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Re: Shturmovik Il-2 and Il-10
In a message dated 10/15/02 4:38:18 PM Pacific Daylight Time, AMPSOne@aol.com writes:
So much for the greatest air armada of the time -- and the KPAFAC loved every
minute of it. At one point US Navy was using radar equipped AD Skyraiders and
TBM Avengers to try and catch and shoot them down.
I was just reading about it in Futrell's tome, and there were at least a few, top of the line, interceptors, F-94's, that crashed trying to shoot them down as it was too slow and could fly too close to the ground for the F-94.
An AD from MAG-12, probably VMA-121, is credited with shooting one down. The F7F Tigercats of VMF(N)-513 were probably the most successful at shooting them down.