Dogfight - 1973

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Author: Dallas McCord Reynolds (Mack Reynolds)
Published: 1953
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,041 / 13 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,676
Added to site: 2009.09.09
mnybks.net#: 25236
Origin: gutenberg.org

Flying at 1600 m.p.h. you act with split-second timing after you sight the enemy. And you're allowed only one mistake--your last!

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is is what is always hard to get over to a civilian; the time element. Understand, it will take me a while to tell this but it all took less than sixty seconds to happen.

He had guessed my evasion pattern already--either guessed it or had some new calculator that was far and beyond anything our techs were turning out. I could tell he'd anticipated me by the Bong-Sonic roll he slipped into.

I quickly punched up a new pattern based on the little material I had in the calculator. At least I'd caught the roll. I punched that up, hurriedly, slipped it into the IBM, guessed that his next probability was a pass, took a chance on that and punched it in.

I was wrong there. He didn't take his opportunity for a front-on pass. He was either newly out of their academy or insultingly confident. My lips felt tight as I canceled the frontal pass card, punched up two more to take its place.

The base supervisor cut in on the phone. "It looks like old Dmitri himself, Jerry, and he's flying one of the new K-12a models. Go get him, boy!"

I felt like sn

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Average Rating of 2 from 2 reviews: **
2014.02.27
JoJo Biggins
*....

A story this dated isn't worth reading.

2011.01.23
Andrew Ives
***..

Very short and perfectly readable 1950s story which predicted fairly accurately 'futuristic' 1970s aviation technology. As a story though, there's not much to it.


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