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Posted: 3/26/2006 1:48:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 1:49:18 PM EDT by triburst1]
There is a Japanses Zero flying around over the area. It has been circling the area for about 20 minutes. Not something you see everyday around here.


ETA:
Just kidding about the shooting down part.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:50:32 PM EDT
Last july I saw the same thing.

I ran into the house and screamed for the little lady to come out and see it and she thought I was crazy.

A day later i went to the local airshow we had tickets for and told her " See, it was something to be excited about"

She still didn't get it.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:53:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 1:54:00 PM EDT by Triumph955i]
Oh, to answer your question...

.50's proved to work well.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:55:47 PM EDT
about a year ago, a B17 went over my house. It was so loud and so sexy sounding that I just about needed a smoke. WWII planes are cool.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:58:14 PM EDT
I live next to Ellington airfield and I have ww2 planes fly over in formation, you name it, it's up there
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:59:24 PM EDT
Throw a Glock at it. Makes great flak.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 2:00:07 PM EDT
wow theres only a couple of those flying
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 2:00:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lokt:
about a year ago, a B17 went over my house. It was so loud and so sexy sounding that I just about needed a smoke. WWII planes are cool.



Same thing here. Last summer we had a B17 fly over where I work. Coolest thing I have every seen.

WW2 planes have an aura when they fly...very cool.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 2:01:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Throw a Glock at it. Makes great flak.



Link Posted: 3/26/2006 2:01:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 2:06:55 PM EDT by Arkansas_Rocketman]
50 Kilowatt phased plasma recoilless rifle.

WW2 planes rule, don't they! My wife and I were sitting out at a local lake several years ago and I felt a rumbling (before I heard it), thought it was the big earthquake we've been expecting. It was a beautiful, slow flying B-17 that made a low pass over the lake and swooped up out of sight.

My heart swelled up in my throat when I saw it, I get goosebumps just thinking about it.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 2:02:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 2:03:16 PM EDT by USPcompact]
I was down by the lake last month doing some retriever stuff with my dog and saw a V-22 Osprey fly over at about 1000 feet. Very distinct sound that the plane made.

I live about 15 minutes from Camp Mackall and about 45 minutes from Bragg, so it's not uncommon to have 10-20 C-130s buzz the house in a day. A-10s are also a very common sight, as are Blackhawks.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 2:04:20 PM EDT
back then?

40mm or proximity fused 4 or 5in

now.. 1 CWIS
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 5:54:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:
There is a Japanses Zero flying around over the area. It has been circling the area for about 20 minutes. Not something you see everyday around here.


ETA:
Just kidding about the shooting down part.



It's probably one of the fake ones. I think the only "real" Zero in the US is in California. the rest are all mock-ups from the Pearl Harbor Movie years ago!............but I could be wrong!
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 5:55:31 PM EDT
1911 duh
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 5:57:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 5:58:10 PM EDT by Stryfe]

Originally Posted By TheGunny:

Originally Posted By triburst1:
There is a Japanses Zero flying around over the area. It has been circling the area for about 20 minutes. Not something you see everyday around here.


ETA:
Just kidding about the shooting down part.



It's probably one of the fake ones. I think the only "real" Zero in the US is in California. the rest are all mock-ups from the Pearl Harbor Movie years ago!............but I could be wrong!


I'm guessing he saw a Texan.
I didn't think there were any real flying zero's 'round. Did someone get one flying in Cali?
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:00:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:03:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By azhammer:
i41.photobucket.com/albums/e281/azhammer/marr/DSC00055.jpg



WOW That will do it.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:04:25 PM EDT
these have proven effective in the past
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:08:46 PM EDT
No pics?

Two years I ago I was walking across Penn State and saw a B-17 fly over. I got weird looks from people since I was standing in the middle of a walkway staring straight at the sky. Nobody else besides me apparently thought to yell "Holy shit! A B-17!"
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:10:18 PM EDT
Desert Eagle with beamz.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:11:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
www.air-and-space.com/20040516%20Chino/Dsc_0636%20F8F-2%20N198F%20left%20front%20taxiing%20l.jpg these have proven effective in the past



Hey where are the guns?
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:18:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 6:19:47 PM EDT by Stryfe]

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
www.air-and-space.com/20040516%20Chino/Dsc_0636%20F8F-2%20N198F%20left%20front%20taxiing%20l.jpg these have proven effective in the past



Only a few Bearcats had been delivered to the Navy when the end of the war halted production.

The F6F probably would've been a better choice.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:18:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRegulator:

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
www.air-and-space.com/20040516%20Chino/Dsc_0636%20F8F-2%20N198F%20left%20front%20taxiing%20l.jpg these have proven effective in the past



Hey where are the guns?

Neutered due to political correctness
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:26:21 PM EDT
I didn't think any Zeroes survived the war. They were all destroyed from what I remember.

Could be wrong, of course.

The insides of B-17s were smaller than what I expected. I wouldn't want to walk through those narrow passages with a flight suit and parachute on. I don't think I'd fit.

if you like B-17s, then you need to read The B-17: The Flying Forts by Martin Caidin. It's one of my favorite books.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:27:54 PM EDT
Nuke it from the orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:38:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stryfe:

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
www.air-and-space.com/20040516%20Chino/Dsc_0636%20F8F-2%20N198F%20left%20front%20taxiing%20l.jpg these have proven effective in the past



Only a few Bearcats had been delivered to the Navy when the end of the war halted production.

The F6F probably would've been a better choice.
www.air-and-space.com/20040516%20Chino/Dsc_0355%20F6F-5%20N4994V%20left%20front%20l.jpg



This "cat" would be better still:

Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:49:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrKandiyohi:
I didn't think any Zeroes survived the war. They were all destroyed from what I remember.

Could be wrong, of course.

The insides of B-17s were smaller than what I expected. I wouldn't want to walk through those narrow passages with a flight suit and parachute on. I don't think I'd fit.

if you like B-17s, then you need to read The B-17: The Flying Forts by Martin Caidin. It's one of my favorite books.



I live in Phoenix and get to go to Falcon Field (home of the CONFEDERATE Air Force, not the PC-induced Commemerative Air Force!!) in Mesa regularly. I got in the B-17 they restored (Sentimental Lady??) during an air show in February. It was all my fat A** (only 220 lbs!) could do to get from the pilots compartment to the aft compartment!! I had to turn sideways cause the walkway was so narrow!! That same day this plane (which gives rides to the public at about $400 a pop) had to circle for a half hour before landing to unstick some old geezer that had gotten stuck in that very same walkway!! I know this because I had my scanner and I heard the call to the tower!

There is a reason that these machines were flown by near-boys! They were the only ones small enough to fit!! LOL
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:54:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mojo_Jojo:

Originally Posted By Stryfe:

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
www.air-and-space.com/20040516%20Chino/Dsc_0636%20F8F-2%20N198F%20left%20front%20taxiing%20l.jpg these have proven effective in the past



Only a few Bearcats had been delivered to the Navy when the end of the war halted production.

The F6F probably would've been a better choice.
www.air-and-space.com/20040516%20Chino/Dsc_0355%20F6F-5%20N4994V%20left%20front%20l.jpg



This "cat" would be better still:

img237.imageshack.us/img237/6315/f7f8048350ot.th.jpg


I was thinking of aircraft that actually fought against Jap aircraft.
"Much of the original order for Tigercats was cancelled after VJ-Day, and they never saw operational service in WWII."
link
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:56:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Orion_Shall_Rise:
wow theres only a couple of those flying



Only one.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:56:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrKandiyohi:
I didn't think any Zeroes survived the war. They were all destroyed from what I remember.


That's what I had thought as well, but according to this link there are two flying.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:57:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheGunny:

Originally Posted By triburst1:
There is a Japanses Zero flying around over the area. It has been circling the area for about 20 minutes. Not something you see everyday around here.


ETA:
Just kidding about the shooting down part.



It's probably one of the fake ones. I think the only "real" Zero in the US is in California. the rest are all mock-ups from the Pearl Harbor Movie years ago!............but I could be wrong!



Plenty of "real" Zeros left, only one in flying status.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:58:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrKandiyohi:
I didn't think any Zeroes survived the war. They were all destroyed from what I remember.
Could be wrong, of course.



You are.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:03:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stryfe:

Originally Posted By MrKandiyohi:
I didn't think any Zeroes survived the war. They were all destroyed from what I remember.


That's what I had thought as well, but according to this link there are two flying.



AIRWORTHY does not mean IN CURRENT FLYING STATUS.

There is ONE Zero that is flying.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:13:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 7:14:42 PM EDT by 3rdStreet]

Originally Posted By triburst1:
There is a Japanses Japanese Zero flying around over the area. It has been circling the area for about 20 minutes. Not something you see everyday around here.


ETA:
Just kidding about the shooting down part.



Google is free. HAHA just kidding. I only found out it was spelled wrong because i googled it to see what you guys were talking about.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:16:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lokt:
about a year ago, a B17 went over my house. It was so loud and so sexy sounding that I just about needed a smoke. WWII planes are cool.


I was flying into Daytona International, and when I was getting cleared for 7L, the controller told me to follow the B-17 on final, I was cleared to land. I and my instructor just about shit ourselves, it was so cool. When that thing taxiied by, holy cow was it loud and inspiring!
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:18:34 PM EDT
The only flying zero is an A6M5-52 c/n 5357 (Nakajima-built) code 61-120, ex-Saipan. P
lanes of Fame Museum, Chino, CA, USA - flying with Sakae motor as NX46770

It is the only one with an original engine, the rest are using P&W R-1830.

Here is a current list of Zeros around the world.
mitsubishi_zero.tripod.com/preserved.htm
Far as I can tell at some point in the future there will be at least 7 flight capable Zeros.

Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:23:15 PM EDT
.50 APIT. Lights them like a match.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:27:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:32:40 PM EDT
During ww2 an american pilot who had bailed out of his fighter was parachuting to the ground(or it might have been a person jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, cant remember), and a zero made a pass to try to finish him off. As it came right at him he shot into the cockpit with his .45ACP m1911 and killed the pilot, downing the airplane.

Proves the stopping power of the 45 acp once and for all? If it can stop a zero in its tracks, it can probably handle a human
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 8:01:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CFII:
.50 APIT. Lights them like a match.



OH...Like these....
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 2:26:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:

Originally Posted By Stryfe:

Originally Posted By MrKandiyohi:
I didn't think any Zeroes survived the war. They were all destroyed from what I remember.


That's what I had thought as well, but according to this link there are two flying.



AIRWORTHY does not mean IN CURRENT FLYING STATUS.

There is ONE Zero that is flying.


Relax a little, I posted what I saw in the link.
Not trying to argue with you.

At least two original Zeros are flying today, making them among the rarest and most-prized warbirds on the display circuit today.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 2:59:28 AM EDT
Zero's, while very nimble were east to shoot down. To save weight, there was no armor plating anywhere in the aircraft, and they did not have self sealing fuel tanks either. I wonder how many never mad it back because of that. Personally I would use a P38 Lightning to accomplish the deed. About the slickest looking fighter plane of WWII IMHO.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 3:24:38 AM EDT


Man I thought you guys knew everthing.This should have been the first answer.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:17:54 AM EDT
A twin 40 battery?
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:24:18 AM EDT
I was working inside our large metal building one Saturday and this weird rhythmic vibration started. It got louder and louder almost to the point where the tools were rattling around, and got me thinking, wtf? About that time I walked outside and saw a B-17 and B-25 flying about 1000 feet up on their way to the 101st Airborne BOB reunion. Man that was awesome. The noise of those two planes flying over a 30,000 sq ft metal building was deafening while inside.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:26:03 AM EDT
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