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Multimetal
06-29-2008, 01:17 AM
I was just digging through some old posts and ran across this-it's a great read and has some unbelievable photos as well. Lots of good info for those who like to ground pound too!
http://www.iremember.ru/pilots/khukhrikov/khukhrikov.html

b2spirita
06-29-2008, 05:03 AM
Interesting read, thanks!

FlatSpinMan
06-29-2008, 06:33 AM
Excellent reading, thank you very much. 7-8 sorties was the life expectancy of a ground attack pilot. Concentrations of 40 light AAA guns.
No thank you.

Uufflakke
06-29-2008, 07:38 AM
Good stuff to read. Taking in consideration the average of 8 sorties for a IL-2 pilot and his gunman I would have been killed many many times as a simmer.

Jaws2002
06-29-2008, 10:03 AM
Great read. Thx.

"Of course, ground attack pilots' hands are covered in blood up to the elbows."

Multimetal
06-29-2008, 01:07 PM
I was especially interested in his saying that they all carried gun cameras, and the rear gunners had wide-angled cameras. I'm sure that in the basement of some communist-era administration building in Russia there's heaps of Sturmovik gun camera film, it would be great to see some of that!