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Unread post22 Dec 2017, 15:03

steve2267 wrote:So much for the "gentlemanly" view of air-to-air combat. I suppose that died with WWI, though there were some examples of chivalry in WW2.

Well, even though examples like JG27 liked to report a romantic philosophy of separation between killing aircraft vs killing pilots, it didn't change the fact that many successful pilots like Hans-Joachim Marseilles had a knack for shooting out enemy pilots. US gunnery training specifically encouraged targeting the vital parts of the enemy airplane, from the engine to the cockpit.

IMO chivalry is a symptom of romanticism and it is not a good thing, as it is a sort of fetishistic self-deception that can get in the way of lucid assessments of the actual situation. One cannot be a team player if they choose to prioritize the preservation of their own ego.
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Unread post23 Dec 2017, 04:09

Typically, aimable or directional warheads in the anti-air context refer to focusing the fragments
in a particular direction rather than EFP or shaped charge style focusing of a liner.


From "THE EVOLUTION OF AIR TARGET WARHEADS" by Waggener
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