When I upgrade a fighter or Attack aircraft I can see the stats on the hanger page change, not so with the speed upgrades and skills. I was wondering if they made any difference. So I conducted some test. These tests were done with my 110b (fully upgraded/no bombs) My hanger speed is listed at 512, as you can see below, that number has nothing to do with reality.
Height Speed (cruising) Top speed (with thrust) Equipment
Sea Lev. 383
Low. Dark 425
Mid. Green 462 553 None
Upper Dark 443
High Mid. Alt. 375
Sea Lev. 422 Upgrades Pilot skills
Low, Dark 476 Polish Cruise flight
Mid. Green 501 613 Eng. Tuning Aerodynamics expert
Upper Dark 478 Eng. Guru 1&2
High Mid. Alt. 409
note* Sea level was 100, Low Dark and Upper Dark represent the areas just above and below your altitude green zone. High Mid. Alt represents the middle between the very top of the altitude bar and the top of the upper dark zone. The Top Speed (with thrust) was the fastest the plane would go with thrust on.
As you can see the addition of the skills and upgrades does make a significant difference to the 110b's performance. To those who knew this before, "sorry for boring" to those who questioned just how much, "you're welcome."
Edited by Rosebud, 09 May 2017 - 05:35 AM.