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dugong
01-31-2004, 08:02 PM
Since the add on is pending, and excitement is high, I would like to post a story from "The Complete Book Of World War II Combat Aircraft."

" The Ta.152 H's outstanding performance was tested personally by the designer himself. In December,1944, while flying between Laganhagen and Cottbus at the controls of one of the first aircraft, Kurt Tank was intercepted by a pair of American P-51 Mustangs. His tactics for escape were extremely simple. Pulling out the throttle to the full, he literally left the enemy fighters behind, and there was nothing they could do to pursue him."

I actually posted this in the pilots lounge way back when, but I thought the recent topics regarding the TA and the upcoming release might garner some interest.

dugong
01-31-2004, 08:02 PM
Since the add on is pending, and excitement is high, I would like to post a story from "The Complete Book Of World War II Combat Aircraft."

" The Ta.152 H's outstanding performance was tested personally by the designer himself. In December,1944, while flying between Laganhagen and Cottbus at the controls of one of the first aircraft, Kurt Tank was intercepted by a pair of American P-51 Mustangs. His tactics for escape were extremely simple. Pulling out the throttle to the full, he literally left the enemy fighters behind, and there was nothing they could do to pursue him."

I actually posted this in the pilots lounge way back when, but I thought the recent topics regarding the TA and the upcoming release might garner some interest.

S77th-brooks
01-31-2004, 08:13 PM
lucky he was not carrying any ammo http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

FW190fan
01-31-2004, 08:14 PM
It also turns like an La-7 and has a 30mm cannon in the nose http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://people.aero.und.edu/~choma/lrg0645.jpg

Zen--
01-31-2004, 10:08 PM
Did someone start a TA152 thread without me?

-Zen-
Formerly TX-Zen

JG26Red
02-01-2004, 01:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by S77th-brooks:
lucky he was not carrying any ammo http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Lucky for the P51s??? lol... or you saying TA wouldnt have been able to run away?

robban75
02-01-2004, 02:54 AM
Exerpt from "Kurt Tank, Focke-Wulf's Designer and Test Pilot, by Wolfgang Wagner"

In late 1944 Tank took off from Hannover-Langehagen in one of the first Ta 152H-0's (equipped with an MW50 system) for a conference with his fellow workers in Cottbus. Shortly after leaving the runway the tower called out the warning: "Vier Indianer am Gartenzaun" - four Indians at the garden fence, meaning that enemy planes were approaching the airfield perimeter.
Soon he spotted four Mustangs closing rapidly. Tank accordingly pushed the throttle to emergeny power and activated the MW50 system. Soon the Mustangs became smaller and smaller and eventually disappeared in the haze. The system had proven itself impeccably. This event was later reported in an American magazine, with the Americans at a loss to explain what German aircraft could have such reserves of power to be able to simply walk away from Mustangs as though they'd been standing still.

Man, I can't wait to try this baby out! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://members.chello.se/unni/Dora-9-3.JPG

When it comes to aircombat, I'd rather be lucky than good any day!