10-22-2010 - 10222010

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10-22-2010 Brits became a little better at developing Pathfinder and their techniques Both sides (German and Brits) tried to spook one another o Developed techniques to avoid deception RAF Attacks Rocket research facitilites at Peenemünde, hit by ### RAF bombers on 17 August 1943 Not much dog-fighting at night Night fighet with airboarne raider o Was the Bf 110G?? Dornier Do 217 J night figher o Wingspace and carrying capacity Heinkel 213?? o Night fighter Fitted specialy angled guns 2 of most common types by 1944 o Heinkel 219 and  ____ 60% of German fighting strnegth facing British Isle by 1943 o Russians were also biggest enemy/fear faced so shows how serious bobers of  Brits were taken P-51 Mustanges  o Operation in 8 th  Air Force to supplement escort force in early January of strategic  bombing in 1944
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Range and Speed of Mustang o 750 miles o Thunderbol   260 o Spitfire IX   250 miles Mustang test in NACA wind tunel o Developed “laminar flow air foil” By Ed Horkey Spitfire and  P-51B Mustang o Along line of P-40 War hawks built before war by Curtis P-51D Mustang o Packard produced Rolls Royce Engine which was put into … February – 8 th  AF in Britain and 15 th  AF in Italy possessed over 2000 B-17s and B-24s at  the first of the year “Big Week” o Feb. 1944 An increased operational tempo and a clear focus on breaking German  fighter forces as well as hitting the targets Largely successful mainly b/c it did break the German fighter 
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