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F-16: The Shattered Dream

01 November 2016

Posted by MigBuster in CombatACE News
F-16: The Shattered Dream  The F-16 was designed from the outset as a pure Air to Air fighter, but what eventually went into production wasn’t quite the envisioned dream.The dream was partly from renowned aircraft designer Harry Hillaker at General Dynamics,who in the mid 1960s spent many of his spare hours designing the aircraft of his dreams – “a lightweight, high-performance jet...

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Sopwiths over Flanders Fiel...

29 October 2016

Posted by 33LIMA in Mission Reports
'Superiority with the Snipe'   The title of this mission report is from the chapter on the featured aircraft in 'Sopwith - the Man and his Aircraft' by Bruce Robertson, one of a famous series of comprehensive aviation histories by British publishers Harleyford, this one dating from 1970. Quoting from that chapter: 'It is said that when No.4 (A.F.C.) Squadron after the Armistice t...

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Sopwiths over Flanders Fiel...

16 October 2016

Posted by 33LIMA in Mission Reports
The Camels are coming!   Such was the title of one of the WW1 Biggles books by Captain W.E Johns  - the others being 'Biggles of 266' and 'Biggles of the Camel Squadron'. And while adapted for a younger readership - a case of beer became one of lemonade, for example - they were for me a useful, informative and entertaining introduction to the lore of World War One in the air, wri...

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