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Postby VII.Racetrack » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:26 am

Hi All, can someone explain me how can happen that a Pilot Bailed or Emergency Landed on Water can drown?
Is that a Random thing or we can do something to avoid this?
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Re: Drowned

Postby Kling » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:58 am

I think it is all random.
If you end up i the water, either bailed or dicthed, you can either be resqued by friendly ASR or captured or drowned.

There is currently no code as to where you this will happen.
Concenquently as a german you can be rescued by germans inside harbour of Dover and and as british pilot you can be rescued by british forces in the harbour of french ports as someone was recently...

It is all a question luck!
Someone correcr me if I am wrong!
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Re: Drowned

Postby EAF79_OD_ » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:36 am

There are plenty of occurrences of people landing on water and being thrown against the gun-sight, getting knocked out and drowning, not being able to get straps undone and drowning, there are loads of factors...may also just never be found and drown. It's a risk taken when crossing the Channel.

Could always stay over France ;)
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Re: Drowned

Postby xvii-Hardegen » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:56 pm



A example:

The problem became so severe that British aircraft were ordered to try to avoid travelling over the sea because too many being drowned, it has emerged.
Amid the 70th anniversary commemorations this summer it can be disclosed that at least 200 pilots died “needlessly” in 1940 after bailing out over water.


Ref http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/worl ... itain.html

For the German was the " Kanalkrankheit "...take a look here... ;)

Kanalkrankheit, or "channel sickness", was a form of combat fatigue which began to appear in the summer of 1940 among German pilots during the Battle of Britain. For crews of the Luftwaffe, operating at the edge of their combat range, bailing out over England meant certain capture, while parachuting out over the English Channel would often result in death by exposure or drowning


ref https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanalkrankheit
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Re: Drowned

Postby Ashikaga » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:55 am

Thousands of pilots of both sides died in the sea during the entire war as well as the battle of Britain, never to return. In that respect a random drowning is very accurate, just like the paracute wont open aspect of te game.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/worl ... itain.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air-sea_rescue

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Re: Drowned

Postby skycaptain » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:53 am

average water temperature in the channel is ca. 13°deg.
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Re: Drowned

Postby Ashikaga » Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:47 am

I would not advise you to go swim there.

You will get hypothermia quite fast.

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