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XyZspineZyX
10-10-2003, 09:31 PM
Which CR.42 or G.50 or MC.200 would you like to flown most time in BOB campaign and why?

Regards
SnowLeopard

XyZspineZyX
10-10-2003, 09:31 PM
Which CR.42 or G.50 or MC.200 would you like to flown most time in BOB campaign and why?

Regards
SnowLeopard

XyZspineZyX
10-10-2003, 09:50 PM
neither, a spit or a hurricane leaves ém all in the dust.

I'm a crappy pilot, but one hell of a shot.

XyZspineZyX
10-10-2003, 10:00 PM
hurricane no, spit would have no problem http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I always knew I was going to get shot, I just never imagined it would happen at that particular moment...

XyZspineZyX
10-10-2003, 10:03 PM
The Italians only put on one mission over Britain during the BoB, and they were mauled.

"If I had all the money I've spent on drink....I'd spend it on drink!"

XyZspineZyX
10-10-2003, 10:04 PM
exactly

I always knew I was going to get shot, I just never imagined it would happen at that particular moment...

XyZspineZyX
10-10-2003, 11:14 PM
EPP_Gibbs wrote:
- The Italians only put on one mission over Britain
- during the BoB, and they were mauled.
-

Depends what you accept as the end of the BoB.

Oct 25th 1940 night raid against Harwich.
Oct 29th day raid on Ramsgate.
Nov 11th another day raid, not sure where.
Nov - Jan 1941 seven small sorties at night.

Agreed, not much influence on things however you look at it.


- "If I had all the money I've spent on drink....I'd
- spend it on drink!"

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XyZspineZyX
10-10-2003, 11:25 PM
EPP_Gibbs wrote:
- The Italians only put on one mission over Britain
- during the BoB, and they were mauled.

it was more than one sortie, but yes, it was hell /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
and btw a Mc200 could be a hard fighter to challenge in a hurricane, and italian pilots were veeery skillful ones.
It is reported that several Cr.42 pilots shot down Hurricanes in northern africa.

SJ

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XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 12:37 AM
I am not talk about whole planes, I am talking about which Italian planes will you fly in Italian campaige unless Italian use captured Spitfire or Hurricane if you talk about.

Regards
SnowLeopard

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 12:40 AM
I knew that everyone will go most best plane is either Spitfire or Bf-109E-4 instead of fly Hurricane or BF-110. I think I had an idea, If someone fly in less performance plane and shot best plane down, will get bigger award and even promotion.

Regards
SnowLeopard

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 12:57 AM
Historically speaking no Mc.200 were present on the channel front, only Cr.42 and G.50, and the G.50 never got into combat (because of adverse meteorological conditions, apparently).

I'd fly a Cr.42 I guess, biplanes are fun to fly (till they shoot you down, at least...!) /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 07:34 PM
SUPERAEREO wrote:
- Historically speaking no Mc.200 were present on the
- channel front, only Cr.42 and G.50, and the G.50
- never got into combat (because of adverse
- meteorological conditions, apparently).

I agree with you about meteorological but funny I-153/I-16 pilots brave fly in open cockpit. Maybe we should ask Oleg if can model "open cockpit's effect from meteorological conditions"

After I posted that message, snap as I remember Hurricane pilot prefer have his cockpit window slide back opening as flying.

Regards
SnowLeopard

Message Edited on 10/11/0301:36PM by WereSnowleopard

XyZspineZyX
10-12-2003, 09:06 AM
The CR.42 would be fun /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif


Italy in BoB :

http://www.dalnet.se/~surfcity/falco_bob.htm

XyZspineZyX
10-12-2003, 12:38 PM
It wasn't a matter of open cockpits, on November 11th they got lost in bad weather! Italian pilots at the time were (reportedly) superb at aerobatics but had little or no training in navigation, and since the skies over the Channel are often overcast with very little visibility and the landmarks are few (unlike Italy), the Italians found it very difficult to adapt to such unfamiliar surroundings.

Also they had no proper radios to speak of: some planes were fitted with receiver sets, but they could not transmit... I guess morale must have been pretty low for a lot of them when they compared their equipment with the German Messerschmitts.

And probably the alliance with the Germans deep down still felt uneasy for a lot of them, since Italy had fought against Germans and Austrians just twenty years before in te Great War and that Austrians had been the traditional enemy for more than a century. The first success of Rommel was against the Italians at Caporetto in 1917, after all...

Sorry, I hope I am not being too boring here LOL! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-12-2003, 01:55 PM
i wondered about that open cockpit thing
thinkin of russian pilots /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
perhaps rain was the problem
that would be extremely painful and cold /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
italy gets snow in winter too doesnt it?