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Scinfaxi #1 Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:33 AM

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Welcome to another addition of Warplane Wednesday, where i bring attention to rare, unique, or just left out aircraft not featured in the game currently, and give it the spotlight for all to talk about and enjoy.

 

This week is a fast and protected little plane that might not have been the best fighter, but proved itself in recon, its the P-43!

 

The Republic P-43 Lancer was a single-engine, all-metal, low-wing monoplane fighter aircraft built by Republic, first delivered to the United States Army Air Corps in 1940. A proposed development was the P-44 Rocket. While no world-beater as a fighter, the P-43A had a very good high-altitude performance coupled with an effective oxygen system. Fast and well-armed with excellent long-range capabilities, until the arrival of the P-38, the Lancer was the only Allied fighter capable of catching a Japanese Mitsubishi Ki-46 "Dinah" "recon bird" at the speeds and heights at which they flew. In addition, the P-43 flew many long-range, high-altitude photo recon missions until replaced by F-4/F-5 Lightnings (P-38 variants) in both the USAAF and RAAF.

 

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Bandet #2 Posted 23 November 2013 - 06:06 AM

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No picture?

 

Cmon.


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Alpha_Mike_Foxtrot #3 Posted 23 November 2013 - 06:13 AM

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Could make a fun tier 4-5 premium.  Nice find

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hawkeyededic #4 Posted 23 November 2013 - 02:30 PM

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View PostAlpha_Mike_Foxtrot, on 23 November 2013 - 12:13 AM, said:

Could make a fun tier 4-5 premium.  Nice find


I would expect it to be part of the same tree as the P-47 since it's the same manufacturer.

 



 

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Heh #5 Posted 23 November 2013 - 04:48 PM

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View PostBandet, on 23 November 2013 - 06:06 AM, said:

No picture?

 

Cmon.



 

Looks like a Buffie.


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OMG Heh you have had so many posts O_O

Scinfaxi #6 Posted 24 November 2013 - 06:48 AM

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View PostBandet, on 23 November 2013 - 01:06 AM, said:

No picture?

 

Cmon.


due to this new forum setup, i can't uplad any images fromt he net anywhere. If you find a way let me know.

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