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Steaky_361st
06-20-2004, 10:23 PM
I read one thread about this but it wasnt specified whether or not it would be possible to reinact the doolittle raid and taking B25s off of carriers. Will they allow for medium/heavy bombers to take off from carriers or will it just be fighters?

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Steaky_361st
06-20-2004, 10:23 PM
I read one thread about this but it wasnt specified whether or not it would be possible to reinact the doolittle raid and taking B25s off of carriers. Will they allow for medium/heavy bombers to take off from carriers or will it just be fighters?

Steaky

Giganoni
06-20-2004, 11:57 PM
I think you just want to try and take off a B-25 from a Carrier. Hehehe, Doolittle raid? So...take off from carrier, bomb Tokyo then ditch in China, all on one map? I'm sure
you'll be able to recreate the bombing in air at least.

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RedDeth
06-21-2004, 12:03 AM
youd have to take everything out of the b25 not nailed down. standard b25 cant take off on the carrier used for doolitle raid. too heavy

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Latico
06-21-2004, 12:24 AM
The plan was to get within 500NM of Japan before launching the bombers. But the fleets were spotted about 650NM out and it was believed that they had reported the contact. The launchings began almost immediately in near gale force winds (30-35 knts). The carriers turned into the wind steaming at 26 knts.

I suspect that the strong headwinds might have helped get the bombers aloft as they left the pitching flight deck, but still these were not favorable conditions and there was a swapping of weighted items for cans of extra fuel.

Oh, and I forgot. The maps may not be large enough for the full flight of the Doolittle Raid.

icrash
06-21-2004, 11:42 AM
Try landing on a carrier. There was one model of the '25 that had a tailhook. They actually did it a few times If I remember correctly.

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Sauhatz
06-21-2004, 11:57 AM
Here's a nice source for those who want to know more about the "Doolittle Raid" and see some good photos:

Doolittle Raid on Japan, 18 April 1942 (http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/misc-42/dooltl.htm)

Steaky_361st
06-26-2004, 10:32 PM
I was actually thinking along the lines of making a virtual movie about it, thus not having to do the whole shabang in "one map." I guess the B25s would be too heavy...but I can still try cant I? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Steaky

stansdds
06-27-2004, 06:07 AM
The Navy and Marines did use Mitchell's during WW II. They used B-25 C's,D's, G's, H's, and J's. The Navy designations for these types were PBJ-1 C, D, G, H, and J. The Squadron/Signal book "B-25 Mitchell in Action" does show one PBJ-1H trapping aboard the USS Shangri La on November 15, 1944. I think this was done more to prove the concept than anything else. Most pictures of PBJ's do not indicate a tailhook even being fitted, although the same book also shows one early PBJ-1H (red surround on the national insignia) with a tailhook placed in the tail skid.

Yellonet
06-27-2004, 06:24 AM
It may not be possible, but I sure like to try http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


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Yellonet
06-27-2004, 11:21 AM
You can always put a slightly lower carrier infront of the one you're starting at, double the runway http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


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