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XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 02:52 PM
"On September 12, 1939, Lt. Jan Falkowski, an instructor at the Polish Aviation Training Center, was flying a PWS 26 from Lublin to Sokal when three Messerschmitt Bf109 fighters spotted his fabric-covered biplane. Anticipating an easy victory, the three Germans promptly attacked. It was a big mistake. Fully aerobatic, the PWS was one of the finest trainers in pre-war Europe. With Lt. Falkowski at the controls, the three Germans received a "master class" in the art of dogfighting. In a remarkable exhibition of flying skill, Lt. Falkowski outmaneuvered the advanced Bf109s, causing one to crash in flames and the others to withdraw in frustration."

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XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 02:52 PM
"On September 12, 1939, Lt. Jan Falkowski, an instructor at the Polish Aviation Training Center, was flying a PWS 26 from Lublin to Sokal when three Messerschmitt Bf109 fighters spotted his fabric-covered biplane. Anticipating an easy victory, the three Germans promptly attacked. It was a big mistake. Fully aerobatic, the PWS was one of the finest trainers in pre-war Europe. With Lt. Falkowski at the controls, the three Germans received a "master class" in the art of dogfighting. In a remarkable exhibition of flying skill, Lt. Falkowski outmaneuvered the advanced Bf109s, causing one to crash in flames and the others to withdraw in frustration."

http://www.stenbergaa.com/



http://www.stenbergaa.com/stenberg/gorka-masterclass.jpg

XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 02:57 PM
very, very cool. I am amazed with historical stories like these. What is also amazing is how many of these stories are untold. That makes you think.

XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 03:03 PM
Not bad for a biplane !!!

And some tough mother of a pilot too /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Heard a similar story of a Storch and two Spitfires. The Storch was simply to manouverable for the Spits to down and they finally gave up.

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XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 04:05 PM
Polish pilots RULES!!! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif



Fly fast, stay high, shoot to kill.

XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 05:55 PM
This is why I keep saying: If you aren't flying the I-153, you're crazy.

The only plane that I-153 has a problem with is that damned P11 because its so incredibly slow.




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XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 06:30 PM
He was really looking for the cigarette he dropped

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Good dogfighters bring ammo home, Great ones don't. (c) Leadspitter

XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 09:51 PM
A 1920s style Po~2 biplane downed a F~94 Starfire (2 seat Gibbage~esque P~80 jet interceptor) in a night engagement in Korean WAR.

Using radar, the F~94 came up behind Po~2 at very low level and shot it down, then the F~94 stalled into ground. The only biplane "victory" against jet that I can think of right now.

XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 11:32 PM
Damn!! IF that's the case, I want this modeled!!

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XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 11:34 PM
I've heard this story before, but thnx to this post I could read some more details about this event... Cool /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Pilots, beware - it only takes few calls/e-mails to get a modeler + all the info needed from the Museum that has the last PWS-26 on display... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Rola

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