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Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from WWII ... - 12/18/2011 4:27:22 PM   
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Hi all,

Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from WWII (and later)...


"Lower than a Snake's Belly in a Wagon Rut"


http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/325/language/en-CA/Lower-than-a-Snakes-Belly-in-a-Wagon-Rut.aspx


I hope this wasn't posted here before...



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RE: Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from W... - 12/18/2011 4:41:05 PM   
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Awesome pic of the P-47 with the prop caught frozen like that.

What is that twin engine augering in?

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RE: Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from W... - 12/18/2011 4:57:17 PM   
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Those Bettis look to be flying about 20 feet!!

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RE: Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from W... - 12/18/2011 5:08:17 PM   
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What is that twin engine augering in?


Douglas A-20 Havoc. Believe it was one of 12 on a strike on the Kokas in July 43.

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RE: Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from W... - 12/18/2011 7:42:39 PM   
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What kind of plane is that crashing into the water? And, does anyone know the context of that shot?

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RE: Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from W... - 12/18/2011 7:56:12 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Icedawg

What kind of plane is that crashing into the water? And, does anyone know the context of that shot?


Guys, I gave you the link in my original first post!

http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/325/language/en-CA/Lower-than-a-Snakes-Belly-in-a-Wagon-Rut.aspx


As for the crash - here is what the caption says (again from the site):


Two of twelve U.S. A-20 Havoc light bombers on a mission against Kokas, Indonesia in July of 1943. The lower bomber was hit by anti-aircraft fire after dropping its bombs, and plunged into the sea, killing both crew members.




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RE: Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from W... - 12/18/2011 8:43:18 PM   
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Sorry. obviously should have been elsewhere.

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RE: Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from W... - 12/18/2011 9:51:45 PM   
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Sometimes, you get too low. This one shows how tough the P-47 was.




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RE: Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from W... - 12/18/2011 9:56:39 PM   
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Sometimes, you get too low. This one shows how tough the P-47 was.





Looks like a nose over. Not healthy if it goes too far....

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RE: Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from W... - 12/19/2011 3:27:28 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Sometimes, you get too low. This one shows how tough the P-47 was.





Looks like a nose over. Not healthy if it goes too far....


Nope. Caption from the site: "A P-47 of the 64th Fighter Squadron, while on a mission to Milan, struck the ground during a low level strafing run. Despite the bent props and crushed chin, the pilot nursed the Jug 150 miles home to Grosseto. Photo via Hebb Russell"

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RE: Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from W... - 12/19/2011 3:35:53 PM   
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Amazing that the prop could still develop enough thrust and that it wasn't horifically unbalanced. That had to be a serious pucker moment.

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RE: Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from W... - 12/19/2011 4:16:54 PM   
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Nope. Caption from the site: "A P-47 of the 64th Fighter Squadron, while on a mission to Milan, struck the ground during a low level strafing run. Despite the bent props and crushed chin, the pilot nursed the Jug 150 miles home to Grosseto. Photo via Hebb Russell"


Believe if you want to...

There'd be quite a lot of mass off balance rotating 1000+ RPM

edit: it also looks like one of the prop blades is bended shorter than the others. That plane's prop either didnt hit the ground at all mid flight or the plane at least kaputt'ed in the landing.

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RE: Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from W... - 12/19/2011 5:56:54 PM   
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I"d pony up the explaination that the guy forgot to put his wheels down when coming into land.

Happened at the college I went to, guy forgot to put the wheels down on a twin during landing and bent the top 4-5" of both engine's blades 90degrees backwards. He went around and landed, this time with wheels down.

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RE: Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from W... - 12/20/2011 3:37:20 AM   
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as i get older,
i am less inclined to visit airshows






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RE: Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from W... - 12/20/2011 7:00:41 PM   
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Jeebzus.  Fighters I guess I can understand, but who in their right mind would willingly put a B-17 12 feet off the ground

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RE: Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from W... - 12/20/2011 7:26:36 PM   
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I like this one - new definition of a multi-role aircraft





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RE: Semi-OT: beautiful low-level flying pictures from W... - 12/20/2011 7:59:45 PM   
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All incredible pictures. I have seen the one of the low flying Betties before... and a caption that lists some of the pilots.. just cant remember the names.

Cool all around guys!!!

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