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Flight of Old 666 - 5/28/2012 8:35:36 PM   
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Think I read about this one in Eagle against the Sun.

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RE: Flight of Old 666 - 5/29/2012 9:20:48 AM   
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When I watch something like this, I am over-awed and humbled in the face of such bravery against overwhelming odds.

Fantastic clip, thanks for sharing!

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RE: Flight of Old 666 - 5/29/2012 1:24:54 PM   
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It's also a pretty effective rebuttal to those who claim that Allied 4-engined bombers are over-rated defensively... Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

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RE: Flight of Old 666 - 5/29/2012 5:11:48 PM   
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Wow, 17 to one and still walks away! Great, thanks. Hal

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RE: Flight of Old 666 - 5/29/2012 5:13:45 PM   
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I had 17 fighters intercept a B-17, I lost 3 fighters and the b-17 got away.

Clearly this game is broken

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RE: Flight of Old 666 - 5/29/2012 5:24:15 PM   
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It's also a pretty effective rebuttal to those who claim that Allied 4-engined bombers are over-rated defensively... Thanks for bringing it to our attention.


But if you watch the film, it was not a standard configuration...they had added more guns to the plane. Remember that the complaint isn't so much that they are too tough, its that they are the most effective Allied fighter of the early war in game.

I think the film is more a testament to just how much of a beating the B-17 could take...shot to pieces and still makes it home. And definitely a testament to an extremely brave crew who went above and beyond the call of duty.

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RE: Flight of Old 666 - 5/29/2012 5:32:25 PM   
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I knew it, real life is borked too!

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RE: Flight of Old 666 - 5/29/2012 6:15:08 PM   
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Thats what the commanders of the Imperial Navy said after Midway.
They sent millions of kamikaze forum postings complaining about the design of WWII.
Unfortunately for them the devs did not listen. They did not have email yet. Now it is too late to change.
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RE: Flight of Old 666 - 5/29/2012 6:49:16 PM   
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dogfights is probably the most biased show ever made..

Showdown: Air Combat is really good and fair (military channel)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGvoPFdHTDs&feature=relmfu

and they have the actual planes flying in a mock dogfight..
looks a lot more real in modern colour than bad CGI

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RE: Flight of Old 666 - 5/29/2012 7:19:09 PM   
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quote:

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It's also a pretty effective rebuttal to those who claim that Allied 4-engined bombers are over-rated defensively... Thanks for bringing it to our attention.


But if you watch the film, it was not a standard configuration...they had added more guns to the plane.



But in the game the odds aren't 17:1. More likely to be 27:12 or something like that. And if Zeroes can't succeed at 17:1, then they aren't going to succeed at 2 or 3:1 either.

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RE: Flight of Old 666 - 5/29/2012 7:52:41 PM   
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Except when they shoot down 4 x B-17's in one mission.

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RE: Flight of Old 666 - 5/29/2012 8:15:00 PM   
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some of the Aces were able to shoot down B-17 is zeroes..

.. but most pilots not, and many went down in flames trying


Japanese really needed that 4xHo-3 Tojo version that they never built..

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RE: Flight of Old 666 - 5/29/2012 8:16:26 PM   
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or put 4xHo-3 in the nose of a Toryu (Nick) instead of all that fuel..

you would think they would understand the idea of a long-range 2-seat escort fighter was obsolete since the Battle of Britain happened about 2 years ago..

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RE: Flight of Old 666 - 5/29/2012 8:18:51 PM   
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It's a nice story, but clearly a fluke. Maybe one out of hundred.

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RE: Flight of Old 666 - 5/30/2012 1:52:08 AM   
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Yeah... like this fluke...





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RE: Flight of Old 666 - 5/30/2012 2:40:12 AM   
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another example of how 4E planes are a lot, repeat SIGNIFICANTLY
more durable than 2E planes


B-17 at the top of the list

B-24 and H8K share second place


a japanese plane that could survive hits from 37mm aircobra guns.. would have been
smart to build a few thousand of them

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RE: Flight of Old 666 - 5/30/2012 5:49:38 PM   
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starting to be a great admirer of the Lancaster.

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RE: Flight of Old 666 - 5/30/2012 10:50:19 PM   
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quote:

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Yeah... like this fluke...







Good Lord!! That was some pilot who got that down!

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