WW-2 Fighter Tactics manuals ?

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  1. Siddley

    Siddley Active Member

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    I have searched the forum and found only one fighter tactics manual, a US one from 1942

    Does anyone have links to other manuals covering tactics and weapon delivery ?

    Cheers ;)
     
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    I'm already subscribed to the Zeno channel, it's great.
    It's not so much the information I want as to read the period manuals, I just enjoy documents like that for their own sake. As a piece of history if that makes sense.
    As far as I can tell there is only one tactics manual on here, but my searching skills may not be up to scratch.

    But thanks for the reply !
     
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    There was a great illustrated Luftwaffe manual ariund here somewhere...I tried looking, but it seems to have gotten buried over time, and the advanced search feature isn't the greatest...
     
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    The 8th AF Fighter Command put out "Long Reach, Deep Fighter Escort Tactics" published by VIII Fighter Command, 29 May, 1944.

    I included verbatim the articles written by Hub Zemke, Everett Stewart and Edward "Jonesy" Szaniawski in my book "Our Might Always - History of the 355th Fighter Group" to present Group and Squadron Leadership tactics for the reader.
     
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    Here's a pdf on the subject. I am not the author.
     

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    Excellent, thanks everyone.

    I love the 'fibels' but thought they were only produced for tankers. Shame my German is so poor.

    Like I say, I'm really interested in the manuals themselves more than the information they contain - although that's good too as well of course.
     
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    i know i have seen some...there was one german manual that had a picture of a woman and as you got closer she got uglier. it was to show range and identification, etc.
     
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    might sound funny but lurk around some of the ww2 gaming forums...like mission4today and storm or war, etc. those guys seem to find that stuff a lot of the time....and may even have it posted
     
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    Yep, found on page nine, link to the Scheissefibel provided above (and below)

     
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    Tried your advice and right away I found 5 or 6 manuals, some US and some RAF, thanks for that
     
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    those are good sites for getting some info. those guys are serious about thier aircraft....often a tad too serious....but they do come up with some real jems from time to time.
     
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