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Nice one! I think I'll be buying this for my Xbox 2 when it comes out. Duelling Zeroes in the Brewster Buffalo looks "fun" :eek2:

Fitting(?) on the 70th anniversary of the first bombing raid on Darwin.

And of course the recent anniversary of the fall of Singapore where the Buffalos were the main defence of Malaya and the island itself.

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Fitting(?) on the 70th anniversary of the first bombing raid on Darwin.

And of course the recent anniversary of the fall of Singapore where the Buffalos were the main defence of Malaya and the island itself.

Not to hijack the thread but I read a good book on that campaign called 'Singapore Burning: Heroism and Surrender in World War II' by Colin Smith (http://www.amazon.com/Singapore-Burning-Colin-Smith/dp/0141010363/ref=cm_cr-mr-title). Unfortunately it's a bit light on the air campaign but the Buffalos and Hurricanes flown by Commonwealth pilots over Malaya and Singapore certainly met their match in the Zero. What's interesting is that the Buffalo was the fighter of choice for Finnish aces against the Soviets until the introduction of the Bf 109G in 1943 and the Buffalo saw front line service with them until 1944!

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