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XyZspineZyX
10-11-2005, 07:51 PM
Hello
Chasing websites or forum member information on where-when & what type of WS fighters were used on the various fronts of WW2 (cleaning up my dgen campaigns)
Ta

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2005, 07:51 PM
Hello
Chasing websites or forum member information on where-when & what type of WS fighters were used on the various fronts of WW2 (cleaning up my dgen campaigns)
Ta

Porsimo
10-12-2005, 12:07 AM
On the Finnish front (according to the Finnish pilots):

I-153 1939-41 (early 42?)
I-16 1939-41 (early 42?)
P-40 1941-1942 (43?)
MiG-3 1941-1942 (43?)
Hurricane 1941-1942 (43?)
LaGG-3 1941-1942 (43?)
Yak-1 1942-1943
Yak-7 1942-1943 (44?)
Yak-7B 1942-1943 (44?)
La-5 1942-1944
Yak-9 1942-1944
P-39 1943-1944
La-7 1944
Yak-9U 1944

Most common fighters (confronted in air-battle)
1939-1941 I-153 and I-16
1942 LaGG-3, MiG-3 and Yak-1
1942-1944 La-5 and Yak-9/9U

The timings may be a bit off. Very common fighter in the early years was MiG-1 which isn't in the game. There's also mentioned in the kill lists 4 Spitfires & 1 Yak-4 but I don't know what these planes really were (IIRC there were no Spitfires on the Finnish front).
Maybe someone can tell more about (other) subtypes that are possibly missing from the list?

Fox_3
10-12-2005, 07:05 AM
26 and 27 GIAP flew Spitfire IX as part of the Leningrad PVO during 1944.

ytareh
10-12-2005, 03:43 PM
Porsimo Im assuming youre a Finnish enthusiast in which case you may be very interested in the interview with THE Finnish ace (90+ kills .Respect!)in the link by Bearcatposted recently.You may learn of some interesting Finnish encounters ...including with P38!

Porsimo
10-12-2005, 11:36 PM
@ytareh

Thanks for pointing that out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Yes, you could call me Finnish enthusiast http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif and that was interesting read! I have one of Juutilainen's (two?) books and that's a great read too.

Those P-38 and P-51s mentioned in the interview are nowadays considered as misidentifications and listed as a FW-189 and Yaks since the 90's. I'm a little uncertain with those Spitfires since I can't remember what's the situation with them.