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Xiolablu3
04-23-2007, 04:57 AM
Talking about attitude to scoring, becoming an Ace, the Poles and other experiences.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOhsVCz5nZ8&mode=related&search=

Intereseting how in the Luftwaffe it was all about your score, but in the RAF personal score was seen as totally unimportant and many RAF saw no importance in it at all.

I especially love the account of the two Polish guys in the RAF at the end. Respect guys!


Another good clip :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy7mLabz8Ng&mode=related&search=

Xiolablu3
04-23-2007, 04:57 AM
Talking about attitude to scoring, becoming an Ace, the Poles and other experiences.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOhsVCz5nZ8&mode=related&search=

Intereseting how in the Luftwaffe it was all about your score, but in the RAF personal score was seen as totally unimportant and many RAF saw no importance in it at all.

I especially love the account of the two Polish guys in the RAF at the end. Respect guys!


Another good clip :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy7mLabz8Ng&mode=related&search=

major_setback
04-24-2007, 02:04 AM
Very interesting. I love this sort of stuff.

Great story of the fighter taking the tail off a Dornier (second link).
Very shots of the cliffs of Dover too.

Kurfurst__
04-24-2007, 05:38 AM
I doubt it was 'LW vs. RAF' attitude. It was rather the attitude of the attacking airforce, which so far beaten everyone opposing them, many pilots already shot down dozens in combat, and proven themselves superior over and over again; so an easygoing, sporting attitude was naturally developed in many pilots. The RAF pilots otoh saw very little combat until then, and for them there was nothing sport-like in fighting over and for it's homeland in 1940, against the long rows of bombers coming to bomb - there attitude was rather more like the resilent fanatism of the defender that become that of the 1944-45 Luftwaffe doing the same. It's far more like an attacker-defender thing than anything else.

Xiolablu3
04-24-2007, 08:05 AM
Good points mate.

Old_Canuck
04-24-2007, 01:41 PM
Good post. I value the accounts of those who were there. True, some can be exaggerated but it's still possible to get an overall sense of the real history. One comment by an RAF veteran struck a chord. He said that teamwork was more important than personal scores. Simulating the action in "full switch" or nearly full switch servers, my best moments were as part of a well led team using comms. to advantage. Sometimes, I'll stay on Teamspeak after logging off a server and it sounds like a real dogfight is in progress.

See you all soon over the Cliffs of Dover http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

staticline1
04-24-2007, 02:40 PM
Here's a link to the whole series thats not chopped up.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3742264430725368338&q=spitfire+ace