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joseph92371
08-19-2005, 11:59 AM
http://home.att.net/~C.C.Jordan/Shilling2.html

You may have read it but I enjoyed it.

Todd

joseph92371
08-19-2005, 11:59 AM
http://home.att.net/~C.C.Jordan/Shilling2.html

You may have read it but I enjoyed it.

Todd

MichaelMar
08-19-2005, 12:35 PM
Well, I must say I sure found it to be a very interesting read. I, like those early US pilots, still like to T&B over Z&B...guess that is why I die so much in MP(

Hoarmurath
08-19-2005, 12:51 PM
Very interesting, especially when you know that the AVG never faced zeros.

DINGHAO
08-19-2005, 04:23 PM
Where's the link to the Dan Ford site? Here it is (http://www.warbirdforum.com/avg.htm) ?

Anyways, could have been Ki-43s?

Everything was a "zero" back then because very little intel on japanese weapons. Can't blame them.

Zyzbot
08-19-2005, 06:24 PM
well...to quote from the original link:


" The AVG encountered 4 types of Japanese aircraft in their fight over Burma and southeast China. Two were fighters, the Hayabusa we called the I-97 and the Mitsubishi*, an obsolete fixed geared fighter, the I-96. The only Japanese bomber was the I-97, which I think was called the Sally, and an occasional Japanese photo-recon plane."

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HotelBushranger
08-19-2005, 10:39 PM
Here's another good website, great reads:

http://www.chuckhawks.com/p-40_vs_zero.htm
http://www.chuckhawks.com/p40.htm
http://www.chuckhawks.com/zero_A6M.htm

Enjoy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

DINGHAO
08-19-2005, 10:39 PM
JAAF files vs AVG (http://www.warbirdforum.com/jaafhist.htm)

I think they were talking about the Ki-43.
Further in the Ford site are translations of JAAF records which confirm Ki-43s operating.
I-97 = Ki-43.

Old_Canuck
08-20-2005, 01:02 AM
Good read. Here's Mr. Schilling's Memorial Page (http://www.flyingtigerline.org/Memoriam/schilling_erik.htm).

Hoarmurath
08-20-2005, 01:13 AM
Mr shilling interview is most interesting, but it show once more that pilot's accounts are to be taken with great circumspection.