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J311yfish #1 Posted 25 September 2014 - 03:05 PM

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If implemented in game, the Panama Canal would provide:

-- a visually-interesting environment

-- potentially target-rich environment (ground attack-- a choke point for naval confrontation) 

-- potentially reduced development time (relevance for both WoWP and WoWS)

 

Panama Canal from the air (~1912, two years before completion):

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The Japanese had a plan to launch a surprise attack on the Panama Canal via submarine-borne attack aircraft (Aichi M6A Seiran).

 

I am still looking for pictures of the canal as it appeared in the 1940's, will update if I find any.

 

Approximate scale:  48 miles long (77 km)


Edited by J311yfish, 25 September 2014 - 03:30 PM.

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AmeleeofAirparts_ #2 Posted 25 September 2014 - 03:26 PM

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I like it, and it would definitely have visual appeal. They would probably give it some rather vague name like 'Canal' or what-not.

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I have this theory that loudly ticking clocks can be wound with massive blunt objects.  By striking the clock with great force the energy would transfer into the gears, not unlike winding it.   I plan on testing this someday.

 


losttwo #3 Posted 25 September 2014 - 05:05 PM

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But how will the pilots deal with the mosquitoes, jaguars, snakes and other dangerous wild life after getting shot down.

Pacific map at least gives you life boats.

The bears and wolves on the National park map don't really bother any one.

El Halluf has camels to get you to safety...that reminds me I need to add camels to my next video.

 

 



Aurabird #4 Posted 25 September 2014 - 05:15 PM

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That map really does look like a tonne of fun to fly on. I'm sold!

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I want to see "Wake Island", "Iwo Jima", and "Cliffs of Dover" - three of the most instantly recognizable locations in WWII.
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View Postlosttwo, on 25 September 2014 - 10:05 AM, said:

But how will the pilots deal with the mosquitoes, jaguars, snakes and other dangerous wild life after getting shot down.

Pacific map at least gives you life boats.

The bears and wolves on the National park map don't really bother any one.

El Halluf has camels to get you to safety...that reminds me I need to add camels to my next video.

 

Well the mosquitoes may have a significant numbers and maneuverability advantage, but we could use our superior speed and durability to conduct ramming attacks to cover our grounded pilots.  They would likely stall in any vertical pursuit, leaving them vulnerable (well they might keep up with the Russian aircraft).

 

As for the Jaguars and snakes, they would learn to leave our pilots alone after enough encounters with vengeful GAA pilots.  And many of these wouldn't be much compared to what some of our Australian pilots have to deal with.  :tongue:

 

 


Please apply dirt, rocks and trees to your aircraft sparingly.

 

I have this theory that loudly ticking clocks can be wound with massive blunt objects.  By striking the clock with great force the energy would transfer into the gears, not unlike winding it.   I plan on testing this someday.

 


losttwo #7 Posted 25 September 2014 - 09:18 PM

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+2 Eric......+2...great answer

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View Postlosttwo, on 25 September 2014 - 05:05 PM, said:

But how will the pilots deal with the mosquitoes, jaguars, snakes and other dangerous wild life after getting shot down.

Pacific map at least gives you life boats.

The bears and wolves on the National park map don't really bother any one.

El Halluf has camels to get you to safety...that reminds me I need to add camels to my next video.

 

 

 

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That could be a fun map

J311yfish #10 Posted 03 November 2014 - 10:21 PM

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Pictures of captured Japanese aicraft being brought back to the U.S. by way of the Panama Canal in late 1945:

 


Edited by J311yfish, 03 November 2014 - 10:25 PM.

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oldiowaguy #11 Posted 03 November 2014 - 11:01 PM

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Makes you wonder what happened to these aircraft after evaluation. Are they in mothballs somewhere, or in the governments infinate wisdom destroyed so other nations couldn't learn from these planes?

                                                                    

 


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I was stationed in the Canal (Howard AFB) in the 1970's. It would be a great map. Lots of good ground targets and enough room to allow decent fighter battles. BTW the mosquitos are vicious but not as bad as SEA. And yes they could keep up with GAA and probably knock a few down. Depends on your blood type.

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To answer the "Where are they?" question. Probably studied, mothballed then scrapped, The era of Prop aircraft was ending and the Jet age was beginning.

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View PostCalicoJack_2014, on 06 November 2014 - 07:51 AM, said:

I was stationed in the Canal (Howard AFB) in the 1970's. It would be a great map. Lots of good ground targets and enough room to allow decent fighter battles. BTW the mosquitos are vicious but not as bad as SEA. And yes they could keep up with GAA and probably knock a few down. Depends on your blood type.

 

I was stationed there as well, but in the 60's. 518th Combat Engineer's. Used to watch the U-2's take off from Howard during the Cuban missile crisis. Fort Kobbe and Howard shared the same base.

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View PostCalicoJack_2014, on 06 November 2014 - 06:55 AM, said:

To answer the "Where are they?" question. Probably studied, mothballed then scrapped, The era of Prop aircraft was ending and the Jet age was beginning.

 

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Kawasaki Ki-78 crushed by a tank in Japan 1945:

 

Others brought back to the United States met the same fate.  Some found their way to NASM, and some to other museums by way of private collectors.  A restored Ki-84 was also given back to Japan.

 


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This is a great suggestion! :medal: would really like to see this map added to the game. +1




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