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TrikeTrash

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You need to watch the video directly, my copy is not that good. As I type; the posted video is the fourth frame down. I no longer have a Facebook account so I can't contact the author or the person who shared it. To me there looks to be a pitch change after the "black objects", but again this video could and very well might be, an internet hoax.
 

Vigilant1

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To me, the biggest question is the provenance/legitimacy of the video. Is it legit? Today anyone can edit a video, introduce anything they want, and re-introduce it to the crowd. A "make-your-own-Zapruder-film", and then swatting down the bogus flick would become a near impossibility once it made the rounds.

We don't know the pre-briefed "limit line" for the fighters during their pass (i.e. where the P-63 was supposed to roll out), but based on the tracks of he preceding fighters, it wasn't far from the path of the B-17. If the P-63 hit something significant in the few seconds prior to completing his turn, it would seem possible that the distraction (startle response, assessment of what had happened, possible structural or control damage, etc) might slightly change his back pressure, maybe widen his turn.

Given the location of the P-63's engine, actual damage to the engine and immediate engine stoppage from bird or small drone strike seems a very remote possibility.

The sudden appearance of this new bit of information is cause for skepticism.
 
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D Hillberg

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Pitch as in attitude.
Other videos show little pitch change, Altitude of P - 63 and other aircraft pretty much the same.
Videos with no scale or other reference [other aircraft or ground landmarks etc,] not as reliable ...
Camera tracking and angles can also cause issues in perspective .
If a drone was there I'll wait for the marks and pieces to show up.
 
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