Russian Planes

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  1. cheddar cheese

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    im quite interested in the russians and their culture and history and things, but ive got no idea what any of their planes were like. Could anyone tell me whether they were any good or not and what the best one was? cheers :)
     
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    easily the IL-2, dubbed the "flying tank", then the mig 3
     
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    definately the IL-2, and the Mig-3, like lanc said, but I'm a fan of the La-7 also
     
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    cheers, now i can plot world domination :twisted: only joking, i just like the russians and was interested, thats all :)
     
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    I don't know much about the Eastern front and the Soviet air force, but I read that a French squadron was given the chance to choose any type of allied aircraft they wanted to use, and they chose the Yak-3. Also read that shortly after the Yak-3 (which came after the -9) went into service the Luftwaffe ordered its pilots not to engage any Yak that didn't have an air intake under its nose (the -3 has one in each wing root) because at low altitudes the Yak-3 was really good.
     
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    and yes, we all know how good the Frence air force was................
     
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    In it's heyday, the French AF was the creme of the crop. the French Air Force would have been a force to be reckoned with if Germany hadn't subdued France early.
     
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    A Cool Pic there, M8 8)

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    yeah, nice pic, and i suppose the french air force was better in WWI
     
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    yeah like the others said, great pic :) i never knew the french airforce were good in the first place.....
     
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    a man after me own heart............
     
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    Yessir, in WWI, the French kicked some serious German ass in the air. They were one of the first countries to recognize the potential of aeroplanes as fighting machines, and exploited that
     
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    yeah, you notice the american government turned down the plane when the wright brothers offered it to them...........................
     
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    Yeah, it's true. We were in the dark (collectively). The French proved us (and your Brit gov.) wrong. Imagine if we had still refused to dip into the flight pot :shock:
     
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    no B-17, yey!!!!!!!!!
     
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    the b-17 was a fine plane lanc 8)
     
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    it wasn't as good as the lanc...................
     
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    no such word as "yey", unless you mean yay...
     
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    actually, it was ;)
     
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