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Tailslide's Article - Fighter Ace Flap Speeds

These stats apply to realistic arenas only

Buffet Speed - The plane will start shaking at this speed and because you are going too fast.  This is a warning the flaps are going to get damaged and stick.

Stuck Speed - The speed when your flaps will get damaged.

Flap Speeds  -  Fighter Ace Realistic

Plane Flap Position Buffet Speed (Kts) Stuck Speed (Kts)
P51D 1/3 340 370
  2/3 255 275
  3/3 165 200
P38L 1/4 390 410
  Down 170 200
Spitfire IX Takeoff 265 285
  Landing 160 185
Spitfire XIV Takeoff 265 285
  Landing 160 185
Hurricane IIC Down 190 220
LA 5 Down 220 250
LA 7 Down 220 250
Yak 3 Down 185 210
Yak 9 Down 185 210
FW190D Down 220 240
109K Down 115 140

 

Print off this table and keep it handy.  When you hop in an aircraft in a realistic arena, memorize the speeds for your ride.

 

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