You are ill informed and clueless.. Modern MISSILE tactics are not GUN tactics. Boyd supplants and replaces Boelke. Has since 1959, when Boyd figured out energy management, time management, and the three body problem.
Get a copy of this. and LEARN.
That followed Russian land warfare experience and practice. Pool your scarce specialist talent. Most of the weather over Central Russia west of the Urals is horrible to grim for air combat at the mid-altitude bands. You stand a better chance in the lower altitude bands. High altitude bomber hunts were NOT going to be an Eastern Front problem as neither the Germans nor Russians had the resources or time locked as they were on a massive ground war to really waste on heavy bombers en masse like thr Western Allies did.
AMBUSH means winning the sensor battle today, JFKY. so you obtain the launch advantage, throw energy advantage and position lead aspect. You know that thing that you said was unimportant...TECHNOLOGY?: You have to have first unanswered look. If you have the book, then READ IT AGAIN. You missed those parts.
High and mighty are not exactly the correct words, but close... more throw energy for missile reach (altitude equals more FALL) and lead pursuit angle, so the missile does not have to pursuit follow when it can lead drop into the basket.
MISSILE tactics are NOT gun tactics.
The Butcher Bird would have been most welcome in the US lineup in 1941 if we had that aircraft and its power egg tech rolling out of the Curtiss Wright assembly lines instead of the P-40. Makes me wish we had traded the WHOLE Curtiss design team for Kurt Tank and the BMW engine design team.
Now with the Junkers Ju-213 liquid-cooled engine? Not a fan becauase I think the Allison is far superior, but unless Packarrd got a hold of it, its the third best engine supercharger package going in the world at the time. It can use low-grade aviation gas.
Marcel Albert-arguably the BEST pilot in the Russian Air Force (yes he was a French trained pilot and a French national),argued that the Yak-3 was better than the P-51 in the respective comparative altitude bands. Not a fan of the SHvAK cannon, but the plane, itself, was deadly in the hands of a trained pilot.
Yak-3 pilot (In Russian)
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