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Taylortony
04-12-2004, 06:03 AM
Tanks
http://www.warbirdpix.com/atc1.htm

Aircraft
http://member.nifty.ne.jp/astroboy/japan/japan.html.
also click on english japanese etc takes you to more photos
http://www.j-aircraft.org/xplanes/index.html

this rocks
http://www.icom.ee/%7Estar/air/japan/index.html

http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/main.html

http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/F4USTUFF.html

http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MoreP-61Stuff.html

Ships
http://www.angelfire.com/fm/odyssey/philippinesea.htm

Enterprise
http://www.angelfire.com/fm/odyssey/Enterprise.htm



http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/ships/carriers/cve-18a.jpg

Taylortony
04-12-2004, 06:03 AM
Tanks
http://www.warbirdpix.com/atc1.htm

Aircraft
http://member.nifty.ne.jp/astroboy/japan/japan.html.
also click on english japanese etc takes you to more photos
http://www.j-aircraft.org/xplanes/index.html

this rocks
http://www.icom.ee/%7Estar/air/japan/index.html

http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/main.html

http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/F4USTUFF.html

http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MoreP-61Stuff.html

Ships
http://www.angelfire.com/fm/odyssey/philippinesea.htm

Enterprise
http://www.angelfire.com/fm/odyssey/Enterprise.htm



http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/ships/carriers/cve-18a.jpg

VW-IceFire
04-12-2004, 10:35 AM
That looks like a escort carrier full of P-51's (or maybe P-40's).

http://home.cogeco.ca/~cczerneda/sigs/tmv-sig1.jpg
RCAF 412 Falcon Squadron - "Swift to Avenge"

Mr_Brot
04-12-2004, 10:41 AM
Dumb question: How do these planes take off??

sugaki
04-12-2004, 11:04 AM
Definitely P51's. The engine cowl scoop's too narrow for a P40.

Penguin_PFF
04-12-2004, 01:28 PM
http://member.nifty.ne.jp/astroboy/japan/navy.html

Oh, no. Somebody really needs to tell them that there's a really bad typo up at the top of the page, above the picture of the H8K...

(And I wish people realized that there's a big difference between the N1K1-J and the N1K2-J! Even the Japanese sites are getting it wrong)

I don't know about P-51s, I rather think they're the attack plane that became the Mustang... The one with the Allison engine. I can't remember the designation. A-something. A-26? Apache was the actual name, right? They look a little oddly proportioned to be Mustang-Bs and they might be camouflaged, they're on a carrier, and I'm thinking either it's a very early shipment of Mustangs or it's a carrier shipping planes for Operation Torch.

Taylortony
04-12-2004, 02:59 PM
They are all tied down and when the captain needs more knots they start em up http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
You might find this strange but they used to do that in the Royal Navy for manouvering carriers in harbour, they used to tie down fighters crossways across the deck then run them up to swing the ship round.... We British even experimented with a rubber decked carrier, thus negating the need for undercarriages on the jets so as to save weight. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif wasn't very successful but it did work.....

Call_me_Kanno
04-12-2004, 03:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>How do these planes take off??<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

They don't take off. They will be unloaded by crane when they arrive in England.

http://img5.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/Sig.jpg

ColoradoBBQ
04-12-2004, 04:26 PM
We need to have some of those loaded ships in some of the missions. Just drop a bomb on the ship and Presto! Instant promotion to Colonel.

JR_Greenhorn
04-12-2004, 11:00 PM
Penguin_PFF,
You're thinking of the A-36A Apache. That plane has a rather prominent intake or some such on the top of the engine cowling, similar to that of the early P-40s. Its hard to tell if these planes have it or not. My eyes aren't that good.



Whats that one plane off by its lonesome on the lower right (in the photo) corner of the deck? It looks like a biplane with folded wings. I can't remember which biplanes had wings that folded like that, however. Can anyone ID it?

http://www.fargoairmuseum.org/F2G-1D.jpg

Penguin_PFF
04-12-2004, 11:12 PM
I can see the shape of an intake on the upper cowling of the front two planes.

I think the folded-up biplane is a Swordfish. Actually, I can't think of what else it might be.

JR_Greenhorn
04-12-2004, 11:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Penguin_PFF:
I can see the shape of an intake on the upper cowling of the front two planes.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Now that you told me where to look, I see it too.
Definately leads one to believe they are A-36As.

Torch would be my guess. I don't recall how much use the Apache got in the Pacific. When abouts was Torch--does the date on the photo fit?

http://www.fargoairmuseum.org/F2G-1D.jpg

necrobaron
04-13-2004, 12:01 AM
Torch was in the latter part of 42,IIRC. I don't believe those are A-36s. Notice that there aren't any chin .50 cals. Perhaps they are P-51s or P-51As?

"Not all who wander are lost."

Taylortony
04-13-2004, 01:06 AM
http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/ships/carriers/cve-1a.jpg
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Allergic_2_Lead
04-14-2004, 01:04 AM
They're most likely P-51B's. I found same photo and some others of same ship here :

http://www.navsource.org/archives/03/018.htm

necrobaron
04-14-2004, 01:10 AM
I don't think P-51B's had the scoop on top,though. They seem to be Allison engined. Also,didn't Bs have a 4 blade prop?

"Not all who wander are lost."

Allergic_2_Lead
04-14-2004, 01:42 AM
Fudge, never noticed the prop..hmm Mustang Mk 1's? A-36 looks good too Heck I dunno. Found another neat link though :

http://www.mustangsmustangs.net/p-51/survivors/p51listA.shtml