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Is it realistic for a WW2 aircraft to dive to extinguish an engine fire?

This is a recommended procedure for many aircraft. For example, the engine fire checklist for a C152 goes: Mixture – IDLE CUT-OFF. Fuel Shutoff Valve – OFF. Master Switch – OFF. Cabin Heat and Air – ...
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Is it realistic for a WW2 aircraft to dive to extinguish an engine fire?

The way it's been shown, as the first and only response to a fire, it's fictionalized, but it's realistic that the pilot might dive. The procedure for extinguishing an engine fire begins with shutting ...
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