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Lots of WHIF Potential Here

Started by AeroplaneDriver, January 25, 2019, 03:57:40 PM

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AeroplaneDriver

So I got that going for me...which is nice....

NARSES2

All this adversary and dissimilar air training has got me thinking, what if it had started in the 1930's ?

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Weaver

Hmm, if they're scouting around for challenging adversary aircraft, what if they bought some of the RAF's soon-to-be-retired Tornados? IIRC, you can get a decal sheet for Draken International at least.
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jcf

Quote from: NARSES2 on January 26, 2019, 01:55:54 AM
All this adversary and dissimilar air training has got me thinking, what if it had started in the 1930's ?

In Europe it was called the Spanish Civil War.

Realistically the modern day scenario doesn't really work in the '30s
as each country's actual state of development and tactics were
largely unknown to outsiders. Particularly in the cases of the USSR
and Japan, both being regularly dismissed by their potential European
and American adversaries, and as both states controlled all information
relating to their militaries, getting a reliable picture would be difficult. 

NARSES2

Quote from: joncarrfarrelly on January 26, 2019, 03:30:31 PM
Quote from: NARSES2 on January 26, 2019, 01:55:54 AM
All this adversary and dissimilar air training has got me thinking, what if it had started in the 1930's ?

In Europe it was called the Spanish Civil War.

Realistically the modern day scenario doesn't really work in the '30s
as each country's actual state of development and tactics were
largely unknown to outsiders. Particularly in the cases of the USSR
and Japan, both being regularly dismissed by their potential European
and American adversaries, and as both states controlled all information
relating to their militaries, getting a reliable picture would be difficult.

Very true for both Jon. It would take a huge stretch of real life to bring it about I suppose.
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AeroplaneDriver

But I suppose captured enemy aircraft in WW2 would fall broadly into this topic, wouldn't they?  Weren't they typically flown against own-side aircraft to evolve tactics?
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

NARSES2

Quote from: AeroplaneDriver on January 28, 2019, 12:10:27 PM
But I suppose captured enemy aircraft in WW2 would fall broadly into this topic, wouldn't they?  Weren't they typically flown against own-side aircraft to evolve tactics?

I've read reports of captured aircraft being test flown to determine what they could and couldn't do, but I've not seen any reports of "dissimilar" training ? Doesn't mean it didn't happen and I'd be surprised if it hadn't.
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jcf

There were one to one comparative trials, with the info generated incoporated
into the training syllabus, however there was neither the time nor the facility
to have formal opposition force training.

NARSES2

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