Reply to post: Re: Battle of Britian - some of the forgotten bits.

The Battle of Britain couldn't have been won without UK's homegrown tech innovations

Joe Gurman

Re: Battle of Britian - some of the forgotten bits.

Weight alone didn't disqualify a twin-engine plane from being an effective fighter. Consider the P-38 Lightning, which weighed > 30% more than the Bf 110.... yet did a very creditable job of air-to-air combat, ground attack, and even bomber escort (that last until more appropriate/easier to fly at altitude aircraft were available). And P-38s killed Yamamoto.

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