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Old 28th Feb 2019, 09:19
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A decade after the War no aircraft in Bomber Command had guns apart from the odd Washington or Lincoln soldiering on.
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 12:17
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In the air war over North Vietnam some F4s were fitted a device- Combat Tree - which interrogated a MiG's IFF system allowing their identification at BVR. The RAF used a similar system, known as Perfecto, in WW2 against Luftwaffe Nightfighters.

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Old 6th Mar 2019, 15:42
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A worthwhile read is Carried on the Wind by Sean Feast, written in the 3rd person, which gives a great insight into that period in 101 Squadron’s history
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