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Deus_Vult
02-17-2004, 10:41 PM
Taken from the HMS ATTACKER GALLERY http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Gallery.html
The photographs presented below are from the collection of Lt. Cmdr. John M. O'Connell RNVR (Dec'd), who served on H.M.S. Attacker between 1942 and 1945. The service shot down the first German fighters by the British on Sept 3rd, the First Japanese aircraft and the last axis/Japanaese aircraft of World War Two.

The Seafire was used to great effect in the Atlantic, Arctic, Med, Far East & Pacific Theatres.

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Attacker1.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Crash.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/SQNTakeoff.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/SeafirePrang.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Crash2.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Crash3.jpg
Corsairs were also used by the Fleet Air Arm on Lend Lease.

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/CloseShave.jpg
This, I believe, is the most astounding picture.

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Landing.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Landing2.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Swordfishapproach.jpg The Swordfish of Bismarck fame.

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Swordfishlanding.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/SwordfishCrash.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/att04.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/att13.jpg

& finally, the ship herself;

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Attacker5.jpg

Information regarding the role of the Fleet Air Arm during World War Two: http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/aircraft/WWII/seafire/sea-info/sea_info.htm

Dieu et Mon Droit,

Deus_Vult
02-17-2004, 10:41 PM
Taken from the HMS ATTACKER GALLERY http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Gallery.html
The photographs presented below are from the collection of Lt. Cmdr. John M. O'Connell RNVR (Dec'd), who served on H.M.S. Attacker between 1942 and 1945. The service shot down the first German fighters by the British on Sept 3rd, the First Japanese aircraft and the last axis/Japanaese aircraft of World War Two.

The Seafire was used to great effect in the Atlantic, Arctic, Med, Far East & Pacific Theatres.

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Attacker1.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Crash.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/SQNTakeoff.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/SeafirePrang.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Crash2.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Crash3.jpg
Corsairs were also used by the Fleet Air Arm on Lend Lease.

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/CloseShave.jpg
This, I believe, is the most astounding picture.

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Landing.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Landing2.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Swordfishapproach.jpg The Swordfish of Bismarck fame.

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Swordfishlanding.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/SwordfishCrash.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/att04.jpg

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/att13.jpg

& finally, the ship herself;

http://www.gavinbull.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Attacker5.jpg

Information regarding the role of the Fleet Air Arm during World War Two: http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/aircraft/WWII/seafire/sea-info/sea_info.htm

Dieu et Mon Droit,

owlwatcher
02-17-2004, 11:09 PM
Great Pictures

T_O_A_D
02-17-2004, 11:13 PM
Great pics!!!

They also make me feel awhole lot better about my carrier landings http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

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biggs222
02-17-2004, 11:15 PM
wow Seafire mkIIIs?

spits were tricky on carriers..lots of prangs http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

necrobaron
02-17-2004, 11:23 PM
Yeah,carrier ops weren't a proud aspect of the illustrious history of the Spitfire/Seafire. With that said, I really wish someone would model a Swordfish for FB... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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02-17-2004, 11:30 PM
Fantastic pics. Thanks
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Snyde-Dastardly
02-17-2004, 11:56 PM
WOW
Those are great!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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owlwatcher
02-18-2004, 12:20 AM
Read the links . Some good reading.
Those early CVE's were poor carriers.
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Gibbage1
02-18-2004, 12:41 AM
Wow. The brits looked like they had a tough time landing on carriers! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Hay. They sure got big ones for finding out how too landing F4U's on a pitching deck.

Rajvosa
02-18-2004, 12:52 AM
Chaos!

Great pics!

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ELEM
02-18-2004, 01:07 AM
Fantastic Photos! Thanks. Seafires were notoriously difficult to land on carriers due to their narrow track u/c. These photos give witness to that.

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TheGozr
02-18-2004, 01:15 AM
Impressive http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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woofiedog
02-18-2004, 08:45 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif Super Pictures.
Thank's for sharing! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DONB3397
02-18-2004, 08:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by necrobaron:
Yeah,carrier ops weren't a proud aspect of the illustrious history of the Spitfire/Seafire. With that said, I really wish someone would model a Swordfish for FB.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
From the photos, it doesn't look like a happy match for the Spitfire. But carriers obviously extended the a/c's range.

I believe carriers were also used several times to ferry Spits to combat areas. They were launched, but not recovered.

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MB_Avro
02-18-2004, 11:18 AM
Excellent pics.

The contribution of the Royal Navy (Fleet Air Arm)is almost a Forgotten Battle.....hint!

Imagine landing a Spitfire (Seafire) with its narrow track undercarriage on the small British carriers in high seas.

Gato-Loco
02-18-2004, 11:25 AM
Great pics!! I love the 7th one too. I wonder what the guy on deck was thinking in that moment...

JorBR
02-18-2004, 12:00 PM
Life is tough in a carrier...

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Oso2323
02-18-2004, 12:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Gato-Loco:
Great pics!! I love the 7th one too. I wonder what the guy on deck was thinking in that moment...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Either "I'm dead!" or "Bloody Hell! Going around!" I suspect the latter given the position of the rudder. But I'd be curious to know.

p1ngu666
02-18-2004, 12:50 PM
swordfish would be great
that thing took off SO easy
i think to sink one battleship, they took off in force 8 gale.
im thinkin, did they tie em down then cut the rope? woulda gone backwords im sure http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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1.JaVA_Razer
02-18-2004, 12:56 PM
Thats the problem with spitfires and BF 109's. Their small landing gear(the width of it) makes carrierlandings a serius pickle. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Not to be underestimated. A whole lot of newbs that day crashed on landing. so spitfire has good controles but trickly landing

Curly_109
02-18-2004, 01:14 PM
O.K. very good pics... cool http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

reload2000
02-18-2004, 01:44 PM
Those are really nice.
Here are some shots i found from the 353rd Fighter Group.

http://www.web-birds.com/8th/353/acft.jpg
http://www.web-birds.com/8th/353/353-09.jpg
http://www.web-birds.com/8th/353/jungo-&-knepple.jpg http://www.web-birds.com/8th/353/capt_je_dyer3.jpg
http://www.web-birds.com/8th/353/Stasia%20II.jpg
http://www.web-birds.com/8th/353/zilch.jpg
http://www.web-birds.com/8th/353/353rd%20Mustangs.jpg


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cuski
02-18-2004, 02:32 PM
Very nice pics, mates, thanks for sharing!

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02-18-2004, 03:31 PM
nice http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
02-18-2004, 09:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Gibbage1:
Wow. The brits looked like they had a tough time landing on carriers! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Hay. They sure got big ones for finding out how too landing F4U's on a pitching deck.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Lol this is interesting stuff the Corsairs were on lend lease correct and FYI the Americans couldnt land the Corsair on a carrier until the British Perfected it. (came in using a slow turn in instead of the head on approach I believe) Maybe some history buff could provide me with evidence but I am pretty sure this was the case. Just like it took the Brits to put a decent engine in the P-51 before it was any use http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Vladimir_No2
02-18-2004, 09:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by p1ngu666:
swordfish would be great
that thing took off SO easy
i think to sink one battleship, they took off in force 8 gale.
im thinkin, did they tie em down then cut the rope? woulda gone backwords im sure http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
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necrobaron
02-18-2004, 10:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Gibbage1:
Wow. The brits looked like they had a tough time landing on carriers! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Hay. They sure got big ones for finding out how too landing F4U's on a pitching deck.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Lol this is interesting stuff the Corsairs were on lend lease correct and FYI the Americans couldnt land the Corsair on a carrier until the British Perfected it. (came in using a slow turn in instead of the head on approach I believe) Maybe some history buff could provide me with evidence but I am pretty sure this was the case. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


No,it's a commonly accepted fact that the Brits perfected landing a F4U on a carrier.

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Old_Canuck
02-18-2004, 11:20 PM
Much appreciated feast for the eyes. Thanks for posting these pics. Never seen them before this http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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