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  RAF Fighter Command - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fighter Command was one of three functional commands that dominated the public perception of the RAF for much of the mid-20th century.
The supreme test of Fighter Command came during the summer of 1940 when the German Luftwaffe attacked the UK in the Battle of Britain.
Fighter sweep missions were dangerous, and most of the factors that had allowed Fighter Command to win the Battle of Britain were now reversed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fighter_Command   (1126 words)

 Fighter Command
Fighter Command was established in July 1936 under the command of Sir Hugh Dowding.
This led to the RAF reorganising itself and Fighter Command, as a specific entity within the RAF, was established with its headquarters at Bentley Priory, at Stanmore, Middlesex.
Fighter Command was organised into a number of groups, each of which was responsible for a specific geographical area of Britain.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /fighter_command.htm   (412 words)

 RAF Fighter Command -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
As 1941 began, Fighter Command began the onerous task of winning air superiority over (A republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe) France from the Germans.
Fighter Command was split up into the (Click link for more info and facts about Air Defence of Great Britain) Air Defence of Great Britain and the (Click link for more info and facts about Second Tactical Air Force) Second Tactical Air Force.
Consequently, in 1968, Fighter Command and Bomber Command were joined together to form (Click link for more info and facts about Strike Command) Strike Command, each becoming groups within the new command.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ra/raf_fighter_command2.htm   (1151 words)

 20th Fighter Group in WWII
The steadily improving fire-power of German fighters was making the daylight air assault extremely costly and the situation reached a crisis on 14 October 1943 when 60 of 293 Fortresses dispatched against the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt were destroyed by the Luftwaffe.
Not a single American fighter is known to have been lost to enemy fighters, and the German assault netted the enemy only 9 B-17s, 2% of the attacking force.
fighters of the 8th Air Force not only struck vicious blows at the enemy both in the air and on the ground, but it can be safely said that without continuous long range fighter escort, the whole daylight air offensive might well have.
www.web-birds.com /8th/20/20th.htm   (4781 words)

Command and sector officers must always assume that the missing fire fighter is lost in the building until the fire fighter can be accounted for.
Command cannot develop an effective rescue plan until accurate information is available on the number of missing fire fighters, their identify, their last reported work area, and which companies are affected.
Command and crews should take aggressive measures to protect trapped or missing fire fighters from the effects of the fire.
www.ci.phoenix.az.us /FIRE/20104a.html   (1653 words)

 Second World War Books: Review
(More precisely, Fighter Command, Second Tactical Air Force, 100 Group, and Air Defence of Great Britain.) He's done a fantastic job of assimilating mountains of data from untidy primary sources and presenting on neat, concise, useful pages the first complete account of British fighter operations in the opening months of the war.
Fighters operating from England flew offensive patrols over the North Sea and the Dutch and Belgian coasts.
On 10th July 1940 Thompson led his nine fighters in line abreast formation in a head-on attack on the KG2 Dorniers, all pilots blazing away and knocking down two of the bombers in the first pass.
www.sonic.net /~bstone/archives/970814.shtml   (516 words)

 New Scientist Breaking News - Fighter pilots could command drone 'swarms'
Jet fighter pilots could command a whole swarm of planes from the air, using a system developed by a British aerospace company.
If the link between the UAVs and the fighter should fail, they must also be able to continue their mission independently or return to base.
He says the technology could be implemented in real fighter planes within the next 10 years, but the main obstacle would be to rigorously demonstrate its safety to regulators.
www.newscientist.com /news/news.jsp?id=ns99996200   (454 words)

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On 20 January the First Fighter Command ordered the organization to be known as the "302d Fighter Control Squadron." At that time, the strength of the squadron was 11 officers and 142 enlisted men.
Brigadier General Ernest Moore, Commanding General of the VII Fighter Command, pancaked a P-51 on South Field of Iwo Jima and was followed by twenty-five pilots of the 47th Fighter Squadron, 15th Fighter Group.
This is a means of homing fighter aircraft on their return from the Japanese Empire and is accomplished by the homer station transmitting two-minute signals, at intervals, during the time when the fighter planes return.
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 Fighter Command - Home Page
On rides 30 minutes or longer, the guest pilot will have an opportunity to fly the aircraft under the supervision and guidance of the Fighter Command pilot.
We are very conservative in our aerobatics to ensure our guest pilots' comfort and will check after each maneuver that he or she is comfortable.
Fighter Command also offers, as an option, an onboard video tape of your flight.
www.giftflight.com /home.htm   (210 words)

 fighter command   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Fighter Command Alarm Chronograph in silver stainless steel with a fl dial.
Fighter Command Alarm Chronograph in silver stainless steel with a white dial.
Fighter Command Alarm Chronograph in fl stainless steel with a fl dial.
www.chase-durer.com /newsite/watches/pilot_watches_quartz/fighter_command/fighter_command.html   (77 words)

 USAAF Chronology:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
VIII Fighter Command: The 368th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy), based at Thurleigh, England with B-17s, sends a detachment to operate from Gibraltar to fly photo-mapping missions.
VIII Fighter Command: The 367th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy), based at Thurleigh, England with B-17s, sends a detachment to operate from Lagens, Azores to photo-map Africa.
VIII Fighter Command: The 369th and 423d Bombardment Squadrons (Heavy), 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy), based at Thurleigh, England with B-17s, send detachments to operate from Istres, France to photo-map Europe and Africa.
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 AVSIM Commercial Review: Nations World War II Fighter Command
This often occurred in combat when I was hot on the tail of an enemy fighter and I moved the joystick a tad bit too much.
You'll have an enemy fighter in front of you, centered and you're just set to fire when all of a sudden, the tail decides that it needs to stretch and kicks the aircraft in any direction it chooses.
Perhaps those that are first time fighter pilots or those looking for a quick, easy kill to boost their ego.
www.avsim.com /pages/0500/nations/nations.shtml   (3034 words)

 Nations: Fighter Command (www.combatsim.com)
In all fairness, part of all this visual strain is the basic flight sim flaw- one, limited size CRT that gives a tiny, myopic window on the air war.
Fighter Command has no business portraying the Mickey Mouse audio it does in Y2K.
But when I noticed that every aircraft invoked the sound in level flight at higher but not maximum speeds, including the 262 and 163, I was dismayed.
www.combatsim.com /memb123/htm/dec99/nations-rev2.htm   (809 words)

 Fighter Command Gold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Fighter Command Gold Chronograph with a solid 18 kt gold case and bracelet - fl face
Fighter Command Gold Chronograph with a solid 18 kt gold case and crocodile strap - fl face
Fighter Command Gold Chronograph with a solid 18 kt gold case and bracelet - white face
www.chase-durer.com /internat/watches/limited_editions/Fighter_Command_Gold/fighter_command_gold.html   (94 words)

 Support Services of Fighter Command
Every pilot that flew his fighter aircraft into battle, and every aircraft that flew in the skies against this formidable enemy was supported by thousands of civilian and military personnel in the support teams.
It was simply the failure to identify fighters of the RAF and hostile enemy aircraft and the result was that three Hurricanes of the RAF were shot down by friendly Spitfires.
Basically the workings of IFF, was that aircraft of Fighter Command were fitted with a radiating device that would radiate a much stronger signal back than the signal that it received.
www.battleofbritain.net /0003.html   (1906 words)

 BBC ON THIS DAY | 15 | 1940: Victory for RAF in Battle of Britain
RAF Fighter Command is claiming victory over the Luftwaffe after a day of heavy bombing raids ended in big losses for the enemy.
According to the RAF, 176 enemy aircraft were destroyed by fighter planes.
Fighter patrols were again ready to meet the enemy and only 70 or so enemy planes reached central London where there were a series of dogfights.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/low/dates/stories/september/15/newsid_3521000/3521611.stm   (635 words)

 Royal Air Force Fighter Command   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Fighter Squadrons generally consisted of twelve aircraft, with a reserve of pilots and aircraft maintained to allow for servicing and personnel absence through sickness, leave or training.
Operationally, the Squadron would be led by the Squadron Leader, taking the role of one of the Flight Commanders, or by the most senior - or in some cases, most experienced - Flight Commander.
The identification of each aircraft by this designation made the responsibilities of each pilot clear and was an effective method for radio communication and Squadron administration.
brew.clients.ch /RAFftrcmd41.htm   (536 words)

 RAF Fighter Command and aircrew of the Fleet Air Arm 1939-1945   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The unsung heroes of Fighter Command were the Fleet Air Arm crews who served under RAF Fighter Command and loaned directly to RAF fighter squadrons.
RAF Fighter Command's Battle of Britain Squadrons including FAA sqdns and RAF sqdns with FAA aircrew.
Baker-Falkner was confirmed as a Batttle of Britain pilot by the Battle of Britain Fighter assopciation and the MOD after this publication went to press.
www.fleetairarmarchive.net /Squadrons/RAF_FighterCommand_FAA_aircrew.htm   (491 words)

 Second World War Books Review
The author has set himself the stern and admirable task of recording the whole of Fighter Command's war in a lengthy series of day-by-day entries carefully quantifying all the important action in terms of losses and claims, as well as accompanying this numeric data with clarifying notations and thoughtful sidebars.
As has been seen, the strength of the Royal Air Force fighter squadrons, in terms of front-line quantity, had increased hugely since the beginning of 1941 and the Luftwaffe fighter forces in the west were now heavily outnumbered.
Fighter Command could, tactically speaking, reckon on a loss ratio of at least 2:1 when fighting over enemy territory, but the ratio had increased to around 4:1 in aircraft, and in pilots it was around 7:1, since a German pilot killed in action was a rarity.
www.sonic.net /~bstone/archives/011216.shtml   (1230 words)

 Bulletin - Fighter command   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The federal government is pressing the United States for one of the three global support bases for the $US200bn ($361bn) joint strike fighter – likely to be the frontline fighter-bomber for many air forces for the next three decades – to be located in Australia.
Air-war strategists might argue the merits of the JSF against competitors such as the Eurofighter Typhoon and French Rafale but there is no doubt it is rewriting the global rules of military aircraft sales.
Rather, it offers select companies an opportunity to bid for contracts in the global supply of the stealth fighter, which in its different versions for conventional and vertical take-off could run to about 6000 aircraft in the next few decades.
bulletin.ninemsn.com.au /bulletin/EdDesk.nsf/printing/D783C7976F53E5D2CA256C5A000DE2C7   (740 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The 1 FW dropped advisory duties for the 112th Fighter Group and the 192d Fighter Group and gained the 113th Fighter Wing and the 116th Fighter Group.
The aircraft was scheduled to be put on display in 1994.  8 Jun 1992 The 1st Fighter Wing's Inspection Division tested the ability of Langley AFB agencies to respond to both terrorist and hijack events.
The overall rating was excellent.  9 Jun 1992 The 94th Fighter Squadron deployed 26 personnel as part of a site-survey team to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in preparation of the squadrons deployment.
www.langley.af.mil /wm_source/1_fw_source/staff_agency/HO/1992.doc   (2906 words)

 FIGHTER COMMAND 1939-45: Current Amazon U.S.A. One-Edition Data   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
FIGHTER COMMAND 1939-45: Current Amazon U.S.A. One-Edition Data
Drawing on the huge and comprehensive archive held by the Imperial War Museum in London, the author portrays the history of the British Fighter Command, year by year, from the outbreak of the war in September 1939 through to the Allied victory in May 1945.
Fighter Command's war-winning aircraft are also featured in a series of detailed photographs.
www.worldwar1.co.uk /books-plain/0711028427.html   (142 words)

 Long Reach VIII Fighter Command at War (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 31)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Long Reach VIII Fighter Command at War (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 31) Review: If you are expecting the usual Osprey formula of pretty pictures and shallow historical sketches, this one is not for you.
It is basically a manual for fighter leaders, written by some of the all-time greats.
Most of the 40 color profiles have already appeared in the other volumes of this series; so for someone who is collecting the entire series, and is primarily interested in the color profiles, there is very little in the way of new material..
www.textkit.com /0_1855329077.html   (460 words)

 Nations: WWII Fighter Command for PC Review - PC Nations: WWII Fighter Command Review
Nations: WWII Fighter Command comes with a manual that has some interesting but irrelevant background information on World War II, a decent discussion of aerial maneuvers, some background on the aircraft, and an adequate description of the game controls.
The controls are configurable, though oddly enough, you need to hit the "J" key to enable the joystick at the beginning of every mission.
It's unclear why a game that touts "historical accuracy" and "incredibly realistic and detailed fighters" would include something of this sort, and it's hard to imagine someone in search of an accurate model of a Hawker Typhoon being interested in flying through a "health" power-up.
www.gamespot.com /pc/sim/nationswwiifightercommand/review.html   (1214 words)

 Factsheets : Air Combat Command : Air Combat Command   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The ACC commander is the component commander of U.S. Air Forces - Joint Forces Command and U.S. Strategic Command.
The 23rd Fighter Group at Pope AFB (A-10/OA-10) is part of the 4th Fighter Wing.
The mission of the Tenth Air Force is to exercise command supervision of its assigned Reserve units to ensure they maintain the highest combat capability to augment active forces in support of national objectives.
www.af.mil /factsheets/factsheet.asp?fsID=137   (1323 words)

 The Growth of Fighter Command 1936-1940 (Royal Air Force Official Histories): 紀伊國屋書店BookWeb
This is the first of two volumes of the classified Air Historical Branch study of Figher Command and the Air Defence of the United Kingdom.
It covers pre-war expansion of the Command, the creation of the first integrated air defence system, and an account of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain.
Letters between C-in-C fighter Command 130 (12) and Air Ministry on the subject of fighter reinforcements for France and the air defence of the UK May 1940 MAPS 1.
bookweb.kinokuniya.co.jp /htmy/0714651184.html   (244 words)

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