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J311yfish #161 Posted 29 May 2018 - 03:05 AM

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Fastest aircraft known to have flown with piston engines (as of 1999, according to Bill Gunston):

 

AIRCRAFT MPH KM/H DATE
Messeschmitt Me 209 V1 469.22 755.14 04/26/1939
Focke-Wulf Ta 152H-1 472 760  
Dornier Do 335 V8 479 771  
Grumman F8F Bearcat, modified by Darryl F. Greenamyer 482.46 776.44  
de Havilland DH.103 Hornet prototype (RR915) 485 780.5  
Hawker Fury LA610 ~485 ~780.5  
Republic XP-72, designed for 520mph 490 789  
Supermarine Spiteful XVI, in combat trim 494 795  
Republic XP-47J  504 (unconfirmed) 811 08/06/1944
Mikoyan MiG I-250 (boosted by aux compressor/jet) 513 825.6  
North American P-51 Mustang, modified by Frank Taylor 517.06 832.13 07/30/1983
Pond Racer, designed for 535 mph, flown 1991     no record as of 1998
Montagne Mach-Buster, designed to exceed Mach 1     not yet completed
Napier-Heston racer, designed (1939) for 520mph (FF 06/1940)     replica planned

Source: The Development of Piston Aero Engines 2nd ed. (Haynes 1999), by Bill Gunston

 

This is just to verify that a fighter derived from the Bugatti 100P racer, presumably designed for 500-550 mph (805-885 mk/h), would be appropriate for Tier VIII, as aircraft already in-game


Edited by J311yfish, 30 May 2018 - 02:18 AM.

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