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  •  You fought the SE.5A against the Triplane ... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...(and the D.Va which was still around in numbers), like later pilots fought the P-38 against the Zero - slashing, high-speed dive and shallow climb attacks. Plus, have the Foster mounting on your Lewis gun ready for a belly shot as the Tripe climbs away from you!

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 08:20:36 AM PST

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    •  It seems historically (2+ / 0-)
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      There is usually an "energy fighter" vs a "maneuver fighter"

      An F-4 versus, well pretty much anything, for example.

      If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

      by Major Kong on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 09:00:58 AM PST

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      •  The F-4 Phantom. (1+ / 0-)
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        Living proof that given enough power, even a brick can be made to fly.

        The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

        by Otteray Scribe on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 02:43:11 PM PST

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      •  The Hurricane vs the Me109 in the .. (2+ / 0-)
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        ....Battle of Britain, for example. If the Hurricane survived the initial 'rush' by the 109, and lured it into a turning, manoeuvering fight, then its combat 'persistance' and handiness meat that it had a VERY good chance against the 109.

        Squadron Leader James Harry "Ginger" Lacey DFM & Bar, flying during the Battle, had multiple Me109 kills on several days whilst flying the Hurricane.

        'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

        by shortfinals on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 03:32:41 PM PST

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