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Bearcat99
09-27-2006, 01:20 PM
How To Live And Die In The Virtual Sky (http://www.sci.fi/%7Efta/acmintro.htm)

Fighter Tactics Academy (http://www.sci.fi/%7Efta/index.htm)

I know we already have In Pursuit (http://web.comhem.se/%7Eu85627360/) but this looks interesting too.

Bearcat99
09-27-2006, 01:20 PM
How To Live And Die In The Virtual Sky (http://www.sci.fi/%7Efta/acmintro.htm)

Fighter Tactics Academy (http://www.sci.fi/%7Efta/index.htm)

I know we already have In Pursuit (http://web.comhem.se/%7Eu85627360/) but this looks interesting too.

JamesBlonde888
09-27-2006, 08:54 PM
Thanks, I didn't see much of value in offensive tactics. More in depth 1v2 and 1v3 stuff would have been useful. I already know that turning at low speed doesn't make much G and what radial G is. Whoever wrote this really did so for the rank beginner I guess so the nOObier nOObs than me might want to take a look.

It is a constant disappointment to look at these pages on tactics and see 'how to do an immelman' that is aerobatics, not combat tactics in my opinion anyway.

woofiedog
09-27-2006, 10:20 PM
Some Very Good reading material. Thank's

A bit about Captain Russell S. Kyler, USAAF

I flew fifty-seven missions over Europe during WWII and I feel like I remember a little of what I was taught. I€ve learned a lot of things from reading Johan Kylander€s book €œIn Pursuit€ that I wish I had known way back then. I would have been a much more successful fighter pilot.
Russell S. Kyler, Captain USAAF (1945), 56th Fighter Group

IN PURSUIT: A Pilot€s Guide to Online Air Combat
In Pursuit...

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery/56g/hv-jpro.jpg

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery/56g/hv-j2.jpg
Lt. Russell S Kyler. Huntingdon, PA. 61st Fighter Squadron. P-47M 44-21116 HV-J "Lorene" Lt. Kyler seen here being strapped in by his crew chief S/Sgt. Van C McGehee. Other crew members were Sgt. Paul Shipman a.c.c. and Sgt. Eugene J Fournier arm. The ten kill markings represent Lt. Kyler's two FW190 and one Me109 air-air kills plus seven ground kills.

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery/56g/hv-j3.jpg
Lt. Kyler and S/Sgt. McGehee check out the repair job on two 20mm cannon shell holes. The shells took out two cylinders of the Pratt and Whitney R-2800 whilst Lt. Kyler was straffing an airfield near Muritz Lake, Germany on 10 April 1945. It says much for the ruggednes of airframe and engine that the a/c made it back to Boxted. This cowling panel with the painting was removed from his earlier P-47D HV-V to be fitted onto this "M" model. The original photo of Lorene from which the noseart was worked is beneath the main photo on the link.

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery/56g/hv-j4.jpg
Interesting Photo of Russ's P-47M with the accessory cowling removed for maintenance. Note also no dorsal fin fillet which has yet to be field-fitted and different paint demarcation line under tailplane.

Photo: Lt. Russ Kyler

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery/56g/hv-j5.jpg
Nice front 3/4 view. Note that NMF area under tailplane has now been painted black. Also, pylons removed from wings.

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery/56g/hv-j.jpg

zbw_109
09-27-2006, 10:41 PM
Cool http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif