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#731 Post by abradley » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:58 am



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#732 Post by chijohnaok » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:59 am

The story of the Czech Legion...a pretty remarkable tale:

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#733 Post by abradley » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:07 am



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#734 Post by nero » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:45 am

I find this quite funny.



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#735 Post by chijohnaok » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:40 pm



A remarkable career for a sub.
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#736 Post by nero » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:51 am

The Hussite wars, wagenburg.



I have stayed few days in Tabor, visited the Hussite museums. Pretty interesting indeed. :mrgreen:
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#737 Post by mdiehl » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:16 am

Video Guy misses the point entirely. The Me109 and P-51 differed yes but primarily because they had different roles. The 109 was never intended to be a medium or long range escort. It was designed to provide short range air supremacy over an advancing ground army to allow Ju-87s and twin engined bombers to do their work. It was also expected to serve as an interceptor over friendly forces or lands to prevent enemy bombers from striking.

It had nothing to do with "when the plane was designed." The Japanese in 1935 had planes that vastly outranged the ME 109. In fact, the United States did too. The design choice of high output powerplant with low fuel capacity was dictated by the Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe doctrines of their day.

The P-51 was designed as a long-range air supremacy fighter. The nearest plane that the US fielded during the entire war that one might compare with the ME-109 was the XP-39. That version had a GE turbosupercharger, a better engine than the ME 109, about the same range, and a 37mm cannon for intercepting bombers. Recall that both the ME-109 and the P-39 were designed when everyone thought "the bomber will always get through." So your interceptor was expected to put big hurt on a bomber in a short period of time.. hence the need for great speed and a cannon. Both were designed as interceptors.

The US dropped the turbosupercharged requirement when the US assessed that there was no credible threat of anyone bombing the USA. Which is too bad really. If the Army had left the GE supercharger in the "Iron Dog" it would have been the best plane in the air anywhere until late 1943.
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#738 Post by mdiehl » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:46 pm

German tanks were great when they weren't in a repair shop... which was something like 90% of the time after they left the factory. I got a chuckle out of the highway speed Panther. I can just imagine the transmission bits trailing behind.
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#739 Post by chijohnaok » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:28 pm



Have watched the A&E series Hornblower @ Indefatigable several times.
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#740 Post by chijohnaok » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:16 pm

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