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Deedsundone
09-21-2007, 06:00 AM
Reading a book about American aircraft emergency landings in Sweden during WW2.

This B17G had three engines damaged by flak.After passing Swedish border he sought for a long time for a proper field to land on but when he came to Jönköping he saw a smaller field an decided to land there.Despite the samll field he made a normal landing.the gunners had smached the windows on the waist and attached a pair of parachutes on the gunholders.Immediately when the wheels hit the ground the parachutes was released and gave extra breaking help,despite that only the left parachute did open up.

This B17G had been hit by flak and the oilpressure in engine 4 started to sink.In Sweden it circled around Århus when it later landed on Rinkaby airfield.The landing took place in a weak tailwind and light fog.To shorten the landing strech they used the gunnbarrels on the ball turret as a drag anchor.

SlickStick
09-21-2007, 08:24 AM
Neat story. Thanks for posting that.

In-game, when I need to get down in a hurry, especially on a vulching server, I just belly-land the runway or grass part of the field. Full flaps, approach at 190km/h and slowing and just set it down while keeping the nose up and controlling the skid with the rudder. If done right, only the prop gets dinged and you do a 180? or 270? spin and come to a quick stop. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Hit Refly for full points and credits. I find myself easily belly-landing at least 50% or more of my landings.

Waldo.Pepper
09-21-2007, 10:57 AM
Immediately when the wheels hit the ground the parachutes was released and gave extra breaking help,despite that only the left parachute did open up.

This was the approved (trained for) procedure. I have a training film and still pictures of B-24's doing this.

Edit for picture...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/para%20dog/parabrake.jpg

Jediteo
09-21-2007, 12:03 PM
Too bad it isn't still here, I live in that area

general_kalle
09-21-2007, 04:30 PM
Deedsundone
your danish arent ya?

you can write Å

Waldo.Pepper
09-22-2007, 12:12 AM
Training film I mentioned which depicts using crew parachutes as emergency brakes.

http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=4945011348475056563

Deedsundone
09-22-2007, 01:56 AM
Originally posted by general_kalle:
Deedsundone
your danish arent ya?

you can write Å

And so can Swedes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif