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"The Last Piston-Engine Dogfights" Topic


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2017 11:44 a.m. PST

"The last dogfights between piston-engine, propeller-driven airplanes weren't fought in the skies over Germany in the 1940s or even Korea in the 1950s. They occurred in Central America in 1969, and all of the combatants were flying U.S.-built Corsairs and Mustangs.

The dogfights were among the final acts in a brief but bloody four-day conflict between Honduras and El Salvador, commonly (but misleadingly) known as the Football War. Although a pair of soccer games between the two nations sparked the initial riots, the war was the culmination of longstanding tension over immigration and land reform.

Honduras boasted the more impressive and better established air force. Nearly a dozen were military-surplus Vought F4U-4, F4U-5, and F4U-5N Corsairs bought privately and imported through American aid programs. Several had flown in the Korean War…"
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Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Feb 2017 1:57 p.m. PST

Yup… fun little scenario generator. There used to be a web page that had paint and camo schemes for all the aircraft involved and I used it to paint my 1/200 AIM aircraft, but I have not been able to find it for a year or so.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2017 9:30 a.m. PST

Of possible interest?

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Windward18 Feb 2017 7:42 p.m. PST

I did a series of scenarios based on the 3 actual air battles and 2 possible battles.

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2017 2:17 p.m. PST

Cool!

Thanks for share!.


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