Which fighters by start of 1945 had the best roll rates

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  1. Jank

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    Top ten list gents
     
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    Well at low-medium speeds the Fw-190...at higher speeds the P-38L. Not sure on a top 10 though...
     
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    Yup! :D
     
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    The P-47 would be in that top ten list as well. (Especially the "N" model.)
     
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    i wonder if the swordfish would be in the top ten, i know she's not a fighter but you never know........
     
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    According to Eric Brown at most speeds the He-162, except for very low speeds.
     
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    Thats a point lanc, biplanes. The CR.42 and Gladiator must have had great roll rates. But if were talking monoplanes only then the Series 0 Italian fighters (MC.200, G.50, Re-2000) would be up there too.
     
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    Id go with the Fw-190, Spit XIV, P-47N, and P-38.
     
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    well remember CC this has to be for 1945 so the CR.42 and gladiator are out.......
     
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    I would have agree with Davidicus, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt would have been in Top Ten Lists (Including P-47N) and Lockheed P-38 Lighting as well too.
     
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    And Fw-190. Cant leave that out 8)
     
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    You know what I just realized? Why did I pick a Spit XIV when this is 1945. Damn me again!
     
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    DerAdlerIstGelandet,

    I am not sure about this, but I go ahead.

    I wasn't too sure IF that true that early Focke Wulf FW 190As has better roll rate than Supermarine Spitfire XIV?
     
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    F8F might be a candidate

    Rich
     
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    Not if we're talking about the start of 1945.
     
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    I did not say it did.
     
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    1945 would be the Spitfire XXI! Best roll rate was the Fw-190D, nothing could beat it at most speeds. The P-38L was up there for high speeds. Spitfire XXI had an impressive roll. P-47N with them too. I imagine the Me-163 would be pretty impressive at rolling, along with the He-162.
     
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    I agree with you on this and the Me-163 had very very good roll performance at high speeds.
     
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    Spitfire XXI by "start of 1945"?

    In January?
     
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