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XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 06:05 PM
Some good infos comparing P-40 to the P-38:

http://www.1stfighter.org/warstories/hoffman.html



" In a short time I had the thing (the P-38) under control and found it flew like a dream-no torque, easy to keep trimmed, and much quieter than the P-40. I didn't know what to do with my left hand; in the P-40 you had to change the rudder trim when the airspeed changed as little as 5 MPH."

Cheers,

XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 06:05 PM
Some good infos comparing P-40 to the P-38:

http://www.1stfighter.org/warstories/hoffman.html



" In a short time I had the thing (the P-38) under control and found it flew like a dream-no torque, easy to keep trimmed, and much quieter than the P-40. I didn't know what to do with my left hand; in the P-40 you had to change the rudder trim when the airspeed changed as little as 5 MPH."

Cheers,

XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 06:50 PM
Try ME 262....

XyZspineZyX
10-17-2003, 11:05 AM
Strange title (to me) for a link to great story, thanks for the link bud.

"When I made my run, all six guns fired and I totally destroyed the ground target. The range officer accused me of skipping my bomb into it. The frame holding the target was made of 4x4 timbers and those six guns made splinters of it. This impressed me as to the power of six 50-caliber machine guns."

50 cal not so bad huh.



Be Happy ... Ya Sook.

Message Edited on 10/17/0311:07PM by NZ_Coyote

XyZspineZyX
10-17-2003, 06:58 PM
This is *awsum* story...and written by a squadron leader with one (1) unconfirmed Ju~52 kill. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif --like all the guys who won the WAR just by being there. Indeed, the bomber interceptors often ran when they saw the escorts.


this one caught my eye

On one of my trips to the big city of Foggia, I fell out of love with the Red Cross. We were hardly on speaking terms even at that time because earlier they had charged me ten lira (ten cents) for a cup of coffee and a doughnut when I had returned from a combat mission. This time I was out of cigarettes and they had some at a counter in the hall where we had gathered to read, dance, and listen to music. When I asked for a package, I was told it would cost 25 lira. After I opened the package, I found a note that stated some women's club back in the States had donated the cigarettes to "our brave men in the Armed Forces." I have never forgiven the Red Cross for those two acts and have resisted knowingly contributing to them for over 55 years now.


I talked to combat infantry guys from Korea and Vietnam, they all say the same thing about "Red Cross." Talk to *any* old wrinkled soldier working at a Salvation Army booth, and he will tell you the same thing about "Red Cross."

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The flak was very heavy and concentrated in box form. (An area about 2,000 feet square would be saturated in one salvo.) This was different from the tracking-type flak we had experienced in southern Italy. There was a lot of noise if you were in the affected area.

maybe I should turn on my FB sound. But the author did say the P~38 was much less noisy than P~40. Nah I like the fps. Anyway I can get Nvida card for engine sound.


All the Italian planes were exceptional aircraft. We were glad the Germans insisted on flying their own aircraft. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

XANTY...VELTRO


The mission turned out to be uneventful for the Group, but extremely high flak bursts (up to 30,000 feet) were seen, signaling the Germans were using 105mm guns.

9+ km /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif Wow!



Message Edited on 10/17/0306:05PM by LEXX_Luthor

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 03:25 AM
the P-38 anyday

I always knew I was going to get shot, I just never imagined it would happen at that particular moment...