World War II Has Some Lessons for the F-35 and F-22
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Sebastien Roblin

Security,

These stealth fighters need to know their history.

Key Point: Old wars can teach new lessons.

In Len Deighton’s book Fighter, he describes the tactics used by the outnumbered English fighter pilots defending against German Luftwaffe bombers in the Battle of Britain:

The professional fighter pilot gained height as quickly as he was permitted, and treasured possession of that benefit. He hoped always to spot the enemy before they spotted him and hurried to the sun...

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