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the_soupdragon
10-15-2004, 05:17 AM
I have heard talk that parafrags are to be included in PF. What are they and what were they use for? I can gues that they werre bombs on parachutes but I dunno what they're purpose was.

SD

the_soupdragon
10-15-2004, 05:17 AM
I have heard talk that parafrags are to be included in PF. What are they and what were they use for? I can gues that they werre bombs on parachutes but I dunno what they're purpose was.

SD

Yellonet
10-15-2004, 05:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by the_soupdragon:
I have heard talk that parafrags are to be included in PF. What are they and what were they use for? I can gues that they werre bombs on parachutes but I dunno what they're purpose was.

SD <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
They were used in (very)low level bombing of airfields and other installations as the parachute gave the plane a bit more time to get away from the blast.

F16_Fatboy
10-15-2004, 07:39 AM
Have a look at the first picture here (http://www.ww2guide.com/bombs.shtml)!

FLSTF

Tater-SW-
10-15-2004, 07:42 AM
http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/vanu_revetments.jpg

tater

actionhank1786
10-15-2004, 09:15 AM
Tater do you own that series of books? I can't remember the name of it, but they had most of the series in my old highschool.
I think there's one in there, that actually shows the parafrag just hitting the wing of a Ki-43 i think it was, just seconds before blowing up.
It's a really cool picture

Tater-SW-
10-15-2004, 09:54 AM
Yes, the series is called IMPACT: The Army Air Forces "Confidentail" History of World War II and is a bound together reprint of the actual WW2 IMPACT magazine distributed to AAF units at the time.

The 8 books can be found for ~$70-80 online if you look.

tater

LStarosta
10-15-2004, 02:12 PM
Oops, you said Japs. Prepare to be lectured by anime loving pseudo Japanese people on political correctness.

Snootles
10-15-2004, 05:03 PM
We'll let Bearcat decide...

Oh, and go watch yo'self some anime. Cowboy Bebop is the stuff!

Yellonet
10-15-2004, 05:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LStarosta:
Oops, you said Japs. Prepare to be lectured by anime loving pseudo Japanese people on political correctness. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Or someone who has some respect for the fellow man.

Yellonet
10-15-2004, 05:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Snootles:
Cowboy Bebop is the stuff! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Indeed. The best series I've ever seen, animated or not.

Resident_Jock
10-15-2004, 06:27 PM
Bebop is great, but I am more partial to Big Robot Anime http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Macross (especially Macross Zero, yumm) and Mobile Suit Gundam are some really great shows. And I'm not talking about the **** alternate universes like Gundam Wing or Seed, I'm talking about the original timeline stuff.

BlakJakOfSpades
10-15-2004, 10:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Resident_Jock:
Bebop is great, but I am more partial to Big Robot Anime http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Macross (especially Macross Zero, yumm) and Mobile Suit Gundam are some really great shows. And I'm not talking about the **** alternate universes like Gundam Wing or Seed, I'm talking about the original timeline stuff. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

what about 08th MS team? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

cow9th
10-15-2004, 11:28 PM
no way Dirty Pair are the best http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
i love anime, pitty its all cut to shreds by moron censors in the uk.
thank god for the internet

and yes robots rule. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SkyChimp
10-16-2004, 08:47 AM
If you want a book with the finest wartime photos of B-25 raids, you've got to get this book:

http://www.irandpcorp.com/images/warpacific1.gif

Is is simply the finest compendium of B-25 raid photos in any one book. It's simply fantastic. It's not for the squeamish. You actually see Japanese vicitms in may of the photos. It's expensive, too, something like $80 US. It's beautifully bound and on very nice paper:

http://www.irandpcorp.com/images/pre1_topl.jpg

The end of a gun crew:
http://www.irandpcorp.com/images/pre1_botr.jpg


http://www.irandpcorp.com/images/preview2.jpg
http://www.irandpcorp.com/images/pre3_top.jpg
http://www.irandpcorp.com/images/pre4_mid.jpg
http://www.irandpcorp.com/images/pre6.jpg


This is an amazing photo. See the Japanese crewman ducking, as the bomb falls:
http://www.irandpcorp.com/images/pre7.jpg

Mashie_Nibblick
10-16-2004, 12:06 PM
Wow, Chimp (and Tater and Fatboy as well, great pics, thanks)! I really, really, REALLY want to hop in my Mitchell now!

Resident_Jock
10-16-2004, 04:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BlakJakOfSpades:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Resident_Jock:
Bebop is great, but I am more partial to Big Robot Anime http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Macross (especially Macross Zero, yumm) and Mobile Suit Gundam are some really great shows. And I'm not talking about the **** alternate universes like Gundam Wing or Seed, I'm talking about the original timeline stuff. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

what about 08th MS team? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
08th MS team is part of the original timeline, and therefore owns. It's probably my favorite Gundam series aside from the original series and 0080. Zeta Gundam is good too.

LStarosta
10-16-2004, 08:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Yellonet:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LStarosta:
Oops, you said Japs. Prepare to be lectured by anime loving pseudo Japanese people on political correctness. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Or someone who has some respect for the fellow man. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Or someone who has no d@mned sense of humor, nor an ounce of wit, nor a gift for satire.