Posted by Lady Iapetus on October 23, 2000 at 09:44:54:
In Reply to: Dumb Question of the Week... posted by Robin on October 23, 2000 at 03:08:04:
I always thought that the wingman was the pilot of the plane to the right or left side of another fighter plane, sort of protecting it or something. But I'm not really that versed in that kind of stuff so I could probably be completely off-track here.
: Ok, I admit it, I'm brain dead when it comes to WWII fighter planes and pilots. For my piece of mind--
: What does a wingman do? (And please don't say "He flies in the air like this..." or "about 300 mph...) LOL.
: I'm trying my hand at another another TotGM story. Sooo--when we're talking "wingman," are we talking about a lead plane followed by a small squadron of planes (one of which is the "wingman's" plane), or is it more like everyone's in one plane, and the wingman's kinda like a gunnery dude on a chopper?
: Just paint me clueless...I'm sure once I get the answer, I'll have more questions for ya...
: Thanks, y'all!
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