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The Almost Zero Flyby by shelbs2 The Almost Zero Flyby by shelbs2
Flyby of the "almost a zero". A converted T-6 Texan to look like one of the zeros used in "Tora Tora Tora" at the Olympic Airshow 2010
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Koboii Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I wish to fly once in one of the real Zero Types.
There totally awesome, not only that , their path of flight it totally stabil :D
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victor639514 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
"Tora! Tora! Tora!" is also a great 70's war classic.

I think it's more entertaining and more historically accurate than Michael Bay's "Pearl Harbor".

They used lots of real aircraft and real explosions, fires, smoke fogs and many other pyrotechnics instead of CGI and yet for that times the visuals were breathtaking.

Awesome Snapshot!
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Spitfire-MK1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
I've got some pics of a Vultee that was converted into a Val for that movie.
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
oh very cool ^^
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MOTORRADMEISTER Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
I didn't know that the tora tora tora planes were converted planes, interesting.
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
yeah all of em were converted T-6s and BT-13s. heh no zeros, vals, or kates flying at the time
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MOTORRADMEISTER Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Thanks for the info!!!
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010   Photographer
Nice pic! They did a jolly good job on the conversion, you have to look really carefully to notice anything!
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
heh yeah, the wings and stabilizers are the only things that really give it away, they even gave it a three bladed prop
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010   Photographer
Yeah, very clever!
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Gustsav-mkIII Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student General Artist
haha! the Texan almost fooled me! the wings and stablizers blew up the cover!
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
haha yeah they did a great job at disguising it XD
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:icondeorse:
Deorse Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I've seen these before.
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
yeah they're pretty cool
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:icondeorse:
Deorse Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, seriously, I thought it was a Zero when I first seen it at the airshow on Whiteman Air Force Base.
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
heh way to really tell is the sound. T-6 has a distinctive sound ^^
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:icondeorse:
Deorse Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I never got see it while in flight.
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BlacktailFA Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Even though it's a look-alike, it's very impressive --- it DOES look a lot like a real Zero!
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
lol that it does ^^
heh although the dogfight between it and the P-51 wasnt fair xd
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
U can see the great difference on the wings !
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
heh yeah, they're T-6 wings alright. but still its a good stand in, especially where most of the audience doesnt know the difference xD
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
offcourse !
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USS-NEVADA-BB36 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
just it's symbolic fuel tank below and US stars painted as downed pilots and you have a good replic
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
heh yeah, they actually have the fuel tank there, it wasnt attached at the time
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USS-NEVADA-BB36 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
that detail makes it look a bit dull
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That plane is a cheater XD
Awesome shot, beautiful framing =D
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
lol yeah XD
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Photobeast Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Ironicly, there are more Zeros flying now then when they filmed Tora Tora Tora
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
heh yeah, so far this is as close as I've come to seeing a Zero fly. Really cant wait till the FHC gets their M3 going
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jedijaffy14 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
That is the best look alike zero ive seen so far. Beautiful shot to!
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
lol yeah they did a great job with it. thanks ^^
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jedijaffy14 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Your welcome. That guy must feel the same way i feel. Because id like to get an L-39 and paint it to look like a langley based F-22 or an SU-27 circa 1980s. It may not be one of those two planes but its the closest i can get to being in a fighter jet.
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
they had an L-39 there that was actually painted in the Russian light blut dark blue camo. even had dummy AIM-9s
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jedijaffy14 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Oh now thats nice. And plus L-39s are cheap as can be to. a cirrus SR-22 costs 500K (its a 4 seater prop plane with a parachute system for emergencies) and i can get an L-39 for 200-300K. In good condition.
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Crypto-137 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
it has the USAF roundel, THAT'S A FAKE lol, looks very close to the real deal :D
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
lol its as close as they could dress up a T-6 to look like a zero xD
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Crypto-137 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
and they did a great job
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