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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 06:24 AM
...twice the credit in equivilent points toward a medal for shooting down a Piper Cub than shooting down a full blown fighter?

I think it was a matter fof strategic value since those pesky Cubs were devastating as photo recon and supporting ground troops in tight spaces with no airstrip.

Funny that the pilot survivability was incredibly high in the Cub for such a slow plane with no defensive weapons.


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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 06:24 AM
...twice the credit in equivilent points toward a medal for shooting down a Piper Cub than shooting down a full blown fighter?

I think it was a matter fof strategic value since those pesky Cubs were devastating as photo recon and supporting ground troops in tight spaces with no airstrip.

Funny that the pilot survivability was incredibly high in the Cub for such a slow plane with no defensive weapons.


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Buzz_25th
10-20-2003, 06:45 AM
Poor old Pipers just poking along.

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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 07:02 AM
Cool info,Prik. I heard the Italians put a much higher price on captured Willys Jeeps than on Sherman tanks! Man, I love those old Jeeps. Someday,I want to find and buy a restored WWII-vintage Willys....

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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 03:17 PM
Buzz_25th wrote:
- Poor old Pipers just poking along.


Ya, apparantly their being able to fly at slow speeds was an attribute that made them valuable. Guess it meant being able to land almost anywhere and being able to practically hover over recon area for piccies. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif




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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 03:25 PM
Yeah seen it on wings earlier today. They didnt get many of them either.

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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 05:48 PM
Yeah, with a glide ratio >7.5 miles, it's easy to understand how their survivability was higher.



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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 09:45 PM
Did you know one of those slow pipers got credit for the very last air it air shoot down in the war? It forced a storch down with the observer firing his .45 colt at it, the storch crew decided to land behind the lines and surrender.

Hawgdog
10-20-2003, 10:45 PM
Did the storch have guns? I thought one of the crew had some kind of crappy gun on a pivot

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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 11:22 PM
Hawgdog wrote:
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Yeah, they're pretty pesky in the game as well. I suppose only certain Storch's had the guns installed and others didn't but I'm just guessing based on the fact that it would almost certainly outgun a pilot w/.45.


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