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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:19 am 
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Douglas Dauntless more likely.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:23 am 
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Douglas Dauntless more likely.

Yeh, don't think the Avenger entered service until Midway which was a couple of months later.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:24 am 
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Red Chopper wrote:
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Douglas Dauntless more likely.

Yeh, don't think the Avenger entered service until Midway which was a couple of months later.

You can also normally tell by the aerial in front of the cockpit.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:23 am 
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Shrekles wrote:
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Douglas Dauntless more likely.

Yeh, don't think the Avenger entered service until Midway which was a couple of months later.

You can also normally tell by the aerial in front of the cockpit.



not a dauntless, a devastator - look at the glass as a clue

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_TBD_Devastator


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:13 pm 
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82nd anniversary of the first flight of the Spitfire yesterday :thumbup:

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backrow wrote:
Shrekles wrote:
Red Chopper wrote:
Shrekles wrote:
Douglas Dauntless more likely.

Yeh, don't think the Avenger entered service until Midway which was a couple of months later.

You can also normally tell by the aerial in front of the cockpit.



not a dauntless, a devastator - look at the glass as a clue

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_TBD_Devastator



yeah, clearly a tbd devastator

a f4f wildcat found from the same wreck

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:18 pm 
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what was the hump on the wildcat ? is that where the dinghy would have been stowed ?
4 kills so not a noob


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:30 pm 
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what was the hump on the wildcat ? is that where the dinghy would have been stowed ?
4 kills so not a noob



not sure, how's your russian?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:32 pm 
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This sort of thing interests me.
Was lucky enough to dive some WW2 wrecks around Palau and just a short time before, the five operation we were with had rediscovered the HMS Perry for first time since she was sunk off Peleliu in 1944.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:47 pm 
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We've also got the Prince of Wales and Repulse up the east coast of Malaysia. They're just about at diveable depth if you're a highly qualified tech diver but way abobve my capabilities.

I've regularly dived the nearest island Pulau Aur though. There's a kittyhawk at very shallow depth and there was a zero offshore but the malaysian navy came and took it away some time ago.

It's a tiny island in the middle of nowhere and back in the day there was an old boy who'd lived there all his life and remembered all the ww2 stuff going on. I think I remember that a couple of the repulse/prince of Wales survivors washed up there.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:56 pm 
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Calculus wrote:
backrow wrote:
Shrekles wrote:
Red Chopper wrote:
Shrekles wrote:
Douglas Dauntless more likely.

Yeh, don't think the Avenger entered service until Midway which was a couple of months later.

You can also normally tell by the aerial in front of the cockpit.



not a dauntless, a devastator - look at the glass as a clue

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_TBD_Devastator



yeah, clearly a tbd devastator

a f4f wildcat found from the same wreck

Looks like a devastator then - i didn't realise it had an aerial in front of the cockpit too.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:34 am 
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Shrekles wrote:

Looks like a devastator then - i didn't realise it had an aerial in front of the cockpit too.




easiest way for me to id the devastator is just the sharply raked windscreen

dauntless

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:18 am 
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dunno lol

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Despatch rider Private Harry McDowell of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade, delivering a message to battalion’s advanced headquarters on a Norton 16H motorbike (designated WD16H for War Department use).
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Thompson Submachine Gun - Private Harry McDowell carries the M1 Thompson submachine gun.The service version of the M1921 was the M1928A1 and was expensive, but the gun was well loved by troops who used it in the field. It was regarded as accurate, reliable, and the large .45 cartridge was considered a "man stopper." The M1 version appeared in 1942, much simplified.

All troops going to the Mediterranean continued to use the Thompson exclusively and the Sten Gun was not used at all in that theatre, due to logistical concerns (while .45 calibre ammunition was being supplied to the US forces in theatre).

Regalbuto was severely damaged during World War II, and on August 3, 1943 the German Hermann Göring Panzer Division was driven out of the town by 1st Canadian Infantry Division.


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Not exactly historical, but given the debates about id-ing planes up the page, had a wander round the USS Midway museum in San Diego a couple years ago

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Think that was the (then) new USS George Bush in the background


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:30 am 
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Calculus wrote:
backrow wrote:
what was the hump on the wildcat ? is that where the dinghy would have been stowed ?
4 kills so not a noob



not sure, how's your russian?

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Does indeed appear to have held a liferaft (Spoilered for size)

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https://www.asisbiz.com/il2/Wildcat/NAS ... mo-01.html


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:39 am 
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Not exactly historical, but given the debates about id-ing planes up the page, had a wander round the USS Midway museum in San Diego a couple years ago

Nothing to see here

Think that was the (then) new USS George Bush in the background



hey chap, that's a direct link to your personal details & pics of kids etc - prob edit that out unless you get some kind of Globus 'I know who you are' ominous stalking afterwards.

I will edit your details out of this message


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:16 am 
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backrow wrote:
Kill Jester wrote:
Not exactly historical, but given the debates about id-ing planes up the page, had a wander round the USS Midway museum in San Diego a couple years ago

Beeeep

Think that was the (then) new USS George Bush in the background



hey chap, that's a direct link to your personal details & pics of kids etc - prob edit that out unless you get some kind of Globus 'I know who you are' ominous stalking afterwards.

I will edit your details out of this message


Baws, thought I'd been good with the various privacy settings. Cheers fella


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When you leave your Bren Carrier out in the rain,,,
Nieg - don't spose you've any info on that Norton in your pic up thread?


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Kill Jester wrote:
backrow wrote:
Kill Jester wrote:
Not exactly historical, but given the debates about id-ing planes up the page, had a wander round the USS Midway museum in San Diego a couple years ago

Beeeep

Think that was the (then) new USS George Bush in the background



hey chap, that's a direct link to your personal details & pics of kids etc - prob edit that out unless you get some kind of Globus 'I know who you are' ominous stalking afterwards.

I will edit your details out of this message


Baws, thought I'd been good with the various privacy settings. Cheers fella


no probs :thumbup:

couldn't find anything to fap with anyway (joke)



oh, and I had already disguised your link in my post by putting 123456789 :)

the sad thing is, I didn't even get to see the plane pics, as I was more worries about warning your asap than looking at the aircraft ! bollocks, only just realised this bit :frown:


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Red Chopper wrote:
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When you leave your Bren Carrier out in the rain,,,
Nieg - don't spose you've any info on that Norton in your pic up thread?


this pic looks weird, like the person is a cardboard cutout as he has a weird 2D halo effect around him.


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Red Chopper, just the info in the blurb below it. It comes from a fb group called Canadian Virtual Military Museum. Seems to be some people who post / comment who are WAY more knowledgeable than me, and it was a recent post, so maybe worth a look?


Backrow, I thought it weird as well. Like an old photo edit of some kind. Maybe the man was inserted?


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Some of the vehicle also looks like a 5 year old drew a border around it.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:45 pm 
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backrow wrote:
Kill Jester wrote:
backrow wrote:
Kill Jester wrote:
Not exactly historical, but given the debates about id-ing planes up the page, had a wander round the USS Midway museum in San Diego a couple years ago

Beeeep

Think that was the (then) new USS George Bush in the background



hey chap, that's a direct link to your personal details & pics of kids etc - prob edit that out unless you get some kind of Globus 'I know who you are' ominous stalking afterwards.

I will edit your details out of this message


Baws, thought I'd been good with the various privacy settings. Cheers fella




no probs :thumbup:

couldn't find anything to fap with anyway (joke)



oh, and I had already disguised your link in my post by putting 123456789 :)

the sad thing is, I didn't even get to see the plane pics, as I was more worries about warning your asap than looking at the aircraft ! bollocks, only just realised this bit :frown:


It was mainly my childhood obsession with the Corsair become real anyway :-D

I'll have a swatch and maybe post a few here, a lot of engine close-ups and hardpoints. Just remembered there's a ton from the aircraft museum in Balboa Park as well, they've an allegedly real SR-71 sat on what is basically a life size airfix stand at the front door


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Kill Jester wrote:

It was mainly my childhood obsession with the Corsair become real anyway :-D

I'll have a swatch and maybe post a few here, a lot of engine close-ups and hardpoints. Just remembered there's a ton from the aircraft museum in Balboa Park as well, they've an allegedly real SR-71 sat on what is basically a life size airfix stand at the front door


not my favourite by any means but I like this pic

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Whatever happened to the aeroplane thread?


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On this day, 11 March 1919, a strike and mutiny of British troops stationed in France after World War I took place which won concessions and help speed up demobilisation: the return to civilian life. This is a short account of the rebellion: https://libcom.org/history/1919-the-calais-mutiny


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-5c1940d8-5f8f-4fd4-ac12-e216184a9a72

A long read but quite interesting


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Judging by the first picture he's clearly related to Sam Warburton


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Apparently some wise Jerry figured that tankers would pay more attention to the panzer's manual if he put dirty rhymes and images in it!

A lesson for textbook creators now? :D

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Apparently some wise Jerry figured that tankers would pay more attention to the panzer's manual if he put dirty rhymes and images in it!

A lesson for textbook creators now? :D

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Finally the reason why there has been so much opposition to gays in the military. They'd never study the damn manuals.


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