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Offline undercovergeek

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« Reply #420 on: June 04, 2014, 01:16:48 PM »
if theyre stopped with arrestor wires, why are the tyres smoking, are brakes been applied too?


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« Reply #421 on: June 04, 2014, 03:30:12 PM »
The Broncos was doing test landings without a wire and take offs without a catapult. It's a VSTOL aircraft.
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« Reply #422 on: June 04, 2014, 04:20:44 PM »
'cause Bawb's a VSTOL guy.
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« Reply #423 on: June 04, 2014, 04:55:04 PM »
Bob loves him some OV-10s, he does. Yessiree... uh, Bob.

I've always had a soft spot for Broncos as well as some of the other somewhat obscure prop a/c of the 60's and 70's that flew on combat missions such as OV-1 Mohawks and Cessna Skymasters. Imagine going to war in a Mixmaster while you know there were Mig-17s and Mig-21s out there looking for a snack...  :o
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« Reply #424 on: June 05, 2014, 06:41:20 AM »
Yes indeed - I do love the Bronco. The Ov-1 is pretty cool as well though.

It seems like nothing ever came from the proposal to start building up-dated OV-10's again.  :(
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« Reply #425 on: June 06, 2014, 10:30:03 AM »
Landing Craft Infantry approaching Utah/Omaha beaches


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« Reply #426 on: June 07, 2014, 03:43:36 PM »
USS Idaho (BB-42) traverses Panama

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« Reply #427 on: June 07, 2014, 07:41:38 PM »
Any idea what year that was? She still has the early 'wickerworks' (Lattice Masts).
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« Reply #428 on: June 07, 2014, 08:06:09 PM »
he's lucky he knows what day it is.
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« Reply #429 on: June 10, 2014, 10:36:14 AM »
Not sure on the year on the Idaho pic.

This is Hood traversing the canal in 1924.


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« Reply #430 on: June 10, 2014, 05:18:07 PM »
Cool.

Notice that the Brits were using the sturdy 'Tripod Mast' design. Eventually the USN adopted it after one of the lattice masts on a US battleship got folded over right down to the deck during a storm. The Japanese also used the tripod but decided to hang everything including the kitchen sink on the masts so superstructures ended up looking like Brazilian mountainside shantytowns (Pagoda Mast).
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« Reply #431 on: June 10, 2014, 05:25:59 PM »
The Brits adopted the tripod mast early on. It was a standout feature of their battle cruisers in WWI. Beyond the functional/structural aspects of the cage mast, I've never liked how it made our battleships look.
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« Reply #432 on: June 10, 2014, 05:54:33 PM »
The Brits adopted the tripod mast early on. It was a standout feature of their battle cruisers in WWI. Beyond the functional/structural aspects of the cage mast, I've never liked how it made our battleships look.

It does look somewhat silly.
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« Reply #433 on: June 11, 2014, 08:21:45 PM »
The Brits adopted the tripod mast early on. It was a standout feature of their battle cruisers in WWI. Beyond the functional/structural aspects of the cage mast, I've never liked how it made our battleships look.

Here's an explanation of why the US used cage masts instead of tripods.  Weight saving was one reason.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/battleship-cage-masts.htm
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« Reply #434 on: June 11, 2014, 08:51:11 PM »
very interesting article.  thanks.  O0
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