But was it intentional or accidental? Who notes the roll rate of the P-47 compensated for turn, in the hands of a good pilot.Or another example going back to WWII: Axis fighters like the Bf109 and the A6M, along with most Brit birds, were optimized for turning fights, emphasizing maneuverability--American birds, however, were designed to play in the vertical, exploiting their superior power and weight to make slash-and-dash attacks from above, break away, climb back up and do it again.
A Pan Am 727 flight waiting for start clearance in Munich overheard the following:
Lufthansa (in German): "Ground, what is our start clearance time?"
Ground (in English): "If you want an answer you must speak in English.
Lufthansa (in English): "I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany. Why must I speak English?"
Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent): "Because you lost the bloody war."