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Author:  murphyaa [ Wed May 02, 2007 3:09 pm ]
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Was this an experimental space-saving practice on WWII Navy carriers?

Author:  willygoat [ Wed May 02, 2007 6:19 pm ]
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It looks like a P-47 to me. Maybe they were taking the "flying milk jug" thing too seriously and decided to make it sit like one.

Author:  OldMan [ Thu May 10, 2007 11:46 pm ]
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Cartercopter :roll:

Image

Author:  murphyaa [ Fri May 11, 2007 12:15 am ]
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willygoat wrote:
It looks like a P-47 to me. Maybe they were taking the "flying milk jug" thing too seriously and decided to make it sit like one.


Nah, it's an F4U Corsair, or in light of that picture, an F4U "Curse"air

Author:  willygoat [ Fri May 11, 2007 6:41 am ]
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Nah, it's an F4U Corsair, or in light of that picture, an F4U "Curse"air[/quote]

I think you're right Murphy. I was thinking P-47 by the size of the cowling and placement of the canopy. I had to look another time at it to see the shadow of the gull wing bend. Plus, I should have seen th carrier flight deck in the background.

Author:  airforce [ Fri May 11, 2007 9:43 am ]
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Hey, a jug can land on a carrier too.... once!

Author:  murphyaa [ Fri May 11, 2007 2:24 pm ]
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So can a C-130. I hear it even took off again. Although they don't mention what it took off. :twisted: :D

Author:  Diamondback [ Fri May 11, 2007 9:45 pm ]
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Probably no cargo and a crapload o' JATO's pushing it up.

OTOH, you can launch a U-2 off a flattop...

Author:  murphyaa [ Sat May 12, 2007 4:31 am ]
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I think with enough steam pressure, you can launch anything off a flattop.

Author:  Diamondback [ Thu May 17, 2007 1:09 am ]
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But a U-2's tricky, 'cause a cat-shot'd tear it apart...

That skin ain't much thicker'n Reynolds Wrap, y'know--on the line, one guy accidentally tapped one with his toolbox and put a 4" dent in that skin panel, according to Ben Rich...

Author:  murphyaa [ Thu May 17, 2007 6:08 pm ]
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That's why I like the SR-71. Did the same job, but flashier. And isn't a glider with a jet engine in it.

Author:  Diamondback [ Thu May 17, 2007 10:09 pm ]
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Yeah, but you can't turn an SR into a subhunter--a U-2 would make a really-good maritime surveillance aircraft... turn those pods into Harpoon missile bays...

Author:  willygoat [ Thu May 17, 2007 11:06 pm ]
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Talk about death from above. Or should I say, WAY above. 8)

Author:  willygoat [ Sat May 19, 2007 7:32 am ]
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Back to the "you can launch anything off a carrier if you've got enough steam" bit, I wonder how often this happens

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k173/ ... age001.jpg

Author:  possm_23 [ Sat May 19, 2007 4:44 pm ]
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:lol: :lol: :lol: Now thats what i call catch and release....lol

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