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WWII air defense from a Japanese perspective
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Byker
2019-11-10 19:56:11 UTC
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Even if the Japs had put the Me262 into production,
would there have been fuel for them?
SolomonW
2019-11-11 13:50:09 UTC
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Post by Byker
http://youtu.be/Ss7hhUajrEQ
Even if the Japs had put the Me262 into production,
would there have been fuel for them?
How could they put it into production, it is not just fuel, The Germans
lacked precious metals like nickel, cobalt and molybdenum, so they had to
switch to aluminium-coated steel. The Japanese are in a worse position here
as they lacked nickel so they could not make a high-quality steel.



The other issue is that the me262 although a great plane over effect was
not that great, it shot down about 150 Allied aircraft for the loss of
about 100 Me-262s in air combat.
a425couple
2019-11-11 16:12:11 UTC
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Post by SolomonW
Post by Byker
http://youtu.be/Ss7hhUajrEQ
Even if the Japs had put the Me262 into production,
would there have been fuel for them?
How could they put it into production, it is not just fuel, The Germans
lacked precious metals like nickel, cobalt and molybdenum, so they had to
switch to aluminium-coated steel. The Japanese are in a worse position here
as they lacked nickel so they could not make a high-quality steel.
The other issue is that the me262 although a great plane over effect was
not that great, it shot down about 150 Allied aircraft for the loss of
about 100 Me-262s in air combat.
Yes. 1) there would be great problems with making
the Me-262s, 2) finding fuel for all their flight operations,
and 3) training their pilots.
pyotr filipivich
2019-11-11 17:53:34 UTC
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Post by a425couple
Post by SolomonW
Post by Byker
http://youtu.be/Ss7hhUajrEQ
Even if the Japs had put the Me262 into production,
would there have been fuel for them?
How could they put it into production, it is not just fuel, The Germans
lacked precious metals like nickel, cobalt and molybdenum, so they had to
switch to aluminium-coated steel. The Japanese are in a worse position here
as they lacked nickel so they could not make a high-quality steel.
The other issue is that the me262 although a great plane over effect was
not that great, it shot down about 150 Allied aircraft for the loss of
about 100 Me-262s in air combat.
Yes. 1) there would be great problems with making
the Me-262s, 2) finding fuel for all their flight operations,
and 3) training their pilots.
Japan had that problem with the aircraft they already had.
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pyotr filipivich
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