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SkyChimp
04-04-2004, 05:42 PM
http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/capt_1.jpg

http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/capt_2.jpg

Regards,
http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/wildsig.jpg

SkyChimp
04-04-2004, 05:42 PM
http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/capt_1.jpg

http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/capt_2.jpg

Regards,
http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/wildsig.jpg

tenmmike
04-04-2004, 05:51 PM
all right chimp whats the story ?,iv not seen those before

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SkyChimp
04-04-2004, 05:54 PM
You'll have to imagine the stories, I don't know them.

Regards,
http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/wildsig.jpg

Chuck_Older
04-04-2004, 06:00 PM
Asking me to imagine the story is not good. I see a side of bacon, a time machine, five dollars in change, and a meat tenderiser being used so that the IJA got those Hellcats

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Chuck_Older
04-04-2004, 06:02 PM
PS


#29...Ike Kepford wasn't captured, was he? Seems like a coincidence to me

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RedDeth
04-04-2004, 06:33 PM
the second pic of japanese lookiing at a hellcat is after the war ended

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Mathman
04-06-2004, 10:12 AM
Kepford flew the F4U with VF-17, not Hellcats.

AcesHigh_AVG
04-06-2004, 11:30 AM
During the pacific war the United States knew little to nothing of the capabilities of japanese aircraft. They sent the intelligence community running after information. They ended up searching the seas and islands for crashed japanese aircraft. When they found them they would send a ship to collect the parts. They would then piece the parts back together and make the aircraft operational. Test pilots would then test the aircraft's capabilities and relate their findings to designers who built aircraft that could take advantage of the weaknesses in the japanese designs. The hellcat is one such aircraft that was design to fight the zero.

Perhaps the japanese did the same thing to our fighters?

There was a show on this topic on the discovery wings channel about 3 or 4 months ago.

KIMURA
04-06-2004, 03:58 PM
The F6F-5 below(surrounded by the Japanese mechanics) seems to belonged to VF-5, indicated by the fully white rudder tip. Similar to the thin white band of the VF-15. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

http://mypage.bluewin.ch/a-z/kimura-hei/vf5.jpg

[This message was edited by KIMURA on Tue April 06 2004 at 03:11 PM.]

Chuck_Older
04-06-2004, 03:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mathman:
Kepford flew the F4U with VF-17, not Hellcats.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>\

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

At least I rembered the number http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Wasn't it his College football jersey number? (Quarterback if I recall)

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Rmaxwell
04-07-2004, 11:38 AM
That is not even an F6F, that is an F4F wildcat. That could have possibly been taken in the first months of the war

KIMURA
04-07-2004, 01:30 PM
No Maxwell

Neither the F4F,FM-1 nor the FM-2 had an angled fixed antenna at the tailplane. These shot posted by SC clearly shows an angled fixed antenna as the Hellcat had, the antenna of the Wildcat was upright. Also the surface behind the cockpit shows a smooth line like the Hellcat had. The F4F had not such a harmonic surface as shown above. Definetely an F6F Hellcat on both shots.

KIMURA
04-07-2004, 01:30 PM
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KIMURA
04-07-2004, 01:30 PM
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