Sunday, December 12, 2010

Kabu no Isaki chapter 10

Well, here we go again.


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I was feeling facetious, so I asked Google for directions from Nagai to Kisarazu. It does just fine for ground routes, but as far as I know, there's no as-the-crow-flies distance measurement option. Using a ruler, I measured 30-odd kilometers in our world, which makes 330 km in KnI's world. [Addendum: Found the Ruler feature in Google Maps Labs; it measured 33.1 km.]

There was one sticking point in this chapter that I'm still not completely sure about. Isaki actually says "liaison aircraft" where I had him say "air courier." So what's a liaison aircraft? It's a small plane used for non-combat military purposes, like transport and reconnaissance. The Pitts Special is not a liaison aircraft, but the L-4 variant of the Cub (the "Grasshopper") is. So perhaps they were talking about the Cub, but the rest of the conversation doesn't make nearly as much sense that way. I might be wrong, though, so I'll come back to this if necessary.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Super! Thanks:)

yutanpo said...

you, sir, are a true gentleman.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh dude, thanks so much for doing this.

Michel Ottens said...

Love your work, keep it up

Also loving the relaxed pace at which these scans come out

Fits the material :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing this. :D

Anonymous said...

Another anonymous comment just to say thank you.
I, as many others do, appreciate your work on this series. Like YKK before it, it's a brilliant series and I hope the chapters keep on coming.

Anonymous said...

Just found this while looking for Ashinano. Made my day! Thanks.