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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/21/2012 1:47:39 AM   
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SBD on the hangar deck: side view: 2 of 3.

Love the dive brakes...




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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/21/2012 1:48:56 AM   
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SBD on the flight deck-bomb release arm and 1000lb bomb under plane.

Anyone tell me how this release arm works?




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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/21/2012 2:51:52 AM   
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SBD on the flight deck-bomb release arm and 1000lb bomb under plane.

Anyone tell me how this release arm works?




Those were designed to swing outward when the bomb was released, guiding the bomb away from the propeller blades.

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/21/2012 3:11:33 AM   
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Tonight's carrier class quiz: Name these-top to bottom:







Lexington,Midway , And I'm going to guess Nimitz. Not a good image. Front looks like a forrestal, island looks like I don't know what. But no smoke, so she's a nuke. It's not the Enterprise, so I'll say Nimitz.


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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/21/2012 3:12:55 AM   
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SBD on the flight deck-bomb release arm and 1000lb bomb under plane.

Anyone tell me how this release arm works?





The bomb "crutch" swings out with the bomb so that it clears the planes prop and doesn't blow it up (plane,bomb and all).

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/21/2012 7:32:58 PM   
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Lexington,Midway , And I'm going to guess Nimitz. Not a good image. Front looks like a forrestal, island looks like I don't know what. But no smoke, so she's a nuke. It's not the Enterprise, so I'll say Nimitz.



Could be Enterprise before refit with a really distored view of the island...

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/22/2012 9:08:42 PM   
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SBD on the hangar deck: side view: 2 of 3.

Love the dive brakes...





Great pictures CB and glad you posted. I have an SBD kit and have a photo-etch set to represent the dive brakes. It's going to be a lot of work but the effect will be spectacular. I really like the fact the dive breaks are red, provides a nice contrast and focal point on the plane.

Those CV models are something! I think one must be a 1:72 scale. Those planes and crew figures seem quite large. That must have been a massive model.

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/22/2012 11:59:21 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy

SBD on the hangar deck: side view: 2 of 3.

Love the dive brakes...





Great pictures CB and glad you posted. I have an SBD kit and have a photo-etch set to represent the dive brakes. It's going to be a lot of work but the effect will be spectacular. I really like the fact the dive breaks are red, provides a nice contrast and focal point on the plane.

Those CV models are something! I think one must be a 1:72 scale. Those planes and crew figures seem quite large. That must have been a massive model.


...anyone know if one of these could be landed with one or both of the brakes stuck open? split flaps was one of one of P-3 pilots worst nightmares...

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/23/2012 2:39:29 AM   
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This one's for mmulk...

During the evacuation of Saigon, this army observation plane landed on the deck. Crazy good pilot managed to evacuate a couple of civilians, IIRC.






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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/23/2012 2:40:41 AM   
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Lexington,Midway , And I'm going to guess Nimitz.


Right again, Steve.

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/23/2012 2:48:58 AM   
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This one's for mmulk...

During the evacuation of Saigon, this army observation plane landed on the deck. Crazy good pilot managed to evacuate a couple of civilians, IIRC.








If I recall the story , the RSVAF pilot managed to cram his whole family aboard. For some reason 13 is the number that sticks in my mind. This used to be at the Naval air museum in Pensacola.(Which is where I saw her). It makes sense that they's send her to Midway , as that's the CV he landed on.

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/23/2012 2:52:16 AM   
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Their placards...




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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/23/2012 2:57:40 AM   
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Here's an image from "Midway Sailor"'s website-operation Frequent Wind:

His family lives in Florida, so that would make sense why you may have seen the OE-1 in Pensacola, Steve.

http://midwaysailor.com/midwayfreqwind/






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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/23/2012 2:59:57 AM   
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Here's the plane at Pensacola...




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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/23/2012 3:01:38 AM   
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Oops...try that again...




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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/23/2012 3:08:06 AM   
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Tonight's carrier class quiz-top to bottom:






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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/23/2012 3:14:49 AM   
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A bit from a California paper during a recent reunion of the evacuees:


Amid the chaos, he said, “here comes a little observation airplane circling the ship, a single engine, looks like a Cessna 152. And he’s circling the ship and we’re watching him, and there’s no radio contact. If that had happened today, we’d have shot him out of the air as a terrorist.”

The pilot made three passes. The first two came in low, maybe 100 feet, and the pilot dropped a note each time, but they blew into the wind.

On the third pass, a leather gun holster with a note wrapped inside fell, Jumper said. It read: “Can you move those helicopters to the other side? I can land on your runway. I can fly one more hour. We have enough time to move. Please rescue me. Major Bung, wife and 5 child.”

Landings on a moving runway are perilous, anyway, but this carrier was loaded with nearly twice its usual population.

Chambers ordered the helicopters, valued at $10 million, cleared off the decks to save desperate pilots who were running out of fuel.

Ly made his first carrier landing safely. When he climbed out of the plane, he was followed by his wife carrying their baby, and their four other children.

People on the flight deck burst into tears and applause.

Not a single life was lost in the mission.


Here's the whole story about the reunion in 2010 from the Humboldt Observer. It chokes me up just reading about it...

http://humboldtonline.com/blog/37827/uss-midway-hosts-35-year-reunion-of-vietnamese-airlift/

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/23/2012 3:28:43 AM   
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Tonight's carrier class quiz-top to bottom:







Wasp and Enterprise CVAN-65

With a nice profile of the Long Beach CLGN-9 near the Big "E".

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/23/2012 4:19:28 AM   
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Are you still in San Diego?

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/23/2012 4:59:44 AM   
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Hi Keifer,

No. Back in Minnesota. Just posting a few pictures a day from the visit.

By the way-neat newspaper headline!

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/23/2012 5:52:34 AM   
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Wasp and Enterprise CVAN-65

With a nice profile of the Long Beach CLGN-9 near the Big "E".


Well, Mr. Smarty pants-you're right (again).

Tell me-how were you able to differentiate the Enterprise from the Nimitz class?

ETA: What made you so sure it was Wasp class for that matter?

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/23/2012 7:52:58 AM   
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Wasp has a smaller smoke stack then the Yorktown class. Enterprise, after her refit in the late 70's had the "crown roast" (a unusual ESM suite) removed, giving her a square , Nimitz style island. It's considerably smaller though, and square vice rectangular. As she's the only one of her class, you know that when you see a CVN that's not a Nimitz , then it's Enterprise.

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/24/2012 3:55:57 AM   
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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/24/2012 4:01:37 AM   
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Whistling death-1 of 3:




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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/24/2012 4:03:42 AM   
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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/24/2012 4:06:33 AM   
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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/24/2012 4:11:37 AM   
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And tonight's carrier quiz-top to bottom, please...

This is a little bit tougher...








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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/24/2012 4:45:10 AM   
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USS Rendova. Commerce bay class.


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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/24/2012 4:47:30 AM   
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The last is a toss up. Either Bogue class or Cassablanca class. I'll take the later.

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RE: OT: San Diego naval exhibits - 8/24/2012 5:03:23 AM   
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USS Rendova. Commerce bay class.



Nope.

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