Fighter with the best roll rate...?

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  1. B-17engineer

    B-17engineer Active Member

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    If this has been asked before, my apologies.

    Which aircraft had the fastest roll rate during WWII?

    Thanks!
     
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    These should provide your answer
     

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    Figured it would be the 190.

    Does going with the prop increase the roll rate?
     
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    The Meteor III and Spitfire 21 were not operational during WWII to any significant extent. But if they are included then the Me-262, Ta-152, Do-335, He-162 and P-51H should also be on the chart.
     
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    i figured the Fw 190 would be at the top of the list, but i wanted to see how the other axis planes stacked up.

    any 109 roll info, or Macchi /G series info ?

    what about the Russian birds?


    I recently posted in another thread how the Spit mk1 and 109E were horrible in high speed roll performance.
    I know later variants saw improvements.




    Bill
     
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    The P-40 should be in there as well
     
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    Good point.

    How about the F4F and F2B? Both were probably fast rollers.
     
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    This is hard to answer becuse of many factors, including speed and which model of which fighter but F4U should be considered as well as P40.
     
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    Yes. having said that the relative roll 'opposite' should be similar but slower.

    It is in this discussion that a P-38 jumps a bit with counter rotating props - it will improve relative roll against the others.
     
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    Didn't the Zero have some weakness in a dive rolling to the the right?
     
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