Are the Luftwaffe claims credible?

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uhu
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Re: Are the Luftwaffe claims credible?

Post by uhu » 25 Aug 2021 22:57

Let's take a look at Allied claims. Let's take a close look at the gun camera films, lots of them are on the web. Look at all the strafing claims allied pilots were credited with. Look close at the films in slow motion and study the kill.....wrecks towed out into the middle of the airfields, and lot of air field dummies to be seen. How many aces were make killing wrecks and wooden dummies:?

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Re: Are the Luftwaffe claims credible?

Post by AriX » 26 Aug 2021 10:13

uhu wrote:
25 Aug 2021 22:57
How many aces were make killing wrecks and whooden dummies:?
I assume - zero. Only aerial victory claims were counted.

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Re: Are the Luftwaffe claims credible?

Post by Linkagain » 26 Aug 2021 16:17

In one Example of Overclaiming for one day battle of Britian it was found that BOTH the Luftwaffe and RAF had each overclaimed the Other sides Losses by 50 % {Comapring claims with actual losses} :lol: :roll: :thumbsup:
(See Wikipedia entry on Overclaiming)

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Re: Are the Luftwaffe claims credible?

Post by AriX » 26 Aug 2021 16:26

Linkagain wrote:
26 Aug 2021 16:17
In one Example of Overclaiming for one day battle of Britian it was found that BOTH the Luftwaffe and RAF had each overclaimed the Other sides Losses by 50 %
Soviets had an overclaime in 300%. :roll:

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