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- I agree that it might be interesting to have a statistic on this, as I gather it was always the most dangerous location to be on the bomber. Are there any sources that might corroborate this? Rob (talk) 23:05, 7 December 2010 (UTC)
- It was a manoeuvre that RAF heavy bombers used to evade attacking German night fighters. It consisted of a diving turn to either side, followed by a gut-wrenching climbing turn in the opposite direction.This was then repeated in various combinations of dive/climb and turn left/turn right, in such a manner that the aircraft's longitudinal path through the air resembled that of a corkscrew. The manoeuvre had a specific purpose, which was to remove the bomber from within the restricted 60-degree cone of coverage of the night fighter's Lichtentein radar, and it was devised and tested against a Junkers Ju 88 with this equipment that had landed at RAF Woodbridge sometime earlier. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 22:21, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
The section stating the advancement of air to air missiles and subsequent counter-measures seem to negate the effect of obselesance of such weapons since if missiles could be deflected by counter-measures then the likelihood of a gun battle is to increase, not decrease. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 07:23, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
Last flier/plane in a formation.
There is no mention of the Tail End Charlie slot in a formation. It is usually used to refer to the trailing pilot/craft in a fighter formation. An example would be the trailing plane in the Blue Angels formation.