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F19_Ob
05-09-2004, 04:11 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif Well dont look at me.....read yourself.

http://www.flightjournal.com/articles.asp

F19_Ob
05-09-2004, 04:11 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif Well dont look at me.....read yourself.

http://www.flightjournal.com/articles.asp

arcadeace
05-09-2004, 04:50 PM
Its no surprise what happened once the circumstances are understood. Bad strategy, execution and luck can undermine most odds for success.

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LEXX_Luthor
05-10-2004, 12:54 AM
Thanks for posting this.

Jorg Czypionka remembers Kommando Welter

Long and Extreme 3 page article about Me262 night fighter pilot who visually tracked down Mosquitos (also in Fb109 at night but that didn't work well). Amazing stories about these planes.

---> http://www.flightjournal.com/articles/wilde_sau/wilde_sau_1.asp


Also, I had forgotten about that Me~163 pilot story there too. That was Awsum.



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SKIDRO_79FS
05-10-2004, 02:05 AM
Rudi Opitz, the test pilot interviewed in that Me-163 article, moved to the United States and was a glider instructor well into his golden years. I was lucky enough to correspond with him for a brief period in the late 90's and found him to be a very modest man (considering he had done something that only a select few ever did, namely flying the only rocket-propelled aircraft to ever see combat) and very accommodating to my queries.

It's also notable how he matter-of-factly refutes many of the myths that continue to be presented as facts about the aircraft in that article, such as the engines exploding without warning and the aircraft being hard to fly. I am more inclined to believe his version of things than alot of what is being bantered about as facts.

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