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patch_adams
07-10-2004, 04:51 PM
Fighter Combat: Tactics and maneuvering

By: Mr. Robert L. Shaw

patch_adams
07-10-2004, 04:51 PM
Fighter Combat: Tactics and maneuvering

By: Mr. Robert L. Shaw

Waldo.Pepper
07-10-2004, 11:37 PM
A good read... a little dry and I don't think it has much utility for il2....but I read it and picked up a few things nontheless.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
07-11-2004, 01:05 AM
dont think the boys in ww2 did much theory. But if you can snag a copy read it and use it I take my hat off to yah http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Texas LongHorn
07-11-2004, 08:50 AM
Waldo says a good read but doesn't really apply to IL2. In some ways he is correct. "Fighter Combat" by Shaw is the SINGLE best book EVER written about modern jet combat, it just doesn't all translate into sixty year old prop planes. PS, just to throw in the drool factor, my original ThrustMaster F-16 FLCS is signed by both Shaw and Joe Engle's the Shuttle pilot. Pretty cool huh? Like I said, the book doesn't directly apply to Props but I sure as heck wouldn't use it as a fire starter either. All the best, LongHorn

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JG14_Josf
07-11-2004, 01:52 PM
Here (http://mysite.verizon.net/res0l0yx/sustained%20turn%20technique.htm) is an example of the direct application of what is found in Fighter Combat by Robert Shaw to IL2/FB the combat flight simulator.

Notice the title of the book: "Fighter Combat"

That is what the book teaches, and it does that job very well.

Much of the book applies directly to WWII Air Combat. Including many topical tactical quotes from the pilots who flew in WWII.

It is the book to have if you are interested in learning "how to" fight Air Combat.

BaldieJr
07-11-2004, 01:58 PM
Its a good book with lots of usefull information.