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VF-3Thunderboy
04-04-2004, 12:54 AM
http://www.warbird-parts.com/invent/misc-usa.htm

Data card for Mk3A plotting board, 12 3/4" x 15 1/2", has entry space for all aspects of each mission, Hellcat, Wildcat, etc., new

This would make navigation very cool. I can tell you from CFS2 it is essential over long stretches of water. CAn be done up like a kneeboard, with adjustable features/maybe using a spreadsheet to punch in #'s- this is a must have!!!!!!!- Any chance??

VF-3Thunderboy
04-04-2004, 12:54 AM
http://www.warbird-parts.com/invent/misc-usa.htm

Data card for Mk3A plotting board, 12 3/4" x 15 1/2", has entry space for all aspects of each mission, Hellcat, Wildcat, etc., new

This would make navigation very cool. I can tell you from CFS2 it is essential over long stretches of water. CAn be done up like a kneeboard, with adjustable features/maybe using a spreadsheet to punch in #'s- this is a must have!!!!!!!- Any chance??

Fliger747
04-04-2004, 10:57 AM
Somewhere I actually have my dad's USN plotting board from WWII! What always amazed me about it was how large it was!

Chuck_Older
04-04-2004, 11:11 AM
I have here a book called "At the controls" which is photos of varoius aircraft cockpits from the NASM.

There's a wildcat pic with and without the board extended over the control stick. very nice pic, too.

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heywooood
04-04-2004, 11:31 AM
Did those pilots have their hands full or what?!! and how else can we fully appreciate wht all they did without this sim?..

I cant afford a Hellcat.. not in the budget
besides the FAA would make me carry current avionics package so I wouldnt need a map board.
Oh yeah - and the carriers now are alittle
bigger than the ol' Essex class - arent they? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif