I have been testing the braking efficiency of USAF and RAF bombers. I'm certain that there are stats on real aircraft of WWII but I am only interested in how the planes are modelled in !L-2 Sturmovik 1946.  For these tests I chose the largest bomb load and 80% fuel for each aircraft so that they were all tested under the same conditions.  The test only involved multi-engined aircraft. The results are as follows.

Turning on a Dime from Full Stop

Method 1:   Full rudder, hard on breaks and about 25% throttle

Method 2:   Select outboard engine and about 25% throttle

N.B.  Throttle back to 0% five or ten degrees before you reach your desired direction as the plane will keep turning.

Parking

When precision parking (wing tip aligned) go external, turn off Track IR (F9), change view with the mouse so that you are above and slightly behind your plane. This way you can clearly see your wingtips and plane position.

When you spawn in go external and zoom right out with your mouse to see the layout of the field.

Taxiing and Breaking

From the results below you can see the dangers of taxiing too fast.  Stopping at speed is a real hazard.

The general rule of thumb should be as follows

Taxi speed 15-20mph       Corning speed  5-10 mph

Speeds above 20mph ARE SERIOUSLY UNADVISABLE

EVALUATION METHOD -  On reaching the start line I applied 0% throttle and full breaks

Boeing B-17 (Flying Fortress)

Consolidated B-24 (Liberator)

North American B-25 (Mitchell)

Stopping Distance

10 mph = 1/2 plane length

20 mph = 1.25  plane lengths

30 mph = 3 plane lengths


Stopping Distance

10 mph = 1/2 plane length

20 mph = 1 plane length

30 mph = 2.5 plane lengths


Stopping Distance

10 mph = 3/4 plane length

20 mph = 1.25 plane lengths

30 mph = 2.25 plane lengths


Boeing B-29 (Superfortress)

Douglas A-20 (Boston/Havac)

Stopping Distance

10 mph = 1/2 plane length

20 mph = 1.25  plane lengths

30 mph = 2.25 plane lengths


Stopping Distance

10 mph = 3/4 plane length

20 mph = 1.5  plane lengths

30 mph = 2 plane lengths


Handley-Page Halifax

Stopping Distance

10 mph = 3/4 plane length

20 mph = 1.5  plane lengths

30 mph = 2.75 plane lengths


Vickers Wellington MkIII

Bristol Blenheim MkIV

Stopping Distance

10 mph = 3/4 plane length

20 mph = 2.25  plane lengths

30 mph = 3.25 plane lengths


Stopping Distance

10 mph = 1 plane length

20 mph = 2.5  plane lengths

30 mph = 5.25 plane lengths****


****  =  Seriously bad

Bristol Beaufighter MkX

Stopping Distance

10 mph = 1 plane length

20 mph = 2.25  plane lengths

30 mph = 4 plane lengths


DH.98 Mosquito MkIV

Stopping Distance

10 mph = 1.25 plane length

20 mph = 2.5  plane lengths

30 mph = 5 plane lengths ****


Bristol Beaufort Mk II

Stopping Distance

10 mph = 1 plane length

20 mph = 3 plane lengths

30 mph = 5.25 plane lengths ****


Whitley MkIII

Stopping Distance

10 mph = 1 plane length

20 mph = 2.5  plane lengths

30 mph = 4.25 plane lengths

Short Sterling MkIII

Stopping Distance

10 mph = 1.25 plane length

20 mph = 4.25  plane lengths

30 mph = 8 plane lengths****


Avro Lancaster

Stopping Distance

10 mph = 1.75 plane length

20 mph = 4  plane lengths

30 mph = 7 plane lengths****


HP Hampden MkIII

Stopping Distance

10 mph = 1 plane length

20 mph = 2.25  plane lengths

30 mph = 4 plane length

Vickers Wellesley MkIII

Stopping Distance

10 mph = 1 plane length

20 mph = 2 plane lengths

30 mph = 4 plane lengths

Martin B-26 (Marauder)

Stopping Distance

10 mph = 1 plane length

20 mph = 2.25 plane lengths

30 mph = 3.75 plane lengths