View Full Version : Gallands Homey Hints for good gunnery,as relevant today as they were 60 years ago:

12-10-2004, 09:30 AM
Galland's manual for fighter pilots in WWII


English translation

12-10-2004, 10:13 AM
I love the little couplet on "spray and pray":

"Was nuetzen all die Kugelspritzen
Wenn Sie nur in die Gegend blitzen?"

"What good are all the bullets if you just blast away in the general area?"

12-10-2004, 10:48 AM
Very accurate. Love the naked ladies, they make instruction so much more stimulating.

Those lines of wisdom come from the mind of a true genius and are so meaningful to me as an IL2 pilot. I have actually printed it.

BTW i have an 1:18 Motorworks FW-190 flown by Galland with a replica Galland faced pilot suspended above my computer with fishing line, locked in mortal combat with a 1:18 scale Spitfire MK1. I look above the monitor and i trepidate thinking that the little face looking at me from the cockpit belonged to the genius who wrote this guide. Talk about immersionhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

12-10-2004, 11:48 AM
That was a very cool read, thanks. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

12-10-2004, 10:00 PM
bumple stiltskin for this great lil' item from our artist pal.... read it - its great.

12-10-2004, 10:21 PM
That is a great read.... I hope it stays where it is for a while because it is going on the Essential Reading list. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

12-11-2004, 09:50 AM
Great info Jamesdietz.....

I saved it if you need it later Bearcat99. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

12-11-2004, 12:07 PM
nice jamesdietz i will borrow this and post it at my squadron forum thanx http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

12-11-2004, 12:13 PM
it comes up that it cant convert the word 97 format? when i try to open the english translation, what should i do now?

12-11-2004, 02:00 PM
Use Wordpad. It should be able to open it.