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XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 01:16 AM
Hi all

Since we´re all waiting for new planes to arrive lets do a bit of a debate here.

I´ll throw the 1st round...feel free to ask out loud this type of questions.

Why Japanese Kamikaze pilots used helmets?????


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XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 01:16 AM
Hi all

Since we´re all waiting for new planes to arrive lets do a bit of a debate here.

I´ll throw the 1st round...feel free to ask out loud this type of questions.

Why Japanese Kamikaze pilots used helmets?????


Flockza
Too lazy to stand up!!!!

XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 01:21 AM
not hard top /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif
and they also put on a banda thing
was meant to help bravery

XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 04:12 AM
It was in case the Kamikaze's got rocked around in the cockpit, say their plane was hit, but it could still fly. If the pilot was knocked in the head, it doesn't do much good, you can't aim yourself at a target with a severe concussion, this is why helmets were worn. Though, apparantly, not too many wore the helmets anyway, they wore leather flying caps.

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XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 02:56 PM
What happens if you get scared half to death twice?


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XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 03:57 PM
Bearcat99 wrote:
- What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

You have on more strike left. Everyone knows, three strikes and you're out /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 04:22 PM
What if you pull negative Gs - can you throw up then?

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XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 04:26 PM
M0NS wrote:
- What if you pull negative Gs - can you throw up
- then?
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- S!
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- M0NS (authorized P39 pyrotechnician)

Yes, when you pull negative Gs you can throw up. However, if you pull positive Gs, you may end up "throwing down" /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.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." - Gunther Rall

XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 04:28 PM
- that is if you fly inverted, right?

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XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 04:29 PM
Bearcat99 wrote:
- What happens if you get scared half to death twice?


It actually helps because you will be 0.25 dead. This was the genious strategy behind the whole thing.

XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 04:35 PM
- that is if you fly inverted, right?

Things are understandably different if you are flying inverted.

In this situation if you pull negative Gs you will still throw up, but in a downwards direction. Conversely, if you pull positive Gs you will "throw down", but in an upwards direction. This is not approved of in piloting circles /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.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." - Gunther Rall