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08-04-2016, 03:35 PM
RE: The aeiral warfare thread.
(01-04-2016 04:39 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  
(01-04-2016 01:45 AM)Deesse23 Wrote:  The P38 was a great design. 2 Engines made for a safe return once one engine was shot up, good payload, good visibility, streamlined. It was the first long range escort the allies had. The Spit didnt come near that. Without the P38, the bombing campaign would have even been a lot worse than it actually was until late 1943.
It was too expensive thou. I read somewhere that for each P38, two P47s or P51s could be build, which were even better at escorting bombers. In A2G is finally proved how useful its payload was (western theatre). It definitely wasnt made for *clasisc* dogfights, chasing your own tail, it was simply too large. But in the east it showed what you can do with such a design if used properly.

The P38 was used to make the long range interception of Yamamoto during WWII. Charles Lindbergh, somewhat rehabilitated after his innocent assistance to the Nazis, advised the pilots on the best way to get the maximum range out of the planes.

Lindberg apparently flew some missions in secret. And against orders. Big Grin

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08-04-2016, 04:44 PM
RE: The aeiral warfare thread.
(08-04-2016 03:35 PM)Banjo Wrote:  
(01-04-2016 04:39 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  The P38 was used to make the long range interception of Yamamoto during WWII. Charles Lindbergh, somewhat rehabilitated after his innocent assistance to the Nazis, advised the pilots on the best way to get the maximum range out of the planes.

Lindberg apparently flew some missions in secret. And against orders. Big Grin
Yeah, some folks still idolized him. Nearly lost the war for the British, but still, eh.
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08-04-2016, 05:00 PM
RE: The aeiral warfare thread.
(08-04-2016 04:44 PM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  
(08-04-2016 03:35 PM)Banjo Wrote:  Lindberg apparently flew some missions in secret. And against orders. Big Grin
Yeah, some folks still idolized him. Nearly lost the war for the British, but still, eh.

Plus don't forget the Americans gave the Luftwaffe dive bomber information, which led to both the Henschel 123 and Junkers Ju 87 Stuka.

What many do not know is that it was Neville Chamberlain, after his meeting with Hitler, who began rearming the British forces. Including upping the scale of fighter aircraft such as the Hurricane and Spitfire. Without which, with radar, the Battle of Britain would have been lost.

Henschel 123. Apparently a great aircraft to fly according to interviews with pilots which can be found on youtube and in books.

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Ju 87.

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20-04-2016, 09:12 PM
RE: The aeiral warfare thread.
This is simply cool. And the colour scheme on the F 15 is dazzling.




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25-04-2016, 10:14 AM
RE: The aeiral warfare thread.
A FW190 replica with a P&W 1200hp engine just has been confirmed to join the airshow as well.
262, 109 & 190 Bowing Bowing Bowing

Im so gonna wear out my digicam. Blush

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25-04-2016, 10:25 AM
RE: The aeiral warfare thread.
(25-04-2016 10:14 AM)Deesse23 Wrote:  A FW190 replica with a P&W 1200hp engine just has been confirmed to join the airshow as well.
262, 109 & 190 Bowing Bowing Bowing

Im so gonna wear out my digicam. Blush

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I hope they put a grunhertz on the FW190. Smile

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25-04-2016, 11:21 AM
RE: The aeiral warfare thread.
from the Jagdgeschwader 54 wiki:
One of the few surviving Fw 190 is here in Washington state, in flying condition!
http://www.flyingheritage.com/TemplatePl...ntentId=16
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25-04-2016, 12:52 PM
RE: The aeiral warfare thread.
(25-04-2016 11:21 AM)skyking Wrote:  from the Jagdgeschwader 54 wiki:
One of the few surviving Fw 190 is here in Washington state, in flying condition!
http://www.flyingheritage.com/TemplatePl...ntentId=16
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26-04-2016, 07:36 AM
RE: The aeiral warfare thread.
This hospital called in an F-16 fighter jet to save a man fighting for his life

Quote:A critically ill patient’s life was saved when an F-16 fighter jet was used to rush specialized medical equipment more than 280 miles in less than half an hour.

After falling ill, the man had been taken to a hospital in Bodø, Norway, but the hospital did not have an ECMO machine – a device that supports the heart and lungs – without which he would die.

Doctors at the hospital knew the nearest available unit was at a hospital in Tondheim, 280 miles to the south. With the machine more than 10 hours away by car due to terrain, they believed the man would die before the machine could arrive.

Before resigning themselves to fate, the medical team contacted the air force base near Trondheim to ask if there was any way they could help save the patient, who was in critical condition.

“Chance would have it that we had two flights bound for [nearby] Moss on an exercise,” Lieutenant Colonel Børge ‘Gaff’ Kleppe, leader of 338th Squadron, told local media outlet.

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“One of them had even a cargo tank where there might be room. I called and asked them to keep [back] one plane, while we checked on it [for] all the possible places which could accommodate the machine.”

Militaries around the world have often helped with civilian medical emergencies, yet this is believed to be the first time a fighter jet has been used in such circumstances.

“Usually we spend about 35 minutes in flight,” said Lt Col Kleppe. “But because of the special cargo, the pilot gave a little extra, so he was there in less than 25 minutes.”

It took just 40 minutes from the first phone call to delivery of the medical equipment at the hospital in Bodø, saving the man’s life.

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29-04-2016, 08:00 PM
RE: The aeiral warfare thread.
Turboprops, including both retired aircraft like this and new designs like the previously mentioned Tucano, have been gaining popularity lately.

The more advanced jets are just so astronomically expensive to operate that when your enemy isn't using many aircraft of their own, the older stuff with perhaps some updated targeting and navigation systems perform the air support roles just as well, if not better, for a fraction of the cost.




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