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  1. bronk7

    bronk7 Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2013
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    I would think the Allied superiority in everything, still would've won the war no matter what<>going along with what Green Slime says...they still needed to be produced, and pilots trained, etc...more resources and time! they didn't have
  2. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Member

    Oct 16, 2010
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    ...and add to that the fact that it was pretty much unsuited to the style of air warfare in the East...where combat was typically at much lower altitudes, under 15,000 feet, and lower speeds - where manoverability was king.

    Regarding the 1,400 or so built - don't forget that the Allies destroyed hundreds on the ground uncompleted, or completed and unable to be flown off to combat units. At the end of the war, the Allies also came across hundreds more complete airframes sitting unfinished and merrily rusting, sans engines etc..

    As a design, it was let down in production AND use by its engines...both their rate of failure and their rate of production!

    No matter how good an aircraft is - if it doesn't have an engine...!

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