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The Cockpit
TheCockpit.jpg
DVD Cover
Country JAP.jpg Japan
Language Japanese
Genre War
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 3



The Cockpit (ザ・コクピット) is a 1993 three-part OVA anime which tells 3 fictional different stories about Axis point of view during World War Two. The first episode "Slipstream" is about a German Pilot who has fallen out of favor but is nevertheless tasked with escorting the first German atomic bomb. In "Sonic Boom Squadron", the viewer gets an insight into the last hours of a young Japanese kamikaze pilot during early August 1945. And finally in the last episode "Knight of the Iron Dragon" two Japanese soldiers, during the Battle of Leyte, embark on a journey trying to keep a promise.

The following weapons were used in the anime series The Cockpit:

Contents


Handguns

Luger P08

Captain Erhardt Von Rheindars is briefly seen drawing a Luger P08 during the encounter with German ground troops in Ep. 1 "Slipstream".

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Von Rheindars unholsters his Luger but stops when realizing who's coming.

Submachine Guns

Type 100

A Late war Type 100 submachine gun is carried by Private Kodai over his back which is never seen used Ep. 3 "Knight of the Iron Dragon".

Type 100 (1944-1945 model) with magazine removed - 8x22mm Nambu
Kodai lies motionless over his motorcycle. In this angle, the stock can be seen a little.
Closer view of this scene in which the müzzle can be seen.
Pvt. Utsunomiya and his mate take him down which offers the best view of the Type 100.

M3A1 "Grease Gun"

The American motorcyclist uses an M3A1 "Grease Gun" in the same episode.

M3A1 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP.
The motorcyclist starts firing his Grease Gun.
While sliding with his motorcycle he uses his right arm to steady his gun.
He fires his weapon from an oblique position.

Rifles

Mauser Karabiner 98k

German soldiers in "Slipstream" carry Karabiner 98k rifles during the encounter with Von Rheindars and at the airfield.

Mauser K98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier encounters Von Rheindars while holding his carbine.

Arisaka Type 38

Imperial Japanese Army soldiers including Private Utsunomiya carry Arisaka Type 38s at the beginning in the artillery position in "Knight of the Iron Dragon".

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
A Japanese soldier inserts a 5-round stripper clip into the chamber...
... and sends the bolt handle home. After this he locks his rifle.
While in a foxhole Utsunomiya and his mate are seen with their Arisakas.

M1 Carbine

The M1 Carbine is seen used by U.S. soldiers firing at Private Utsunomiya.

World War II Era M1 Carbine
Two G.I.s fire at the incoming Utsunomiya. Note the Browning M1919A4 barrels on the left.

M1 Garand

Some US troops are also seen with M1 Garands in the same scene.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle - .30-06
The soldier on the right firing his Garand.

Machine Guns

Nambu Type 96

Private Utsunomiya deploys a Type 96 Light Machine Gun on Kodai's Type 97 (Rikuo) motorcycle which he received from a machine gunner.

Type 96 Light Machine Gun (minus magazine) - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
The remains of the Type 96 during the opening sequence.
"There was a machine-gunner who didn't need that any more."
Utsunomiya presents the upgraded motorcycle to Kodai.
A view of the clean barrel and muzzle.
Armed with a Type 96 and a bottle of Sake the two start their journey.
First-person view of Utsunomiya aiming at a captured Kawasaki Ki-61 fighter.
Type 96 fired by Kodai at the American motorcyclist. Note the red-glowing ejector and muzzle.
General view of a scene, moments later. The gun is never seen reloaded by anyone.

Browning M1919A4

Browning M1919A4 are used by American soldiers to stop Private Utsunomiya.

Browning M1919A4 on an M2 tripod - .30-06 Springfield
Two Brownings manned by U.S. troops.

Mounted Weapons

MG17

Two MG17 machine guns are mounted on German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 planes at the beginning in "Slipstream".

MG17 machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The nose-mounted MG17s.

MG 151/20

MG 151/20 are mounted in the Focke-Wulf Ta 152.

Mauser MG 151/20, standard propeller dome armament for the Messerschmitt Bf 109 - 20x82mm.
Mounted in the left and right wings.
The spent 20mm shells coming out of the left-wing.

MK 108

One MK 108 cannon is also mounted in the fighter's nose.

MK 108 cannon 30mm
The muzzle of the MK 108 seen at the end of the propeller nose.

Hispano-Suiza HS.404

RAF Spitfires are armed with Hispano-Suiza HS.404 autocannons.

Hispano-Suiza HS.404 with ammo drum 20x110mm
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Browning M2 Aircraft

The Browning M2 Aircraft heavy machine guns are mounted in the captured B-17 bomber and in the rear cockpit of Curtiss SB2C Helldiver bombers.

Browning M2 Aircraft, Flexible - .50 BMG
A Luftwaffe captain opens fire with a Browning.
Close up of the barrel.
The B17's turret-mounted machine guns.
Dual-mounted Brownings mounted in the rear-gunner position of a Curtiss SB2C Helldiver dive bomber.

Bofors 40mm

Several Bofors 40mm can be seen mounted on American ships.

Bofors 40mm L/60 quad mounting - 40x311mmR
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Type 97 Aircraft

Japanese Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" fighters are armed with Type 97 Aircraft Machine Guns.

Type 97 aircraft machine gun - 7.7x56mm R
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Type 99

The Type 99 is mounted in the Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" bombers.

Type 99 Mark 1 in pintle mount configuration - 20x72mm RB
Close-up of the magazine.
Crewman turns around which offers a view of the grip.
The upside-down mounted Type 99 in the upper turret.
Type 99 being fired at attacking F6F Hellcats.
Type 99 cannon aircraft variants, top an earlier Type 99 Mark 1 Model 3 - 20x72mm RB, bottom a later Type 99 Mark 2 Model 3 - 20x101mm RB
One barrel of the Type 99 can be seen.

Oerlikon 20mm Cannon

Oerlikon 20mm Cannons are mounted on the aircraftcarrier.

Oerlikon Cannon - 20mm.
The guns being fired at the incoming Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka rocket.

Other

Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka

Seen and used by Ensign Nogami in Ep. 2 "Sonic Boom Squadron". Notice: The last mission of these rockets was in June 1945, not in August.

The "Cherry Blossom" attack craft is carried beneath its mother plane. It is released near the target to do its work: A human bomb!
With rocket-assisted high speed, it penetrates the enemy defences. A one-way trip, bringing certain death upon reaching the target. For the pilot, there is no second attack-run. Like the Cherry Blossom, a single dying fall.

Type 96 15 cm Howitzer

At the beginning of the third episode, some Type 96 15 cm Howitzers can be seen used by Japanese soldiers.

Type 96 15 cm Howitzer
Howitzers being prepared.
Loading a shell.
Soldiers fire the howitzer at an American positon.



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