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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #5000 on: July 28, 2022, 06:08:40 AM »
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Text: B-25J Mitchell bombers of the 41st Bomb Group armed with Mark XIII torpedoes prepare for take-off from Yonton Airfield, Okinawa bound for an attack on Japanese shipping at Sasebo, Japan.



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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #5001 on: July 28, 2022, 10:18:03 AM »
Wow! A B-25 carrying a Navy torpedo that has wings on it and it’s not a whiff!

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #5002 on: July 28, 2022, 12:47:38 PM »
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Text: B-25J Mitchell bombers of the 41st Bomb Group armed with Mark XIII torpedoes prepare for take-off from Yonton Airfield, Okinawa bound for an attack on Japanese shipping at Sasebo, Japan.
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I thought at first that those might have been US Navy or USMC PBJ because they are so dark in the image.  The weapon is the GT-1 (Glide Torpedo) which until now I had not seen an image of one "in action" only a sanitized photograph of the weapon in a reference book.  More information on the GT-1 Glide Torpedo can be found at this Wikipedia link: GT-1 Glide Torpedo
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #5003 on: July 29, 2022, 03:17:18 AM »
Good find.
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #5004 on: July 29, 2022, 04:57:49 AM »
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Text: The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Antietam (CVS-36) Operating training aircraft, 19 April 1961. Planes on deck include North American T2J-1 Buckeyes amidships and forward and Douglas AD Skyraiders parked aft


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« Reply #5005 on: July 30, 2022, 12:24:52 AM »
Would make for a cool diorama
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« Reply #5006 on: July 30, 2022, 02:25:00 AM »
Australian V-22 capability...well sort of...MV-22B Ospreys operating from HMAS Canberra which is qualified now to operate them:












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« Reply #5007 on: July 30, 2022, 02:26:07 AM »
And back on land, the RAAF escorts its newest acquisitions (What you thought we were letting them go back to the USA...?):



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« Reply #5008 on: July 30, 2022, 03:53:52 AM »
Some really cool photos there Greg   :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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« Reply #5010 on: August 01, 2022, 01:40:59 AM »


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« Reply #5011 on: August 01, 2022, 03:01:35 AM »
Little old HMAS Warramunga bringing up the rear...

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« Reply #5012 on: August 01, 2022, 09:45:39 AM »
Important position, "Tail-End Charlie"; keeps the unwanted hangers-on from hanging on. ;)
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« Reply #5013 on: August 04, 2022, 07:18:02 PM »
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Text: Two Lightning F.6 of No.11.Sqn. at RAF Gütersloh on May 23rd, 1968

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #5014 on: August 04, 2022, 09:31:40 PM »
Nice  :smiley:

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #5015 on: August 06, 2022, 05:00:03 AM »


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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #5016 on: August 06, 2022, 11:51:06 PM »
Don't often see Soviet underway replenishment in such clarity!
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« Reply #5017 on: August 07, 2022, 01:57:51 AM »
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« Reply #5018 on: August 07, 2022, 01:58:02 AM »
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« Reply #5019 on: August 11, 2022, 12:31:15 AM »
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« Reply #5020 on: August 11, 2022, 02:29:03 AM »
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Text: CMV-22B Ospreys returned to Naval Air Station North Island following a seven-month deployment aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), August 9, 2022

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« Reply #5021 on: August 12, 2022, 12:00:25 AM »
A beautiful photo of summertime CFB Trenton ruined by a CC-129 Dakota. The gall!



Text: CAF Dakota (that actually started life as an R4D-1) 10912 over Trenton shortly after it got its new CAF livery. This aircraft has been known by many IDs. It is construction number 4441, then USN R4D-1 01985, then US civilian registration NC4806N, then to the RCAF as 10912, then re-registered as 12967, then to the civilian registration again but this time as Canadian CF-BKV, later C-FBKV where its luck finally ran out and it crashed in Pickle Lake, Ontario on 12 May 1977 due to an engine fire on take-off (CAF photo)
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« Reply #5022 on: August 12, 2022, 01:05:14 AM »
I do like that scheme
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« Reply #5023 on: August 12, 2022, 01:27:00 AM »


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« Reply #5024 on: August 12, 2022, 01:49:48 AM »
Just an ordinary Messerschmitt?


https://www.reddit.com/r/WWIIplanes/comments/pxlkb2/erickson_aircraft_collections_me109_actually_a/

Er no. A Buchon with an Allison engine.