The Cockpit

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* Three separate stories by Matsumoto Leiji about the tragedy of war.

Slipstream — a Luftwaffe pilot must choose between his duty to his country and his duty to the world: he has to either guard a bomber loaded with Germany's final hope of victory, the world's first atomic bomb, or let it fall in flames to enemy Spitfires and be a footnote in history. Things get personal, however, by the fact that the plane's other cargo is none other than the woman he loves.

Sonic Boom Squadron — the pilot of an Ohka bomb, the purest kamikaze desperation weapon of the Pacific War, once dreamt of flying a rocket into space, but instead he is to fly a rocket into an American ship for the glory of his homeland. If they would only have let him live another 30 years...

Knight of the Iron Dragon — on the Philippine island of Leyte, a rusted old motorcycle tells the tale of two Japanese soldiers who returned to a captured airfield to fulfill a promise that neither could ever keep.

Type: OVA
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 22, 1993 to Jan 21, 1994
Producers: Urban Vision, Madhouse
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older