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Re: Fun military stories

Postby Tyyr » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:44 am

No, it was pretty pedestrian as far as speed. It's strength is it had the turning radius of a car.
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Re: Fun military stories

Postby Teaos » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:18 pm

Hell older more redundent planes than that were used to great effect in the war. The Bismark was taken downby a Swordfish torpedo plane.
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Re: Fun military stories

Postby Tyyr » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:06 pm

With caveats. The Bismark had no air cover and it's AAA wasn't designed to depress far enough to hit torpedo bombers.
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Re: Fun military stories

Postby Mikey » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:49 pm

Tyyr wrote:With caveats. The Bismark had no air cover and it's AAA wasn't designed to depress far enough to hit torpedo bombers.


Nor, IIRC, were its gunners trained to hit anything moving in the air as slow as a Fairey Swordfish.
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Re: Fun military stories

Postby Tyyr » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:52 pm

It was also used because it was all they had, not because it was their first choice.

Not to say that it didn't happen, just that it's not as if they were the go to aircraft because it fit the niche perfectly.
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