Army & Navy - Difference of Doctrine

In Tunisia, an ungainly aircraft whose name once spelled terror passed into the twilight. Germany's famed Stuka (Junkers 87) had paid the penalty of age. The Stuka was no longer a dreaded hawk but cold turkey for British and American fliers, who had command of the air and knew what to do with it.

Convinced that the Stuka had been a nuisance rather than a menace through most of the great desert campaign, the R.A.F. reiterated one of its favorite tactical doctrines: not only the Stuka but the dive-bomber itself was obsolete.


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