Author Topic: Fighting the Zero  (Read 447 times)

besilarius

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on: March 04, 2021, 01:03:13 PM

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Reply #1 on: March 04, 2021, 05:12:27 PM
Interesting! The Zero does pretty well against much later fighters.

If anyone is interested in this sort of thing, check out Greg's Airplanes and Automobiles YouTube channel. He goes into a lot of detail about various aircraft, including a great series on the P-47.

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Reply #2 on: March 04, 2021, 08:05:29 PM
Wow, this line!

​"2. RECOMMENDATIONS:

That all pilots entering the theater of action where the Zero can be expected, be instructed in the following:

1. Never attempt to dog fight the Zero." 

Great find, besilarius!

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Reply #3 on: March 05, 2021, 04:01:23 AM
That is proper interesting. Thanks

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Reply #4 on: March 05, 2021, 07:17:52 AM
Yeah, very interesting indeed. :bigthumb:

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