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nearmiss
01-14-2005, 11:01 AM
I'm working on this campaign now and could use a little input.

PLEASE CLICK TO MISSION BUILDER BOARD (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=50910533&m=5101029362)

nearmiss
01-14-2005, 11:01 AM
I'm working on this campaign now and could use a little input.

PLEASE CLICK TO MISSION BUILDER BOARD (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=50910533&m=5101029362)

RAF74_Buzzsaw
01-14-2005, 02:17 PM
Salute

1) P-39D-2

2) "Attack of the Airacobras"

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0700611401/ref%3Dnosim/usaceofworwartwo/103-3977017-6348659

RAF74_Buzzsaw
01-14-2005, 02:20 PM
Salute

Page with some info from book:

http://www.acepilots.com/planes/soviet_p39_airacobra.html

Pokryshkin was the real innovator of Soviet Aces, and actually was probably the number one scoring pilot, but many of his victories were not confirmed or not claimed by him.

For example he created the "Kuban Step" formation whereby Soviet aircraft took a formation which resembled a set of stairs, with a flight of aircraft representing each 'step', with the lowest flight being the lowest step. This allowed for baiting of the Germans into attacking the lowest advanced step, and then to have the following higher 'steps' come in and bounce them.

nearmiss
01-14-2005, 03:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RAF74_Buzzsaw:
Salute

Page with some info from book:

http://www.acepilots.com/planes/soviet_p39_airacobra.html

Pokryshkin was the real innovator of Soviet Aces, and actually was probably the number one scoring pilot, but many of his victories were not confirmed or not claimed by him.

For example he created the "Kuban Step" formation whereby Soviet aircraft took a formation which resembled a set of stairs, with a flight of aircraft representing each 'step', with the lowest flight being the lowest step. This allowed for baiting of the Germans into attacking the lowest advanced step, and then to have the following higher 'steps' come in and bounce them. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for your response

The Attack of the Aircobaras is an excellent book.

Pokryshkin was certainly a "Hero of the Soviet Union", a great inspiration and motivator for the Soviet Air Forces.

I hope I can do this important period of Soviet history well in the campaign.