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    I Think it describes very well the air combat between two fighters. It€s like each plane is trying to bite the other plane's tail. But can anyone be more precise or poetic to specified where this term came from?
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  2. #2
    This is excactly the origin of the term dogfight.

    Back in World War 1 British and American pilots started to use this term because when seen from far away two planes would look like two dogs running in a circle to not let the enemy get in a favourable position for an attack.
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    horseback's Avatar Senior Member
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    If you'd ever seen a couple of dogs tear into each other, you'd know precisely why.

    Man, kids today are sooo sheltered...

    cheers

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  4. #4
    When dogs fight they tend to circle each other. THis is the analogy.
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    Somebdy brought up the term "********" for T&B DFing - I always use that term instead of DF.
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    ********? You mean like a furball?
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    No, ********ed is when you get jumped by multiple enemies, all wanting a piece of your, err, tail., where multiple >= 3

    In your analogy what you decribe would be 'Orgy'; but is usually referred to as 'Furball' ie many planes of both sides going at each other. Related to 'dogfight', natch.
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  8. #8
    It's about getting GBed in a T&B-style DF in contrary to pump up somoeone's azz while fighting in the vertical plane.
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  9. #9
    ******** drive by would make sense for boom and zoom.
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