Horrido! - Des Jägers Schießfibel (German Edition)
I heard that unescorted bs got wrecked back in They were like oversized houseflies, one by one riddled with bullets fell down either an engine or it's wing got ripped apart.
“One Last Word!” — For German Fighter Pilots, | WeaponsMan
Approaching under m near to a B17 is almost every time hard and painfull or deadly for your plane. The funny thing about Galland's book that Juliet mentioned in the OP is that, later in the war he had the chance to engage bombers while he was somewhere off inspecting. He also expresses understanding for Luftwaffe pilots to try and snipe them from as far away as possible even when it was horribly ineffective and a waste of rockets, as a large formation of those huge metal beasts really was daunting sight and made you feel small and hopeless.
I have been trying to punch it into spacebar pushers all along. But apparently if we don't attack headon, we are doing it wrong by default. Do you have a source on this?
Nowhere have I ever read such a thing. I'm really tired and can't tell if you're being sarcastic. Germans could also turnfight other aircraft with some pretty good success, such as with the F4. That doesn't mean it's the best option. You have to close in with speed advantage from the rear, start firing at m, stop firing at m, pull out.
“One Last Word!” — For German Fighter Pilots, 1944
You may want to put a disclaimer in the OP about not trying to use these tactics in War Thunder. Doing so is likely to get you killed faster than a fat cow in a slaughter house. Historical Discussion. Search In. Prev 1 2 Next Page 1 of 2. Report post. Posted August 16, edited.
I decided its time to do some myth-busting again. Our first extract shows firing distances when attacking a B from behind.
Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Posted August 16, B-but it wasn't called a Fortress for nothing :''''''''. Thanks for the post. Yeah, HB, SB, whatever, its not really that hard. Lrn2aim I guess. I've had times with the B It was a horrible experience during my first time. I got killed when I got 0. Posted August 17, Even Richthofen was a master at sneaking up at an unsuspecting two-seater and having it in flames before the poor bastards on board knew they were under attack. Hans-Joachim Marseilles on the other hand was a marksman who would expend very little ammunition for his kills I think I remember reading that he came back from a flight with multiple victories and averaged 15 shells per kill but that sounds too low.
I also remember reading he wore tennis shoes while flying in Africa. This was strictly a marksmanship manual, so it concentrated in working your guns, although there are a few pages on gun switchology and on reading your ammo-remaining indicators in the MeG and FwA6. Did Richard Scarry illustrate that?
He drew many aircraft with similar lines and those cool shark noses. Galland wrote a forward, and probably caused the manual to be published. Abeking appears to have been an industrial artist of the period. His father was a more famous illustrator:. Like his father he seems to have been an all-round commercial artist.
Ever check out the Tiger Fibel Tiger tank comic book? One of the fascinating things about the Germans of that era is just how… Schizophrenic would be a good term for it, that they were when it came to things like this. On the other?
Rank and arrant idiocy. Germans sat down and figured out that the small arms technology of the time did not allow for effective semi- and full-auto individual weapons. Along with the mortar, those were the weapons that enabled and determined the incredible difference in loss ratios, along with all the careful management of individual troop and leader training and cohesion factors that they lavished time and effort on.
So, you have that—Then, you have the fundamentally insane way they managed the aviators, with the incredibly stupid policy of keeping pilots on the line from the moment they were qualified until their almost-inevitable death in combat. The policies were sheer hell.
He counted off the number of men who burned out, and who essentially committed suicide from the stress of constantly being at the front. There was no recognition of men burning out, as the Americans and the British allowed for in their policies. In some ways, the Allies were far more pragmatic about the whole war effort, and the Germans far too idealistic.
Same-same with the M60—We adopted a GPMG, but did not adopt the tactics, operational techniques, or the cultural features of the old Heer that made the damn things so deadly—We went with grabbing at the forms, not the substance. I remember hearing it over and over again in training that this was supposedly awesome and our specialty. And I kept wondering what so special about it?
Separating the plan from its implementation and handling it on different levels is abstraction. And all higher processes work based on abstraction. Do other militaries really insist on more hand-holding? Especially since St. Hubertus is the patron saint of hunters and using that name is widespread through Germany.
I did do a hunting license while I lived there, which took considerable doing. Here in New Hampshire, young hunters are expected to attend a safety course, but nothing as involved as a German hunting course, and as a GI I got an edited, dumbed-down version. I cannot image how complicated it is if you are not a native and have been exposed to most of the language and habits from early on.
Then again, you SF kids are fast learners, I am told ;-. In case I got invited to a seal hunt, I might have simply checked it then. Or assumed that the person inviting me might know it already. Stuttgart was in the far north from my point of view, although I got there a time or two. I got around Germany more once I bought the car. Of course, the Turks were working under the eye of German formen and inspectors, but there was maybe one German in a white coat for every 10 Turks in jump suits.