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otis
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Last Activity: 15th September 2018, 18:41
Joined: 21st December 2009
Location: Rochester, Kent
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  • Yes, CGI can produce realistic images, but the tendency seems to be to always overdo it. No longer just have a car crash in a film, let's have a helicopter crash into a train inside a tunnel! The moment I see an exaggerated CGI effect in a film, it instantly ruins any belief I had in the plot. I thought...
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  • otis
    replied to Bf 110s "needed their own escorts" a canard?
    This does not add up at all ....

    I get that fans of the 110 think it should have only been used in the (perhaps unrealistic) role of only using high speed, high alt, boom and zoom tactics. Is this not something that the 109 can already do very well? In fact as the better dogfighter the...
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  • otis
    replied to Bf 110s "needed their own escorts" a canard?
    Found two more statements from 110 pilots re this period ( Alarmstart by Patrick Erikkson).

    Leutnant Hans-Joachim Jabs of ZG76 I flew the 110 from 10 May 1940 over France, Belgium and later during the Battle of Britain. We were superior to the French and the Belgians with the Me110 irrespective...
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  • otis
    replied to Bf 110s "needed their own escorts" a canard?
    Cheers to you Vintage. If you had not have mentioned it, I would not have searched for it.

    So far we seem to have come up with three alternatives for Stepwilks original Canard whether 110s needed their own escorts.
    1. Observation of 110 fighterbomber strikes where 109 were top cover for
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  • otis
    replied to Bf 110s "needed their own escorts" a canard?
    I found this online Vintage. Is this what you were referring to? Hermann's Destroyer By Captain Eric Brown



    Then later.........
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  • I think you could pick any set of figures to prove whatever your angle you wanted to spin. As said by Maple 01 above, challenging the accepted view sells. I think to be taken seriously then best avoid those figures above as they as based on "claims" and exceed the actual losses. If the LW fighters had been as good as those figures then they must have won the Battle! Bergstro...
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    Last edited by otis; 29th August 2018, 00:37. Reason: spelling's and punktuation's

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  • I suspect the Bf110 may have been marginally better at the boom and zoom tactic, due to heavier firepower. Issue is, by the Battle of Britain the time of the “free hunt” is ending. The Luftwaffe were now up against an integrated defensive control system and Fighter Command was happy to ignore sweeps...
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  • Something odd with those figures. 780 + 340 gives 1120 LW combat victories. I thought the RAF fighter losses were around 100 less than this? I presume we are ignoring aircraft hit on the ground. Some sources show 115 Blenheims destroyed in the total RAF loss figure. Consider also that something like 12% of RAF casualties were attributed to return fire from bombers....
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