mirekw wrote: There are many reports written by young pilot about their "confirmed" succeses/victory. If one man takes them seriously the war would last much more shorter.
mirekw wrote: I know many reports, where pilots put a ot of energy writing about own succeses and in fact they did not do any damage.
The facts, the true many times look quite different.
Yes, using and comparing the data from both sides usually gives the best results.
mirekw wrote: If the attack was done by 3 pilots without Pokryshev, he coulnd not be counted as a victims of Uuttu fire.
And if the attack was done with 5-6 planes, with Pokryshev, he could be counted as a victim of Uuttu fire.
mirekw wrote: Many pilots had seen a lot of hits on enemy planes and after these machines landed on own airfield without any damage.
At those cases I doubt the hits have in reality been seen.
And there are cases where the reports were not written honestly from the begining.