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SkyChimp
04-03-2004, 12:32 PM
http://www.web-birds.com/5th/345/345-b25-08.jpg

http://www.web-birds.com/5th/345/hollandia-01.jpg

http://www.web-birds.com/5th/345/hollandia-03.jpg

http://www.web-birds.com/13th/42/B-25J%20Strafer%2042nd%20BG%201945.jpg

Regards,
SkyChimp
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SkyChimp
04-03-2004, 12:32 PM
http://www.web-birds.com/5th/345/345-b25-08.jpg

http://www.web-birds.com/5th/345/hollandia-01.jpg

http://www.web-birds.com/5th/345/hollandia-03.jpg

http://www.web-birds.com/13th/42/B-25J%20Strafer%2042nd%20BG%201945.jpg

Regards,
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luthier1
04-03-2004, 12:40 PM
I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes those photos:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0933424833/qid=1081020922/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/103-9591291-2995019?v=glance&s=books

http://www.il2center.com/B-25/01.jpg
http://www.il2center.com/B-25/02.jpg
http://www.il2center.com/B-25/04.jpg
http://www.il2center.com/B-25/05.jpg
http://www.il2center.com/B-25/03.jpg

BTW can anyone identify what the large blastpen-like object is in the top left corner on the last picture? I mean it could be a large stupid empty blast pen, but my other sources tell me it may be something completely different...

http://www.il2center.com/PF.jpg

SkyChimp
04-03-2004, 12:46 PM
What do your other sources say it is? Just looks like an really big asymetric blast-pen to me.

BTW, there's an ETO/MTO version of that book, too:

http://www.aeroplanebooks.com/llm.jpg

Regards,
SkyChimp
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luthier1
04-03-2004, 12:49 PM
I have this compilation of old USAAF magazines which include sections for photo intelligence interpreters. I see very similar objects identified as "testing butts", i.e. a large concrete structure - you jack up planes on this frame next to it, and fire at this thing to line up the guns or set convergence.

http://www.il2center.com/PF.jpg

SkyChimp
04-03-2004, 12:52 PM
Maybe. It seems VERY large judging by the B-25 shadow on it - much higher than needed by, say, a Betty bomber. The berms seem high enough to provide an effect backstop.

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chris455
04-03-2004, 12:53 PM
Smokestacks are cheaper.
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luthier1
04-03-2004, 01:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SkyChimp:
Maybe. It seems VERY large judging by the B-25 shadow on it - much higher than needed by, say, a Betty bomber. The berms seem high enough to provide an effect backstop.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Maybe they just had some B-52s in there or something.

Besides, again based on that Photo Interpreter handbook, blastpens are usually placed in the direction that protects the aircraft in them from attack from the most likely direction - this one doesnt' seem to fit the profile.

In any case, we will have those testing butts in the game as airfield objects, of a more conventional \_/ shape - but you'll still have to use smokestacks to test scattering and convergence on the taildraggers since there won't be a way to jack up your plane parallel to the ground.

http://www.il2center.com/PF.jpg

A.K.Davis
04-03-2004, 09:53 PM
here's some more:

http://www.grafixnpix.com/wwii/5thaaf.htm

--AKD

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VW-IceFire
04-03-2004, 10:09 PM
I love those pictures...what a sight those must have been...B-25's scraping the ground blasting targets left right and center.

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Tully__
04-03-2004, 10:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by luthier1:
BTW can anyone identify what the large blastpen-like object is in the top left corner on the last picture? I mean it could be a large stupid empty blast pen, but my other sources tell me it may be something completely different...

http://www.il2center.com/PF.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's one of the little known "Pacific Pyramids". While not as well known as the Egyption and central/south American pyramids, their origin is much more mysterious......



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Heavy_Weather
04-04-2004, 09:17 AM
nice pics Chimp http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

"The wise man is often the man who plays dumb."

Penguin_PFF
04-04-2004, 12:53 PM
Cool.

In the second-to-last photo, that's an N1K1-J in the revetment...

TimTam27
04-05-2004, 12:42 AM
You people may well find these photos fascinating but as a person with a deep affection for Japanese aircraft I find them most distressing. Oh the pain, the pain.

JR_Greenhorn
04-05-2004, 12:56 AM
I'm just drooling at the thought of all the new ground objects we'll be getting to play with in the FMB!

It hadn't dawned on me until now that we'd be getting nifty thatched-roof huts and such with PF.
Also, the Evil Trees of Lag sure look good in those photos, especially Luthier's 1st & 3rd photos.

Any chance we'll see some nice little wooden docks like those in the last photo Skychimp posted?
Are there any boats small enough not to dwarf them?



Thanks especially for the sandbags (Objects 156 & 157) we got in v1.21! Those are quite useful!

Rudee37
04-18-2004, 12:30 AM
Actually, as the Americans started their march up the Solomons toward Rabaul, the Japanese seldom left their aircraft parked in plain sight for the enemy to strafe. They used manpower to tow the aircraft in to coconut groves to hide them from allied aircraft, thus most of the missions were interdiction missions against vehicles, shipping and gun emplacements. In the early morning while it was still dark, the Japanese would pull their aircraft out of the protection of the groves and launch their aircraft on patrols.

Giganoni
04-18-2004, 04:48 AM
Here is another fun thing to do with the B-25 that you forgot to add

http://www.grunts.net/album/usaf/usaf_08.gif

Shoot it down http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Taylortony
04-18-2004, 05:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by luthier1:
I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes those photos:<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

A book????????????? what's one of those? is that a non digital media format? Hmmm..... they will never catch on unless they come out in coaster format.


BTW on those pictures those things on shoots are often phosforus bombs, are we gonna get them?

Penguin_PFF
04-18-2004, 11:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TimTam27:
You people may well find these photos fascinating but as a person with a deep affection for Japanese aircraft I find them most distressing. Oh the pain, the pain.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It probably hurts a lot less than getting actual high explosives dropped on your head...

DuxCorvan
04-18-2004, 11:45 AM
I know what that structure was. They hid Rosswell technology there. Yes, I know, but this is the FIRST Roswell affair, not the other. You didn't hear about it, did you? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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DIRTY-MAC
04-18-2004, 12:23 PM
skroll down and look what happened to
the crew on this Japanese destroyer

http://www.grafixnpix.com/wwii/5thaafp2.htm

after meeting some B-25

badaboom.1
04-18-2004, 02:08 PM
HEY,Today 4-18-04 is the 62nd anniversary of the famous DOOLITTLE raid )on JAPAN off the USS HORNET! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Rudee37
04-18-2004, 03:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DIRTY-MAC:
skroll down and look what happened to
the crew on this Japanese destroyer

http://www.grafixnpix.com/wwii/5thaafp2.htm

after meeting some B-25<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't see what you're talking about. I see a Destroyer being attacked, but I don't see any "crew". What pic are you referring to?

Edit: Ah, I think you're reffering to photo #8

necrobaron
04-18-2004, 04:23 PM
I thought he was referring to pics #15 and #16 but I see what you mean now.

"Not all who wander are lost."