On Wed, 13 Jul 2005, Anders Holm wrote:
> 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 taking off.
>> 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.
> Not expected to ferry any planes anywhere, that was the job of
> aircraft carriers.
The Kamikaze's were land based.
Other than the last rites, the other claims are at odds with a
programme on discovery recently about Kamikaze's.
> 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 initially.. ;)
I don't know, but it's more interesting than Word 2003 anyway. :)
Did the japanese use Linux in WWII? :)
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