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jolly_magpie
08-29-2006, 10:34 PM
Just reading a book about the Royal Canadian Navy in the 1950's. Here's an amazing story about an accident that happened in April 1953, flying Avengers on the East Coast:
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A group of 743 Squadron Avengers led by LCdr. Jimmy Watson were forced to descend to stay below the low cloud base around the hills south of Greenwood. S/Lt. Weldon Peaton, the pilot and his crew of CPO "Windy" Geale, PO Paul Martin and AS M Legare, who were flying in the rear of the formation, suddenly found themselves chopping their way though heavy timber as their aircraft literally flew into the high ground. As Windy Geale was to relate, "I though we were in trouble when the aircraft began to vibrate {as it plowed through the trees} and was getting ready to bailout" They were extremely fortunate, managing to escape quickly from the plane with little more than a severe shaking up, before the wrecked aircraft caught fire and blew up.
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Whew...that's tough!! Keep in mind that Avengers are HUGE aircraft, saw one taking up a whole chunk of space at Canadian Warplane Heritage years ago. Even with the wings folded!

Too bad about no in-game, but I'd REALLY rather not get into that well-stirred kettle of fish. Now back to getting Aces Of The Pacific to run on XP!!
http://www.rcaf.com/aircraft/photos/avenger_1.jpg

jolly_magpie
08-29-2006, 10:34 PM
Just reading a book about the Royal Canadian Navy in the 1950's. Here's an amazing story about an accident that happened in April 1953, flying Avengers on the East Coast:
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A group of 743 Squadron Avengers led by LCdr. Jimmy Watson were forced to descend to stay below the low cloud base around the hills south of Greenwood. S/Lt. Weldon Peaton, the pilot and his crew of CPO "Windy" Geale, PO Paul Martin and AS M Legare, who were flying in the rear of the formation, suddenly found themselves chopping their way though heavy timber as their aircraft literally flew into the high ground. As Windy Geale was to relate, "I though we were in trouble when the aircraft began to vibrate {as it plowed through the trees} and was getting ready to bailout" They were extremely fortunate, managing to escape quickly from the plane with little more than a severe shaking up, before the wrecked aircraft caught fire and blew up.
-------------

Whew...that's tough!! Keep in mind that Avengers are HUGE aircraft, saw one taking up a whole chunk of space at Canadian Warplane Heritage years ago. Even with the wings folded!

Too bad about no in-game, but I'd REALLY rather not get into that well-stirred kettle of fish. Now back to getting Aces Of The Pacific to run on XP!!
http://www.rcaf.com/aircraft/photos/avenger_1.jpg

SkyChimp
08-30-2006, 06:33 AM
Grumman made some tough planes:

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

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

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

VW-IceFire
08-30-2006, 04:18 PM
RE: Getting Aces of the Pacific running on Windows XP.

http://dosbox.sourceforge.net

Try that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

R_Target
08-30-2006, 06:26 PM
Went to see "Ida Red" fly this summer. Yeah, they're huge.