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Spawn12_12
10-22-2004, 03:33 AM
there used to be a list of airplanes on the site, now my question is which planes can take of from carriers

Jieitai_Tsunami
10-22-2004, 04:35 AM
I'm wondering if the Buffalo can

http://www.navsource.org/archives/03/0300115.jpg

Maybe not OOPS! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif http://www.navsource.org/archives/03/0300125.jpg

Chuck_Older
10-22-2004, 05:14 AM
Take OFF?

In real life, B-25s took off from the Hornet

I imagine you can stick any plane that will fit on the deck onto a carrier, hold the brakes, rev it up, and try to take off. WHy not?

Anyone taken off in a B-25 from a carrier yet?

Jieitai_Tsunami
10-22-2004, 06:03 AM
Got a point there Chuck http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

Which aircraft have a landing hook, any one?

Fritzofn
10-22-2004, 06:23 AM
both B25 and A20 need aprox 180 KM/h for takeoff...so at full carrier lengt...it might go, most fun iwe had is the 229, both manasged to take off and land on a carrier, stil trying the 262 though

Arm_slinger
10-22-2004, 06:25 AM
If taking off in a bomber, turn it around and go to the stern, then turn back around again. You've just given yourself enough run to get up. You still need to put the chocks on and rev up though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

_JohnZ_
10-22-2004, 01:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Flower of Scotland, when will we see your like again? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Jim was IMO one of the BEST!

from a southerner Dorset England

wuggle85
10-22-2004, 02:03 PM
try the betty http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

firehttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gifstarter

LStarosta
10-22-2004, 02:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
Take OFF?

In real life, B-25s took off from the Hornet

I imagine you can stick any plane that will fit on the deck onto a carrier, hold the brakes, rev it up, and try to take off. WHy not?

Anyone taken off in a B-25 from a carrier yet? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have done it, but only with its regular offensive and defensive MG ammo load -- no other ordnance. I had to taxi to the very end of the carrier, rev the engine up, pull the chocks, extended flaps to full during the roll and even then I slightly skimmed the surface of the water before gaining control of the aircraft.

Chuck_Older
10-22-2004, 02:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by _JohnZ_:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Flower of Scotland, when will we see your like again? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Jim was IMO one of the BEST!

_from a southerner Dorset England_ <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


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Chuck_Older
10-22-2004, 02:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
Take OFF?

In real life, B-25s took off from the Hornet

I imagine you can stick any plane that will fit on the deck onto a carrier, hold the brakes, rev it up, and try to take off. WHy not?

Anyone taken off in a B-25 from a carrier yet? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have done it, but only with its regular offensive and defensive MG ammo load -- no other ordnance. I had to taxi to the very end of the carrier, rev the engine up, pull the chocks, extended flaps to full during the roll and even then I slightly skimmed the surface of the water before gaining control of the aircraft. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That happened to the lead pilot on the Doolittle raid, too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

VW-IceFire
10-22-2004, 04:46 PM
Most planes could take off from carriers...well...fighters anyways...it was the landing that was a problem. Most airforce fighters didn't have the landing gear made in the way to absorb the hit on landing and of course the tailhook was something needed as well.

I was reading about a Spitfire XIV deployment post-war using a carrier. They were put on the ship by crane but expected to take off. They apparently put the throttle most of the way forward and used brakes to hold them in place. Once the tail started to rise and the brakes let go...they pushed the throttle into the WEP area and away they went. Quite spectacular no doubt!

Gibbage1
10-22-2004, 04:56 PM
Remember. The Doolittle raiders were early model B-25's, and were further lightened beyond that.

B-25B was 28,460lb fully loaded. The B's on the Doolittle raid were even lighter

B-25J's as we have them in IL2 are 33,500 fully loaded.

Thats a HUGE differance. Both models had 1700HP. Do the math. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Cajun76
10-22-2004, 05:43 PM
Even Jugs were ferried and catapulted off carrier decks. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Btw, nice to see ya Gib. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Sly401RCAF
10-22-2004, 05:54 PM
HI Gib.
Although the B25's on the doolittle raid were lightened,I believe all the benefit was countered by the extra fuel on board, having flown a full 14 hour reconstruction I have exact T/off weights for the A/c just need to find em............. post to follow

Sly

Gibbage1
10-22-2004, 05:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sly401RCAF:
HI Gib.
Although the B25's on the doolittle raid were lightened,I believe all the benefit was countered by the extra fuel on board, having flown a full 14 hour reconstruction I have exact T/off weights for the A/c just need to find em............. post to follow

Sly <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

This is also true. What they saved in weight they spent on fuel. The B-25's on the raid also carried a very minimul bomb load. Something like 2 100lb and a incedary, but I am not sure on the exact loadout. They stripped the B-25's of armor, guns, seats, equipment and anything that was not "needed" for the single flight. If you can pull up some information on there weight on takeoff, that would be cool. I was always wondering just how much weight they shaved off the birds.