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With all aspects considered, the German pursuit of a heavy bomber program was executed in a reasonably logical method. What could not be counted on to yield results was not pursued, and only those airframes were exploited that could offer some return for what appeared to be short, intense, localized conflicts. The sparing of Walther Wever’s life would probably have altered very little on this page of Luftwaffe history.
Originally posted by Phoenix
[Will answer when ATS is more stableedit on 6-3-2013 by Phoenix because: (no reason given)
Testing of a Spitfire IX by Rolls Royce, Hucknall in October 1943 determined:
" The increase of boost pressure to 25 lbs/sq.inch provides a considerable improvement in the low altitude performance of the Spitfire IX aircraft, the necessary modifications to achieve this being comparitively simple. 1"
The same aircraft was tested by the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment (A.& A.E.E.), Boscombe Down in November 1943, the conclusion being:
" An increase of about 950 ft/min in rate of climb and about 30 mph in all-out level speed is achieved by the increase of boost from +18 lb/sq.in. to +25 lb/sq.in. 2"