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Wildnoob
08-22-2009, 01:24 PM
part I : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...hdB4&feature=channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmtlNvmhdB4&feature=channel)

part II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...JY8w&feature=channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WEPSrUJY8w&feature=channel)

please, if someone can translate the video tittle I would be glad.

absolutely amazing. fligth sim, would risk to say that very hard psicotecnical tests (you will see on the video, personally I didn't manage to see, memorizate and write the number pass even watching it several times wat's more many of them in sequency with just one try), and many others mental and phisic tests, no doubt be a aviator in Imperial Japan in the pre period of WWII was a very, very hard and selective task.

taking part in the hard phisical and mental Samuarai traning perhaps the training of Japanese pilot's in such period was the hardest in the world, isn't?

Trefle
08-22-2009, 04:31 PM
Thanks for sharing the videos mein freund http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Perhaps a bit cliché , but i always felt the Japanese indeed are quite perfectionist generally speaking when it comes to training and war , maybe goes back to the rigid and ascetic ethos of the samurai , Zen Buddishm that ask human beings to perfect themselves and Shintoism which revers the Emperor like a God and thus makes the task of war , a sort of holy one .

I had read the Japanese Navy pilots had the highest standard of training and selection . It was said that the individual skills of their pilots was certainly of the highest level at the outbreak of the war , as they picked only the best of the best to partner the veterans who flew since 1937 . Had they integrated fully the use of radio in their training , they would probably have been a harder opponent for the US Navy pilots who had integrated group tactics through the use of radio at the heart of their training .

Wildnoob
08-22-2009, 04:50 PM
thanks for your reply!

by the way, I notice that the Ki-27 tracers where with smoke in that video, like the Zero 7.7 ones. of course that just a single footage is not a definitive proof to contest anything, and Oleg would had modelate them correct by the logic.

akumadarkhadou
08-22-2009, 05:05 PM
I can translate it when I get home from work tonight. The beginning is just talking about the pilots waking up in the morning and having to work hard to train everyday. I personally think the Germans were more of the perfectionist sort. I think the Japanese are too but apparently not enough: their airforce was wasted by superior machinery.

Edit: Oh that doesn't sound very nice. Before someone proves me wrong, I'm sure there were amazingly awesome pilots on the Imperial Japanese side. And perhaps "wasted" was too strong a term... but you get the idea. Their training sure was perfectionistic though.

J_Anonymous
09-01-2009, 05:45 PM
The original title of the first clip "Ki-mi-ha sou-jyu-u-sya-ni na-re-ru-ka?" means "Can you become a pilot?"

The second one ("Me no nin-shi-ki no-u-ryo-ku") is somewhat difficult to translate directly into English, but it roughly means "Ability to recognize with your eyes." The tone of the recorded voice sounds like a teacher talking to children. This movie was probably produced to recruit a large number of pilots.

akumadarkhadou
09-01-2009, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by J_Anonymous:
The original title of the first clip "Ki-mi-ha sou-jyu-u-sya-ni na-re-ru-ka?" means "Can you become a pilot?"

The second one ("Me no nin-shi-ki no-u-ryo-ku") is somewhat difficult to translate directly into English, but it roughly means "Ability to recognize with your eyes." The tone of the recorded voice sounds like a teacher talking to children. This movie was probably produced to recruit a large number of pilots.

Yes, you are correct on both. This is a movie about pilots' everyday lives. It is for recruiting and making the potential recruit excited. I can understand it, but translating it is a waste of time since they say what they would normally in such a video: "Pilots wake up early and start their training right," etc... It's your basic propaganda film, but cool though.