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Old 16th January 2011, 18:45
Farizz Farizz is offline
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A question on tactics

I recently read in a book that the USN in 1942 had developed a tactic where is if a fighter was attacked from astern, it would fly straight towards his wingman so the attacker would be placed in front of the wingman and could be engaged. Anyone know if this was a standard Luftwaffe tactic too?

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Old 16th January 2011, 22:13
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Re: A question on tactics

Don't think so. The tactic was developed by John Thach and called the "Thach Weave" and was first used in desperate circumstances at Midway.
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Old 17th January 2011, 01:23
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Re: A question on tactics

Thanks Rob, I read it in 'Clash of the Carriers' by Tillman.
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