1. 10

    Superior technical achievements - used correctly both strategically and tactically - can beat any quantity numerically many times stronger yet technically inferior.

    14
  2. 9

    For the first time I was flying by jet propulsion. No engine vibrations. No torque and no lashing sound of the propeller. Accompanied by a whistling sound, my jet shot through the air. Later when asked what it felt like, I said, "It felt as though angels were pushing".

    17
  3. 8

    Never abandon the possibility of attack. Attack even from a position of inferiority, to disrupt the enemy's plans. This often results in improving one's own position.

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  4. 7

    I had to inspect all fighter units in Russia, Africa, Sicily, France, and Norway. I had to be everywhere.

    18
  5. 6

    It's unbelievable what one squadron of twelve aircraft did to tip the balance.

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  6. 5

    Only in the spirit of attack, born in a brave heart, will bring success to any fighter aircraft, no matter how highly developed it may be.

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  7. 4

    The colossus of World War II seemed to be like a pyramid turned upside down, and for the moment the whole burden of the war rested on the few hundred German fighter pilots on the Channel coast.

    48
  8. 3

    An excellent weapon and luck had been on my side. To be successful, the best fighter pilot needs both.

    49
  9. 2

    Flying is more than a sport and more than a job; flying is pure passion and desire, which fill a lifetime.

    65
  10. 1

    Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter pilot in a closed cockpit was an impossible thing, because you should smell the enemy. You could smell them because of the oil they were burning.

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  11. Last Update: 7 July 2022

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