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Old 24th December 2021, 03:08
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In Defense of the Worst Plane of WW2-Brewster Buffalo

Hi guys

I remember watching this video when it came out. It gives a good overview of the specifications and requirements for which the type was designed and which unfortunately were the reasons why it quickly fell behind its more illustrious contemporaries in spite of actually being a good aircraft when at the peak of its development. The video also points out that the B-339E fighters of the Commonwealth squadrons and the B-339C/D fighters of the Dutch squadrons were certainly not to blame for the debacle in southeast Asia in the beginning of the Pacific War but rather other shortcomings and oversights were the critical factors for the Allied defeat. Those interested in this aircraft are recommended to read Buffalos over Singapore by Cull, Sortenhaus and Haselden.


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