Not a huge difference, but the Viper SE5a was a little bit faster and retained more performance at altitude.
Speed at Altitude (Hispano/Viper):
Climb to altitude:
From Guttman's SE5a vs Albatros DV
And, btw, our SE5a blows both of those figures out of the water in climb time to 10,000ft.
Those figures are pretty bad though. An Albatros D.III has roughly the same climbtime to 3000 m /10,000 ft).
But then i wouldn't use the duel series as a source for that (even though i own all of those WW1 duel books).
But i also have a hard time finding anything that supports the climb performance of the SE5a in ROF. Most figures say a bit less than 11 minutes to 10,000 ft.
Right, and the N17 supposedly climbed better to 10,000ft, which was one of the reasons why Ball preferred it.
I just did an in-game test:
5:36 to 6,500ft
9:38 to 10,000ft
Anyone have good SE5a data that is closer to the one we have in the game?