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Re: Lots of WHIF Potential Here
« Reply #1 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 ?

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Re: Lots of WHIF Potential Here
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2019, 03:53:28 am »
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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Re: Lots of WHIF Potential Here
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 03:30:31 pm »
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. 
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And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
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Re: Lots of WHIF Potential Here
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 05:09:02 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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Re: Lots of WHIF Potential Here
« Reply #5 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?
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Re: Lots of WHIF Potential Here
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2019, 06:08:00 am »
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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Re: Lots of WHIF Potential Here
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2019, 10:12:00 am »
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.
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Re: Lots of WHIF Potential Here
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2019, 05:43:09 am »
Cheers Jon  :thumbsup:
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