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M2morris
09-07-2006, 11:48 PM
This explosion should have ripped my wings off and sent my molars into orbit, I don't know how my Corsair survived it. 20 sec video.
http://www.rockwolfe.com/images/5KF4U.wmv

-HH-Dubbo
09-07-2006, 11:55 PM
Nice. Actually it should have vaporised you. Still nice though.

M2morris
09-08-2006, 12:01 AM
Originally posted by -HH-Dubbo:
Nice. Actually it should have vaporised you. Still nice though.
Ya, I don't know why I did'nt just vaporize.

stansdds
09-08-2006, 05:50 AM
I flew a mission with my squadron that was quite similar. We were tasked with taking out an airfield and we were to destroy the hangars. We did not know what was inside the hangars. We used HVARs and the subsequent explosion was really incredible. I think I was the first one to roll in and hit one, I launched and pulled up, the hangar was vaporized and I survived to come around and take out another one.

Col._King
09-08-2006, 06:09 AM
Originally posted by M2morris:
This explosion should have ripped my wings off and sent my molars into orbit, I don't know how my Corsair survived it. 20 sec video.
http://www.rockwolfe.com/images/5KF4U.wmv

You did not survive. You are a dead man walking...
You know, radiations....
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

M2morris
09-08-2006, 12:36 PM
Originally posted by Col._King:
You did not survive. You are a dead man walking...
You know, radiations....

Ya, I sure would be alright if I was far enough away to survive being blown apart, but that was a 5000 pound conventional bomb in that plane. Reminds me of the BLU-82 15,000 pounders they used in desert storm to intimidate the Iraqi Army. Some British troops apparently called in and reported seeing a nuke.

M2morris
09-08-2006, 12:39 PM
Originally posted by stansdds:
I flew a mission with my squadron that was quite similar. We were tasked with taking out an airfield and we were to destroy the hangars. We did not know what was inside the hangars. We used HVARs and the subsequent explosion was really incredible. I think I was the first one to roll in and hit one, I launched and pulled up, the hangar was vaporized and I survived to come around and take out another one.
Cool, I'm gonna try that. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

VVaFFenPanZZeR
09-08-2006, 01:15 PM
What plane gets a bomb that size??? How did u get that??

M2morris
09-08-2006, 01:49 PM
Originally posted by VVaFFenPanZZeR:
What plane gets a bomb that size??? How did u get that??
You can put a 5000 pound bomb on a PE-8 but I don't think you can fly it, only AI. You can put them in formation and make a WW3 scene,
and they also explode when the plane is on the ground and gets hit.

berg417448
09-08-2006, 02:04 PM
Thats a 5000 kg bomb not 5000 pounds.

http://users.tkk.fi/~andres/m44/m44_5t.htm (http://users.tkk.fi/%7Eandres/m44/m44_5t.htm)

M2morris
09-08-2006, 02:17 PM
Originally posted by berg417448:
Thats a 5000 kg bomb not 5000 pounds.



Gee wizz, that is a big arse bomb. Bigger than I thought. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

VVaFFenPanZZeR
09-08-2006, 02:58 PM
Yeah u can tell its a bigger Bomb then 2 1/2 tons by the mushroom cloud. 5000lbs wouldnt be that huge, and the plume would probably looked more conventional.

Waldo.Pepper
09-08-2006, 06:37 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/vul/v.jpg

M2morris
09-08-2006, 07:53 PM
I saw your post Waldo and I had to go back to IL2FB and see that switch because I thought you were joking, but there it was. I geuss I never used it before, but no, it was'nt turned off. I fly realistic accept for: clouds, I like map icons, external views(right now) and I like having the speed bar. It was just a freak thing not getting blown up.

M2morris
09-08-2006, 08:02 PM
Also, Waldo, I just noticed, if you look closely at my F4U in that clip you will see damage and bullet holes. Because before I shot that Pe-8 I was in a dog fight with some KI-84s.
I dont know if vulnerable-off would allow that.

Waldo.Pepper
09-08-2006, 08:42 PM
Relax, I was kidding.

VVaFFenPanZZeR
09-08-2006, 10:16 PM
LOLLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOL

VW-IceFire
09-08-2006, 10:24 PM
Because the game engine calculates all of the bits of the explosion going off...you could have been lucky to not have been hit by any shrapnel at all. Or very little.

Love to see that with arcade mode turned on to see the fragments.

M2morris
09-09-2006, 01:06 AM
Thanks guys, I did'nt mean to look like I was in an accused panic mode, but I am curious how Waldo did that picture of the switch?

M2morris
09-09-2006, 01:15 AM
And oh ya, as far as Waldo's other picture; This game really could use a P61 Black Widow. It could open up a can of wupp-***.

M2morris
09-09-2006, 01:55 AM
Originally posted by M2morris:
Thanks guys, I did'nt mean to look like I was in an accused panic mode, but I am curious how Waldo did that picture of the switch?

Nevermind, I figured it out by tapping into my unlimited( http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif) well of intelect and scientific know-how-ology, and while I was looking around in my photobucket stuff I found one of a Corsair catching a cable.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/planegeek/f4ucablegrab.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/planegeek/Vuln.jpg

Kamikaze_239
09-13-2006, 01:00 PM
You get also that explosion with the JU88 Mistel. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Philipscdrw
09-14-2006, 01:27 PM
When I try to watch the video in WMP9, it is faulty - it is all in bright colours. Does anyone know why this would be and what I should do to fix it?

M2morris
09-14-2006, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by Philipscdrw:
When I try to watch the video in WMP9, it is faulty - it is all in bright colours. Does anyone know why this would be and what I should do to fix it?
I geuss once its downloaded you can try opening it with something else like realplayer, I dont know. Maybe one of these techno gurus here can help you.

M2morris
09-14-2006, 05:31 PM
By the way Philips,(Off topic) I was just wondering, whats the story behind the 3RD ID patch and the British Flag in the lower right corner?