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This might sound a little piquane, but I am reading the P-61 article and have to say that stylistically is is very bad. The wiki is an encyclopedia, not an aviation history magazine, and the article appears to be confusing the two. There are many "offhand comments", asides and other writing techniques that should be removed outright. Nor does it really seem appropriate to include an entire mini-article on night fighting in the article, when there is a full article on the topic only a mouse click away. Sentances like "They were not built to be forgiving machines" are definitely not in keeping with the style of the wiki. The article needs severe clipping.
Maury 12:43, 6 August 2005 (UTC)
- I also stuck more or less following on the P-61's talk page, but I figured you'd see it sooner here:
As it stands right now, the article reads pretty awkwardly. I really hope you're planning to break up that giant paragraph at the bottom there.have you considered shifting some of the content to bulk up a separate article like night fighter? Some of the information about background, while intriguing, doesn't seem to quite 'fit'. The section on the dangers of flying seem very far removed from the actual aircraft and better suited to yet another article on, say, Air combat in World War II or something like that.
Don't get me wrong - the stuff is good, it's just not what I'm used to seeing in a detailed aircraft article and so it feels a bit out of place. Take a look at a featured article like B-36 Peacemaker to see how some of our top-notch articles read. Anyhow, I'll check back when you're done, though, and maybe it'll fit more solidly then. -eric ✈ 09:20, 12 August 2005 (UTC)