Posted by RSWAM on January 20, 1999 at 07:59:18:
In Reply to: Re: Breaking the enemy posted by DLM on January 19, 1999 at 10:27:16:
: The 109k4 has 1 30mm cannon 60 rds and 2 15 mm cannon, Lt. RSWAM this explains your lack of ammo leathity by tryin to load 13mm mg rds into a 15 mm cannon. This practice is not recommended as it can cause misfires or even an explosion. :)
: Your right DLM,
CPT. BSWAM must of let the Drunx prep my
plane. They robably got their cigar
canisters mixed up with the 15mm's.
Just see if I drop them at 500 ft. again!
: : Pilot: Lt. RSWAM
: : 0830:
: : Scrambled from Baron on a routine high alt interdiction mission
: : targeted at enemy bombers in a ME-109K4. Its high rate of climb and superb
: : high alt. Performance, 30mm cannon and heavy 13mm machine guns
: : makes this bird a good match for high alt. (30k+) interceptions.
: : 0835:
: : Set a steady climb rate and westerly course. DAR indicated
: : a Cz’s B17 in the immediate sector. Quick calculations indicated 30k alt.
: : On a easterly course. No additional enemy units were observed.
: : 0845:
: : With WEP engaged rapidly climbed through the
: : slightly overcast sky. Gained visual on the enemy plane at about 20k.
: : Adjusted pursuit curve to maximize rate of climb while
: : maintaining visual contact and an IAS that provided a sufficient closure rate.
: : 0855:
: : Obtained a position at 1 o’clock off the B17 and 3k above
: : with a separation of 1500 - 2000 yrds.
: : 0856:
: : Commenced firing pass from enemy’s 3 o’clock high position ending at 7 o’ clock
: : low. Observed minor hits - no smoke. No return fire.
: : 0857:
: : Zoomed for alt. and entered hard left bank closing on the B17’s 6 o’clock
: : position. Closed to 800 yrds. Prior to firing observed single crew member
: : bailing out. Cut throttle and banked but did not observe chute.
: : 0905:
: : Landed at Baron.
: : Conclusion: Enemy does not follow our example of dying with our planes
: : in an honorable death - no matter what. Big sign of weakness.
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