View Full Version : Where did the term dogfight came from?

03-20-2006, 10:26 AM
I Think it describes very well the air combat between two fighters. It€s like each plane is trying to bite the other plane's tail. But can anyone be more precise or poetic to specified where this term came from?

03-20-2006, 10:32 AM
This is excactly the origin of the term dogfight.

Back in World War 1 British and American pilots started to use this term because when seen from far away two planes would look like two dogs running in a circle to not let the enemy get in a favourable position for an attack.

03-20-2006, 01:27 PM
If you'd ever seen a couple of dogs tear into each other, you'd know precisely why.

Man, kids today are sooo sheltered... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



03-21-2006, 04:58 AM
When dogs fight they tend to circle each other. THis is the analogy.

03-21-2006, 05:07 AM
Somebdy brought up the term "********" for T&B DFing - I always use that term instead of DF.

03-21-2006, 05:14 AM
********? You mean like a furball?

03-21-2006, 05:15 AM
No, ********ed is when you get jumped by multiple enemies, all wanting a piece of your, err, tail., where multiple >= 3

In your analogy what you decribe would be 'Orgy'; but is usually referred to as 'Furball' ie many planes of both sides going at each other. Related to 'dogfight', natch.

03-21-2006, 05:20 AM
It's about getting GBed in a T&B-style DF in contrary to pump up somoeone's azz while fighting in the vertical plane.

03-21-2006, 05:36 PM
******** drive by would make sense for boom and zoom. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif