OK for aircraft buffs but otherwise highlights typical British military stupidity at the time and the priority it gave to its service men's safety. The engine could cut out taking off/landing. Undercarriage could collapse. If you got into the air it could gas you to death without oxygen or the tail break off in a high g turn; if you survived all that then good chance that your own would shoot you down! What was wrong with adopting the P47? I lost it when there was an attempt to justify the bombing of civilians in Dresden and a suggestion that the bombings targeted military installations specifically; just BS I say. It also highlights the indiscriminate Allied bombing after D day. Some 40,000 French civilians were killed by indiscriminate bombing & shelling by the Allies following D day. A high price for liberation.