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x__CRASH__x
08-02-2004, 11:42 PM
I know that in modern day carrier aviation, the best wire to catch is the #3 wire. They are numbered from the back to the front 1 through 4.
The pics I've seen of WWII carriers have up to 9 wires!!! So which wire did they aim for? Which was the best?

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08-02-2004, 11:42 PM
I know that in modern day carrier aviation, the best wire to catch is the #3 wire. They are numbered from the back to the front 1 through 4.
The pics I've seen of WWII carriers have up to 9 wires!!! So which wire did they aim for? Which was the best?

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therealhartmann
08-03-2004, 12:31 AM
The best wire to catch is any!

Actually the 3 wire is a myth and not really the best wire. Its jsut that the 3rd one is the last of the line and if you catch the 4th you suck. Missing the 4th you full power and climb and get heckeled and maybe booted out for sucking. Cathing the 1st yor considered a noob for not taking chances. So actually either 2 or three and your a stud.

Carriers also had nets and i think still do. That the one I would catch!

II_JG1Hartmann
08-03-2004, 12:40 AM
There is a pic of a F4U exploding on the back of a carrier. That will be me....

x__CRASH__x
08-03-2004, 12:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by therealhartmann:
The best wire to catch is any!

Actually the 3 wire is a myth and not really the best wire. Its jsut that the 3rd one is the last of the line and if you catch the 4th you suck. Missing the 4th you full power and climb and get heckeled and maybe booted out for sucking. Cathing the 1st yor considered a noob for not taking chances. So actually either 2 or three and your a stud.

Carriers also had nets and i think still do. That the one I would catch!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The 3rd wire isn't a myth at all. 3rd wire is where the glideslope is calibrated to put the wheels on the deck. So thats how pilots are graded.

I was looking for the best wire for 9 wire carriers of old... if any.

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VF-10_Snacky
08-03-2004, 02:02 AM
Crash, according to what I see in videos is the touchdown point right around the LSO platform or just after the aircraft passes that point. Not sure what wire that would be in WWII, but seeing as though carriers back then had no angled deck I would want to set down as soon as possible to keep from having a hook skip and running into parked planes on the bow.
Too low on the glideslope and your eating fantail, too high and your plowing through parked aircraft. Best to just let the LSO tell ya when to cut the engine and drop that sucker on the deck.lol

best wires to catch? my guess is 3-5 wires

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LuckyBoy1
08-03-2004, 02:36 AM
The best wire to catch is the one that does not break and whip around decapitating the deck crew! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

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Yellonet
08-03-2004, 05:52 AM
I've heard that you should always go for the last wire, the ones in front of it is just for safety.


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08-03-2004, 06:45 AM
The 5th wire http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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BSS_Vidar
08-03-2004, 09:00 AM
For modern carriers, It is the 3 wire based on a 3.5 degree glideslope for hook engagement, not wheeles on deck.

The target landing area is behind the LSO about 50-75 ft. (or forward of the LSO platform) both on modern and WWII carriers.

Catching a 1 wire or a 4 wire is a bad thing, but it keeps your boarding rate up. But... Anything can happen on a good pass, i.e. rough seas or just a plain ol' hook-skip.
Essex class carriers had 6 wires before baracade gear ran accross the deck. Landing in the middle of the wires i.e. wires 3-5 would be the optimum target area to arrest.

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ElAurens
08-03-2004, 11:38 AM
I think I'll just stick to P40s on a nice stable island...

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Sakai9745
08-03-2004, 12:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ElAurens:
I think I'll just stick to P40s on a nice stable island...

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x__CRASH__x
08-03-2004, 12:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ElAurens:
I think I'll just stick to P40s on a nice stable island...

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ElAurens
08-04-2004, 05:11 AM
See you on deck...boy.

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heywooood
08-04-2004, 11:08 PM
there are going to be some really funny tracks and screenshots posted in the first couple of weeks PF is out, be sure http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif



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BSS_Vidar
08-05-2004, 01:37 AM
Gonna be some really Kewel ones to. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Fliger747
08-07-2004, 08:45 PM
The answer in the first month or so...."any wire you can!". Every sim flies quite differently! More diferently than many real airplanes do!

nearmiss
08-08-2004, 08:53 AM
We're gonna get all kinds of whiners.

I can think of a few...

Oleg, we need to be able to change tire pressure I'm getting too much bounce on carrier landings.

Oleg, the water is to tepid we need more sway and less up and down movement.

Oleg, the hook isn't long enough.

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Penguin_PFF
08-08-2004, 06:34 PM
"Oleg, my hook isn't long enough!"

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heywooood
08-08-2004, 07:05 PM
dammit Pengy...at first I thought to let that one go...then I thought I just couldnt let it hang there http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif...but you got in ahead of me.



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triggerhappyfin
08-10-2004, 04:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by x__CRASH__x:
I know that in modern day carrier aviation, the best wire to catch is the #3 wire. They are numbered from the back to the front 1 through 4.
The pics I've seen of WWII carriers have up to 9 wires!!! So which wire did they aim for? Which was the best?

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The wire that will stick to my hook gets my vote http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif.

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08-10-2004, 11:39 PM
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08-12-2004, 09:42 AM
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