View Full Version : P-47 carrier lauched? Very Big Pic..be Warned

07-02-2005, 03:45 PM
http://www.web-birds.com/7th/318/P-47D%20318th%20FG%201944.jpg Anyone out there know more about this?....Pretty cool picP-47D%20318th%20FG%201944.jpg

07-02-2005, 03:54 PM

07-02-2005, 03:58 PM
Or Paint if you can't afford PS. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Probably being delivered to a forward airbase somewhere.. ...the markings are are unusual- white ETO ID stripes on the tail, PTO fuse band and numbers rather than letters. Any info on this ship?

07-02-2005, 04:39 PM
its a 318th FG Jug on its way to Saipan..........



07-02-2005, 06:23 PM
Good catch Franky,
Interesting that the white ETO ID stripes on the tail made it through.
I think these birds had all their tailfeathers painted white, no?

07-02-2005, 06:49 PM
P-47s were launched from carriers. They were loaded by crane, and then shipped to wherever they were going, and then launched from the carrier, and they flew to their base.

I read some stuff on it at some point, I'll try and dig it out.

Edit: ah, just saw the link posted above, that gives you some info on P-47s and carriers.

07-02-2005, 09:08 PM
BTW, they were catted off CVEs.

LOL, try THAT in PF.


07-02-2005, 09:37 PM
Well, I think the key term is catapulted. We don't have cats in PF, so yes, taking off from a CVE in a P-47 would certainly be an achievement!

07-02-2005, 10:52 PM
Yeah, the point is big, heavy planes required a catapult to get aloft form the CVEs---making them semi-useless without that cpaability in game.


07-03-2005, 07:14 AM
That's a genuine photograph, I have it in Osprey's Thunderbolt and Mustang Aces of the Pacific.

07-03-2005, 08:49 AM
I have this on DVD. If you are in the US make sure when you go to WalMart you dig around in the 5$ DVD bin. I bought a 2 DVD set called "Clash of Eagles"...the P47 carrier video is in this set. You can also buy it here:

http://www.timelessvideo.com for 14.95

here is the title cover


DVD # 1
Attack Air
Forged in the fires of World War I's brutal trench warfare, attack aviation emerged as the one hope to break the gruesome stalemate on the ground. In World War II, attack aviation reached its zenith of success as both the Axis and Allies refined it to a deadly art. Fly with our veterans as they dodge trees, flak and fighters during their zero-altitude missions against enemy ground targets.

The P-51 Mustang rose from obscurity to become the greatest long-range fighter in aviation history. Able to outfly even the best of the Axis aircraft, The Mustang decimated its enemies and drove them from the skies over Europe and Japan. But in its infancy, the Mustang flashed none if its war-winning potential. We trace the P-51's development from its origin through its re-emergence as the dominant aerial weapon of World War II.

P-47 <<<-----***P47 CARRIER VIDEO HERE***
A big, bare-knuckle brawler of a fighter, the P-47 combined rugged durablilty with devastating firepower. Built to be the ultimate high alitude fighter of the war, the Thunderbolt helped drive the Luftewaffe from the skies of Europe. The P-47 proved to be a lethal fighter-bomber, destroying tens of thousands of trucks, tanks and trains.

Fighters Of The RAF
From the Battle of Britain, to the seige of Malta and the flaming fighter-bomber cauldron over Normandy, the brave men of the RAF helped turn the tide against the Luftwaffe and paved the way for ultimate victory. Follow us as Churchill's famous "Few" relate their incredible experiences during some of the greatest air campaigns of World War II.

Fighter Tactics 101
Follow the evolution of the air combat tactics during World War II through the experiences of the pilots who flew the nimble and deadly fighter aircraft. See how aircraft performance dictated tactics and determined who would live and who would die in the skies over Europe.

Defenders Of The Reich
The success of the German army in the first half of World War II was due in large part to German supremacy in the air. The Luftwaffe, working closely with German army units on the ground, seemed on the verge of world domination. However, with America's entrance into the war, the battle for the skies over Europe was on. Even with Germany throwing advanced warplanes such as the Me 262 jet at the Allies, the Luftwaffe was outmatched. Relive the harrowing accounts of those battles as told by both German and American pilots.

07-03-2005, 11:03 AM
Originally posted by georgeo76:

wrong, its true, p47s was launched from escort carriers (Catapult)

Here's more pics



The P47 would be a great carrier fighter, but the problem would be to install the arrester hook, since the turbosupercharger is placed so far aft in the plane.. thats why the p47 wasn't a recce plane..

07-03-2005, 11:28 AM
Got some footage on my computer. I've decided to convert the catapult scene into a wmv file (http://www.loc-dog.net/il-2/video/P-47_Carrier_Takeoff.zip). All WW2 footage is public domain anyway, so I see nothing wrong with it.

07-03-2005, 04:32 PM
SWEET video! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif. very cool. Thanks

07-03-2005, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by megalagon:
SWEET video! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif. very cool. Thanks

This is true P-47 off carriers.
My squad the 361st in ETO we are the 318th in the Pacific.
It is true That the 361st flew Jugs off of carriers. They would crane them on the carrier and ship them to their new base. They will fly them off and fly to base.
I believe one time they were under attack while launching. This was the Saipan landing.

Salute Stanger_361st

07-03-2005, 07:37 PM
OK, get a clue friends.
Georgeo's comment related to the HUGE (and undesirable) size of the photo, I don't think he was implying the photo wasn't authentic. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

07-04-2005, 12:55 AM
Loc-Dog do you have more WWII footage? If you have, can you post links?

07-04-2005, 02:15 AM
There is a whole lot more where that came from yes. The video I posted is just a fraction out of a documentary about the P-47. I'm not entirely sure what is appropriate to post, as most of the video I have was obtained by respected journalists and documentary crews from government archives. That must mean that the footage is public domain. That's how they obtained the footage in the first place!

[EDIT] Spare myself of funny looks from lawyers.

07-04-2005, 03:45 AM
Footage from a government archive is freely available to anyone, however, if somone has taken that footage, then added value to it by compiling a documentary, then the footage is subject to their copyright one would assume.
Heres a 2min clip from the History Channel series 'The Worlds Deadliest Aircraft The P-47 ThunderBolt'.
P47 Carrier (http://vlerkies.com/p47carrier.zip)
I have ripped stacks of this type of programing for my own records/reference, but would no doubt, potentialy, open myself up for some legal issues
if I had to host the complete episode or series as its not my property as such and is still being sold to tv/cable networks.

07-04-2005, 04:04 AM
Thanks for clarifying that Nero. The POIA should only be addressed if the footage is withheld for any reason? Yeah, I was way off...

Hey, it can't be proven that individual scenes are the property of whoever compiled it if you re-edit it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

07-04-2005, 05:08 AM
It takes less than 30 seconds to resize a image!
What is the point posting a image you need a movie theater screen to veiw?
Use some common courtesy and common sense man it isnt the frickin hard!