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SkyChimp
02-22-2004, 06:21 PM
About German and Japanese suicide aircraft and missions.

Neat color footage of Corsairs taking off carriers using RATO packs.

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SkyChimp
02-22-2004, 06:21 PM
About German and Japanese suicide aircraft and missions.

Neat color footage of Corsairs taking off carriers using RATO packs.

Regards,
SkyChimp
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arcadeace
02-22-2004, 06:28 PM
You bet. I was looking forward to it but forgot.

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SkyChimp
02-22-2004, 07:53 PM
Great footage and animations. But there was a lot of footage that was out of place (German U-boats instead of Japanese jubs).

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02-23-2004, 12:52 AM
Too bad most of the show was bull****. Calling the Mistel a "suicide weapon" and Mistel pilots "Suicide pilots".

I'm sorry, when those two yae-hoos are on the History Channel, I turn it off. I have seen way too much bogus "what if" and "Luftwaffe 1946" stuff to take them seriously anymore. They didn't even get the "Ramjaeger" stuff right.

arcadeace
02-23-2004, 01:44 AM
I had to go out when Germany's hour started. I was curious.

The Japanese hour was very interesting. Some good insight into the sociological influences and personal mentality. I also enjoyed some of the footage.

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MandMs
02-23-2004, 03:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hedus:
Too bad most of the show was bull****. Calling the Mistel a "suicide weapon" and Mistel pilots "Suicide pilots".

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well it was suicide to fly a Mistel. Slow, ungainly, no defensive fire.



I eat the red ones last.

Red_Storm
02-23-2004, 04:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MandMs:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hedus:
Too bad most of the show was bull****. Calling the Mistel a "suicide weapon" and Mistel pilots "Suicide pilots".

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well it was suicide to fly a Mistel. Slow, ungainly, no defensive fire.



I eat the red ones last.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Host plane pilots would release the Mistel when under attack. Normally, Mistel combinations would be escorted too.

Muddy_Longbow
02-23-2004, 04:45 AM
I thought the show was pretty good

MandMs
02-23-2004, 06:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Red_Storm:

Host plane pilots would release the Mistel when under attack. Normally, Mistel combinations would be escorted too.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

So much for attacking the target, if one has to drop the "bomb" to save oneself. &gt;&gt; 'mission failed' The LW had a hard enough time escorting the bomber attack fighters, never mind escorting bombers into areas of dense Allied fighter coverage.



I eat the red ones last.