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Old 9 February 2010, 12:21 PM   #1
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It occurred to me lately[and not for the first time]that a disproportionate amount of space is given over to scout pilots at the expense of the crews who did the important work and without which the" aces" would have been out of a job! Lists as published tend to be purely numerical without regard to the type of aeroplane flown which makes it hard to know just how difficult their achievement was.I'd be interested to know,for instance,whether any R.E.8 pilot[or gunner?]ever scored the requisite number of kills.Now that would be something,especially as they would be multi-tasking,[recce,art-obs etc.]Of course several Brisfit crews achieved it,but to be fair that particular machine was a special case.Anybody any info on that?And how about the Central Powers?Roland Cii or Hannover Cliiia perhaps?
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Hello, friends.
Can anybody post photos or detailed drawings of the armament mounted in the Lohner Type M Flying Boat, please?

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Hi Jose' Luis,

That could be an interesting question, but you should start a new thread for it.

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  1. Go to the forum index by clicking "The Aerodrome Forum" part of "The Aerodrome Forum > WWI Aviation > Other WWI Aviation > Non-single-seater aces" above, or by clicking on this link.
  2. Click on the appropriate sub-forum, in this case "Aircraft."
  3. Click the "New Topic" button to start your new thread.
  4. Give it an informative title, such as "Lohrner Model M Armament."
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Steve... thanks for posting instructions on how to start a new thread... I have no idea how to do that...but perhaps I can figure it out from these instructions.

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For the RFC/RAF, Pithey and Rhodes are the obvious non-fighter "aces of aces"; Lt Croye Rothes Pithey (pilot) achieved ten victories while flying RE8s with No 12 Squadron, all of them with his observer Lt Hervey Rhodes. Rhodes himself claimed 11 victories (the extra one being with 2nd Lt N Garland as pilot).

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