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f.ip2
08-08-2007, 05:05 PM
I must say after seeing some landing movies on youtube I have great respect for the actual pilots who landed those planes.

f.ip2
08-08-2007, 05:05 PM
I must say after seeing some landing movies on youtube I have great respect for the actual pilots who landed those planes.

leitmotiv
08-08-2007, 05:09 PM
The game's 163 is way too kind. For example, you will not explode if you slam down too hard on landing. Although, once I was, apparently, consumed by the fuel when I flipped on landing and took my time to get out. It is a wonderful airplane to fly. One of my favorites.

berg417448
08-08-2007, 05:10 PM
Pick up the book "Rocket Fighter" by Mano Ziegler. It is interesting reading.

p-11.cAce
08-08-2007, 05:11 PM
There is a great -163 campaign at mission4today called "Against Overwhelming Odds". Fly through that campaign without losing any a/c in a landing accident and you are truly a great stick man!
http://www.fursty.de/kurioses/ME163-large.jpg

leitmotiv
08-08-2007, 05:29 PM
I second the rec to read Ziegler. The book sparked my interest in the 163 when I was a brat.

jolly_magpie
08-08-2007, 05:43 PM
Mano Ziegler's book is breezy and entertaining. A really great 163 book is "Top Secret Bird" by Wolfgang Spate.

f.ip2
08-08-2007, 07:27 PM
ah how many pilots were mh killed by the acitric fuel ???

Many years ago I read that the pilot suite ah chemical suit was more a moral boost because it did not prevent any acid kills by leaking fuel.

Hawgdog
08-08-2007, 07:34 PM
Dont forget ground crew killed just fueling that thing. The fuel when mixed would make cotton burst into flames.....not your average self serve station, eh?

stalkervision
08-08-2007, 07:34 PM
I only wish oleg would model a "dissolving pilot" for a fuel leak in the Me-163 on a crash landing. At least a nice fuel explosion even.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

f.ip2
08-08-2007, 07:37 PM
stalk u are sick man ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


So funny to watch teh German propaganda films (never with any crash of course) and reading in books what terrible / explosinve plane it was.

stalkervision
08-08-2007, 07:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by f.ip2:
stalk u are sick man ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


So funny to watch teh German propaganda films (never with any crash of course) and reading in books what terrible / explosinve plane it was. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ya I know.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

at least have a eye pop out or two for christ sakes! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hay I always demand accurate modeling in my combat sims don't you know.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

leitmotiv
08-08-2007, 11:26 PM
Totally depraved, Svision. No wonder you like Bf 110s, like I do!

woofiedog
08-09-2007, 12:50 AM
An interview with Me-163 pilot Rudy Opitz.

<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Q. Leaking fuel could turn pilots to jelly, particularly if the plane flipped over.

RO: pilots, me included, survived overturned Komets, and an overturned ship would not necessarily leak fuel into the cockpit. When fuel contacted organic material, including skin, it ignited after only a few seconds. Our protective nylon suits would not ignite but were porous, and fuel could sop through to the skin. </span>

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/andrew.walker6/komet/flight/me163_01_sm.jpeg
Rudy Opitz enters a Komet Me 163B at Bad Zwischenahn while being assisted by senior Messerschmitt mechanic Schöffler. His flight suit, boots, underwear and gloves are made of a non-organic, nylon-like material. Clothing made of organic material like cotton would burst into flames on contact with T-Stoff. The pilot was protected by 13mm armor behind his head and shoulders, and 8mm armor behind his back. A 90mm armor glass screen gave frontal protection with a 15mm armor nose cone. The constant speed propeller in front drove a generator for electric power.

Link: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/andrew.walker6/komet/flight/flight1.htm

Termitedelight
08-09-2007, 05:19 AM
Don't mix T Stoff and C Stoff if you're not flying a ME-163 Komet.

stanford-ukded
08-09-2007, 05:29 AM
I believe one of the most common injurys from landing a 163 was a broken back.