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  • #16
    Originally posted by mojolocobell99 View Post
    Upon entry into WWII no country was better prepared for war than Japan. While she may have lagged behind in some area (which I grant you would later tell) A closer colaberation between German and Japanese science and industry would have overcome this one disadvantage. While personnel shortcomings would eventually overtake Japan, her initial advantage in superior aircraft, which could be improved on by German assistance, was the diference, it was as much by luck as science that the US finally produced comperable aircraft to the Japs.

    Luck?

    Take the Hellcat as an example: The story that it was produced after the capture of an intact Zero is a myth...in reality it was merely an evolution from the Wildcat which incorporated the Wildcat's good qualities like ruggedness and effective armament while adding a more powerful engine, larger airframe, better landing gear design, air-to-ground capability, and with the resulting much better performance.

    And I haven't even mentioned the P-38 or F4U.

    Japanese aircraft were notoriously fragile, which merely compounded the problem of not being able to keep up with aircrew losses (already mentioned in another post), which meant in 1944 you had almost the exact same Zero as 1942 except with a much less well-trained pilot and the enemy had aircraft superior in every factor except range and low-speed low-altitude turn radius.

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    • #17
      the source of the hellcat is as speculative as Bee's coment about Jacskson

      Originally posted by 88L71 View Post
      Luck?

      Take the Hellcat as an example: The story that it was produced after the capture of an intact Zero is a myth...in reality it was merely an evolution from the Wildcat which incorporated the Wildcat's good qualities like ruggedness and effective armament while adding a more powerful engine, larger airframe, better landing gear design, air-to-ground capability, and with the resulting much better performance.

      And I haven't even mentioned the P-38 or F4U.

      Japanese aircraft were notoriously fragile, which merely compounded the problem of not being able to keep up with aircrew losses (already mentioned in another post), which meant in 1944 you had almost the exact same Zero as 1942 except with a much less well-trained pilot and the enemy had aircraft superior in every factor except range and low-speed low-altitude turn radius.
      What ever the source, it took two years before we had aircraft capable of competing with Japan or Germany, and might have been longer if Japan and Germany had a Eureka type think tank to share and develop ideas. Axis design was further ahead of the allies throughout the war, if they had come up with equivalent industrial advantage, well get used to sushi.
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