WWII Aircraft Performance
 
 
Updates
  
23 March 2014
 
Einfluss hoher Mach' Zahl auf Fw 190Fw 190 Dive Test (translation)
Hochgeschwindigkeitsversuche mit Me 109 (Dive Test)
 
21 January 2014
 
Fw 190 A-2 - Influence of surface finish on level speed performance
Flight Report Fw 190/528 High Altitude Fighter
Fw 190 A-4 Flight Test Reports
Fw 190 A-5 Flight Test Reports
Fw 190 A-8 Flight Test Reports
 
14 September 2013
 
Me 109 G Flight Test Reports:
 
7 July 2013
 
de Havilland Hornet Performance
Spitfire IX Combat Reports updated: Mediterranean Theater 1943
Leistung Fw 190: Comparison Fw 190 A-5 - Me 109 G-1
Flugbericht Fw 190/1083 (Jabo-Rei)
Flugbericht Fw 190 A-8/733705 Nr. 2,
Flugbericht Fw 190 A-8/733705 Nr. 3,
Flugbericht Fw 190 V-45, Werk-Nr.7347 Nr. 1
Flugbericht Fw 190/0046 Bo Nr. 4
Flugbericht Fw 190/0046 Bo Nr. 5
 
2 June 2013
 
Fw 190 D-9 Flight Test Reports:
 
5 May 2013
 
Me 109 G Flight Test Reports:
 
7 April 2013
 
Final Report on Test of Operational Suitability of P-40N-1 Airplane
Flight Tests of the Curtiss XP-40Q-2, AAF No. 42-9987
P-63 Performance Tests
 
29 March 2013
 
Boeing B-17 Performance
Consolidated B-24 Performance
Martin B-26 Performance
 
10 February 2013
 
Various documents relating to performance of Me 109 G & K with DB 605 engine:
 
21 January 2013
 
Avro Lancaster Performance
Handley Page Halifax Performance
 
7 October 2012
 
P-43 Performance
Boeing B-17F Acceptance Performance Tests
Consolidated B-24D Acceptance Performance Tests
B-26 Performance Test
Douglas A-20B Acceptance Performance Tests
 
28 September 2012
 
P-36 Flight Tests
P-40 Performance Tests - major update
Memorandum Report on German Fighter - Focke-Wulf 190
 
17 September 2012
 
P-39 Flight Tests- major update
Me 110 Performance
 
3 September 2012
 
P-47 Performance - Supplemental Documentation updated
Me 109 E Performance
 
8 July 2012
 
Memorandum Report ENG-47-1673-A on Japanese Zero Fighter
Zeke 32 (Hamp), TAIC 102C Performance and Characteristics
Memorandum Report TSFER-1973 on Zeke 52 Airplane No. EB-2
Zeke 52, TAIC 102D Performance and Characteristics
Ki-43 - Oscar 2, TAIC 152A Performance and Characteristics
Ki-44 - Tojo 2, TAIC 155A Performance and Characteristics
Ki-61 - Tony 1, TAIC 154A Performance and Characteristics
Ki-61 - Tony 2, TAIC 154B Performance and Characteristics
Memorandum Report TSFTE-2001 on Frank I, T-2, Serial No. 302
Ki-84 - Frank 1, TAIC 156A Performance and Characteristics
J2M Raiden - Jack 11, TAIC 105A Performance and Characteristics
N1K1-J - George 11, TAIC 107A Performance and Characteristics
 
1 July 2012
 
F3A-1 No. 04691
Final Flight Report of Production Inspection Trials
U.S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
FG-1A No. 14575
Final Flight Report of Production Inspection Trials
U.S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
XF7F-1 No. 03549
Final Flight Report of Service Acceptance Trials
U.S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
F7F-1 No. 80262
Performance Characteristics
U.S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
 
4 February 2012
 
P-39 Performance
P-40 Performance
P-63 Performance
 
24 September 2011
 
Spitfire I Performance Updated:
 
6 June 2009
 
Hurricane Mk I Performance Updated: New documentation on +12 lbs. boost.    
 
15 February 2009
 
FW 190 A-5 Performance updated
 
25 January 2009
 
Vampire Performance Testing
Meteor Performance Testing
P-80 Performance Trials
Memorandum Report on The HE-162, AAF No. 489
Memorandum Report on ME-163B, Serial No. FE-500
Memorandum Report on Arado 234, AAF No. T2-1010
Note on the performance in flight of the German jet-propelled aircraft Messerschmitt 262, Heinkel 162 and Arado 234
History and Experiences of He-162 , HE-162 Report No. 2
 
8 November 2008
 
Hurricane Mk I Performance Updated: New documentation on Constant Speed Propellers, pilot armour and +12 lbs. boost.
 
Spitfire Mk. I versus Me 109 E Updated: New documentation on Constant Speed Propellers, 100 octane fuel and +12 lbs. boost.
 
18 May 2008
 
FW 190 A-8 Performance
 
19 April 2008
 
R.A.F. Strength in Squadrons
November 1944 - May 1945
 
Einsatzbereitschaft der flg.Verbände im Bereich Lfl.Kdo.Reich, Stand 12.4.1945
(Operational Readiness of the aviation organizations
in the area of Lfl.Kdo.Reich)
 
3 February 2008
 
Fw 190 D-9 Flight Trials & Performance Updated
 
5 January 2008
 
Combat Report of John Bushell, 151 Sqdn. 18 May 1940 (+12 lbs./sq.in boost (100 octane fuel) used by Hurricane pilots during the Battle of France)
 
Additional Combat Reports of Tempest V pilots: 3 Squadron and 486 (New Zealand) Squadron
 
16 November 2007
 
FW 190 A-3 Performance
 
Sea Fury X
 
3 September 2007
 
Encounter Reports of P-47 Pilots
 
The Battle Over Munich – April 24, 1944
By Bill Marshall
 
Combat Reports of Free French, Norwegian, New Zealand, USAAF & RAF Spitifire IX Squadrons
as well as Combat Reports from Australian, Belgian, Canadian, Czech, Rhodesian & South African
Spitfire IX pilots during 1942 - 1943.
 
30 April 2007
 
The Scouting Force at Steeple Morden (F-122)
By Bill Marshall
 
25 March 2007
 
Mosquito Performance
 
Mosquito F Mk. II W-4076
Level speed measurments made with matt
and smooth black finishes.
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
Mosquito F Mk. II W-4096
Compartive level speed performance with
standard and tropical engine cowlings
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
Mosquito B. Mk. IV DK.290
Level speed performance and position
error trials with and without stores carried
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
Mosquito B. Mk. IV DK.290
Comparitive level speeds with ducted
saxaphone and multi stub exhausts
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
Mosquito FB. Mk. VI HJ.679
Brief performance trials
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
Mosquito FB. Mk. VI HJ.679
Tests carried out at Hatfield to check the
Maximum Level Speed obtained in previous tests.
DeHaviland Aircraft Co. Ltd.
Mosquito FB. Mk. VI HX.809
Level speed performance at normal
& increased boost rating
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
Mosquito B. Mk IX LR.495
Performance trials without external
bombs or fuel tanks
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
Mosquito B. Mk IX LR.495
Level speed performance with
two external 500 lbs. fitted
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
Mosquito NF. Mk. XV MP.469
Short Performance and handling trials
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
Mosquito PR Mk XVI DZ.540
Performance, brief handling and
pressure cabin tests
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
Mosquito B. Mk. XX KB.328
Level speed performance trials
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
Mosquito NF. Mk 30 MM.748
Position error and level speed
performance trials
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
Gladiator K-7964
Performance Trials
A. & A.E.E. Martlesham Heath
F4F Performance
 
F4F-3 Nos. 1845, 1948, 1851
Final Report of Production Inspection Trials
Naval Air Station, Anacostia, D.C.
Detail Specification for Model F4F-3 Airplane
Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
F4F-4 No. 4058
Final Report of Production Inspection Trials
U. S. Naval Air Station, Anacostia, D.C.
F4F-4 Performance Tests
U. S. Naval Air Station, Anacostia, D.C.
F4F-4 Miscellaneous
U. S. Naval Air Station, Anacostia, D.C.
F4F-4 Detail Specification
Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
FM-2 Performance
 
FM-2 No. 16169
Water Injection Tests
U. S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
FM-2 No. 15953
Final Flight Report of
Production Inspection Trials
U. S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
F4U-1 Detail Specification
Chance - Vought Aircraft
F4U-1D Detail Specification
Chance - Vought Aircraft
F4U-4 Detail Specification
Chance - Vought Aircraft
F4U-1 Final Flight Report
of Production Inspection Trials
U. S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
F4U-4 Final Report
Project TED No. BIS 2157
Production Inspection Trials
U. S. Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, MD.
F6F-3 Detail Specification
Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
F6F-3 No. 42874
Final Flight Report of
Production Inspection Trials
U. S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
F6F-3 No. 25832
Final Flight Report of
Production Inspection Trials
U. S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
Typhoon Performance Updated
 
24 January 2007
 
F6F Hellcat Performance
 
Model F6F-3 Airplanes - Periodic Performance Check
F6F-3 No. 40164, TED No. PTR 2125
U. S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
Model F6F-3 Airplanes - Periodic Performance Check
F6F-3 No. 42633, TED No. PTR 2125
U. S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
Evaluation of Maximum Practicable Combat
Power Rating for the Model F6F-3 Airplane
F6F-3 Nos. 04934, 41420, 42633, TED No. PTR 0414
U. S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
Model F6F-3 Airplane, Production Inspection Trials
F6F-3 No. 41588, BIS 2116
U. S. Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Md.
Hellcat F.N. 322, Brief Performance Trials
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
Hellcat F.N. 360, Level Speed Performance in
Auxiliary High Supercharger Gear
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
Performance Test Each 1000th Airplane
Model F6F-5 No. 58310, TED No. PTR 2125
U. S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
Performance Test Each 1000th Airplane
Model F6F-5 No. 72731, TED No. PTR 2125.1
U. S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
Hellcat II JV.224, Climb and Level Speed Performance
With and Without Water Injection
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
Hellcat II JV.224, Brief Handling Trials
With Spring tab Ailerons
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
 
F4U Corsair Performance
 
Maximum Speed of F4U-1 Airplane #02334
("Cleaned-Up" Version) on War Emergency Power Rating
U. S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
Performance Characteristics of Model F4U-1 Airplane
F4U-1 No. 02155
U. S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
Model F4U-1 Airplane
Flight Test of Water Injection Equipment
F4U-1 No. 17930 TED PTR No. 2105
U. S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
Model F4U-1 Airplane
Evaluation of Maximum Practicable Combat Rating
F4U-1 No. 50030 TED PTR No. 0415
U. S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
Corsair F. Mk II JT.259
Performance Trials and Position Error Measurment
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
Flight Test of Two Model FG-1 Airplanes
British Corsair Mk IV KD 365 and KD 502
TED PTR No. 2140
U. S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
Corsair F. Mk IV KD.227
Level Speed Trials With and Without Water Injection
A. & A.E.E. Boscombe Down
Final Report on Evaluation of Maximum Practicable
Combat Rating for the Model F4U-1 Airplane
F4U-1 No. 50030 TED PTR No. 0415
U. S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
 
1 December 2006
 
Hurricane Mk I Performance
 
Hurricane Mk 1 K.5083 Performance Trial
A. & A.E.E.
Hurricane Mk. I L. 1547
Trials with 2-pitch airscrew.
A. & A.E.E.
Hurricane Mk. I L. 2026
Comparitive Performance Trials
A. & A.E.E.
Operational Characteristics of Hurricane Aircraft
 
Report of Compartive Trials of Hurricane versus Messerschmitt 109
 
Tactical Trials - Tempest II
Central Fighter Establishment
Report No. 30
Comparative Performance of Fighter Aircraft
By Sqdn. Ldr. T.S. Wade, D.F.C, A.F.C, R.A.F.V.R.
Me 109 G Flight Tests
 
Me 109 G2: Speed Measurements on Airplanes With Specially Treated and Standard Production Surfaces
Me 109 G-2: Geschwindigkeitsmessungen an Flugzeuge mit sonderbehandelten und serienmässigen Oberflächen
 
Me 109 G – 6 Trop: Influence of the engine cowling shape on the speed of the ME 109 G
109 G – 6 Trop: Einfluss der Form der Motorhaube auf die Geschwindigkeit der Me 109 G
 
Me 109 G: Speed influence of 2 MK 108 under the wings of the ME 109 G.
Geschwindigkeitseinfluß von 2 MK 108 unter den Flächen der Me 109 G.
 
Me 109-G/5: Drag of 160 liter external tank, without fairing, beneath the fuselage.
Widerstand des unverkleideten 160 L Außenbehälters unter dem Rumpf.
 
Model Specification for Model XP-51 Airplane
(N.A.A. Model No. NA-73) Report No. 1620
North American Aviation, Inc. Inglewood, California
Model Specification for Model A-36 Airplane
(N.A.A. Model No. NA-97) Report No. NA-5338
North American Aviation, Inc. Inglewood, California
F4F-4 Aircraft Characteristics & Performance
Bureau of Aeronautics-Navy Dept.
F4U-1 Aircraft Performance & Characteristics
Bureau of Aeronautics-Navy Dept.
F4U-1 No. 02296 Flying Characteristics
and Design and Maintenance Qualities of F4U-1
Army Air Forces Material Command Memorandum Report No. Eng-19-1641-A
F4U-1 Performance Characteristics
F4U-1D Aircraft Performance & Characteristics
Bureau of Aeronautics-Navy Dept.
F4U-4 Performance Summary
Comparison Trials of P-51B and F4U-1 Airplanes.
U.S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD
Grumman F6F-3 No. 25820
Army Air Forces Material Command
Memorandum Report No. Eng-19-1640-A
F6F-5 Hellcat Standard Aircraft Characteristics
Bureau of Aeronautics-Navy Dept.
15 October 2006
 
P-47M Performance Summary
Republic Aviation
Report No. ES-300
P-47N Performance Summary
Republic Aviation
Report No. ES-302-a
P-38 F & G Performance Summary
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Report No. 2338
The P-38 Lightning
Evolution of Speed and Climb Performance
By Wayne Cunningham
Tactical Suitability of the P-51 Airplane
Serial No.: 4-42-7
Army Airforces Proving Ground Command
Eglin Field, Florida
Estimated P-51B Mustang Performance
with Improved Fuel (160 grade)
P-51H, Summary of Calculated Performance
North American Aviation
Report No. NA-8284-A
Report of Comparitive Evaluation of
Focke-Wulf 190-A/4 Airplane
Project TED No. PTR-1107
U.S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD
General Technical Data and Flight
Characteristics of the Zero Fighter Airplane
HQ 23rd FG
Performance and Characteristics of the
Japanese Zero-2 Model A6m2 Airplane
Performance Flight Test of a
Japanese Hamp, AAF No. EB-201
Engineering Division Memorandum
Report Serial No. ENG-47-1726-A
Combat Evaluation of Zeke 52
with F4U-1D, F6F-5, and FM-2
Project TED No. PTR-1111
U.S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD
 
16 September 2006
 
WWIIaircraftperformance.org launched.
 
Flight Test of the P-51H Airplane,
AAF No. 44-64182

(90" Hg. with bomb and rocket racks)
Tactical Suitability of the P-38G Type
Airplane as Compared to the P-38F
Comparitive Performance of
P-39D, P-40F, and P-51 Airplanes
XP-51F Performance Chart
XP-51G Performance Chart
AFDU Tactical Trials - P-47C
Tests on P-47C's
VIII Fighter Command
Flight Report Nr. 2 FW 190 A-8 733705
Performance and Handling
Charateristics of the FW-190 Airplane
AAF No. EB-104
The Rolls-Royce Griffon
Rolls-Royce Griffon 69
Rolls-Royce Griffon VI
Revised Pages: P-38,   P-47,   P-51,  
Me 109 G,   FW 190D-9
  
8 August 2006
 
Me 109 G Flight Tests
Encounter Reports of P-51 Mustang Pilots
P-51A-1 Performance Chart
P-51B High Speed Performance

By Mike Williams and Neil Stirling
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