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ElAurens
07-08-2004, 10:47 AM
http://www.daveswarbirds.com/navalwar/color/lso_dave.jpg

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ElAurens
07-08-2004, 10:47 AM
http://www.daveswarbirds.com/navalwar/color/lso_dave.jpg

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CowboyTodd41
07-08-2004, 10:57 AM
are those two guys in front holding the ship together http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Flydutch
07-08-2004, 11:12 AM
Why does he hold two squash rackets!

is there a rule that allows you to have two rackets?

BTW those guys in front are pretending to hold the ship togheter lets not forget they are posing on the Catwalk!

Flydutch
07-08-2004, 11:14 AM
OK cut the cr*p!

Yes we need this guy in theyellow T-shirt!

Woodrow79
07-08-2004, 11:22 AM
The two guys in the front both have a large hunting knife(or it appears so) on their belt towards their back. Why?


Woodrow

Penguin_PFF
07-08-2004, 11:41 AM
My guess is that the knives were for cutting the seat belts of a trapped pilot if an aircraft crashed on landing.

[This message was edited by Penguin_PFF on Thu July 08 2004 at 12:35 PM.]

Capt._Tenneal
07-08-2004, 01:19 PM
I bet we are gonna need this.....

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Baco-ECV56
07-08-2004, 01:38 PM
I can´t think of anything funny o I´ll ask a question:

What is the job of the guy in yellow shirt, behind the LSO?

Capt._Tenneal
07-08-2004, 02:10 PM
I think he's the LSO for the rear-seater/observer on 2-seat aircraft. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

It looks like he's doing nothing now, because a single-seat fighter is landing but once a 2-seater is making an approach you'll see two guys frantically waving their paddles. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif

Baco-ECV56
07-08-2004, 02:39 PM
OooooK.
Now I know why bombers can´t land on carriers..
Theres no room for all the LSO for the whole crew on that tiny platform http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

CowboyTodd41
07-08-2004, 06:39 PM
lol

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LEXX_Luthor
07-08-2004, 06:41 PM
The two guys are bent over for a paddling.

Hence the twin paddles.

File_404
07-09-2004, 04:31 AM
The paddles/rackets are definitely undermodeled

ElAurens
07-09-2004, 05:24 AM
You know, I was being serious. With the limited sensory perception that comes with viewing the "world" through a picture tube, carrier landings are going to be the single most difficult task to master in the IL2 universe. And if the "water" is anything like the "water" in the Online Islands map visual references are going to be fleeting at best.

But, I guess you lot have this carrier thing all figured out already.

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TgD Thunderbolt56
07-09-2004, 06:19 AM
This is a picture of David McCambell. He was a high scoring pilot in the Pacific theater and wanted to know all aspects of carrier ops. He was "learning" the LSO position and the Yellow-shirt standing behind him was the actual LSO that was training him. There isn't usually more than one yellow-shirt unless someone is in training.

I think the LSO is a MANDATORY addition to be included in PF.

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Texas LongHorn
07-09-2004, 07:40 AM
Woodrow, the knifes you see are large versions of the famous Ka-Bar fighting knife favored by the USMC. Pilots actually had a shorter bladed version that was so robust you could break a plexiglass canopy with the butt end! There are a number of differences between the two though, the Marines carried a very deer green almost black blade, the Aviator version had bright blades for use as a signal mirror if needed. Also the Navy version had a stacked leather grip where the later Marines were cord wrapped around a fatter casting. I still have my Uncle's Ka-Bar, the back half of the top is serrated to cut the windscreen and is a full quarter inch wide along the spine. THATS ONE TOUGH KNIFE! All the best LongHorn

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Flydutch
07-09-2004, 02:33 PM
I think Mc Cambel is a bitt Egocentric here he could give one of his Squash-Rakckets to the to his teammate behind him. I thougt he was a good sport!