Posted by Robin on October 24, 2000 at 10:28:46:
In Reply to: Re: Dumb Question of the Week... posted by Anders Nordström on October 24, 2000 at 02:35:22:
Thanks for the insight, Anders--I really appreciate it (especially the full color deal).
I don't want to delve too deeply into the Tiger pilot fights, because I don't have a lot of information on it (except the basics). My story is more a character piece that includes just one Tiger scene in the air, and the wingman was a key piece of the puzzle. I knew Wingman wasn't a rank just a job but I wanted to confirm my suspicions that the wingman flanked the lead pilot before I started writing.
Honestly, I don't intend on writing dogfights any time soon...
I'll probably search the net for Tiger info (there's a few sites out there). But trust me, I'm not going to write something that goes over my head knowledge-wise!
: A common formation during WW II was the so called
: "finger four" formation developed by the Germans
: in the Spanish Civil War. It looks somthing like
: -I- -I-
: As I understand it each pair contains a leader
: and a wingman. Wingman is not a rank.
: I suppose the number of planes on a patrol would
: vary depending on the strenght of the opposing
: forces. Is it the Flying Tigers you are writing
: about? Try to find some authentic litterature so
: you get the right feeling.
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