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Oh, my god - I shot two Albatros...

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THIS-CRATE-IS-FUN!!!

I wonder, reading complains, she was tricky - after flying Albatros mostly, this babe

is easy going! Like a butterfly with guns.

 

Yes, at last I did it; David Marlowe joined RFC-65, La Lovie, October 1917.

It was my first flight, for which I wasn't the leader.

The British are a bit more hiratic about the lead role - I was just too new.

Off course, I forgot quickly - right after takeoff, we spotted enemy fighters overhead,

and I thought, I better climb towards them, before they come down and ruin everybody's

day. They were three first, Albatros D V from Jasta 37 (I think it was - diagonal black and

white stripes in the tail fins; yellow fuselage). But I was lucky - Flak took one out, before

I reached them. The engine went down seperately and much faster - two trails of smoke.

 

And then they came down! What a sight, to see Albatros attacking - I almost forgot to shoot!

They came like hunting wolves, from two sides. But the Camel responded lightly on anything

I did; I even used the Immelmann twice, and she does that nicely!

When she stalled, she recovered quickly, after taking throttle back half.

Only negative point is vision. How much better is vision on Halberstadt, Albatros, Pfalz or D VII!

Here, you have an attic window - but better than nothing, I thought, and really managed to

keep my eyes on the craft I followed.

Shooting is child simple and easy on that crate. No vibrating; very calm directly into target.

Those blokes had no chance against a man, who knew their planes.

But when then the first got shot up terribly, and went down smoking, it turned my heart!

 

Thanks to "warp", I managed to rejoin my flight. We approached 3 DFW two-seaters.

My attack was honestly mad in such a light plane, but I collected relatively few hits.

I made three attacks on the same plane, when I suddenly saw Albatros left and right!

Oops! I managed to burn one's fur, but then ammo was out.

Now they came for the kill; and I don't know how I managed to make an emergency landing

right in a forrest road! She's very easy to land, too. Straight in line, and soft at touch down.

Just as I stood still, safe and sound, a blue line appeared: "you destroyed an enemy DFW".

Wonderful! Three kills! Only know I realised, I had neither noted time nor place.

But I filled in the claim form anyway - hope, they will accept them!

More reports will follow! Cheers!

David Marlowe

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Mustn't be Guinness really - I used to drink that in the days of youth a lot.

But now, I'd much prefer a beer, that's name I forgot; it was in Northern

England, were I visited friends in Derby. Near the druid stones of Birchover,

there was a nice pub, were we had Ploughman's Lunch (really good!), and

that beer. Yorkshire Brown? Newcastle Brown? Perhaps Widowmaker knows,

if he stumbles over this...

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Quote Yorkshire Brown? Newcastle Brown? Perhaps Widowmaker knows,

 

Olham its called Newcastle Brown - althogh I perfire Thirsty Ferret.

Edited by Beanie

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Thirsty ferret? You're kiddin' me! Isn't a ferret an animal like a weasel?

Let's look that up! Thirsty ferret - huh! Weasels don't drink beer!...

 

 

Edit: Hm - it's a kind of marten, but also a recon aircraft :stars:

Edited by Olham

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Thirsty ferret? You're kiddin' me! Isn't a ferret an animal like a weasel?

Let's look that up! Thirsty ferret - huh! Weasels don't drink beer!...

 

 

Edit: Hm - it's a kind of marten, but also a recon aircraft :stars:

 

I got it wrong - it is called Fursty Ferret - it is a very strong dark coloured ale.

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Newcastle Brown? Perhaps Widowmaker knows,

if he stumbles over this...

 

 

Oh god yes!...Newkie Broon!... "And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy...and god, I know...I'm one! :biggrin:

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