Karl Heidenreich wrote:... If we study (and to do that it is necesary to read and UNDERSTAND) the links I presented on kill ratios with my case (that the FW 190 pilots got higher scores than any USAF ace in WWII) there are three options:
1. The FW 190 was an outstanding fighter with the same or even better perfomance than it's adversaries or...
2. The German pilots were even better than their adversaries, or....
Because if the P 51 or P 47 were better then they would have achieved higher scores than the FW on them.
Cogito ergo sum
Let's apply your logic to another case then. Admitedly the sample size is small but. At PH a very few US fighters made it into the air some that did didn't have any ammo or had limited ammo yet the kill to fighter in flight ration was significantly more than 1:1.
Given the planes we are talking about and their adversaries I don't think any of your options apply. The implication of course is that there are additional options.
I also notice you talk about operational records but that's not the data you posted you posted data about a few LW aces. If you want true operational records you need to post overall loss rations.