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    But hey the Spitfire was a great dog fighter, although the range was a limiting factor. I'll throw you a USA bone for that.

    Seriously, too bad Mustangs tended to lose skin and other important parts at speed - especially in a dive. We Americans tend to forget that issue, and the P-38 didnt have that issue.

    A good fighter needs to be fast, have effective guns, maneuver, and bring its pilot back home.

    The Wildcat did some of these things well, and I think is underrated to some degree, considering it went up against the Zero.

    .................expect us......................... FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

    by Roger Fox on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 09:14:12 AM PDT

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