How little they know...

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  1. GrauGeist

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    Saw a post at FaceBook from the movie: "Saving Private Ryan"

    It displayed a scene from the latter part of the movie where P-51Ds attack the advancing German armor, as they were crossing the bridge:

    SPR_P-51_the-bridge.jpg

    The caption was:
    Private Ryan: "They're tank-busters, sir. P-51s."
    Captain Miller: "Angels on our shoulders."

    And here's where the fun begins...I read the comments. Why oh why did I read the comments?
    I know better than to do that, but I did...

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    Bryan If I remember correctly, the P-51 was originally designed as a dive-bomber. But when it was found to suck at such a role, it was re-tooled as an interceptor
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    Curt I think he means the engine. The British designed the motor for that role, and it was not dependable. Rolls-Royce actually developed the motor. I forget who bought it here in America, IH, maybe. I forget. They are the ones who took the motor and developed the plane around the motor. That is why the A model looks nothing like the D model, except chassis wise.
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    Tommy Incorrect. I believe from 1943 and onward we used F-16's and F22 raptors.
    Mark ?
    Ibrahim f16 from 1943? wtf man? they were used in the 1970's for the first time
    Arnold ur lost dude!!! f16 was developed in the 1970's and fielded in the 1980s
    Kevin I can't believe you actually said the US used f16s in 1943...Looool
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    Joshua P-51D, an american failure fixed by the RAF
    David (I had to reply) Joshua, the NA-73X was designed and built according to specifications from the British and first put into combat by the RAF...how was it an American failure?
    The only American failure was not putting it into USAAF serice sooner...
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    Shadrach Actually p51s enjoyed a universal role both as a dog fighter and ground strafer. And to be even more historically correct ground strafing was the main role of the p38 lightning and it's English variant the mosquito. Regardless it's a movie
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    Moe I think they're Red Tails!
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    Matt Sorry- P51s were not designed for ground support anti-tank use- the A36 Apache was similar to the P51 design, and was designed for low altitude ground support, but it carried 4 x .50 cal machine guns and bombs, not a cannon with armor peircing shells. The P47 was adapted later in WW2 for tank busting, using a 37 mm fuselage mounted canon. Very inaccurate and the recoil was a big problem.
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    Daniel Ya. They found out in Nam 51's were to vulnerable to ground fire for ground support role. Still, fastest prop fighter ever!
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    Nate P-51s were hardly ever used as ground attack aircraft, perhaps never. I also find it funny that the planes in the film were not even fitted with bomb racks. Haha.
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    Ben On D.DAY British polish chech Indian candian not just America as to me the film portrays good tho
    Chris so they make a movie about americans looking for other americans and they have to add other military in there to make you feel better?? smh
    Ben Stuff it.Whining Yank
    Toma these american was not there you are being lied to . history is changed to lie for america .
    Ian What???
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    Craig P-51 "Tank Busters" were not a thing...
    Will well i have to tell you, youre totally wrong... the 51's p and f's were outfitted with bombs, and had alot of secondary uses other than escorts and fighters. they had a bigger fuel load than most fighters then, and could carry out longer and more covert missions.
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    Andrew If they were tank busters they would have been a-36 apaches
    Will nope. f and p 51's were outfitted with bombs, and could easily have ran those missions.
    Andrew Yes I know that but if they were dedicated "tank busters" - a-36!
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    Luis Pound for pound it's the best fighter ever to fly.
    The German Focke-Wulf Fw-190D series came close to matching it but it came too late in the war, very few were built, and most of their great pilots were gone by then.
    P-51 Mustang Rocks!
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    Of course, I've only posted the best, most informative parts and left out comments about other movies and such comments as "stukas would have done a better job", etc...

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    :lol:

    You should post a link to here. Then we could have some real fun...
     
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    Well he was right, after all, ...Stukas would have done a better job.
    If the Allies were using Stukas, of course...
    Can't fix stupid...
     
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    Never in the field of human conflict has so much BS been spouted by so many with so few actual facts!
     
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    In the well over 600 posts, there were some folks that posted correct and useful information, but the din of mis-information sadly drowned them out...

    I think in the future, when I spot more stellar posts along these lines, I'll use this thread to share them! :lol:

    LMAO No problem, here ya' go! :evil4:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=492614434149050&set=a.304909326252896.69238.131804703563360&type=1&theater
     
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    I was actually joking...:lol:

    We will get bombarded by kids that think WW2 started in 1941, and that the nain US bomber was the B-52.
     
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    But...wasn't it?

    Oh wait, I stand corrected: "Tommy Incorrect. I believe from 1943 and onward we used F-16's and F22 raptors."

    My bad :lol:
     
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    I've got a feeling that the F16 comment was sarcasm, which seems to have been lost.
    (At least that's what I keep telling myself)
     
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    I agree... :lol:
     
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    I'm resisting the urge to troll the hell out of them.

    Funny though and I love the way the misinformed morons are so sure that what they are writing is correct.
    What's more alarming is that these fools have managed to get about 100 likes for their posts.
     
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    HS, even I know better!
     
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    #14 Wurger, Oct 31, 2013
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    No wonder they are so fuddled. Watching Hollywood movies it's quite difficult to find the truth.

    The Pearl Harbour film suggests that the Eagle Squadron used Spitfires with the RF code during the BOB while the letter code was of the No. 303 Polish Squadron. What is more in one scene we can see two Spitfire wearing the same letter code. If a such stupidity is watched we shouldn't be surprised.

    Eagle Sqdn a.jpg

    Eagle Sqdn b.jpg

    Eagle Sqdn c.jpg
     
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    Laughing so hard, I almost cried.... :lol:

    I think that your way of having fun, with these stupid 'characters', would be what people called 'fun' in the dark ages.....and not very politically correct today my friend...:lol:

    It didn't!? You weren't!? All my WWII teaching was based on this knowledge!! :shock:

    Nothing, that I'm telling myself here.....is working!

    Oh go on, you know that you want to! Just for the perverted fun of it!
     
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    What a sad load of p**cks!
    I just hope none of them grow up to be in positions of power or authority !!
     
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    One ofem will be president of them United States one day!
    Or maybe head of CIA, MI6, KGB, FBI, Scotland Yard, or have two of them been disbanded?
     
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    Most young people just don't care about history because it doesn't affect their MTV or Ipod or Mylie Cyrus.

    I was in a store wearing a shirt that shows 4 soldiers looking like they just got back from hell and the caption says "All gave some, some gave all". The store owner said she used to be a history teacher and was beginning to talk about Pearl Harbor when one of her students asked, "Why do we need to know this stuff?"

    Because the men and women who fought and died for your freedom to be a complete idiot were there, you stupid F*** tard.

    Sorry, scooting the soap box back to Lucky's side of the room.......
     
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    Just waiting for them to ask the same question, 'why do we need to know this stuff', when it comes to The American War of Independence, The Civil War or any other war, that give these ungrateful, disrespectful people, their freedom that they enjoy today, IPads, IPods, XBoxes, PlayStations...their freedom to be this stupid, clueless, they did back then, what many sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, mothers and fathers do today, what these take for granted.......

    I think that I better go and make myself a cuppa, before I say (type) something stupid! :lol:

    Ignorance is a dangerous thing!
     
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    I was thinking that the way the government works it was more likely that one of those ***** will be appointed as the director of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Just the person to "put them straight"
    :puke:
     
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