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F19_Ob
06-08-2004, 02:37 AM
was dusting some old articles off and remembered there was a couple new p38 lunies on the board.
I'm sure U will like these articles.

Flying the p38 (enlarge the pics):
http://www.flightjournal.com/fj/articles/p-38_lightning/p-38_lightning_1.asp

p38 tactics (sw pacific):
http://rhinobytes.com/haze/mcguire.htm


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This isnt p38, but a wildcatpilot who lost touch with his carrier( I liked it):
http://www.flightjournal.com/articles/wildcat/wildcat_1.asp



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F19_Ob
06-08-2004, 02:37 AM
was dusting some old articles off and remembered there was a couple new p38 lunies on the board.
I'm sure U will like these articles.

Flying the p38 (enlarge the pics):
http://www.flightjournal.com/fj/articles/p-38_lightning/p-38_lightning_1.asp

p38 tactics (sw pacific):
http://rhinobytes.com/haze/mcguire.htm


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This isnt p38, but a wildcatpilot who lost touch with his carrier( I liked it):
http://www.flightjournal.com/articles/wildcat/wildcat_1.asp



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Biloxi72
06-08-2004, 05:57 AM
S!
Thanks OB Great stuff!!

Rufshod

"It was a marveleous aircraft! It was the best aircraft I flew in the war by far. I never flew the P-51, its been one of my life regrets, but I flew just about everything else there was. I liked the P-38s rate of climb, its speed, the way it handled, and its firepower directly out the nose. The P-38 would turn with almost anything, in fact it would out turn the P-47, out climb it, and out maneuver it. The P-38 was one of the great aircraft of WWII."...Charles MacDonald, P-38 Ace

Cippacometa
06-08-2004, 07:34 AM
Interesting reading!
Thanks & S!

LilHorse
06-08-2004, 09:40 AM
I remember reading this article a long time ago. I flew the P-38 for the first time last night online (ground attack) and I recalled this article. I'm wondering if anybody has tried the differential engine/ rudder turn he describes where the plane spins on it's vertical axis. I'm just wondering whether it works in game or not.

DONB3397
06-08-2004, 09:49 AM
Great read. McDonald and McGuire in one swipe; can't beat it. Thanks.

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"And now I see with eye serene/The very pulse of the machine;
A being breathing thoughtful breath,/A Traveller between life and death." -- Wordsworth

Freycinet
06-08-2004, 10:02 AM
Sadly, the author of the first article (Jeff Ethell) completely destroyed a P-38 and killed himself in the process because he hadn't familiarized himself with the fuel management system and starved one engine in flight...

See this article:
http://www.avweb.com/news/safety/183014-1.html

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"Jeff Ethell's series of pilot reports on various warbirds earned the noted author and aviation historian wide acclaim during his career. Ironically, he died on June 6, 1997 when the newly-restored P-38L he was flying spun and crashed near Tillamook, Ore. The NTSB's final report on the crash teaches a hard lesson about learning an unfamiliar aircraft's systems."

jurinko
06-08-2004, 10:17 AM
thanks very interesting. a lot of tactics described is also useful in FB.

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Korolov
06-08-2004, 10:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LilHorse:
I'm wondering if anybody has tried the differential engine/ rudder turn he describes where the plane spins on it's vertical axis. I'm just wondering whether it works in game or not.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It won't work with the engines, and the rudders aren't really that effective enough.

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F19_Ob
06-08-2004, 12:08 PM
Thnx for the additional article Freycinet. A very sad one, but interesting.
Man and machine have a fragile bond.
There must have been an incredible number of aircraft related accidents during the war, guess before and after too.

VF-2_John_Banks
06-08-2004, 12:35 PM
I love Jeff Ethells documentaries about warbird and he seemed to be a nice fellow. It's very sad indeed, that he died in the plane, he loved to fly the most and which his dad flew in WW2. The fact that it was his own fault makes it even worse. His last Roaring Glory vieo was about the P-38 and he usually logged quite some hours on each fighter, before he started to make each show. Someone would think that he knew all the important things about the P-38. AKAIK, he survived the initila crash but later died to his wounds caused by the resulting fire.