F7F Tigercat vs P38 Lightning

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  1. pinsog

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    #1 pinsog, Aug 26, 2011
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    How would an F7F Tigercat stand up in a 1 on 1 dogfight against a late war P38 Lightning with equal pilots at the controls.

    Compare them in speed, manuverability, climb, I think we can go ahead and give firepower to the Tigercat.
     
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    Hmm very interesting idea. I'll wait for those more knowledgeable to respond. Two of my favorites. Might be null and void though as there is not as much history or results for the Tigercat, very limited wartime use if any.
     
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    Throw in a 3rd contender, the de Havilland Hornet.
     
  4. pinsog

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    Absolutely, F7F Tigercat vs P38 Lightning vs de Havilland Hornet

    Speed, climb, manueverability, and firepower. How do they compare?
     
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    If you are going to add the Hornet, you should add the P-82.
     
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    I thought this was a comparison between two aircraft.
     
  7. pinsog

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    Lets delete this thread. I just started a new thread with all the new planes added
     
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