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RxMan
04-05-2004, 07:26 AM
National Naval Aviation Museum (http://naval.aviation.museum/home.html)

RxMan
04-05-2004, 07:26 AM
National Naval Aviation Museum (http://naval.aviation.museum/home.html)

olaleier
04-05-2004, 07:56 AM
Loads of other good Navy stuff too!

http://broadcast.illuminatedtech.com/pages/aircraft_feature/Tbmclimb.jpg

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>On 31 January 1950 Midshipman Frank E. Toy of Composite Squadron (VC) 24 was piloting a TBM-3S Avenger during carrier qualifications on board the escort carrier Palau (CVE 122). After making five successful traps, he approached the carrier for his sixth landing. His approach was low, but the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) gave him the "cut" signal. Chopping his throttle momentarily, Toy changed his mind and pushed the throttle full forward intending to go around for another try. However, he did so a moment too late for the Avenger's tailhook caught the #5 wire and the plane flew into the port catwalk. Fortunately, the left wheel caught the edge of the 20mm gun sponson, but Toy found himself in a predicament, hanging upside down from his harness with the waters of the Atlantic Ocean staring him in the face. Rather than face a cold swim, Toy grabbed hold of a line thrown to him, tied it to his plane, and proceeded to make his way back to the carrier. The plane was not so lucky for it was eventually pushed over the side. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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MornJW
04-05-2004, 08:06 AM
Ouch, perhaps I'd rather face 5 Zeke's than a carrier landing. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

RxMan
04-05-2004, 09:34 AM
damage model ? (http://broadcast.illuminatedtech.com/display/story.cfm?bp=131&sid=8220)

heywooood
04-05-2004, 10:46 PM
Is that how they used to press "refly"?