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21840 No. 21840 ID: 09c7e0
The P-61 "Black Widow" all weather fighter-bomber-interceptor is not only the single most accomplished fighter aircraft of all time with respect to combat ratio, its also the single greatest military aircraft of any type ever put into service as it achieved it's combat ratio while also supplying both daylight and nighttime air to ground ordinance delivery with divebomber pickle barrel precision and delivering as much payload per sortie as aircraft twice as large.

prove me wrong
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>> No. 21841 ID: ebb4ba
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>> No. 21843 ID: 48ee34
…in air-to-air combat with manned aircraft
they've lost to SAMs, the iraqi ground forces knocked down about half a dozen of them. israel lost one maneuvering in combat as well. several aircrew have gone to valhalla

>saudi airforce
>> No. 21845 ID: 278cbe
>in air-to-air combat with manned aircraft
Which includes: CAS, transports, UAVs, helicoptes, and probably weather baloons as well

>muh technical failures in combat missions
>muh unconfirmed kills
>muh flying on one wing
>> No. 21846 ID: ebb4ba
t. sergei
let me guess, your next post is going to be "muh export models"
>> No. 21852 ID: 80dc83
well it looks like this argument is settled
the P-61 black widow is the single greatest combat aircraft ever produced!
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The argument settled without anyone mentioning that the P-61 could outmaneuver every other combat of it's time, that it could outturn a zero and outroll a 190 because of the P-61 unique control surface arrangement even thought the zero was half the size and the the 190 even smaller?
Damn the Black Widow didn't even have to work hard to win this thread. It outgunned pretty much everything too. Deicing gear, the best all weather radar ever invented, approach radar, bulletproof radial engines…

just damn, if u could datass a plane without seeming like some who wants to do sexual stuff to them then i would datass a P-61 24/7 for years on end without even thinking about other aircraft
>> No. 21883 ID: 18a9d9
I read a book by a Radar Operator who was in Beaufighters and Mosquitoes and he had some funny stories about changing the magazines in an aircraft with G forces and all that. Allan White was his name I think…
>> No. 21884 ID: 18a9d9
OK google fixed up my brain a bit. I read the book when I was helping out on Aces High and Warbirds, two old ww2 combat flight sims from the turn of the century.
This guy's autobiography and every other one that I've read by R/Os of the era are some of my favorite books, pioneers of seeing in the dark at high velocity

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