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Old 07-01-2019, 11:01 AM
Ernie P.
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Originally Posted by elmshoot View Post
Airco DH.2
I'm not sure I would consider the DH.2 to be a sitting duck, Sparky; but it is a valid guess and I'll award a bonus clue to aid your search. Thanks; Ernie P.

Question: What warbird do I describe?


1. This plane is NOT remembered for being particularly successful.

2. In fact, it was demonstrably unsuccessful.

3. But it is remembered for the bravery of the men who flew it.

4. Their bravery was memorialized by awards and decorations.

5. And at their funerals.

6. They were widely considered to be no more than fodder for enemy fighters.

7. And their loss rates were horrible.

8. On many missions, their loss rates exceeded 50%.