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Offline easymo

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« on: May 02, 2000, 01:31:00 AM »
 Normally when an invisable plane nails us its just a good bounce. But tonight i had a B17 well below me. so i engaged a 190. Bang. bang. I look back and a nik is blowing off my wing. While im floating i look around and no b17. This all happened in seconds. No way the 17 could disappear. or the nik could get on me that fast.

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2000, 01:36:00 AM »
You been taking too many late night trips on that harvey donaldson!  

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2000, 01:36:00 AM »
So... you figure.... what?

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2000, 02:11:00 AM »
I've seen wrong ID's on a fair number of planes at initial ID range.
usually, it's 109's that get id'd wrong for me. But I have had b17's change to 109's, mustangs to 190's, etc.

Not real often but often enuff to make me wonder if my glasses need to be changed...

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Offline Minotaur

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2000, 02:14:00 AM »
Happened to me once...

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2000, 05:40:00 AM »
Moose to the rescue !

Greybeard, i am the Aces High optometrist  

Really, i am an optometrist !

Come to my office soon and i check your eye-sight 8-)
All bishops , make an appointment !

Bishop City,
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Offline Kieren

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2000, 07:24:00 AM »
Had a mis-ID the other night myself. You are not alone.  

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2000, 10:03:00 AM »
So, Moose, what kind of 1 day lenses do you recommend for us blind bats?

I SWEAR I had a DOT at my high 11 o clock ALL night yesterday. Hunted him for an entire sortie.

Of course, my glasses were dirty  


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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2000, 10:07:00 AM »
I had one too....

I HO'd a F4Uc in a P51 and discovered it really was an F4Uc as he ripped my airframe apart.

Boy...I am a dweeb...I am a dweeb...I am a dweeb...I am a dweeb....


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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2000, 03:20:00 PM »
I had a similar incident on Sunday evening. I thought it was because I had a few to many . In my case it was probably my own fault --- <Skernsk drools, wings over and dives on the enemy> -- I'm perfect for padding the enemy's score

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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2000, 12:43:00 PM »
A while back I was covering Ghosth as he landed a C47 to take over an vehicle depot and we were buzzed by what amounted to a black dot traveling at very high speed.  I remarked that I would like to report a UFO   .  I first thought it was a far dot, but it could not have been very far away because of the angle I was looking at it from.  Also, it changed course seeningly to come look at us, then flew away at about twice my speed. (Hum the X-files theme)

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