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XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 08:01 PM
Just arsing about with the QMB. Straight out of the box - no retouches.

Yet another reason why I love this game - the collision modelling must be done to the nearest mm.......

Noticed how close I came when I played the track back. How I made it home with my port wing still attatched I'll never know. What a game!

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Whirlwind Whiner - First Of The Few

XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 08:01 PM
Just arsing about with the QMB. Straight out of the box - no retouches.

Yet another reason why I love this game - the collision modelling must be done to the nearest mm.......

Noticed how close I came when I played the track back. How I made it home with my port wing still attatched I'll never know. What a game!

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Whirlwind Whiner - First Of The Few

XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 08:02 PM
Yep great little stuff like that makes this sim stand out.

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XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 08:23 PM
yep ace colision detection
wish we could shoot the prop and bend it tho/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 08:29 PM
well you can also touch the ground with the whole bottom side of the BI-1 and then take off again (with enough airspeed).
IMHO this is horrible unrealistic, because well, bi-1 is a rocket plane with extrem dangerous fuel...
maybe ill post some pics later

XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 08:42 PM
Yea I've hit the ground a few times without crashing and kinda wonder about that. Is the ground undermodelled?

XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 08:58 PM
we had a Jaguar in Germany hit the ground and bounce back into the air, he then banged out, broke a leg, had spinal compression ( you lose 1/2 inch in height each time, 3 bangs and your grounded in the RAF) oh and bit the end of his tongue off as it was outside his mouth when he ejected.

GOOD NEWS... you get a free tie from Martin Baker to show you have used their product in anger if you eject and live to tell the tale...................... had another pilot bang out twice in a year, we reckoned it was a cunning plan to get a free suit out of them to go with his tie /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 09:36 PM
I landed on the Admirality Psospect last night and hit an invisible bush when I tried to taxy between the Winter Palace and the Neva.

Call that realism?

Just trying to raise moral in the city.

XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 09:53 PM
I was firing rockets from my P47 at a couple of bombers and the flames from the rocket's exhaust (as they missed!)were reflected in the clouds immediately above the bombers.

Nice touch.

XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 10:44 PM
I know that once a P-51 or 47 pilot was flying low level, and he clipped a telephone pole, and had a part of his wing was torn off, it was like a phone book sized chunk in the front, but he kept flying, i figure if you can hit a telephone pole, dirt cant be all that bad

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XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 11:00 PM
DeBaer.534 wrote:
- well you can also touch the ground with the whole
- bottom side of the BI-1 and then take off again
- (with enough airspeed).
- IMHO this is horrible unrealistic, because well,
- bi-1 is a rocket plane with extrem dangerous fuel...
- maybe ill post some pics later
-
-

Hehe, the Bi-1 ran on tractor fuel, not exactly the most volatile substance known to man.

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XyZspineZyX
09-17-2003, 11:19 PM
A member of the 332nd lost a foot of his wing in a P-51C and still made it home...he went on to completre 65 missions... not with the clipped plane of course..../i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-18-2003, 05:19 PM
While with the 20th. Fighter Group Maj. Jack Ilfrey collided with a Bf-109 ripping nearly four and a half feet from the wing of his P-38.

...The other day Jack came back from a mission with about three foot of his wing missing. He explained the damage by saying he had actually collided with an Me-109. How he got back to base is a mystery, because accrding to the book the ship is not supposed to fly after an encounter of that kind.

"You ought to see the other guy," Ilfrey said when they questioned him about it. "He went down wobbling and smoking."

From what I could make out Ilfrey was leading a flight when they were bounced by sixty enemy fighters. Ilfrey made a head-on pass at an Me-109 as another came up from behind and below --much too close.

"I felt a jolt," Ilfrey explained, "and I ducked. I saw the 109 start to spin and my own plane went over into a dangerous bank and rocked badly. I finally managed to get it under control, but I had several anxious moments and had to fight like fury to keep from spinning. The collision had ripped open my right wing tank and that engine quit temporarily. From where I sat the end of the wing looked like shredded wheat, but I managed to skip out of that hot spot and later got both engines working."

Ilfrey didn't mention that he was hours getting back and the Operations crowd was sweating it out for him and once had gave him up as lost. Jack finally skidded in and the first thing he asked for was --you guessed it, a drink..."

There are numerous stories of this kind including a 1st.FG pilot who clipped a phone pole and gave the port wing of his P-38 an interesting "gull wing", another 20th.FG pilot who skimmed across the top of a row of trees only to fly back home with two of the three blades of his prop bent (and a bucketload of leaves crammed in the intakes), and wasn't there a similar story concerning one of the Black Sheep Squadron and a Corsair?

XyZspineZyX
09-18-2003, 06:47 PM
This is a little off topic but during winter war when Finns used Fokkere D21 fighters ( it had wooden, laminated wing )
one fighter was chasing a Russian bomber ( SB-2 ) and shot it's motors to fire.
The rear-gunner jumped off the bomber, but he hit the pursuing fighters wing with his head.
The result of all this was that his head was stuck in the wing, his body fell to the ground and airstream teared flesh off his head, so there was only the skull of this poor rear-gunner inside the wing of this Fokker.
The mechanic who had to pick the skull from the wing sure puked and threw out.
This was mentioned in a book from a former fighter-pilot Joppe Karhunen.

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XyZspineZyX
09-18-2003, 07:54 PM
Don't worry about going off-topic, I love these stories.
Let's have some more.

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XyZspineZyX
09-18-2003, 08:16 PM
I know a similar creepy story to that told by Holmes. During Spanish Civil War one of the American volunteers that were fighting for the Republic was flying in a I-15 "Chato" after a Nationalists Ju 52. The early Ju 52 bombers carried a strange retractable nacelle under the fuselage, with a gunner hanging dangerously inside. The I-15 did hit the Ju exactly in the nacelle struts, and the gunner was launched to the void.

He was just opening the chute when the pursuing I-15 literally chopped it apart with the prop. A leg was directly on the American pilot knees, and the strings of the chute tangled on the tail vertical surfaces. When he hardly managed to land, the ground crew discovered that he was dragging the whole chute behind him. When they examined the chute pack discovered a human torso perfectly wrapped as for a present. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-18-2003, 08:31 PM
In Bob Johnson's book 'Thunderbolt' there is a passage of a Mustang who collided with a bailing German pilot. Right on the prop spinner.

He managed to get it home. Took a good look at the nose of his 'Stang. You can guess the rest.

XyZspineZyX
09-19-2003, 04:04 AM
Not gross in WWII, but funny. I doubt it's in any books either it's secondhand knowledge from someone who was there (my father).

Anyway during the Vietnam war there was a bridge in the Phillipines that was Russian property. As such no American personnel or aircraft were allowed to come withing like 1 mile of the structure. Political BS.

Anyway one day on the radar, and from ground reports some guy in a A-7 starts doing loops around the bridge. I'm talking under and over several times. Basically he was just having a good old time and obviously that bridge and those stupid political rules surrounding it annoyed him.

Anyway so he lands, and they snatch him out of the cockpit (MP's) or sky cops as they're called by those in the air force. So the flight maintenance personnel start checking over the cockpit and low and behold if every map hole in it had a big joint stuffed inside.

The guy was stoned out of his mind looping a friggin' Russian bridge in an American jet bomber.

Then there was the guy cleaning the cockpit out when he accidentally snagged one of the eject handles that someone had forgotten to safety pin. Anyway he was leaned over in the cockpit and the ejection seat blasted off leaving his legs standing on the ladder, and launching his torso skyward.

Another time a guy was sitting inside the cockpit cleaning it when somehow he launched an Aim-9. A Lt. walking across the tarmac saw the missle drop off the wing onto the ground, and dove on top of it. After a few seconds it fired sliding the Lt. and the missle 9 feet into a fence. On the other side of which was housing many yards off but needless to say the missle would have made it there. The guy got burned pretty severly. Luckily the missle did not detonate as it had no target. Nor did it's systems pick up on any heat signatures hot enough for it to target. Otherwise as soon as it stopped moving forward it would have detonated. Modern missles especially SAM's are only required to fly near the target. Unlike the movies if their range to target ever begins to increase it explodes.


On a note about the pictures and what-not. The first time I was in external view and noticed shell casings falling out of the wings I was in awe.