Talk:No. 24 Squadron (Finland)

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Have you ever heard of cross-checking statistics and records? Soviet records have been declassified since 1991., and they are the best proof that the Fins are probably the worst overclaimers in history. I personally guarantee that the translated text in the first post is absolutely present in archive materials. Finnish claims are outrageous, they even claimed shooting down P-38 Lighting on more than one occasion, but it was NEVER in the USSR service. Moreover, the underpowered (950 HP) Finnish Buffalo and additionaly encumbered with more armament and ammunition, armor and equipment, was somehow capable of coping with Hurricanes II, Spitfires V and IX, Yak-1/3/7/9, LaGG-3, MiG-3 (a purpose-built high alitude interceptor vs. an underpowered radial-engined naval(low level) fighter), therefore implying to be a match for FW-190A and Bf-109 because the didn't really have an edge over those designs. I have provided a very interesting link to address this matter, read all of it. If anyone would like to reply, let me first point you to official DECLASSIFIED Soviet records and German ones. If it were faring that well in combat, the Germans wouldn't reinforce the sector that much, nor would they provide Finland with Bf 109Gs (which by the way had a far worse combat record against MODERN SOVIET fighters the Finns were obviously turkey shooting), nor would every other nation except Finland abandon them soon after its combat debut. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:28, 1 June 2012 (UTC)