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CHDT
04-08-2004, 02:54 AM
Would it be possible to have them?

http://gallery.cybertarp.com/albums/userpics/16105/F6F%20Hellcat%2015.JPG

It would be cool http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Cheers,

CHDT
04-08-2004, 02:54 AM
Would it be possible to have them?

http://gallery.cybertarp.com/albums/userpics/16105/F6F%20Hellcat%2015.JPG

It would be cool http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Cheers,

luthier1
04-08-2004, 02:56 AM
Not sure yet, but probably no.

http://www.il2center.com/PF.jpg

CHDT
04-08-2004, 03:00 AM
Ok, thanks http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Gibbage1
04-08-2004, 03:55 AM
Ya. They were not used much, if at all. It was one of those "Ya, we have um, but no pilot wants to use it" thing. If you have the option of a nice wide and long carrier deck, why use THAT? Also, the top deck captapult itself was rarely used on anytihng but a light escort carrier unless the decks were full of a strike package.

Gib

My post's are my asumptions only, and in no way linked to fact. I am not an official 1C, Ubi, or Russian Red Rocket spokesman.

Ankanor
04-08-2004, 04:20 AM
If I am not mistaken, The side katapults were used only once, testing onboard Hornet(Essex class)

O, how I want to hold you,
To feel your breath
And hear your laughter in my ears.
To look into your eyes
And see myself in there.
Caress you with my lips.
To hold your hands in mine
And find the hidden smile in your dimple
That makes you irresistible
And stops the breathing in my chest.
To be with you when you are weeping,
To wipe away the tears and take away the sorrow.
To watch you while you are sleeping
Like there is no tomorrow.

And with a tender kiss to wake you up.

Essen,23.02.2004 20:53

PlaneEater
04-08-2004, 12:23 PM
Actually, that's a shot of the hangar deck catapult. They ditched them because the launching aircraft got zero benefit from the CV steaming into the wind.

From the website: "Another view of the hanger deck level catapult, taken 25 February 1944. HORNET was the only carrier to keep its hanger deck catapult until the end of the war. Since the aircraft could not benifit from the ship steaming into the wind, these catapults were deemed unpractical, and replaced with a second flight deck catapult."

EmbarkChief
04-08-2004, 03:20 PM
That must have been a wild ride http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

Aztek_Eagle
04-08-2004, 03:36 PM
recon flotato planes launching from battle ships, would be nice, even if only ai, catapults were highly use ships convoys when there was no scort carriers avaliables

LEXX_Luthor
04-08-2004, 04:47 PM
Floatplane catapults would be Awsum. And getting picked up by crane too.

Maybe in a Patch.

necrobaron
04-08-2004, 04:50 PM
I agree. I thought catapult launches were used all the time for ship-born recon planes...

"Not all who wander are lost."

Gibbage1
04-08-2004, 04:59 PM
Yorktown also had a side catapult. I have seen photo's of F4F's takin off from them.

My post's are my asumptions only, and in no way linked to fact. I am not an official 1C, Ubi, or Russian Red Rocket spokesman.

"Most P-39's were sent to the Russians - so I guess that was an American secret weapon against our Russian allies."

Stan Wood, P-38 pilot who also flew the P-39.

Hans-Schultz
04-08-2004, 05:27 PM
you could fly a kingfisher off the back of a battleship or amidships of a cruiser.

Hans-Schultz
04-08-2004, 05:28 PM
http://www.bb62museum.org/images/BBNJ04.JPG

Aztek_Eagle
04-09-2004, 05:09 AM
wonder who would dare to vulch a flotato plane about to be catapulted from a battle ship