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Рубрики WWII; ВВС; Версия для печати

Там написано, что летали на устаревших истребителях

>То положу два скана и распознанный текст этих сканов из которых видно реальное положение дел в 42-43 гг. Особо обращу внимание на жалобу из строевых частей на присылаемое пополнение, которое мало того что ничего не умеет, так и не имеет ни одного часа налета на боевом типе самолета (даже устаревшем).

>A more exceptional complaint came in from the Southwest Pacific, where the Fifth Air Force asserted that in one fighter group the pilots had flown only advanced trainers or obsolete pursuit types before shipment overseas—not one had flown the airplane assigned to the combat group.

Оbsolete pursuit types - это устаревшие с точки зрения американцев P-39 (Airacobra) and the P-40 (Warhawk)


The U.S. Army Air Service used the term “P” for pursuit aircraft, adapted from the French Avion de Chasse for pursuit or hunt airplane. After World War II, the term fighter was formally adopted by the USAF with the designator “F.”

At the opening of hostilities, pursuit units of the Air Corps depended chiefly upon two planes, the P-39 (Airacobra) and the P-40 (Warhawk). Both of them were approaching obsolescence despite the fact that they had been in production for not more than eighteen months on 7 December 1941. The two planes constituted more than half of all AAF fighters until July 1943, and prior to September of that year more than half of all those committed overseas. By August 1944 all P-39 groups had been converted and in July 1945 only one P-40 group remained in operation.