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« Reply #1860 on: June 10, 2017, 07:04:47 AM »
they were excellent ELINT platforms.

There's an EA-3B on display at the New England Air Museum, about an hour's drive from me.
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« Reply #1861 on: June 11, 2017, 08:03:26 AM »
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USS Topeka (CLG-8) fires a "Terrier" missile on 18 November 1961 during weapons demonstrations for the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral George W. Anderson. The photo was taken from the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)

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« Reply #1862 on: June 12, 2017, 03:23:46 PM »
Love the 'Spad' in the foreground.
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« Reply #1863 on: June 12, 2017, 04:52:23 PM »
They were life savers.
“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out until too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along”.  Terry Pratchett.

This is why there's no ice in Italy: The lady with the recipe died

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« Reply #1864 on: June 13, 2017, 06:03:08 AM »
Here's an awesome size comparison chart, with Henry V' s Grace Dieu in the center.
Good thing her wreck still exists and has been scientifically examined, or I'd never believe it.
Henry VIII's Henri Grace a Dieu is almost purely conjectural, however, since only her tonnage (interior volume) has been recorded.
“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out until too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along”.  Terry Pratchett.

This is why there's no ice in Italy: The lady with the recipe died

Un cheval , un cheval , mon royaume pour un cheval

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"When all other trusts fail, turn to Flashman." — Abraham Lincoln.

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Master Chiefs are sneaky, dastardly, and snarky miscreants who thrive on the tears of Ensigns and belly dancers.   Admiral Gerry Bogan.

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« Reply #1865 on: June 13, 2017, 10:32:03 AM »
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Rare aerial photo of Bismarck moving through the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal to the Baltic Sea, March 8, 1941.

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« Reply #1866 on: June 13, 2017, 10:34:20 AM »
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Hangar deck of USS Lexington (CV-2) in March, 1928. The aircraft are Curtis F6C-3's of Fighter Squadron Five (VF-5).

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« Reply #1867 on: June 13, 2017, 10:36:36 AM »
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The carrier Philippine Sea (CVA 47) returns to port carrying transport planes in addition to airplanes of her embarked air group, 8/9/1952.

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« Reply #1868 on: June 13, 2017, 05:54:30 PM »
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Hangar deck of USS Lexington (CV-2) in March, 1928. The aircraft are Curtis F6C-3's of Fighter Squadron Five (VF-5).



Great find! I love seeing Golden-Age/PreWW2 aviation pix, especially Naval Aviation.
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« Reply #1869 on: June 13, 2017, 06:01:57 PM »
That is a cool pic.
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« Reply #1870 on: June 14, 2017, 03:33:14 AM »
Yeah, its a good 'un.  :bd:
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« Reply #1871 on: June 18, 2017, 07:32:23 AM »
Keel laying ceremony for the Iowa (BB-61), as seen on 27 June 1940 seventy seven years ago today at the New York Navy Yard. Shipyard Superintendents, foremen and chargemen who will lead the yard workers on the project look on as Rear Admiral C. H. Woodward, Chief of the Bureau of Construction and Repair Bu C & R) drives the first rivet.


Look at the size of that clamp.
“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out until too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along”.  Terry Pratchett.

This is why there's no ice in Italy: The lady with the recipe died

Un cheval , un cheval , mon royaume pour un cheval

Tallulah Bankhead: "I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late, start without me."

"When all other trusts fail, turn to Flashman." — Abraham Lincoln.

"I have enjoyed very warm relations with my two husbands."
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"That helped."  Lauren Bacall

Master Chiefs are sneaky, dastardly, and snarky miscreants who thrive on the tears of Ensigns and belly dancers.   Admiral Gerry Bogan.

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« Reply #1872 on: June 19, 2017, 07:03:14 AM »
Here's an awesome size comparison chart, with Henry V' s Grace Dieu in the center.
Good thing her wreck still exists and has been scientifically examined, or I'd never believe it.
Henry VIII's Henri Grace a Dieu is almost purely conjectural, however, since only her tonnage (interior volume) has been recorded.

Why not ask Bawb? He sailed on her, didn't he?

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« Reply #1873 on: June 19, 2017, 08:26:15 AM »
Lets see now - hmmm, I'll need to go and check the manuscripts..........................
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« Reply #1874 on: June 19, 2017, 09:46:45 AM »
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The airship K-69 launches from the deck of the escort carrier Mindoro (CVE 120) c 1950.

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