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Taran and reflexions
>Calm down. Sometimes we use expressions.
>Tranquillo, mi amigo..!;-)
Está bien, ya me calmé (allright, I already calmed down)
>One of the reasons the Russian have such tough pilot
>"containers" because they train their pilots in the art
>of Taran. [...] The Russians did it so often it
>un-nerved the Germans in WW2. I think there was one
>Russian pilot that crashed into 5 German planes and survived
>all 5 times. Simply amazing. Need to find that story.
I remembered now at least one Soviet ace with two kills by Taran: Sergei
Lugansky. He was credited with 37 kills against Luftwaffe, and his Taran
victims were bombers; one He 112 and one He 111. For more info visit the web
>Regarding the attitudes. Which you do have a good point.
>The USA had the same cocky attitude about the Japanese aircraft in WW2.
>MacArthur had the same belief about the Chinese and NK.
>The Argentines had the same attitude about the British.
True too. The Junta which recovered the Malvinas islands (Falklands in
British cartography) in 1982 wrongly thought that the Britons would not try
to reconquer the islands. But it is also true that the Britons understimated
the capacity of our air force and naval aviation, and they loose 2
destroyers, 2 frigates, 2 landing ships and 1 container ship, plus a dozen
of damaged warships.
>Carry a Big Stick is OK. Just use it to wake someone up
>not brutalize them.
I fully agree. Your other reflexions (about The Forgotten War of Korea and
Vietnam) were nice. It is unusual -in my experience- to find out an American
person doing such self-criticism.
>Mis bis abuelos fueron Espanole, Gallego
¿Tus bisabuelos fueron gallegos? Quite a surprise! I also have Spanish
ancestors, despite most of my inheritance is Italian, like my surname
Saludos a tu familia (Greetings to your family) :-)
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