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whiteladder
11-30-2005, 03:12 AM
Let see if you Luftexperten know this one!

"füchsle" flew on 20 combat missions on the Eastern Front, but what made him stand "Head and Shoulders above the rest"?

csThor
11-30-2005, 03:16 AM
"Füchsle" was Norbert Hannig's (JG 54) dachshund.

Too bad he never barked when an enemy fighter appeared at his six http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

whiteladder
11-30-2005, 03:17 AM
**** didn`t think you would get it that quick

Udidtoo
11-30-2005, 03:46 AM
I'd rather have a pet monkey than a dachshund. If I was forced to bail and the enemy came back to try and shoot me the monkey could throw poop at him. They are quite accurate.

csThor
11-30-2005, 08:30 AM
Big library, whiteladder. Big library http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

I've just ordered Norbert Hannig's book from Amazon. It should be here in two weeks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

rnzoli
11-30-2005, 08:37 AM
I've just ordered Norbert Hannig's book from Amazon. It should be here in two weeks
When you read it, I would be interested in your opinion.

I like this book overall, but everything related to Me-262 was becoming a little fuzzy. I have difficulties with believing that a mechanic could re-train 2 of them from FW-190 to Me-262 in about 2 hours on the ground. I suspect this part was made up, in order to have better treatment as POW.

whiteladder
11-30-2005, 09:18 AM
I have difficulties with believing that a mechanic could re-train 2 of them from FW-190 to Me-262 in about 2 hours on the ground. I suspect this part was made up, in order to have better treatment as POW.

I wouldn`t be too suprised, I read the dachshund story in "FW 190 Aces of the Eastern Front" and it describes some of the Gruppen being transferred to the FW-190 from 109 mid war. This usually took a couple of weeks and involve the individual Staffel taken off the line, pilots getting familurisation flights etc. It then describes what happened towards the end of the war the process was basically the pilot being told were the instruments where!

The book itself it fairly short, but has pricked my interest in the Air war on the Eastern front, I would like to know what you think of the Norbert Hannig's book when you get it csThor.

And if anybody has any recommendations let me know.