Germans over France? and how much longer for the P38 to ajust all its controls to change from cruise to combat - significantly longer than a Spit About 1-1/2 to 2 seconds! given that it might take several minutes to close from observation range to effective gun range, I do not think the difference is relevant.Depends on the model of Spit. If it's one of the first few thousand, then it takes much longer for the Spit to go from economy cruise to combat cruise than the P-38! IE; Switch from LEAN to Rich mixture, adjust the VS Prop and then shove the throttle home. In the P-38 in the above example is already going 360 MPH!
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