Kamakazi pilots

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 00:05
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Here's something that may bring a smile to your face. During world war 2, why did Japanese Kamakazi pilots wear crash helmets ?
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Reply By: molopaa - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 03:13

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 03:13
They didn't want to look stupid in front of the Americans? I mean who would ride in an airplane stuffed with explosives without a helmet?
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Reply By: Savvas - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 11:08

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 11:08
Maybe something to do with the jap zero's having been built by Mitsubishi?

Hehehehe!
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Reply By: Joe - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 12:59

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 12:59
To enable them to:

1) Use the radio
2) Use the oxygen - no use in blacking out BEFORE you hit the target.
3) Keep their head warm.
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Reply By: ThePublican - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 14:18

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 14:18
Bushido, Kamakazi = ' divine wind '
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Reply By: Dave - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 19:51

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 19:51
Mitsubishi and Subaru made Zeros in WW2,

Interesting stuff!
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Follow Up By: Derek - Friday, Feb 14, 2003 at 00:16

Friday, Feb 14, 2003 at 00:16
............and Kawasaki made a class of submarines and I think their biggest battleship.
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Reply By: Dave - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 19:52

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 19:52
Helmet adds to shrapnel also!
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Reply By: bruce.h - Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 at 17:09

Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 at 17:09
wasnt it to stop the wind blowing in one ear & out the other because any body who is willing to ride aperfectly good plane into a ship must have nothing in between the ears
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