Paul Jakma said the following on 13/07/2005 00:25:
>> From Wikipedia, that notoriously unreliable source:
>>>> To ensure that pilots could not baulk from suicide missions, some were
>> bolted into their cockpits. Many were never taught how to land.
>> That seems *highly* unlikely to me. If only because the prospective
> Kamikaze is not guaranteed to find american ships to hit and they'd have
> to return to base to refuel so they can go out again.
Not really no. Those pilots were not expected to return, at all, full
stop. Don't forget these guys had their "last rites" performed before
The planes didn't have landing gears, to save weight, and hence fuel.
Nose cone of these planes were full of explosives and detonators, rest
of the plane packed with explosives as well, so a crash landing would
not have been pleasant either.
> Plus, they had to ferry own their plane from the training base to
> whatever island..
Not expected to ferry any planes anywhere, that was the job of aircraft
PS. What this has to do with the original Word 2003 question, I have no
idea, and I think this is going off on that tangent Colm mentioned
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