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Old 14th October 2009, 09:54
Graham Boak Graham Boak is offline
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Re: Italian FW190's?

The obvious comment is that rookie pilots wouldn't have been listened to, or recorded, or quoted from later if it was recorded. Perhaps a survey of all combat reports could settle that one. I don't find such reports particularly surprising, given the fury, concentration and adrenalin in the short duration of the fight, and the difficulty in obtaining clear views. However, it was the experienced leaders who got close enough to see such items, even fleetingly, and were cool-headed enough in the fight to take note mentally.
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