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Subject: The Chinese School For Aces
SYSOP    11/29/2012 5:40:15 AM
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bikebrains       11/29/2012 8:50:14 AM
"The Chinese Air Force now has a training unit that will accurately (as possible) portray enemy (especially American and Indian) aircraft and combat tactics."

Remember that when buying a product with "Made in China" on the label.
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TonoFonseca    Indian fighter pilots   11/29/2012 12:28:58 PM
I certainly hope India catches on as well.  
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Librarian    WWII disimillar tactics   12/4/2012 8:14:58 PM
This article rather glosses over the fact that if you read accounts of WWII fighter battles, there are frequent mentions of the use of various tactics by assorted participants in response to the particular qualities of the various aircraft involved. Me-109's would dive away from Spitfires on account of the latter's carburator issue. Flying Tiger P-40 pilots knew better than to dogfight Zero's and instead would employ dive, hit and run tactics against them. I recently finished reading the memoirs of the RAF's Johnnie Johnson. In it, he describes how by the end of the war, there was an effort by Spitfire pilots to try to stay at their optimum altittude and not try to climb after 109's operating at their best altitude.
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