New gun cam video

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  1. beaupower32

    beaupower32 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't expect to find footage of a pilot in a parachute being shot at.
     
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    The clarity of some of the video in this is amazing. I really like the rocket use. As for the pilot getting shot at, I didnt see any tracers, but again that doesnt mean that the pilot was using tracers.
     
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    Actually fairly common practice. It is likely just another pass from the prior film where the pilot bails out. It was often used to confirm kills to make another run on the downed airplane and/or the pilot in parachute with the guns switched off, but the camera still on for visual confirmation.

    Recently declassified? Rather doubt that. I've seen some of that footage before.

    Note the poor strafing discipline amongst allied airplanes. You can image how many of our own pilots suffered from fratricide and shot down over enemy territory with over zealous pilots. This too was not uncommon. Interesting to note that Zemke was a strong advocate to not let his pilots fall into that trap.
     
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    Dont see the parachute getting fired on.

    Another thing is thier is a beach shot and some strafing...you can actually see guys running.

    Talk about getting yer day ruined.
     
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    Some of them I had seen before but there was a lot that I had not seen. I tend to agree with Matt about the guy in the parachute to.
     
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    Interesting find, thanks for sharing.
     
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    I had my doubts as it being recently declassified. But I found it intresting enough to share anyways.
     
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    Interesting footage I haven't seen all before.

    On February 17, 1945, Sgt. Suguru Yamazaki of Yokosuka air group of the navy bailed out in the sky of Tokyo but was unfortunately misidentified as a B-29 crew to be killed by the residents on the ground. He was probably tall enough to be misidentified as an American.

    Since then, all navy and army pilots for the mission of the capital defense were requested to sew a national flag on the sleeve.
     
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    Thanks Shinpacki-san, interesting info. And Beau, I liked the post and didn't attribute the "recently declassified" to you. It was actually at the top of the page on the link.
     
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    Its all good Matt, I know what ya ment.
     
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    You are welcome, Matt308:)
     

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    #13 Matt308, Sep 23, 2010
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    Wow, great pic! Ki-61 Hein, right?
     
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    Neat gun cam footage, but recently declassified... I doubt it.

    Charles
     
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    Very good, quite interesting to see how the 50 caliber do ricochet even in soft surfaces.
     
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    Most of the Japanese planes seemed to burn readily, revealing a lack of self sealing tanks. Do not think the guy in the chute was being machine gunned and, if he was, he was still intact which would be a virtual impossibility with six fifty cal machine guns working. We were not there, however, and do not know why they were firing at targets, especially the dudes running for their lives on the beach. Let's give the American pilots credit for having the manhood to fly so far from base with not a soul holding their hand. Least of all, any of us with 20-20 hindsight.
     
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    I just played and played repeated times the video ( downloaded converted to .avi and clarified ) and I cant see any hit on the gliding pilot on parachute, is my opinion he was filmed but no fired at.
     
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    Thanks for share. At 4:07 you can see a rocket passing through a couple of walls before exploding. Really amazing.
     
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    Dont see the parachute getting fired on.

    Another thing is thier is a beach shot and some strafing...you can actually see guys running.

    Talk about getting yer day ruined.
     
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