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Table of kill ratios

Discussion in 'Aircraft' started by KnightMove, May 17, 2012.

  1. R Leonard

    R Leonard Member

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    Whatever number of Japanese planes lost aboard carriers, or even simply dropping into the ocean from fuel exhaustion with no where to land, at the Battle of Midway (or any other action for that matter) are not rolled into any losses credited as suffered at the hands of US fighters and therefore were one to record the number of enemy planes credited to F4Fs (about 980 for just F4Fs and if you want to add the FM-2 credits - though the USN counts them separately - then a total of about 1408 credits) none of which would count Japanese aircraft lost shipboard for any reason nor any shot up on the ground. Again, you are comparing apples and oranges. What you are suggesting is statistical nonsense.
     
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  2. Kai-Petri

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    Were the US pilots for fighters etc fighting all the the time in war? Or was it a period and you got to go home? The Germans and Finns fought all through the war. Like five years altogether. Does that explain the Allied ace numbers? Not saying I got it right but did the Allied pilots have in Europe a number of flights before going home? I know from Bomber Command some started another period even if they seem to have done their flights?
     

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