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ARCHIE_CALVERT
10-13-2005, 02:04 PM
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ARCHIE_CALVERT
10-13-2005, 02:04 PM
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Enforcer572005
10-13-2005, 08:03 PM
interesting. I never knew they used the battles for anything but training after they were slaughtered over France.

THeres a good scene in the old movie "captain of the clouds" of jimmy cagney supposedly flying one as a trainer in canada.

p1ngu666
10-13-2005, 09:21 PM
used alot for 2nd line duties i think, did abit more front line stuff after the battle of france i think.

i *think* the battle was bulit to versai treaty limitations, hence its crapness. was a good plane for its spec, just a awful spec..

Beaufort-RAF
10-14-2005, 02:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by p1ngu666:
did a bit more front line stuff after the battle of france i think. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yep, bombing invasion ports by night.

Philipscdrw
10-17-2005, 09:03 AM
I didn't realise the Battle was ever used for anything except gate guardians (or memorials?) after 1940!

That's a very interesting article, and a very unique and innovative engine. A completely insane concept, but a unique and innovative one.

It reminds me of the DB605 (?) twin-DB601 engine that powered (and ignited) the He-177.