Japanese CGI Animation of the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands

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  1. syscom3

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    Beautiful work. Thanks syscom3. :)

    MM
     
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    Those are great. Lots of work went into those.
     
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    Sys, many thanks! That was a time in the war when the odds were pretty even and both sides fought with courage and determination.
     
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    Pretty cool! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Anyone notice that when the Japanese planes were taking off, the pilots looked like they were sitting on booster seats?

    Was that normal for them to do that on takeoff's so as to have more visibility on a cramped flight deck?
     
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    I know the Zero and Oscar both had seats that could be set very high for better over the nose vision on the ground, and also takeoff. Probably a lot of the other single engine planes had this feature too.

    I you look at pictures of them taxing you'll notice that the pilots almost look as if they're standing up in the cockpit.
     
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    Yes, the seat could be raised about one foot.
    Adjustable in about ten stops.
     
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    An entire foot? WOW!
     
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    Thanks Shinpachi.

    I think more than a few of us learned something new!!
     
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    You are welcome, sys!
     
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