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VFS-214_Hawk
12-19-2006, 05:17 PM
We have seen them all but I just found this:

Dose further recalled, "The F4U had a bad ground-looping tendency. About 60 feet after touchdown, it would swerve abruptly to the right. I used to watch the nose like a hawk and jam on full left brake and jerk the beast back to normal." Another VF-12 pilot agreed. Ensign "Dog Ears" Coleman compared the F4U's takeoff characteristics to "a hog on ice." Thus, a name was born.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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VFS-214_Hawk
12-19-2006, 05:17 PM
We have seen them all but I just found this:

Dose further recalled, "The F4U had a bad ground-looping tendency. About 60 feet after touchdown, it would swerve abruptly to the right. I used to watch the nose like a hawk and jam on full left brake and jerk the beast back to normal." Another VF-12 pilot agreed. Ensign "Dog Ears" Coleman compared the F4U's takeoff characteristics to "a hog on ice." Thus, a name was born.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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LEXX_Luthor
12-19-2006, 07:07 PM
Cute story. Did you just make that up? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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VFS-214_Hawk
12-19-2006, 07:16 PM
No

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3897/is_200410/ai_n9445604/pg_2<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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LEXX_Luthor
12-19-2006, 07:25 PM
Woah dude/dudette ... you offered a source. Aussom

:corsair"aka_tagert"pilothttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gifup:

Ice Hog -- Nice<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif Flyable Swedish "Gladiator" listed as J8A...in FB Gold...and...Aces Expansion Pack

"You will still have FB, you will lose nothing" ~WUAF_Badsight
"I had actually pre ordered CFS3 and I couldnt wait..." ~Bearcat99
"At the altitudes this community flies at, diving is not an option." ~Stiglr
"Gladiator and Falco, elegant weapons of a more civilized age" ~ElAurens
"109Z flew briefly, after being hit by a bomb. Go-229 also saw combat, when the factory was overrun." ~pingu666
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"Where you did read about Spitfire made from a wood?
Close this book forever and don't open anymore!" ~Oleg_Maddox http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

VFS-214_Hawk
12-19-2006, 07:40 PM
most definitely a dude!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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LEXX_Luthor
12-19-2006, 07:44 PM
My fave ...


Marine Diary, Sunday 7 March, 1943 [under ESPIRITU] :: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">....God have mercy on our souls. The news came in that we lose our Grummans tomorrow and get F4Us. We get 8 tomorrow or the next day. Have a few hops and go to Cactus where we get 10 more, theoretically. We are not particularly happy, being one of the best trained squadrons to reach this area. Resigned to our fate which may not be as bad as expected. Celebration in honor of Lt. Bier's birthday, had several "harmonizing" records.


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Interesting. These were good pilots who made equally good use of ancient F4Fs, and were afraid of having to learn a new plane. But, not for long it seems. A good read.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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"You will still have FB, you will lose nothing" ~WUAF_Badsight
"I had actually pre ordered CFS3 and I couldnt wait..." ~Bearcat99
"At the altitudes this community flies at, diving is not an option." ~Stiglr
"Gladiator and Falco, elegant weapons of a more civilized age" ~ElAurens
"109Z flew briefly, after being hit by a bomb. Go-229 also saw combat, when the factory was overrun." ~pingu666
:
"Where you did read about Spitfire made from a wood?
Close this book forever and don't open anymore!" ~Oleg_Maddox http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif