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Old November 14th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #51
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that versis AC130
I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of either, but I have heard that the AC130 Spectre is something all together different, something far more destructive to a city block than we can imagine.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 05:00 PM   #52

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I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of either, but I have heard that the AC130 Spectre is something all together different, something far more destructive to a city block than we can imagine.
you've got a point but the ac130 has aa guns so not just infantry will be crushed and the flares will mess up javelin and air to air heat seekers

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All of the well known planes are beautiful to me, including the ones from early in the war that had their struggles.

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SBDs didn't struggle.....They were the best carrier-borne dive bomber of the war until 44 when the SB2Cs came on line and worked out their teething problems.
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Yep... skip bombing and para-bombs were favored by Mitchell squadrons in the Pacific. In 1943 this showed up trying to stop them...

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It's the Kawanishi N1K-2 land based interceptor used by the Japanese Navy. Look familiar?
Looks like a Zero with a beefed up frame.
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SBDs didn't struggle.....They were the best carrier-borne dive bomber of the war until 44 when the SB2Cs came on line and worked out their teething problems.
And the Dauntless was also very rugged. I think some of them did keep flying after 44 when the Helldiver came in, but I'm not 100% sure... but in those early years the ruggedness of the Dauntless was amazing. The series Dogfights had one episode where they had a Dauntless squaring off against a whole bunch of Zeros. The pilot shot most of them down with his guns and the last one was taken out through a mid-air collision. The Zero flew into the Dauntless' wing and ended up losing its own wing and crashing. The Dauntless flew on.
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It looks a bit like the P-47 I think.

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That's what I think.
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you've got a point but the ac130 has aa guns so not just infantry will be crushed and the flares will mess up javelin and air to air heat seekers
The AC-130H Spectre gunship - YouTube

I worked on the AC-130A through H models for several years and have seen the A in combat. This video is an H doing some range work.
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We've had no Italian aircraft yet, rectify that with the Macchi MC 202 Folgore;

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We've had no Italian aircraft yet, rectify that with the Macchi MC 202 Folgore;

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Oh yeah! That is one sexy aircraft.
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