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Fireball_
04-19-2007, 08:56 AM
I asked this question on SimHQ awhile back, but didn't get any replies:

I've been looking for official WWII US Navy procedures for flight operations on aircraft carriers (pattern altitudes, landing procedures, visual reference points, radio calls, etc.)

In IL-2, everyone seems to have their own method for (sometimes) pulling off a carrier landing, but I'm sure the Navy had standard procedures.

Fireball_
04-19-2007, 08:56 AM
I asked this question on SimHQ awhile back, but didn't get any replies:

I've been looking for official WWII US Navy procedures for flight operations on aircraft carriers (pattern altitudes, landing procedures, visual reference points, radio calls, etc.)

In IL-2, everyone seems to have their own method for (sometimes) pulling off a carrier landing, but I'm sure the Navy had standard procedures.

leitmotiv
04-19-2007, 09:08 AM
The best book I can recall offhand for this info would be Lundstrom's THE FIRST TEAM. The first volume, which covers Pearl Harbor to Midway, has a great deal of information on takeoff and landing procedures, aerial rendezvous procedures (quite an important subject), and the speed of arming/fueling turn around. I did some comparisons with American and Japanese takeoff, landing, and turn around times in the book and realized, for the most part, the Yanks smoked the Japanese, and this was decisive in the battles.

Waldo.Pepper
04-19-2007, 09:25 AM
I am sure that if you are willing to do the work of plowing through these wartime back editions of Naval Aviation News you will find what you are looking for.

Naval Aviation News. (http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1940smain/1940smain.htm)

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Fireball_
04-19-2007, 08:42 PM
Thanks guys!

I'll be ordering the Lundstrom book tomorrow.

And I blew a good hour at work today browsing through those old issues of Naval Aviation News, not necessarily for the information I specifically asked about, but it was just really, really interesting. I just wish they were indexed and searchable.

BillyTheKid_22
04-19-2007, 09:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
I am sure that if you are willing to do the work of plowing through these wartime back editions of Naval Aviation News you will find what you are looking for.

Naval Aviation News. (http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1940smain/1940smain.htm)

Happy Reading. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



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Breeze147
04-20-2007, 07:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BillyTheKid_22:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
I am sure that if you are willing to do the work of plowing through these wartime back editions of Naval Aviation News you will find what you are looking for.

Naval Aviation News. (http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1940s/1940smain/1940smain.htm)

Happy Reading. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



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