File:Compressibility010.png

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This P-38 compressibility chart is taken from a USAAF P-38 pilot training manual. Pilots of early P-38s (ones without the 1943 dive flap retrofit) were advised against steep dives as compressibility would force the plane to dive more steeply as well as immobilizing the controls, a situation that could prove fatal if initiated below 25,000 feet.

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current22:38, 22 August 2007Thumbnail for version as of 22:38, 22 August 20071,462 × 1,096 (1,016 KB)Binksternet (talk | contribs)This P-38 compressibility chart is taken from a USAAF P-38 pilot training manual. Pilots of early P-38s (ones without the 1943 dive flap retrofit) were advised against steep dives as compressibility would force the plane to dive more steeply and as well a
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