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Yellonet
07-07-2004, 09:47 AM
Will the crews of all planes slump over when killed in PF? Sure hope so...


- Yellonet

Yellonet
07-07-2004, 09:47 AM
Will the crews of all planes slump over when killed in PF? Sure hope so...


- Yellonet

Ruy Horta
07-07-2004, 09:52 AM
Would be a good thing and without the blood would pass any ratings system. However a gore setting would be nice to have.

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Ruy Horta

Penguin_PFF
07-07-2004, 11:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Yellonet:
Will the crews of all planes slump over when killed in PF? Sure hope so...


- Yellonet<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I will neither confirm nor deny... Because, put simply, it depends on what the meaning of... "will"... is.

That is your official non-answer for today. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif

Yellonet
07-07-2004, 12:25 PM
What I mean is; will you be able to tell if a crewmember, in any and all planes, is dead by his posture (or lack thereof http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)?


- Yellonet

Tater-SW-
07-07-2004, 01:25 PM
I could see this for waist gunners, but for fighter pilots you shouldn't see more than the head loll over---they are wearing 4 point harnesses, it's fairly hard to slump over too much. Dunno about bomber crews, that's more a possibility (droopsnoot, you'd know better than any of us).

tater

Waldo.Pepper
07-07-2004, 04:48 PM
I think it is relatively easy to tell when the pilot is dead. The target plane shows no control surface changes... usualy this means that the plane keep flying in whatever attitude it was in when the pilot died. Easy peasy! I would like this for gunners though. That would be nice.

Droopsnoot
07-07-2004, 07:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tater-SW-:
I could see this for waist gunners, but for fighter pilots you shouldn't see more than the head loll over---they are wearing 4 point harnesses, it's fairly hard to slump over too much. Dunno about bomber crews, that's more a possibility (droopsnoot, you'd know better than any of us).

tater<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

In the B29,the directives said that we were all to use safety belts and shoulder harness and/or gunners belts where applicable.

The pilots did, but the shoulder harness allowed leaning forward unless under rapid decelleration , like our inert5ia reel shoulder straps in our cars do.

The bombardier sat on what amounted to a ledge and I needed to lean forward so I didn't fasten my seat belt and had no shoulder harness..

The side gunners used a gunners strap in case of a blister blowing, to hold them to the plane if they were blown out. Those who had chairs like the Radio op, the nav and the radar Nav didn't bother, for the chairs would pull free under stress.. Tail gunner used a seat belt as did cfc gunner and engineer.

Actually, everyone did as he pleased except the two pilots, who found it easier to wear the safety belts and shoulder harnesses, and the blister gunners who used the gunners strap.

I once bounced off the roof three times but it didn't teach me anything.http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Penguin_PFF
07-07-2004, 08:06 PM
Wow. Nobody listens when I tell people they shouldn't worry about the muzzle flash issue, but here I am practically giving away the anwer, and nobody cares! Oi vey.

"I once bounced off the roof three times but it didn't teach me anything. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif "

Sounds like there's a story behind that! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Droopsnoot
07-08-2004, 01:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Penguin_PFF:

"I once bounced off the roof three times but it didn't teach me anything. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif "

Sounds like there's a story behind that! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think I already told it Penquin...it had to do with flying into the smoke cloud of a firestorm at 7.000 feet and getting tossed out of the top of it at about 21,000 ' upside down.

Someone had asserted erroneously that the B29 became uncontollable if the nose was down and in a vertical bank... We were rolled by the updraft 3 times, yet regained control and rolled upright after we got out of the cloud.

The nose was well down as we rolled through the vertical!

Penguin_PFF
07-08-2004, 04:09 AM
OK, yes, I read that story. I told my father that one... Too bad nobody took any pictures afterwards. I'm trying to imagine what a bent B-29 would look like. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Droopsnoot
07-08-2004, 06:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Penguin_PFF:
OK, yes, I read that story. I told my father that one... Too bad nobody took any pictures afterwards. I'm trying to imagine what a bent B-29 would look like. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Unfortunately it looked the same as any other after they got done with repairs on it..."Unfortunately", because, thereafter it flew "slightly sideways" (as our engineer described it) for our cruise control suffered a bit, as compared to how it had performed before.

[This message was edited by Droopsnoot on Thu July 08 2004 at 05:33 AM.]