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Sly_401RCAF
06-27-2004, 02:09 PM
Just watched a DVD "The Battle of Midway"
Some excellent shots but the most amazing clip is a near miss on a "yorktown" carrier........... There is a plane parked at the rear of the flightdeck and the nearmiss bounces the whole carrier....... the plane gets 3 feet off the deck atleast 3 times!!! So much so that on each hop the plane bounces sidways and yep it finishes up over the side!!!

Other clips really show how much carriers lean over when taking avoiding action... did they lose guys overboard !!

will try and capture some screenies from it and post........ or will there be some copywrite infringement?

Sly

Sly_401RCAF
06-27-2004, 02:09 PM
Just watched a DVD "The Battle of Midway"
Some excellent shots but the most amazing clip is a near miss on a "yorktown" carrier........... There is a plane parked at the rear of the flightdeck and the nearmiss bounces the whole carrier....... the plane gets 3 feet off the deck atleast 3 times!!! So much so that on each hop the plane bounces sidways and yep it finishes up over the side!!!

Other clips really show how much carriers lean over when taking avoiding action... did they lose guys overboard !!

will try and capture some screenies from it and post........ or will there be some copywrite infringement?

Sly

Fennec_P
06-27-2004, 02:19 PM
will try and capture some screenies from it and post........ or will there be some copywrite infringement?

It hasn't stopped anyone so far.

Latico
06-27-2004, 02:24 PM
Legally, yes there is a copyright issue.

Obi_Kwiet
06-27-2004, 03:15 PM
You can't coppy-right footage.

Fliger747
06-27-2004, 11:18 PM
Any warship really leans a lot to the outside of a turn, but it is especially prominent in a flattop. The flight deck is lined on both sides with a catwalk and or nets to help prevent such occurences, always a dangerous place!

kikka-01
06-28-2004, 11:00 AM
what DVD was that? the movie with C. Heston or the US Navy's 18 min. flick by director John Ford?

The Ford flick has some great shots of the infrastructure at Midway on Sand Island that would be a great resource for the developers.

Sly_401RCAF
06-28-2004, 06:49 PM
It was all wartime footage.... the DVD is from "The World at War " series I will get a serial number / code and post it here ..........
plenty of shots of Midway Island And the B17's actually leaving to attack jap carriers..
The battle of Santa Cruz is covered including detail on the loss of the "Lex"
A surprising amount of footage of the IJN carriers included too, nearly an hours worth of newsreel for 6.00...... bargain!

Sly

Sakai9745
06-29-2004, 02:11 AM
I remember the bouncing plane. Funniest thing I ever saw, due to the man or men taking cover under that plane's wing. When the plane bounces, it literally bounces away from the guy, leaving one with the impression that the plane had a mind of it's own... "Oh no you don't! You're not using me as a shield!"

This is the documentary of Robert Ballard's expedition to find the Yorktown. He also had the objective of trying to locate at least one of the Japanese carriers also sunk. It is an excellent documentary, including interviews with the participants; three Japanese pilots, one member of VT-3, two members of VT-8 (TBF contingent), and a Yorktown crewmember. The stories these men have to tell are both insightful and heartbreaking.

Quite a bit of John Ford's footage of the battle made it into this movie, as did other bits of footage he used to make 'Torpedo Eight', a small private film he made specifically for the surviving families of Hornet's torpedo squadron. Unless one of those copies is released to the public, this is about all we'll ever see of it.

Al - SF, Calif

"Defense Dept regrets to inform you that your sons are dead cause they were stupid."

Sly_401RCAF
06-29-2004, 04:49 AM
Ok got the box in front of me now......
Correction to last post

The DVD is from the "War File" collection
Title ..."The Battle of Midway"
further info from www.pegasus.records.com (http://www.pegasus.records.com)

and oops.... the Lex footage is from the battle of Coral Sea

S~ Sly

JJaguar
06-30-2004, 08:00 AM
If it's US military archive footage, then it's public domain. It wouldn't be copyright infringement to post frames from it.