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XyZspineZyX
10-09-2003, 02:26 PM
Have a look. Very intersting reading.

http://www.virtualpilots.fi/hist/WW2History-CaptainWindsAirCombatTacticsLecture.html

"The easiest one to shoot down of the enemy fighters is the Hurricane. It is totally helpless against us below 3,000 meters. It is slow and very clumsy and unmanoeuvrable. Whenever you meet a Hurricane, engage it in a turn-fight, where it is totally at our mercy. It is best to shoot this plane in the forward part of the fuselage when it almost immediately bursts into flames.

All the "pointy-nosed" enemy planes, LaGG-3, MiG-1, MiG-3, YaK-1, Spitfire, and La-5, require almost the same tactics. These all belong to a category of fast and not so manoeuvrable planes. MiG-1s, MiG-3s and LaGG-3s have been seen over the front lines. These planes have patrolled between 1,000 and 3,000 meters, which is their optimal fighting altitude. In addition to these planes, the enemy's newest types have patrolled over the Gulf of Finland."

Regards,
Codex

XyZspineZyX
10-09-2003, 02:26 PM
Have a look. Very intersting reading.

http://www.virtualpilots.fi/hist/WW2History-CaptainWindsAirCombatTacticsLecture.html

"The easiest one to shoot down of the enemy fighters is the Hurricane. It is totally helpless against us below 3,000 meters. It is slow and very clumsy and unmanoeuvrable. Whenever you meet a Hurricane, engage it in a turn-fight, where it is totally at our mercy. It is best to shoot this plane in the forward part of the fuselage when it almost immediately bursts into flames.

All the "pointy-nosed" enemy planes, LaGG-3, MiG-1, MiG-3, YaK-1, Spitfire, and La-5, require almost the same tactics. These all belong to a category of fast and not so manoeuvrable planes. MiG-1s, MiG-3s and LaGG-3s have been seen over the front lines. These planes have patrolled between 1,000 and 3,000 meters, which is their optimal fighting altitude. In addition to these planes, the enemy's newest types have patrolled over the Gulf of Finland."

Regards,
Codex

XyZspineZyX
10-09-2003, 02:43 PM
Good one. Thanks /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

But as mentioned in text, this is only when flying Brewster

XyZspineZyX
10-09-2003, 05:27 PM
That guide goes also for 109 G-2..

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XyZspineZyX
10-09-2003, 08:40 PM
this is why the Finns were so successful with the Brewster
and the Americans were not,TACTIKS!
the same goes for the P-40s and the P-39s
the Americans had poor fighter tactiks in the begginning
of the war


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