World War II Has Wise Lessons for the F-35 and F-22
The National Interest -

Sebastien Roblin

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There's a lot to learn in history.

Key Point: The U.S. Air Force needs to relearn hit and run tactics.

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...

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