Author Topic: Hans-Ulrich Rudel - The Flying Tank Buster Who Flew More Than 2,000 Missions And Killed Over 500 Tanks  (Read 131 times)

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This guy was hell in the air, I think I saw one story that he was called something like Germany's best fighter and, oh, he did most of his damage over in the Soviet Union.

Yes, and as the first paragraph says, he was shot down many times, often behind enemy lines where I believe he escaped. I'd really have to read into his bio.

Yeah, he flew a plane with an anti-tank gun under each wing...the precursor to the A-10 Warthog.  While the 37mm guns weren't very good in a tank-to-tank battle except in the very early war, they were highly effective from the air--hitting the thin top armor on tanks.
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