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Old 9th Feb 2019, 07:36
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If the Air Forces and Navies of the world had a better way to drop in the old dip stick and figure out whose aptitude matched the needed traits best, they'd be using it.
To take it a step further, there is a big difference between being a good pilot flying a fighter in oeacetime and a good fighter pilot in war. The difference between those, who when the bullets started to fly, became one of the few hawks amongst the many pigeons.

And I believe post-analysis showed many of the former to, in many cases, having been rated as average or below prior to combat having commenced.


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