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Thormenter #21 Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:57 AM

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mersedk #22 Posted 25 September 2012 - 05:18 PM

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Learstang #23 Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:19 PM

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For those of you talking about using the Shturmovik as a fighter, it actually was on occasion.  During the German transport efforts to successfully supply the Demyansk pocket in the winter of 41/42 and during the spectacularly unsuccessful effort to supply the Stalingrad pocket in the winter of 42/43, it was used to attack transports and bombers acting as transports (such as the He-111).  It was especially deadly against the Ju-52, whose slow speed did not allow it to outrun the rather slow Il-2 (unlike the Ju-88, which could), and whose rifle-calibre defensive armament (from one to four 7.92mm machine guns) were useless against the heavily-armoured Shturmovik.

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Thormenter #24 Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:07 PM

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cool information. History shows that nearly every aircraft can take out an other one, it just has to be the right target. In Vietnam the onli helicopter vs plane kill was made. A UH-1 took down a North Vietnamese An-2 with it's 7,62mm M60.




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