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Old 01-16-2018, 08:38 AM
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Here's a related water bomber video I have seen before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZkV64GJihA

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Old 01-20-2018, 06:37 AM
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Like the music, love the planes!!!

http://worldwarwings.com/all-your-fa...ontent=footage
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Old 01-25-2018, 09:06 PM
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Holy crap!!!! How low can you go and still not pick up enough stuff to take your plane down too????

http://worldwarwings.com/p-38-gun-ca...m_content=p-38
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Old 01-25-2018, 09:35 PM
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Looks like he got a shot at a Me-163 Komet. (1:49-1:59).
That was a pretty rare sight.
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Old 01-26-2018, 06:36 AM
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Periodically I'll tune into youtube and do a search for gun camera videos. One can get lost for quite a while with that very interesting distraction. And, yes, it is amazing to see some of theses men get below tree top height.

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Old 01-27-2018, 07:34 AM
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Holy crap!!!! How low can you go and still not pick up enough stuff to take your plane down too????

http://worldwarwings.com/p-38-gun-ca...m_content=p-38
Many didn't J.R., I'm certain they were taught (properly) not to directly overfly the target. Many pilots found that flying through a cloud of disintegrating aircraft was not great on one's airframe either. Some folks just don't like being told what to do. It's a roll of the dice every time you fasten that seat belt and shoulder harness. The odds of getting back on the ground with the shiny side up diminish in proportion to ones lack of regard for prudent application of proven tactics. Have to paraphrase Gen Yeager, when he said reaching into that bag of luck too often will eventually result in an empty bag. Old pilots and bold pilots........

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Old 01-27-2018, 08:36 AM
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If my memory is correct, I recall reading that more WW2 aircraft were lost due to training and non-enemy contact operations than in actual air-to-air combat. That would include strafing. In one shot the pilot actually flies through the top of some trees. From one of our Air Force safety briefings the subject was target fixation and is one of the main reasons that pilots fly perfectly good airplanes into the ground.

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Old 01-27-2018, 12:25 PM
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Still the same today. An inherently dangerous environment made more challenging by poor choices.
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:03 PM
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https://americanmilitarynews.com/201...edium=facebook

This is worth watching. At the end of the video are several other videos.

B-17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9owlwlxJxPw
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Old 02-01-2018, 05:41 AM
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Everyone knows the C-119 "Flying Boxcar" and that it ain't the best looking aircraft ever built. Check out this modification Fairchild tried. LOL, at first glance, without reading the rest of the story, I thought maybe the "body" would be dropped by parachute!!! Check out the story.

http://worldwarwings.com/secret-foot...ar=ww2-lxc-120
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