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Comments on book: Flight of the Few? by ms
I'm reading a fiction book on the Battle of Britain period in the RAF. The Flight of the Few, Richard Hough, 1979, ISBN 0-440-12771-8, Cassell Ltd. Anyone recall this author and is the book reasonably authentic? It seems so. He also wrote Wings Against the Sky, and Wings of Victory.
March 10th 04 04:28 PM
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WWII 20mm cannon in planes by zxcv
It seems to me that the Germans and Japanese had a lot more cannon in their planes than the Americans who seemed to rely almost totally on .50 machine guns. Why was that? What was the rate of fire or the 20mm cannons and what type of projectiles did they fire?
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March 10th 04 11:52 AM
by Cub Driver Go to last post
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If you're looking for the really big crisis, look at US. by B2431
From: (Michael Petukhov) Look at the Russian economy. How many military men haven't been paid in months? How many people are starving? Dan, U. S. Air Force, retired
March 10th 04 07:59 AM
by Michael Petukhov Go to last post
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Patrick AFB, NASA-KSC Area Log - Tuesday 09 March 2004 by AllanStern
Patrick AFB, NASA-KSC Area Log - Tuesday 09 March 2004 Several AWACS acft worked many many fighters all day long, multiple tankers serviced the aircraft; it was possible to only log some of the endless activity. All the inland ranges and offshore areas were active. For the second consecutive day,...
March 10th 04 07:15 AM
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Flight Instruction: Then and Now by ArtKramr
When I went to flight school in WW II every instructor we had was a combat veteran who returned after a full combat tour of duty was completed to instruct. My Bomb instructor was a bombardier with the "Bloody 100th" Bomb Group. He flew 25 missions, most of them England to Berlin with no...
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March 10th 04 03:18 AM
by Thomas Schoene Go to last post
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Band of brothers by ArtKramr
HENRY V We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition: And gentlemen in England now a-bed Shall think themselves accursed they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whiles...
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March 9th 04 11:44 PM
by Howard Berkowitz Go to last post
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Air Force Print News for March 8, 2004 by Otis Willie
Air Force Print News for March 8, 2004 Hey 'J' (Stand-alone photos) http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123007159 Korea vets recognized with medal http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123007156
March 9th 04 10:10 PM
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POW-MIA flag flown for Speicher over New Mexico's capitol by Otis Willie
POW-MIA flag flown for Speicher over New Mexico's capitol (EXCERPT) Associated Press SANTA FE - A POW-MIA flag was raised outside the Capitol on Monday in honor of a missing Navy pilot from Florida whose jet was shot down in the 1991 Gulf War in Iraq. John Garcia, veteran services secretary,...
March 9th 04 09:38 PM
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*White* Helicopters??!!! by Stephen Harding
Russian *White* helicopters, the analog to our ubiquitous, yet never confirmed "black helicopters"? A couple days ago the news mentioned Russians rescuing some Russian (??) scientists at an Antarctic station. I think the ice had broken loose from the continent. Some video of the rescue showed...
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March 9th 04 08:03 PM
by Kulvinder Singh Matharu Go to last post
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Busy busy monitoring day in Florida, Georgia by AllanStern
The Military is conducting fairly large exercises offshore northern Florida today, and comms can be heard all over the 225-400 MHz range. Beginning at 8:14am EST (1314z), AWACS "Darkstar Quebec" was up with Sealord on 267.5 announcing the acft he would be controlling. First, there was a four-ship...
March 9th 04 05:03 PM
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Urgent: 5000 Euro Reward by Steven P. McNicoll
wrote in message news:[email protected] I offer a reward of 5000 Euro if anybody tells me how a streetgame (International Money Game) manipulates the people around the player. How much is that in real money?
March 9th 04 07:15 AM
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Florida Mil Comms Log - Monday 8 March 2004 by AllanStern
Monday, 8 March 2004 More of the same: transports to/from Haiti, several US Army personnel transport flights, tankers heading toward NAS Key West. Fewer Dutch F-16s being heard, now that some of them have moved on to Nellis AFB. Lotsa NASA acft coming and going, including STA (Shuttle Training...
March 9th 04 06:47 AM
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FA: Books on WWII aircraft, Luftwaffe, U.S. tanks by pseudostudent
I have the following books up for auction on eBay - all of them are full of great photos and drawings. If you win multiple auctions, I will combine shipping costs. Thanks for looking! Ending March 9 (***today***) - Aero Detail 5 - Messerschmitt...
March 9th 04 06:39 AM
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D-Day Stukas by Vic Flintham
I would appreciate help for a forthcoming article. I have read accounts that the 339th and 355th FGs claimed 11 Ju 57s destroyed, 1 probable and 6 damaged around Orleans on D-Day, 6 June 1944. Does anyone know the Luftwaffe unit or units involved, since there should not have been any Ju 87s...
March 9th 04 05:14 AM
by David E. Powell Go to last post
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Sikorsky copters halted by Navy by Henry J Cobb
http://money.cnn.com/2004/02/28/news/companies/sikorsky_military.reut/ Stripped bolts, leaking gearboxes, bolts insufficiently tightened and parts mix-ups between Navy and Army models of the MH-60 helicopter were among the problems listed in the report obtained by Reuters. -HJC
March 9th 04 02:49 AM
by Henry J Cobb Go to last post
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A Final Tribute to Greigo by ArtKramr
After 58 years, this still burns my ass We were coming home from a mission. After bombs away Griego in the tail reported we had one bomb hung up in the bomb bay. It was hanging by the front shackle, the arming wire had been pulled out and the impeller was spinning. We had a live bomb in out bomb...
March 9th 04 12:17 AM
by ArtKramr Go to last post
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"Missile Defense for the 21st Century" by Mike
"Ballistic Missile Defense Technical Studies Series: Missile Defense for the 21st Century" by Gregory H. Canavan at http://www.heritage.org/Research/MissileDefense/loader.cfm?url=/commonspot/security/getfile.cfm&PageID=56486
March 8th 04 09:35 PM
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Bolkcom of the CRS against F/A-22 by Henry J Cobb
http://www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp;:40468d6a:bea69513121d8e17?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4492902 "It does not appear that an aircraft as advanced and expensive as the Raptor is required to address near-term defense threats," Christopher Bolkcom, chief military aviation anlayst...
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March 8th 04 05:14 PM
by Chad Irby Go to last post
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Russians did not kill Poles in Katyn by Krztalizer
Goebbels would be quite proud of your effective use of the "Big Lie" tactics. Michael, you live up to all expectations.
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March 8th 04 04:01 PM
by Michael Petukhov Go to last post
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US Army Cancels Comanche Helo by robert arndt
http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20031124101509990006&_mpc=news%2e6 Too bad, only wish it would have been the V-22 or F-22 programs. Rob
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March 8th 04 09:18 AM
by Peter Twydell Go to last post
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