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08-17-2005, 08:38 AM

08-17-2005, 08:38 AM

08-17-2005, 08:39 AM
WHOLLY CR@P A 190 FM!!!!!!!!!
So thats where Oleg got it from http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

08-17-2005, 08:46 AM
I reckon there would be a few sweatbeads on the brows of the crew in that poor little plane.

Crikeys !

You can see the right stick the pilot is feeding the airleron on the right wing just to counteract the lift differences of the two wings.


08-17-2005, 09:31 AM
That's one of the flight that hit Chichi Jima (George Bush's squadron). It is included in the book "Flyboys."

TgD Thunderbolt56
08-17-2005, 09:33 AM
nuts the size of bowling balls...be sure.

08-17-2005, 10:04 AM
That guy is literally flying on a wing and a prayer.

08-17-2005, 10:18 AM
The tail end right behind the gunner got crunched pretty good too. Wonder what happened, anyone know?

Outstanding picture btw, thanks for sharring!

S! Slater

08-17-2005, 10:23 AM
Palm tree? enemy plane? demented flying rabbits? (although Ive never seen any that far south)

Thank for the pic, I've been looking for that one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

08-17-2005, 11:19 AM
I've seen that pic a few times. Everytime I see it I am always amazed. Anyone know the full story? Did he actually make it back?

No idea who the pilot was, but if he did make it, he must have been one he1l of a flyer.

08-17-2005, 11:43 AM

PO3/c Kanichi Kashimura's A5M lost parts of its wing in a collision in a close dogfight at 9.December 1937 over Nanchang.
he made it home, the aircraft somersaulted on touching the ground. but the pilot was unharmed.

08-17-2005, 11:51 AM
The book "Flyboys" indictes that the pilot was the only one who didn't bail out.


08-17-2005, 12:13 PM
The plane got hit over Chichi Jima, and the pilot ordered the rest of the crew to bail out, thinking that he would lose the plane. The plane leveled out and the pilot made it back to the carrier, where he ditched (and survived). The rest of the crew was killed (either as prisoners of the Japanese garrison on Chichi, or were lost at sea - I'm not sure).

The story is explained fully in Flyboys.

08-17-2005, 01:03 PM
Previous post correct. Pilot was Bob King. He got control of the plane after crew bailed and before he did (bail). He flew back to the carrier (Bennington) and was denied permission to come aboard (he was told to ditch). Radioman Jimmy Dye and gunner Grady York survived being shot at by AAA after bailing but were finally killed by their captors.

The incident was initiated by a formation attack (by TBM's) on Chichi Jima. Diving through 9000ft AAA shot the right wing off of a TBM (Cosbie's) which started spinning to the right and finally striking King's plane. The left wingtip struck King's aft fuselage and the prop took off King's left wingtip.

PS. King's plane would be unflyable in the sim.


08-17-2005, 01:08 PM
Wings are overmodeled.

08-17-2005, 01:22 PM
Do i also see damage on top of the fuselage just behind the turret?
I feel for the pilot,thinking he saved the crew by letting them bail,only to find out later he was the only one to survive,must be one hell of a guildtrip.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

08-17-2005, 01:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by theDutchman1962:...
must be one hell of a guildtrip. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Not that Officer King didn;t feel guilt but the real guilt lays at the feet of the sword happy rat-bastids who occupied Chichi Jima. I read the book, bastids is being kind...inhuman peices of chit is more appropriate.


08-17-2005, 02:42 PM
The Japanese commanders were subsequently executed for war crimes.

08-17-2005, 09:02 PM
He tried to save the crew thinking the plane will be lost, but the plane becames stable after crew bailed. IRRRRRRONIC, tough the crew was significant wheight!! what? like 3ppl thats like avarage 240 kg

08-17-2005, 09:28 PM
Wow is right! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Look closely and you can see the pilot literally fighting to keep it in the air.

08-17-2005, 09:49 PM
Heh. Lucky 113.

08-17-2005, 09:55 PM
In PF the first ping on any grumman would have produced "control damage" and the plane would have crashed minus aileraons and elevators.


08-18-2005, 04:31 AM
The pilot does look like he's holding the stick to the right with a lot of force, but there's not very much deflection of the aileron. It looks like he's only using about 1/3rd aileron to keep the aircraft level...

And to the guy a couple of posts before me, if you'd read the post before yours, you'd have seen that the damage to the aft fuselage was caused by the wingtip of King's flightmate.

08-18-2005, 04:32 AM
It seems that the only planes that have correct DM are LaGGs