Thanks for enticing me to fly again, it's been pretty fun
So here are my results:
4.13.4 crimea, runway start
Ta152H could reach 550kph below 100m (using MW50), not too long due to overheating. Could cruise at 500/510kph.
La7 3XUB20 could reach 600+, cruise at 540.
SpitIX25Lbs, CW could reach 560kph, keep it for 3 time as long as Ta152 before overheating, then cruise at 520kph.
So well, Ta152H is pretty screwed at low alt.
Same test at 7000m, speeds are very comparable between the 3 types, but since Ta152H is the one that can turn the least, I wouldn't bet much on her at same energy state at this alt.
Same test at 9500m, using GM1, and there Ta152 shines. It has 30kph IAS margin, doesn't overheat as fast, can turn as well with its long wings, you have a winner there it seemed.
So I went for 1 vs 1 combat, vs ace La-7 and Spit25, at very low alt and at 9000+
La7 ate me twice at low alt, got him once on first head on, and won 4th twist and turn contest but what a fight !
At 9500m La7 got me once on a head-on, second try I avoided it and won the energy fight very easily.
Proceeded to fight Spit25 at 9500m, was much harder, stalled once then cooked my engine when engaging MW50 at high power, won the second contest by gaining altitude superiority then boom n zooming cautiously. Again, what a fight !
Ai was really easyer in 4.09, now it feels like I'm fighting an above average online player.