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JJaguar
06-18-2004, 11:29 AM
I'm just wondering what aircraft exactly did Russia get from the West under the lend-lease program? I know they didn't have any P-38's or P-51's, and I'm pretty sure they flew all of the P-39/63 variants in the game. They did get Spitfires, but did they get both Spit V's and IX's, or only one of these models? What about other aircraft? Any help will be appreciated.

JJaguar
06-18-2004, 11:29 AM
I'm just wondering what aircraft exactly did Russia get from the West under the lend-lease program? I know they didn't have any P-38's or P-51's, and I'm pretty sure they flew all of the P-39/63 variants in the game. They did get Spitfires, but did they get both Spit V's and IX's, or only one of these models? What about other aircraft? Any help will be appreciated.

JG53Frankyboy
06-18-2004, 12:16 PM
P39 ~5000
P63 ~2400
P40 Tomahawk ~160
P40 Kittyhawk
HurricaneMkII
Spitfire V ~150
Spitfire IX ~1500
P-47 ~200
A-20 ~ 3100 !
B-25 ~870

F19_Ob
06-18-2004, 12:31 PM
Ilmari Juutilainen( Finnish ace) shot down 1 of the 2 p38's sent to russia. He shot it down over the gulf on finland.
He also claimed to have seen mustangs as other Finns did, but nowadays many says there werent any, (or p38's either for that matter)The non belivers claim they saw yaks and misstook them for mustangs. Although juutilainen saw plenty of yaks before and after like the other claimers and they seem still to stick to their story.

Dont know what the truth is but I like the style of going against the experts on the ground. I vote for crazy flying Finns and I'll stick to it like superglue .
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gflinch
06-18-2004, 12:37 PM
what planes when elsewhere then? Any countrys between 39-45 get mustangs?

As a matter of fact thinking further, did any other countrys lend/lease planes other than US and Britian?

Art-J
06-18-2004, 01:08 PM
I've red about couple of Allison-powered Mustangs sent to Russia for trials, I even have a colour profile in one of my books. But it looks like there were just a few of them and they weren't used in any combat unit. Don't know why Russians didn't decide to take more of them, maybe they thought that sturdy Cobras & Kittyhawks were better suited for hard Eastern front conditions? I don't know anything about P-38s though... I would be surprised to hear they did have any. Quite a complicated plane (maintenance, I mean) and not very useful for low altitude combats over Russian front - look at Thunderbolts, they didn't make an awesome career over there, did they? Just my opinion...

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Bobsqueek
06-18-2004, 01:15 PM
Russia got about 10 mustangs in total


and i dont think america wanted to give them their finest fighter, russia being commernist and all http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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