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Wildnoob
09-02-2008, 05:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pglPZXIRCjI&feature=related

folks, this is a very cool animation of the epic figth of both pilot's.

I already posted it here, but I are mainly posted it again now because I show it to a friend and he ask me "why they open their canopy's ?"

I have the same doubth, anyone have any ideas ?

Pug just open his canopy, looks like he just give up of the figth, but I ask, why ?

Sakai open his canopy when flew alongside Pug, but looks more acceptable in his case, altougth I don't have many ideas of why.

I not want a precise ansewer, just some ideas to try figure out why.

Wildnoob
09-02-2008, 05:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pglPZXIRCjI&feature=related

folks, this is a very cool animation of the epic figth of both pilot's.

I already posted it here, but I are mainly posted it again now because I show it to a friend and he ask me "why they open their canopy's ?"

I have the same doubth, anyone have any ideas ?

Pug just open his canopy, looks like he just give up of the figth, but I ask, why ?

Sakai open his canopy when flew alongside Pug, but looks more acceptable in his case, altougth I don't have many ideas of why.

I not want a precise ansewer, just some ideas to try figure out why.

berg417448
09-02-2008, 05:40 PM
This is part of a description of the battle that used to be posted on the web at the Pacificwrecks.com site but it is no longer there:

Ahead, Southerland methodically worked through the Navy checklist for bailout electrical switches off, disconnect microphone and transmitter cords, undo safety harness, open canopy. Alongside flew Sakai, consumed with curiosity and watching Southerland go through his paces. Southerland had time to assess the state of his mount; my plane was in bad shape but still performing nicely in low blower, full throttle, and full low pitch. Flaps and radio had been put out of commission . . . the after part of my fuselage was like a sieve. She was still smoking from incendiary but not on fire. All of the ammunition box covers on my left wing were gone and 20mm explosives had torn gaping holes in its upper surface . . . my instrument panel was badly shot up, goggles on my forehead had been shattered, my rear view mirror was broken, my Plexiglas windshield was riddled. The leakď·“proof tanks had apparently been punctured many times as some fuel had leaked down into the bottom of the cockpit even though there was no steady leakage. My oil tank had been punctured and oil was pouring down my right leg.


Sakai purposefully wound back his canopy and stared into the Grumman 's open cockpit. There he saw a man with a round face who he estimated was about seven or eight years older. He watched the American flier, in bloodstained flight suit, apparently undo his harness. Sakai observed that the Grumman was a shambles. Bullet holes had cut the fuselage and wings up from one end to another. The skin of the rudder was gone . . . it was incredible that his plane was still in the air. Lifting his goggles, Sakai had the impression that the man was huddled over in prayer, and thought he even tried to wave. For the first time in combat, the Imperial Navy graduate felt a conflicting empathy for the crouched figure, a contrasting emotion brought on due to the worthy nature of his enemy, but this was no way to kill a man! Not with him flying helplessly, wounded, his plane a wreck. I raised my left hand and shook my fist at him, shouting uselessly, I wished him to fight instead of just flying along like a clay pigeon. The American looked startled. I had never felt so strange before. I had killed many Americans in the air, but this was the first time a man had weakened in such a fashion directly before my eyes, and from wounds I had inflicted upon him. I honestly didn't 't know whether or not I should try to finish him off. Such thoughts were stupid of course. Wounded or not, he was the enemy, and he had taken on three of my men a few minutes ago. However, there was no reason to aim for the pilot again. I wanted the airplane, not the man. Time, a decisive indulgence in any combat, was drawing to its limits. Sakai fell in behind to finish off the Grumman. He released the cannon safety switch, aimed for its engine, and gently squeezed the firing button. Several cannon rounds impacted into the top cowl where they flashed as they exploded, cleanly removing two cylinders in the process. It was approximately half past one on a hot Guadalcanal afternoon.

jolly_magpie
09-02-2008, 06:04 PM
Very, very well done.

Wildnoob
09-02-2008, 06:24 PM
berg417448, perfect, thank you very much for your dedication in post this text here. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Marcel_Albert
09-02-2008, 10:43 PM
Indeed , well made animation movie , nice to watch , thanks for the interesting story too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Worf101
09-03-2008, 09:44 AM
I know we have the processors, the memory and the power... why in heavens name can't we get games that look like THAT!!!!

I'd almost give my first born. I'm not kiddin'. Absolutely amazing.

Da Worfster

SeaFireLIV
09-03-2008, 09:58 AM
Seen it, but it`s still impressive.

X32Wright
09-03-2008, 11:09 AM
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/previous_seasons/case_dogfight/index.html

Daiichidoku
09-03-2008, 02:00 PM
thats gotta be a 'Tochy'/'Suppon' movie!


his site was down for some time, but i just checked, its back up again, but sadly , no new movies from this genius

http://www.k4.dion.ne.jp/~suppon/ (http://www.k4.dion.ne.jp/%7Esuppon/)