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Old 29th Dec 2018, 21:50
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Originally Posted by SASless View Post
Had the RAF and USAF launched a thousand airplanes and say three hundred targets scattered all over would the Luftwaffe have coped with such a wide area to defend?
More easily I submit.

Concentration of a 1,000 bombers in a limited area and time saturated the defences and achieves local air superiority. A similar plan was envisag envisaged in the Cold War with penetrating bombers routed through just a few gaps this saturating the missile batteries.

Had the 1,000 bombers been spread over much of Germany many more fighters would be able to engage.
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