Martin B-10B bomber

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  1. possm_23

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    I was watching the history channel(I think)....and i saw a curious bomber called the B-10B....does any one know if there is a card model for it? And here is an interseting trivia question....does any one know with out lookin it up....who was the top ace during WWII...and how many planes did he shoot down?... remember ...no looking it up.:grin: :-D :twisted:
  2. Ashrunner

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    Top Ace was Eric Hartmann...352 kills I believe....or has my memory gone the way of my sense of humor? 8v)
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  4. possm_23

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    maybe i shoulld have said American WWII ace:grin:Eric Hartmann is right for Germany.......he was the all time.....thanks
  5. rickstef

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    Richard Bong

    40 confirmed Kills, I watched Legends of Airpower on the Military Channel last week, and they had a whole show on him

    Rick
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    I thought i was the only one that watched that....lol
    ..He died on the same day that the first atomic bomb was dropped on japan
  7. possm_23

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    Hey ash...what did hartmann fly.....??????:???: :)
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    Impersonating Ash: The BF109
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    While I don't know about a card model of the MArtin B-10B, there is one being restored at the wings Over the Rockies Museum in Denver. I haven't been there in a while, so it may be finished by now. One ugly plane! The nose turret looks like it belongs to Robby the robot!
  10. Rick Thomson

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    Hartmann, over 300 kills if I recall correctly.
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    Bf-109 mostly I think, and of course the finest mount to be found when the Luftwaffe was reformed in the 50's, the Canadair Sabre Mk6.
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    Also Bong died test flying the P-80. Ironiclly they took him off combat because they were afraid he would get killed. Asked him what he wanted to do and he said "fly the new jet." Took off on a test flight flamed out and crashed trying to make it back to the airfield. Told the tower he didn't want to bail out and lose the new plane.
    Personally I think McGuire was going to catch and pass him.

    john
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    According to the book The Blonde Knight of Germany.... 352 confirmed kills. Well everyone already answered so this ain't cheating just making things clear! Besides got to use books just to spite Gil!

    Planes flown in combat:
    Me-109G-7, G-10, G-14, G-16 and Me-109R-4

    So all 352 victories were scored from a 109. He also flew ffom Nov. 5, 1942 until May 8, 1945(date of last victory) As they said "No rest for the pilots of the Fatherland."

    And from the tally sheets he really shot down a bunch(70) of Lagg-5s with another 62 victories being the Il-2. Nether of these were considered to be easy marks!

    john
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    Thanks Willja67!

    What he said. 8v)

    Ashrunner