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HayateAce
05-01-2009, 10:39 AM
New to me.

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HayateAce
05-01-2009, 10:39 AM
New to me.

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http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/heroes/durwoodwilliams/images/Launchsm.jpg

Heliopause
05-01-2009, 10:50 AM
Launched from a carrier to reach a land base, I believe.
P-47 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRGYXMs9n1s)

Sillius_Sodus
05-01-2009, 11:09 AM
I think they did it during the Philippines campaign.

triad773
05-01-2009, 11:19 AM
Whoa

Cool video! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Yeah I have ideas for a campaign where that is the first mission: being catapulted off a flat top in an unlikely aircraft for sake of delivery to the front http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thanks for sharing that.

crucislancer
05-01-2009, 11:36 AM
There is a offline campaign about this P-47 squadron, called Saipan Thunderbolts. It doesn't have you taking off from the carrier, however, you start in the air above the fleet. It's a good campaign, regardless.

Choctaw111
05-01-2009, 01:24 PM
That was probably the biggest "kick in the pants" there was back then. Aside from crashing.

RPMcMurphy
05-01-2009, 03:56 PM
Wow thats ballzy. Yeah, I bet it was delivery to a land base. I would have wanted to launch my toilette seat face jug packing as little wieght as possible and very light.

M_Gunz
05-01-2009, 04:06 PM
Yeah they had enough fuel to safely get to land, refuel and arm with bombs to fly air support.
The fun just never stops. Even when you want it to.

JTFM
05-02-2009, 07:34 AM
Interesting, but what's the big deal about the weight? The Jug is beefy, sure, but not as much as a TBM (which weighed some 3,000-ish lbs more than a Jug, fully loaded) and they cat-shot Avengers off CVEs all the time.

ElAurens
05-02-2009, 08:26 AM
That pic always leaves me wondering what model 47 that is. Look closely and you will see it is a razorback model, with squared off wingtips like the very late N model.

Also note the bird on deck has a drop tank fitted, and it too is an early razorback model.

jarink
05-02-2009, 07:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ElAurens:
That pic always leaves me wondering what model 47 that is. Look closely and you will see it is a razorback model, with squared off wingtips like the very late N model.

Also note the bird on deck has a drop tank fitted, and it too is an early razorback model. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think that's an illusion created by a poor quality film and light colored wingtips (light blue, I think?).

This video looks like it was taken from the same event.
YouTube Video (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&oi=video_result&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2Fvideoplay%3Fdo cid%3D1881091719506867793&ei=Vez8SY64BIbCMtTPkdME&usg=AFQjCNGYmzwMAKC_BSNoO2-t0g1FA02ZOg)
If you look closely at 1:09, you can see the rounded tips.

ImMoreBetter
05-02-2009, 07:27 PM
http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o460/caldera_08/p4714.jpg

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Eagle_361st
05-03-2009, 05:17 PM
That's the 318th FG, they flew mostly early D's (20's IIRMC). That picture is their initial launch into Saipan. Look at my sig pic for a reference http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BillyTheKid_22
05-03-2009, 05:22 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif I know~~

Treetop64
05-03-2009, 08:18 PM
Amazing that they could even get the P-47s safely off the deck, considering how much runway they need to take off.