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07-15-2005, 06:17 AM
Just some reading for those interested in the Soviet operations in China.

Part 1 (http://www.j-aircraft.com/research/George_Mellinger/soviet_fighters_in_the_sky_of_ch.htm)

part 2 (http://www.j-aircraft.com/research/George_Mellinger/china_skys_part_ii.htm)

Part 3 (http://www.j-aircraft.com/research/George_Mellinger/china_skys_part_iii.htm)

Part 4 (http://www.j-aircraft.com/research/George_Mellinger/china_skys_part_4.htm)

Part 5 (http://www.j-aircraft.com/research/George_Mellinger/china_skys_part_5.htm)

Part 6 (http://www.j-aircraft.com/research/George_Mellinger/soviet_fighters_in_thesky_of_vi.htm)

07-15-2005, 09:20 AM
Thanks for the links. At work right now so I'll check it out more later http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

07-15-2005, 10:40 AM
This is a good link as well for biplane aces. Of interest are the American pilots of Chinese ancestry who flew for the Nationalist Chinese. Included would be Wong "Buffalo" Sun-Shui and Chin "Art" Shiu-Tin. I believe the Buffalo Wong was the first Gloster Gladiator Ace of any air force.


07-16-2005, 02:11 AM
F19_Olli72... Excellent reading material!
This area of WW2 or Pre WW2 is left a Big Blank in the many book's. Another area not covered... are the air battles of the many Border War's in Eastern Europe just after WW1 or before WW2.

Just needed to add... what a line up of aircraft. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Wow!
Comparing the I-16 with the other fighters in China, the Italian Fiat CR.32, American Hawk III, English Gloster Gladiator Mk.I, Dewoitine D.510, Japanese Ki-10 (type 95), A5M (Type 96), Ki-27 (Type 97), and our I-15 (I-15 bis), one can affirm that they were fighters of the same class and generation, produced during the mid 1930s. All of them, except the I-16 had maximum speeds between 350-400 km/h. Each had its own strengths and weaknesses.

07-16-2005, 03:45 AM
Thanks for the links. At work right now so I can check it out right away! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

07-16-2005, 05:57 AM
Fascinating stuff, thanks mate! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif