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Thread #59418 Message #1782885
Posted By: Rapparee
13-Jul-06 - 04:35 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Wasn't the Spatula a WW1 biplane fighter used by the Allies? I think I've heard references made to a "Spat". I think it was sort of like the French Nieuport or the German Albatross, only mounting twin 75mm cannon instead of Lewis guns. Again, if memory serves me correctly not many were built. I also seem to remember that the fighter ace Dempsey "Crash" Smutts flew one.