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    Just an FYI, Discovery Wings is running "Flying Tank" Saturday January 24, the story of the IL-2.

    I'm getting a fresh tape and recording it.

    I tuned in late in the show this morning but see its repeating during the day so I get another chance. Battle of Stalingrad was featured showing the Il-2 early series and Field-Mods in action. COOL STUF !

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    Just an FYI, Discovery Wings is running "Flying Tank" Saturday January 24, the story of the IL-2.

    I'm getting a fresh tape and recording it.

    I tuned in late in the show this morning but see its repeating during the day so I get another chance. Battle of Stalingrad was featured showing the Il-2 early series and Field-Mods in action. COOL STUF !

    Mtn.
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    oh sweet, do you have the times that they're airing it?

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    p1ngu666's Avatar Senior Member
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    any chance of someone being able to rip this?
    id love to see it but dont have cable.
    id host it for others too
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    There is some excellent footage in this show that should settle all of the "muzzle flash arguments" shot in daytime, with Il-2's, massive flashes! And oh yeah, great show!

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    can annyone please rip it?
    I know it's not allowed but I'd LOVE to see this footage.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CowboyTodd41:
    There is some excellent footage in this show that should settle all of the "muzzle flash arguments" shot in daytime, with Il-2's, massive flashes! And oh yeah, great show!

    http://www.flightacrossamerica.com/i...s/eaa_logo.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Only problem with your theory Cowboy is the fact that film is a lot more sensitive to muzzle flashes than the human eye.

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    Damn, I'd love to have seen that but I'm in a different country... anyone willing to put it to mpeg?
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    I seen it many times, and the muzzleflashes of the il2 cannons are similiar size but they dont look like fire and fade extremely quick.

    Also they show the il2 that supposably took over 100 hits, all the hits are smaller then a eggcorn and all from the bottom of the aircraft which is definatly from ground fire only not cannon damage

    The also show someguncam of il2s loosing wings from a few hits, the plane was superior to the stuka without a doubt but its armor couldnt take as much damage as the p47, getting a direct engine hit from a 88 cannon at close range loosing 8 cylinders and able to rtb, but the il2 had better cockpit armor from the bottom only, "the notorious iron bathtub"


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    Ahhh, you didn't anything special guys, pretty thin. I could've my hour more wisely by flying.

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