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Georges Guynemer

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in History

Georges Guynemer was the captain lieutenant and commander of the “Storks” squadron. He was born to a wealthy and aristocratic family and was characterized by his fragile constitution. He was the first Allied pilot to shoot down a “Gotha” bomber. Missing in action after facing...

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Gotha Bomber

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in History

The Gotha bombers were so famous in World War I. “Gotha” was the generic name given to all the great German bombers. In 1917, the series of daytime raids over the South Britain gave notoriety to this plane. Due to its effectiveness in bomber missions, they replaced the limited Zeppelin. Defensive armament consisted of two machine guns with a field of fire coordinated with other bombers. During the first incursions was enough to fend off the British fighters. When earth-to-air defenses improved, the Gotha night bombing began. In Dogfight Mini, you can find these bombers at levels 4, 5 and 7. Although weak, they can do damage with bombs and with gunfire. Try not to attack them from the front because they can be very...

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Dicta Boelcke (I)

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 in History

The rules for combat an enemy in aerial combat or “dogfight” were not created by teachers in military academies. These first rules emerged from the combat experience of the first pilots who risk their lives to learn how to fly and fight in the best way. Among them, the German pilot Oswald Boelcke stood out as a leader and organizer and he described his experiences in 8 fundamental aerial maneuvers. At the time of writing it, Boelcke was the best German ace and had accumulated 40 victories in battle. Its rules were valid almost to the present day. Now we present the rules and we will try to explain them in detail in future entries. Try to secure the upper hand before attacking. If possible, keep the sun behind you Always continue with an attack you have begun Open fire only at close range, and then only when the opponent is squarely in your sights You should always try to keep your eye on your opponent, and never let yourself be deceived by ruses In any type of attack, it is essential to assail your opponent from behind If your opponent dives on you, do not try to get around his attack, but fly to meet it When over...

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The Spad fighters

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in History

Société Pour L’ Aviation et ses Dérivés was one of the most important companies making fighters during World War I. A designer and pilot named Louis Bleriot took over the SPAD company before it was declared bankrupt to continue manufacturing a highly successful family of fighters . After experimenting with radical models without success, the company manufactured the SPAD S. VII. Flying for the first time in 1916, this aircraft became a favorite of the allies, including the U.S. forces . Spad S.VII success led to the construction of Spad S.XIII, with much more powerful, larger wing and improved ailerons. The first prototype flew in 1917, at a time when the Allies suffered much against the last German aircraft. Entered service faster, it also had great success and began to be manufactured by the thousands. The SPAD fighters were strong, robust, with great firepower and with menacing aspect. They were known to be used by aces as Georges Guynemer and Francesco Baracca and “Lafayette” American scuadron, being painted with showy heads of american indians. In Mini Dogfight the Spad can be found mainly at level 6, in the battle against George Guynemer SPAD “Old...

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