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02-12-2015, 07:34 AM
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(02-12-2015 07:27 AM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  Wow, that is awesome! Thank you. I minored in military history, specializing in the technology and tactics of warfare, and even I didn't know that about Finland and the Buffalo. I never knew anyone got any real use out of that hog. Brave pilots!

They were flying against the Russians, I presume? (They switched sides in 1944 and fought against the Nazis, then, but I doubt they were still using Buffaloes in 1944.)

Correct. They even used the Buffalo with skis and were still victorious.

The restored aircraft in the photo was pulled from a lake. The USAF tried to get it back claiming it s their property. Finland said "No!".

They loved the Buffalo.

The next in line in the kills ratio was the Hellcat in USN service flying against untrained Japanese pilots. 15 to 1.

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02-12-2015, 12:17 PM
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(01-12-2015 01:49 PM)Gothic Nurse Wrote:  Well, I've had my (gloved) fingers up a few hundred asses Wink Does it count? Big Grin

I can see you are going to fit right in. Pun intended, of course.

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02-12-2015, 12:24 PM
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(01-12-2015 01:49 PM)Gothic Nurse Wrote:  Well, I've had my (gloved) fingers up a few hundred asses Wink Does it count? Big Grin
You may be the butt of a few jokes.

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02-12-2015, 12:32 PM
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Welcome! Big Grin

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06-07-2017, 02:53 PM
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(02-12-2015 06:18 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(02-12-2015 05:55 AM)Banjo Wrote:  Little known fact regarding Finland. The Finnish air force flying Brewster Buffalo fighters had the highest kill to loss ratio of WWII in the air, 32 to 1.

No other air force could make it work adequately. Including the American army air force, RAF and RAAF.

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Um. Why's it got a swastika on it?

The Finnish Airforce's second aircraft was given to the Finns 6th March 1918 by a a Swedish count and he had painted a blue swastika on it for good luck. The Nazi party in Germany started using a 45 degrees rotated black swastika two years later in 1920. The Finnish Airforce took the blue swastika on as their insignia. Of course they had to change it in 1944 for obvious reasons.
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06-07-2017, 03:56 PM
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06-07-2017, 03:59 PM
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For a second I thought Banjo and Nurse came back Sad

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06-07-2017, 04:05 PM
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(06-07-2017 03:59 PM)jennybee Wrote:  For a second I thought Banjo and Nurse came back Sad

Sorry about that, but I am from Finland too =)
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06-07-2017, 04:09 PM
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hi there!

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06-07-2017, 05:40 PM
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(06-07-2017 04:05 PM)Dojle74 Wrote:  
(06-07-2017 03:59 PM)jennybee Wrote:  For a second I thought Banjo and Nurse came back Sad

Sorry about that, but I am from Finland too =)

Oh no worries, but I don't think Gothic Nurse has been on here since 2015.

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