Schweizair From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 139 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1096 times:
Does anybody know how the first dogfights occurred? It is said that since the pilots had no weapons, all they could do was shout "yo momma" jokes and give the finger, etc. What happened next? Did some genius cook up the idea of bringing a few rocks to hurl at his enemy or did they pack handguns in the cockpit? Did they also try to fling grenades at each other? There is no documented evidence of this that I can find. In what year did they get the idea of mounting a machine gun anywhere on the plane? What country did it and what kind of machine gun/plane was used?
Carduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1028 times:
It doesn't answer the question, but, for an enjoyable yarn, see if you can get a copy of 'The Blue Max' with George Peppard, and Ursula Andress (of Bond's 'Dr No' fame)! Terrific airborne dogfight stuff!