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Originally posted by shiloh shiloh wrote:

Though both a little late to make any real difference, my choice are the Me 262 and f9f Bearcat.

If you talking about the Stuka & Catalina,well both were around in the mid 30's.
The Stuka was used during the Spanish civil war,before WW2.
A little known fact is that the Catalina was the first plane to be hijacked in around the china sea near Hong Kong.
Lot's of gold was transported around as the Chinese love gold.
All passengers and the pilots died except for one of the hijackers,but he meet his fate in a back ally in Honk Kong.   
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Interesting bit of trivia, thanks. Story here:

Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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It was the first in flight airliner hijacking!
There were a few earlier ones but not really what we consider hijacking in the modern sense.

Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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well - as my moniker implys i had attachment to the boeing B-29 , and this week on the 6th and 9th we had reason to reflect on its part in ending the war in the pacific 




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