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AWL_Spinner
12-09-2004, 05:31 AM
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http://www.modeltek.com/XwingNavy.jpg

lbhskier37
12-09-2004, 05:35 AM
The moon! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

mortoma
12-09-2004, 05:48 AM
Actually that is an enemy KI-84 ( codename 'UFO' ) which crashed onto an American carrier and "de-cloaked", showing it's true form. The cloaking technology was developed by the Japanese to enable them to make it appear as a normal fighter of the day, the shape of the 'normal' KI-84. This was done to keep the Americans from discovering the technology and then try to steal it through espionage. But with the captured example here, they were able to reverse engineer the techology and use it in the making of the F4U-4, which using the cloaking part of the technology, made it appear much like a normal Corsair.

XyZspineZyX
12-09-2004, 05:57 AM
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Hello,

not suprising that they won the war, the USA did have the force with them.

Sensei

DIRTY-MAC
12-09-2004, 06:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Haddock55:
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Hello,

not suprising that they won the war, the USA did have the force with them.

Sensei <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

He He Bulls eye!

rummyrum
12-09-2004, 06:27 AM
**** landing though.....

NegativeGee
12-09-2004, 06:39 AM
http://www.modeltek.com/XwingNavy.jpg

LSO: Look Skywalker, I don't care if you can bullseye a wamp rat blindfolded from a bazillion miles with one hand tied behind your back , you don't switch your instruments off on finals and use "the force".

Skywalker: I have voices in my head, they made me do it.

LSO: shut up and push!

Chuck_Older
12-09-2004, 07:05 AM
An X-Wing has the range to travel from Hoth to Dagobah, but it can't travel from The US West Coast to the Japanese Home Islands? The X-Wing doesn't need to land on an aircraft carrier, it has plenty of range.

I think that picture is a fake.

WWSensei
12-09-2004, 07:20 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>An X-Wing has the range to travel from Hoth to Dagobah, but it can't travel from The US West Coast to the Japanese Home Islands? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nah, see it was the movie that was fake. The Hoth set and Dagobah set were only about 2 miles apart. Well within the range of a 1942 X-Wing.

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WOLFMondo
12-09-2004, 08:44 AM
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Chuck_Older
12-09-2004, 10:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WWSensei:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>An X-Wing has the range to travel from Hoth to Dagobah, but it can't travel from The US West Coast to the Japanese Home Islands? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nah, see it was the movie that was fake. The Hoth set and Dagobah set were only about 2 miles apart. Well within the range of a 1942 X-Wing.

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That's a good one

The190Flyer
12-09-2004, 11:27 AM
Ok, now for a serious answer: basically what turned the tide in the Pacific is Midway!

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Chuck_Older
12-09-2004, 11:31 AM
I did some more thinking, and again I think that pic is a fake.

The S-foils on the X wing should be closed for landing, these are in attack configuration.

It's a photoshop job, I suspect

scootertgm
12-09-2004, 12:21 PM
Not to mention the gear is not down and the tail hook is clearly retracted.

Waldo.Pepper
12-09-2004, 02:42 PM
Completely serious now.

What turned the tide in the Pacific?

The moon.

TheGozr
12-09-2004, 02:57 PM
Must be parked in Area 51 now..

LOL good pic

nickdanger3
12-09-2004, 03:31 PM
That's no moon, that's a space station

heywooood
12-09-2004, 05:20 PM
I've got a bad feeling about this thread...

Gato__Loco
12-09-2004, 05:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lbhskier37:
The moon! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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It took me 20 minutes, but I got it!

oqvist
12-09-2004, 05:57 PM
Me it only took the same yoke twice to get it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

fordfan25
12-09-2004, 06:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
An X-Wing has the range to travel from Hoth to Dagobah, but it can't travel from The US West Coast to the Japanese Home Islands? The X-Wing doesn't need to land on an aircraft carrier, it has plenty of range.

I think that picture is a fake. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

lol you beat me to it hahah

R_Target
12-09-2004, 09:14 PM
I guess the Empire was getting pretty desperate towards the end.

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johann63
12-09-2004, 09:30 PM
you guys are a hoot I tell ya.

huggy87
12-09-2004, 10:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by fordfan25:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
An X-Wing has the range to travel from Hoth to Dagobah, but it can't travel from The US West Coast to the Japanese Home Islands? The X-Wing doesn't need to land on an aircraft carrier, it has plenty of range.

I think that picture is a fake. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

lol you beat me to it hahah <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, the X-wing does not have very great range. It is only by jumping into hyperspace that it can reach a far destination. It may need a carrier after all. And besides, how long can a single pilot sit in that cramped cockpit?

AJM-2K4
12-09-2004, 10:32 PM
Bonzai for the... Empire?

F4U_Flyer
12-09-2004, 10:42 PM
"What turned the tide in the Pacific?"

Broken japanese code , without it no midway!

Chuck_Older
12-10-2004, 07:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by huggy87:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by fordfan25:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
An X-Wing has the range to travel from Hoth to Dagobah, but it can't travel from The US West Coast to the Japanese Home Islands? The X-Wing doesn't need to land on an aircraft carrier, it has plenty of range.

I think that picture is a fake. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

lol you beat me to it hahah <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, the X-wing does not have very great range. It is only by jumping into hyperspace that it can reach a far destination. It may need a carrier after all. And besides, how long can a single pilot sit in that cramped cockpit? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not so; you're considering only transatmospheric flight. The X-Wing has the fuel supply to break out of a planet's gravity; that should be plenty of fuel to travel 10K miles or so.

BSR_Dude
12-10-2004, 07:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
I did some more thinking, and again I think that pic is a fake.

The S-foils on the X wing should be closed for landing, these are in attack configuration.

It's a photoshop job, I suspect <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Incorrect. You're forgetting that if the X-Wing receives damage to it's hydraulic controls, it can switch to manual reversion to bring it home safely (this was mirrored in the A10 Warthog). IIRC that particular X-Wing had half of it's atmospheric dampers shot out, so the pilot manually reverted the wings to "X" configuration to provide it more stability and lift in the humid tropical air. I'm putting together a term paper on it right now, along w/hyperjump coordinates and fuel consumption curves.

I'll post the report as soon as I'm finished.

NegativeGee
12-10-2004, 09:04 AM
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Sorry, but this photo is an obvious fake. Unlike the X-Wing, the TIE fighter is not capable of atmospheric operations.

Oilburner_TAW
12-10-2004, 04:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
I did some more thinking, and again I think that pic is a fake.

The S-foils on the X wing should be closed for landing, these are in attack configuration.

It's a photoshop job, I suspect <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Your not paying attention, that is a Japanese aircraft (usually appeared as a KI-84). The date on the picture is wrong, it was actually taken in 1945 and the KI84, err, x-wing was on a kamikaze mission but the pilot (poorly trained as most of them were) forgot to turn off his force field. The plane struck the ocean right next to the carrier and just floated there (we all know x-wings float). In the picture, the plane is being hoisted onto the deck, not being pushed off as it appears.