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Old 12-12-2011, 03:35 PM
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A bit OT but,
next time you're in the Imperial Museum of War in London, have look at the Zero tail there, focus on the fasteners and the used technique.
nice, I spent 10 mins browsing the interweb looking for images! LOL

What are they like?
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:50 PM
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nice, I spent 10 mins browsing the interweb looking for images! LOL
What are they like?

The thing that catched my attention was the use of thousands of castle nuts, but not secured with a pin, but a tiny piece of wire, individually cut and patiently bent around each bolt(iirc they used it to attach the sheetmetal to the frame)
It's something that makes you cry in despair if you think about the poor bastard who had to do this - but it's also a beautiful example of high quality Japanese craftsmanship....
...and waste of precious time in such situations.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:54 PM
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This is not Japanese

Or might be one or two of them lost in UK hapend to work here

Regarding the photo : not really inside but...somehow !

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Old 12-12-2011, 08:46 PM
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If you visit the RAF museum at Hendon you can walk through a Sunderland! That thing is huuuge!
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This is not Japanese

Or might be one or two of them lost in UK hapend to work here

Regarding the photo : not really inside but...somehow !
fire!
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Nice to see images from my thread over at SimHQ popping up. They're slowly spreading around and about the net. The thread has many more early war pics and is here:

http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.ph...ml#Post2682133

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Fairey battle cockpit... Where on earth did the navigator fit in the back?
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Hi Everybody.

I was wondering if any of you out there have read this. I've only read one allied book all the way threw because I find them boring compared to the constant action day after day year after year of the German fighter pilots. Nothing like getting chased by Russians threw a field of sunflowers with bullets wizzing by your head. Or gradually pulling away from a bunch of 51s on your six by out flying them but finally running out of fuel still being able to bail though. There's a damn good movie in that book Anyway this looks like it might be very good.


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Old 01-18-2012, 04:23 PM
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for "alternative" aviation reads you should try some great classics like:

"The Big Show" by Pierre Clostermann (dramatically beautiful and graphic at times!)

"Samurai" by Saburo Sakai (there are some bits of his book that could well make a beautiful movie, like when he's trying to chase fleeing bombers but he's too low and slow, and screams in anger as they get further and further away)

"Stuka Pilot" by Hans Ulrich Rudel (which I suppose you know)

"The Blond Knight of Germany" by Erich Hartmann

"Baa Baa Black Sheep" gives a very unusual insight into war in Asia

"My Logbook" by Gunther Rall

"Spitfire on my tail" by Ulrich Steinhilper

then if you have some time and money to invest:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...pilots&x=0&y=0

I have a plethora of Italian books too, some of them are incredibly well written and tell some unheard stories, too bad there's no translated versions of them

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