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XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 11:51 PM
First article. Amazing if true. Moral lesson:: if white boys turn with Mr. Oscar, they burn.

---> http://www.j-aircraft.com/research/stories/s_index.html

The article on Ar~196 floats in Japan is fascinating too.

Thanks to the poster/posterette who posted one of these earlier this week. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 11:51 PM
First article. Amazing if true. Moral lesson:: if white boys turn with Mr. Oscar, they burn.

---> http://www.j-aircraft.com/research/stories/s_index.html

The article on Ar~196 floats in Japan is fascinating too.

Thanks to the poster/posterette who posted one of these earlier this week. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 12:00 AM
LEXX_Luthor wrote:
- Moral lesson:: if
- white boys turn with Mr. Oscar, they burn.


Yes they do. The Ki-43 was possibly the tightest turning monoplane fighter of WWII.

Regards,

SkyChimp

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XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 12:08 AM
Yeah, but landing on top of a B~24 and taking off again is some pretty darn acrobatic stuff. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 12:11 AM
LEXX_Luthor wrote:
- Yeah, but landing on top of a B~24 and taking off
- again is some pretty darn acrobatic stuff. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


That's a pretty fantastic claim. A Ki-61 pilot claimed to have done the same thing on a B-29. That story is in Osprey's "B-29 Hunters of the JAAF." Turns out it wasn't true. I doubt the Ki-43/B-24 story is true either.

But no doubt, though, the Ki-43 was immensely manueverable.



Regards,

SkyChimp

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XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 12:17 AM
Well, it was really a collision at low relative speeds, so stuff like that could have happened. But the dude's propeller was apparently undamaged after chewing the huge tail. hmmmmm. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif The only stories like this I know is probably true is WW1 pilots bumping onto Zeppelins or balloons.

XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 12:21 AM
SkyChimp wrote:
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- LEXX_Luthor wrote:
-- Moral lesson:: if
-- white boys turn with Mr. Oscar, they burn.
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- Yes they do. The Ki-43 was possibly the tightest
- turning monoplane fighter of WWII.

The Ki-27 turned even tighter. I'm pretty sure the Ki-27 was the tightest turning monoplane although there may be another obscure Japanese plane.

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XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 12:35 AM
EvilBen wrote:

- The Ki-27 turned even tighter. I'm pretty sure the
- Ki-27 was the tightest turning monoplane although
- there may be another obscure Japanese plane.

Maybe. The book "Japanese Warplanes of the Pacific War" and Schiffer's "Ki-43 Hayabusa" both state that the JAAF army pilots that transitioned to the Ki-43 from the Ki-27 were displeased with it until it was modified to be even more manueverable than the Ki-27.

Both could turn on a dime and make change, and boith deserve to be in this sim.

Regards,

SkyChimp

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