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> Simulated dog-fights, firghters from ww2
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Posted: December 24, 2004 10:39 am
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Any information about this type of trainings?
I think all countryes do that. Romania for example, had different types of fighter planes. I read some lines about that - simulated dog - fights, between Me-109 E and IAR 80, in another topic. Nothing more. But, how performed different type of planes, one against other?

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Posted: December 24, 2004 10:49 am
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How was IAR 80 vs. Hawker Hurricane?

Maybe this is easy. Some had acces to romanian documentations, vet's, etc.

But - PZL 24 vs Avia B-534 on Bulgarian Air Force?

Or, back to more easy - romanian fighters against captured soviet ones?

And harder again, german planes vs. captured?

Anyone known some?


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Posted: January 09, 2005 08:52 am
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I found some interesting things:

"Of course, the P-40s were better than the I-16 and the Hurricane. After the first flight, I said to myself, “Well, Kolya, finally they have given you a modern fighter.”
The cockpit was roomy and elevated. At first, it was discomforting, waist-high in glass. The edge of the fuselage came almost to the level of my waist. The bullet-proof glass and armored seat were well-built.
Visibility was good, especially in the Kittyhawk, which had a bubble-shaped canopy. The canopy moved in an interesting way—by the rotation of a special handle. It did have an emergency jettison capability."

"I say again, the P-40 significantly outclassed the Hurricane, and it was far and away above the I-16.
Personally speaking, the P-40 could contend on an equal footing with all the types of Messerschmitts, almost to the end of 1943. If you take into consideration all the tactical and technical characteristics of the P-40, then the Tomahawk was equal to the Bf-109F and the Kittyhawk was slightly better.
Its speed and vertical and horizontal maneuver were good. It was fully competitive with enemy aircraft.
As for acceleration, the P-40 was a bit heavy, but when one had adjusted to the engine, it was normal.
When the later types Bf-109G and FW-190 appeared, the P-40 Kittyhawk became somewhat dated, but not by much. An experienced pilot could fight an equal fight with it.
I flew somewhere around 50 combat sorties and participated in 10—12 aerial engagements in the P-40. Then the regiment became the next in line to replace its equipment—for the P-39 Airacobra."

Nikolay Gerasimovitch Golodnikov - 7 downed german aircrafts.

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Posted: February 02, 2005 08:51 am
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Dewoitine Vs. Bf 109 concluded on 4/21/40 with a captured Bf 109E3, the Bf109 was 20 mph faster due to the higher power of its engine, but the D.520 had superior maneuverability and handling.

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