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WTE_Galway
10-20-2008, 10:19 PM
In case people have not come across these before ....

Hurricane
http://www.warmkessel.com/jr/flying/td/jd/73.jsp
http://www.warmkessel.com/jr/flying/td/jd/74.jsp


Zero
http://www.warmkessel.com/jr/flying/td/jd/71.jsp
http://www.warmkessel.com/jr/flying/td/jd/72.jsp

B24 Liberator
http://www.warmkessel.com/jr/flying/td/jd/44.jsp

B29 Superfortress
http://www.warmkessel.com/jr/flying/td/jd/56.jsp


F8F Bearcat
http://www.warmkessel.com/jr/flying/td/jd/39.jsp



and not really IL2 related but awesome anyway ... flying the Connie

http://www.warmkessel.com/jr/flying/td/jd/21.jsp

Buzzsaw-
10-20-2008, 11:14 PM
Salute

Thanks very much for that, I hadn't read the one on the Bearcat... that plane was a handful.

Anyway, nice to get a little injection of reality as to how high performance these types actually were.

Bruisercruiser
10-22-2008, 12:03 PM
Great find Galway! I've always wondered what pilots who have actually flown these birds actually thought of them.

BTW, does Galway stand for Galway Ireland?

Xiolablu3
10-23-2008, 03:30 AM
Nice read, thanks!

Wierd that he said the Hurricane was unstable, it was known for its stability and being a good gun platform in WW2.

Perhaps having no weapons and 'war gear' up front made it tail heavy as he describes?

WTE_Galway
10-23-2008, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by Bruisercruiser:
Great find Galway! I've always wondered what pilots who have actually flown these birds actually thought of them.

BTW, does Galway stand for Galway Ireland?

Some ancestor or other was from there I believe. ---> is Australian of Irish Descent