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Hunting Pack

By patspeirs  
WW1 Series

SE5a

Hunting Pack

With the dark days of 1917 behind them the RFC had gained some measure of air superiority by 1918 and took the fight to the German air arm in a much more aggressive manner. The memory of poor tactics and poor equipment that led to the loss of 245 RFC pilots in ‘Bloody April’ in exchange for some 66 German aircrew had caused a radical rethink of tactical employment by 1918. The fighter sections learned to fly a loose four formation, all pilots able to search and operate independently, and soon the hunted became the hunter. The tables were well and truly turned.

Unfortunately the RAF forgot all the hard earned lessons of 1917 and had to throught the same learning process all over again in 1940.

Tags: Aircraft Digital art Warbird Ww1 Se5

Voters: Cormy, JohnChambersPhotography, RonnieAG and 16 more


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Comments


Cormy 8 3 England
22 Feb 2012 4:00PM
Wonderful stuff,Pat.
Cheers
Alan

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Tally Ho and all that.......Great air combat duel works for me, good job done

John
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
22 Feb 2012 4:25PM
Doesn't look a too comfortable position for our man, Pat, with three bearing in on him! Another of your very fine composite images, and once again made that more interesting with your accompanying narrative.
Fine work as ever.
Ronnie.
Superb work as always, Pat.
Steve.
Jestertheclown 7 7.3k 249 England
22 Feb 2012 4:32PM
Excellent work Pat.

Bren.
richshep 14 10 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 7:27PM
Great image - really well done.
Oliverpants 7 2 2 England
23 Feb 2012 2:27PM
Fantastic - one of your very best. Ann
UBOAT 9 41 Scotland
25 Feb 2012 12:30PM
Another great comp grampa. The images are also getting sharper and sharper every year.

connor
27 Feb 2012 11:20AM
You mean the old ones were blurry!! No curry tonight for you.

Grumpy

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