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Udidtoo
06-30-2004, 09:07 PM
Just got home from the emergency room with my new pirate atire as in eye patch

While running a tile saw today I got a small piece of concrete lodged in my right cornea. Good news is I am supposed to be fine in about 2 weeks. Bad news is I cannot hit a barn with a bazooka now.

I stupidly used to wonder just how much good vision played into the real life pilots sucsess.

After I got home an hour ago I thought hell lets go for a spin. Flying wasn't to bad, mis- judged my angle a bit on take off was all.

Gunnery, now there's another story. I keep thinking I'm aiming right where I should but I'm not hitting squat http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

The real pi$$er is I just took my Afterburner FFB fathers day stick back to CompUSA and traded it in for a X45. Man I was loving the MSFFB II and X45 throttle combo.

Oh well, I'm going to go fly smak into some more Ju 88's or B-17's http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif

P.S. now that I think on it, I always shoot like ****. The flying into things is probably the tasty lil painkillers they loaded me up on.

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I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

Udidtoo
06-30-2004, 09:07 PM
Just got home from the emergency room with my new pirate atire as in eye patch

While running a tile saw today I got a small piece of concrete lodged in my right cornea. Good news is I am supposed to be fine in about 2 weeks. Bad news is I cannot hit a barn with a bazooka now.

I stupidly used to wonder just how much good vision played into the real life pilots sucsess.

After I got home an hour ago I thought hell lets go for a spin. Flying wasn't to bad, mis- judged my angle a bit on take off was all.

Gunnery, now there's another story. I keep thinking I'm aiming right where I should but I'm not hitting squat http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

The real pi$$er is I just took my Afterburner FFB fathers day stick back to CompUSA and traded it in for a X45. Man I was loving the MSFFB II and X45 throttle combo.

Oh well, I'm going to go fly smak into some more Ju 88's or B-17's http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif

P.S. now that I think on it, I always shoot like ****. The flying into things is probably the tasty lil painkillers they loaded me up on.

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I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

BennyMoore
06-30-2004, 09:13 PM
Edward "Mick" Mannock, the highest scoring Allied ace of the Great War, was blind in his right eye.

Udidtoo
06-30-2004, 09:21 PM
Shame he didn't survive the war. I could read how he did it in his memoirs.

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I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

Jambock_Dolfo
06-30-2004, 09:23 PM
Wasnt Rene Fonck an allied pilot as well? Or are french fliers automatically ruled out of top scoring lists?

-dolfo

Udidtoo
06-30-2004, 09:28 PM
Oh he counts and your right he was highest scoring but everyone said he was an arrogant A$$hat, give me Guynemer anyday. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

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I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

wayno7777
06-30-2004, 09:30 PM
Saburo Sakai returned to combat after losing sight in one eye. He talks about it in "Samurai".

Ps. a d@mn good read!

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NegativeGee
06-30-2004, 09:30 PM
Thanks for the insights Udidtoo http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif I suppose you at least get to be a pirate for a few weeks http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

While we all like your accident exploits, please try not to injure yourself for a third time okay? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

"As weaponry, both were good, but in far different ways from each other. In a nutshell, I describe it this way: if the FW 190 was a sabre, the 109 was a florett, or foil, like that used in the precision art of fencing." - Günther Rall

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VMF-214_HaVoK
06-30-2004, 09:32 PM
You can aim just fine with one eye. Shooting a rifle is a good example of that. But the one eye open has to be the dominant one if not your perception will be off. So I assume you damaged your dominant eye.

Anyway sorry to hear bout your accident, glad your gonna make it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Udidtoo
06-30-2004, 09:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NegativeGee:
Thanks for the insights Udidtoo http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif I suppose you at least get to be a pirate for a few weeks http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

While we all like your accident exploits, please try not to injure yourself for a third time okay? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

"As weaponry, both were good, but in far different ways from each other. In a nutshell, I describe it this way: if the FW 190 was a sabre, the 109 was a florett, or foil, like that used in the precision art of fencing." - Günther Rall

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Look Noobie, we already told you, we don't have the Patch!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Akmed there in your siggy's patch looks just like mine only I bet Humana health didn't pay **** on his. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

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I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

P.P.S. D**k gets starred out?? That must really suck if your name is D**K

WTE_Galway
06-30-2004, 09:36 PM
just choose a bird with wing mount canon or gunpods and your shooting will probablt improve instead http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Owlsphone
06-30-2004, 09:57 PM
I am blind in my right eye. Doctors told me I'd never be able to do anything. Well guess what, I fly, drive, and am pretty darn good at baseball. Glad I showed them. You can get used to anything if you try hard enough. Anyway, I hope you get better soon.

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[This message was edited by Owlsphone on Wed June 30 2004 at 09:10 PM.]

LEXX_Luthor
06-30-2004, 10:05 PM
Yeah but Saburo had some problems with that one eye. He joined up with a flight of 16 friendly Hellcats. For any other pilot that would have been a bad mistake. But this was Saburo.

In 30 minutes the friendly Hellcats could not put one bullet in his Zero (his ground crew they counted Zero bullet holes when he landed).

You see the USA 0.50s really were porked. Oleg had it right all along. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif


Get well soon dude/dudette


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tttiger
06-30-2004, 10:57 PM
And Mannock didn't survive the war.

Hope it heals quickly http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ttt

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WTE_Galway
06-30-2004, 11:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LEXX_Luthor:
Yeah but Saburo had some problems with that one eye. He joined up with a flight of 16 friendly Hellcats. For any other pilot that would have been a bad mistake. But this was Saburo.

In 30 minutes the friendly Hellcats could not put one bullet in his Zero (his ground crew they counted Zero bullet holes when he landed).

You see the USA 0.50s really were porked. Oleg had it right all along. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif


Get well soon dude/dudette


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Close this book forever and don't open anymore_!_"_ ~Oleg_Maddox http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

i have a copy of a 1950's whine from RAAF pilots in Korea fighting against Migs complaining about how they can pound away with 0.50 cal with minimal effect compared to the o"ne shot kills" of the Mig 20mm .. it seems even the .50 cal whining on this forum has a historical precedent http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BennyMoore
07-01-2004, 10:48 PM
You're either stupid or deliberately misleading people. That was a different war with very very different aircraft.

The thirty caliber machine gun was fine in the Great War. It was not good in World War Two. Likewise, the fifty caliber machine gun was fine in World War Two. It was not good in the Korean War.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tttiger:
And Mannock didn't survive the war.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mannock did not survive the war because he was an irrational, sadistic fool. He died because he followed his kills to the deck to watch them crash. He hated Germans that much. He was hit by machine gun fire from the ground on one such occasion. That is why he died. But his blind right eye did not contribute in any way toward his death.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jambock_Dolfo:
Wasnt Rene Fonck an allied pilot as well? Or are french fliers automatically ruled out of top scoring lists?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nationality has nothing to do with it. In fact, my favorite pilot of the Great War was French. He was Georges Guynemer, a good man as well as a good pilot.

No, I did not mention Fonck because historians say that it is highly probable that most of his kills were deliberately fabricated. Do you remember his claim of attacking an airfield that was later calculated to be well out of the range of his Nieuport? Add this to his well-known reputation of braggart, and what do you have?