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BSS_Goat
03-08-2006, 06:25 AM
http://home.comcast.net/~r2russ/midway/fisher-sbd.htm (http://home.comcast.net/%7Er2russ/midway/fisher-sbd.htm)

"A single SBD dive-bomber is a little better off than a single fighter with a Zero on it€s tail because you have a gunner with twin fast firing 30-caliber guns. I needed to get close to the water so the fighter could not get a position below us where my gunner could not bring his guns to bear on the Zero. I couldn€t outmaneuver the Zero. My gunner, George Ferguson, practically shot our rudder off trying to hit the Zero."

BSS_Goat
03-08-2006, 06:25 AM
http://home.comcast.net/~r2russ/midway/fisher-sbd.htm (http://home.comcast.net/%7Er2russ/midway/fisher-sbd.htm)

"A single SBD dive-bomber is a little better off than a single fighter with a Zero on it€s tail because you have a gunner with twin fast firing 30-caliber guns. I needed to get close to the water so the fighter could not get a position below us where my gunner could not bring his guns to bear on the Zero. I couldn€t outmaneuver the Zero. My gunner, George Ferguson, practically shot our rudder off trying to hit the Zero."

SithSpeeder
03-08-2006, 07:21 AM
Good stuff!

* _54th_Speeder *

rnzoli
03-08-2006, 07:43 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">In our standard dive, the plane was vertical to the water or ground, but the track downward was 70 degrees. You felt no pressure on your butt or seat belt when you had it right. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Not modelled.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">When we were in position to open the split flap ("dive brakes"), we hit the flap handle and as we steepened our dives. As our speed increased, we had to keep adjusting our rudder tab to keep the aircraft from skidding. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Modelled http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BaldieJr
03-08-2006, 08:18 AM
comcast should be held responsible for these propagandas.

Treetop64
03-08-2006, 09:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BaldieJr:
comcast should be held responsible for these propagandas. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I dunno, Baldie. I think it's all "Comcastic"!

JG53Frankyboy
03-08-2006, 09:44 AM
in my best SBD mission online (dogfight map) i got 2 Zeros and 1 Tony shooting from the reargunner position before another Zero got me at least http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

this plane is a hell off fun and vey dangerous to the japanese interceports - im got also shot down by SBDs flying a Zero more than once http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

BSS_Goat
03-08-2006, 07:21 PM
BUMP
So all you fighter jocks get a good look.

joeap
03-09-2006, 04:01 AM
Thanks BSS-Goat! Very interesting. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif