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StihlCanuk
01-16-2004, 09:11 AM
Ok,we all know that when your'e in a burning plane,you see "pilot wounded" then "pilot heavily wounded".Heck,Iv'e even been killed in the cockpit by a lucky shot.
But this one time,I got shot up badly by the gunners on a HE11.All my gauges were broken,my gunsight was shot off,there was oil all over the windscreen,and literally a dozen bullet holes through the windscreen.
As I looked around the cockpit,there were bullet holes to the left,bullet holes to the right,And I thought "Ok I must be hit".But,I guess I wasn't.
Obviously if this had been real life I would have been dead.I was just really surprised that I wasn't.I have never seen a cockpit that badly damaged before.I took a screenshot and would've posted it here,but I haven't figured out how to do that yet.
Oh,and yes it was totally target fixation that got me in trouble http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Rodger,go with throttle up...

StihlCanuk
01-16-2004, 09:11 AM
Ok,we all know that when your'e in a burning plane,you see "pilot wounded" then "pilot heavily wounded".Heck,Iv'e even been killed in the cockpit by a lucky shot.
But this one time,I got shot up badly by the gunners on a HE11.All my gauges were broken,my gunsight was shot off,there was oil all over the windscreen,and literally a dozen bullet holes through the windscreen.
As I looked around the cockpit,there were bullet holes to the left,bullet holes to the right,And I thought "Ok I must be hit".But,I guess I wasn't.
Obviously if this had been real life I would have been dead.I was just really surprised that I wasn't.I have never seen a cockpit that badly damaged before.I took a screenshot and would've posted it here,but I haven't figured out how to do that yet.
Oh,and yes it was totally target fixation that got me in trouble http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Rodger,go with throttle up...

Platypus_1.JaVA
01-16-2004, 09:19 AM
You should read some battle reports from real-life WWII pilots.

Someone here has a sig that says: "The diffrence between fiction and reality, fiction has to make sense"

It means, the strangest things happen in real-life, not in games or in books.

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge,
ye shall be judged: and with what
measure ye mete, it shall be measured
to you again.

http://acompletewasteofspace.com/forum/index.php

Triscadec
01-16-2004, 09:19 AM
Maybe your virtual pilot ducked when the first shells started hitting? LOL. Too bad you didn't get a screen, I would have loved to have seen it.

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LeChuck59
01-16-2004, 10:56 AM
He did get a screenshot, he just hasn't been able to post it yet.

VF-17_WOODMAN
01-16-2004, 02:13 PM
http://www.skyknights.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ah_222_1073598018.jpg

It happened it real life too

Believe it or not the gunner survived

http://www.skyknights.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/CAFlast.jpg
http://www.angelfire.com/retro/confeds/CAF

Spinnetti
01-16-2004, 06:16 PM
> I found a new one (for me anyway) that was a good addition... I was fighting P47's with my FW and took a bunch of hits. My motor started smoking pretty heavy so I decided to pack it in and RTB. I lined up for the landing and settled in, wiping out on the landing. WTF! I thought... I had a clean landing.. On the replay, only one of my gear had come down... Nice touch Oleg! I'm impressed!

> I also like how they fixed it so the view goes black when you get killed... Then I switch to the outside view to check out what happens next.

> Anybody else notice that the bullet sounds are a lot better now too?

VW-IceFire
01-16-2004, 06:36 PM
There are stories like how a flak burst blew a hole in the side of a B17 taking the gunners pants off but leaving him unharmed.

There are tons of strange stories like that...exceptions rather than the rules but stranger things have happened http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

- IceFire
http://home.cogeco.ca/~cczerneda/sigs/spit-sig.jpg

StihlCanuk
01-17-2004, 08:10 PM
Hmm...I like the way this thread is turning out.Lets hear some more "strange but true " stories.
Thanks for the input guys. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Rodger,go with throttle up...

GAU_8
01-17-2004, 09:46 PM
"supposedly" its true.....from my neighbors grandfather.

the grandfather said that he lost his squad, a few hours after intense firefight in the middle of the night. after many hours looking for them he happend upon a small house. it looked fairly undamaged.. he stumbled within to find some kind of sleeping comforts still intact. in one of the rooms was a large, but simple bed.hot and exhausted, he had no need for the sheets rolled up in the corner...but he slept with his rifle.

following morning, he woke to sunlight just starting to beam across the sky. he streched. in the process of doing so, his rifle fell off the bed and clatterd on the floor. he heard a startled voice,....

not being fully awake, he had no clue where it came from, other than very near. immediately grabbing his rifle, he prepared for a close encounter. something caught his eye, and looked at the bed. sure enuff, there was a german soldier, who was woken up when the rifle dropped. he realised that it was so dark, he had mistaken the curled up soldier for sheets rolled up.( i GUESS it COULD happen..) both men realised what had happened. slowly each grabbed their gear without trying to be a threat... right before they went thier seperate ways, the german soldier sincerely said... " good luck, "JOE", turned, and climbed out the window....

i never heard the grandfather say this at all, so i cant confirm..im sure its based on some kind of real event. but who knows how much the story changed.

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BS87
01-17-2004, 09:56 PM
In Bastogne there were a bunch of reports of soldiers walking on patrol, and falling into snow covered foxholes and waking up the german soldier inside. I think they also showed this in Band of Brothers.