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Old 21st May 2015, 17:53
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Re: Air combats of Chinese Civil War 1945-1949?

Enemy losses are always higher than the own ones almost by any one sided source - in this case ROCAF seems to have "confirmed" kill/loss -ratio between 5:1 and 10:1 in the air skirmishes of 1958 and PLAAF also having been optimistic with 3:1 claims in the very same air combats if I have understood correctly.

Both sides ending up with a clear victory with more claims than own losses in air combat - these are normal figures in the official published history records of almost all air forces of the world. How much of this kind of overclaiming is made in erroneus but honest good faith and how much propaganda plays a part is difficult to tell.
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