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Re: An Italian A-10 Pilot
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 02:24:42 PM »
Lucky Bastage! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: An Italian A-10 Pilot
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 02:27:39 PM »
Fantastic!

I wonder if they'll let me have a go in an OV-10 Bronco?  ;)
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Re: An Italian A-10 Pilot
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 02:28:25 PM »
Fantastic!

I wonder if they'll let me have a go in an OV-10 Bronco?  ;)

Moving on from your Sopwith Camel?
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Re: An Italian A-10 Pilot
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 02:31:24 PM »
Think of it not so much as loosing a wing, but more as gaining an engine.
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Re: An Italian A-10 Pilot
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 02:34:43 PM »
lol.
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Re: An Italian A-10 Pilot
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 03:53:03 PM »
Sopwith Camel?!?

Don't you mean


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Re: An Italian A-10 Pilot
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2018, 05:04:22 PM »
Or a saddled Pterodactyl, maybe?
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Re: An Italian A-10 Pilot
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2018, 05:04:48 PM »
Now don't be harsh.
It seems to me that Bawb is a lot like the Sopwith Camel.
It wasn't very fast, couldn't climb worth a damn, and with those two guns and big rotary engine in the nose was seriously out of balance.
And, of course, that big rotary engine's torque in the hands of a novice was perfect for spinning yourself into the ground.
But if you had an experienced pilot, and the Hun came out of the sun, all he would need is a second to pull back the joystick - and no one could predict where that would take him. 
Then suddenly the Camel is on the Hun's tail.
Bawb to a Tee.

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Re: An Italian A-10 Pilot
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2018, 05:05:50 PM »
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Re: An Italian A-10 Pilot
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2018, 06:19:28 PM »
shots fired

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Re: An Italian A-10 Pilot
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2018, 04:17:35 AM »
Now don't be harsh.
It seems to me that Bawb is a lot like the Sopwith Camel.
It wasn't very fast, couldn't climb worth a damn, and with those two guns and big rotary engine in the nose was seriously out of balance.
And, of course, that big rotary engine's torque in the hands of a novice was perfect for spinning yourself into the ground.
But if you had an experienced pilot, and the Hun came out of the sun, all he would need is a second to pull back the joystick - and no one could predict where that would take him. 
Then suddenly the Camel is on the Hun's tail.
Bawb to a Tee.

Perfect description in every way  :bd:
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