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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 06:51 AM UTC

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Gee Bee...?


Not them. All had one fin and were flown from ahead of it.
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 10:02 AM UTC
Gee Bee...?
pigsty
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 07:32 AM UTC
No …

… so here's a question to be going on with. What aircraft was flown from between its tail fins?
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 02:50 AM UTC
After a month … bump?
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 01:35 AM UTC
All right, this question is indeed a hard nut to crack. Here's the story: http://www.armouredcarriers.com/-document

Unfortunately I couldn't find any info regarding the faith of the Mike Banyard's Seafire after 'Operation Iceberg'.
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 08:11 AM UTC
I'm stumped then.....
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 08:41 PM UTC

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Had to land on US carrier after its own was danaged?



The first part is correct, the second isn't.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 07:28 PM UTC
Had to land on US carrier after its own was danaged?
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 07:22 PM UTC

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Seafire?



Yepp. Now how was it acquired?
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 01:10 PM UTC
Seafire?
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 09:18 AM UTC
It was a British built plane...
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 07:15 AM UTC
I'm guessing a Corsair after it's home carrier, Formidable, was damaged?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 09:36 PM UTC
Anyone...?

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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 06:51 AM UTC
During 'Operation Iceberg' (the Okinawa campaign), the USN (unexpectedly) acquired a RN FAA airplane belonging to the British Pacific Fleet. What type was it and how was it acquired?

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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 04:50 AM UTC

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What U.S.N. carrier(s) first operated the F4U in combat as part of their regularly assigned air group?



USS Enterprise


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which squadron flew them?



VF(N)-101


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what was their mission?



Night-fighting.




Boom. Another one for RR! Back to you, my friend!

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 04:25 AM UTC

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What U.S.N. carrier(s) first operated the F4U in combat as part of their regularly assigned air group?



USS Enterprise


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which squadron flew them?



VF(N)-101


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what was their mission?



Night-fighting.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 12:54 AM UTC

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Do you mean VF-17?

VF-17 was the first to operate the Corsair off the Bunker Hill in July 43, stateside. They were pulled off it though and sent to the Solomons in a land-based role. Main issue was ensuring they had supplies and parts which wouldn't really be available through the USN chain being the only Corsair unit at the time on a carrier so they teamed them up with the USMC units.

During that assignment though they did land back on the Bunker Hill on occasion to refuel and rearm during attacks on Rubal.

They were mainly involved in fighter escorts but also ground attack and light anti-shipping



Nope, that's not it. While VF-17 was originally assigned to the Bunker Hill air group, they didn't accompany the ship into the combat zone. They did indeed land during Rabaul operations, but really only as a pit stop, not as a regular thing.

The unit I'm looking for actually operated as a regular part of the air group of the carrier(s) in question.

Anyone else?

Michael
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 02:09 PM UTC
Do you mean VF-17?

VF-17 was the first to operate the Corsair off the Bunker Hill in July 43, stateside. They were pulled off it though and sent to the Solomons in a land-based role. Main issue was ensuring they had supplies and parts which wouldn't really be available through the USN chain being the only Corsair unit at the time on a carrier so they teamed them up with the USMC units.

During that assignment though they did land back on the Bunker Hill on occasion to refuel and rearm during attacks on Rubal.

They were mainly involved in fighter escorts but also ground attack and light anti-shipping
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 01:00 PM UTC
Oops, now I've gotta come up with a question. Rats.

OK. No doubt an easy one, but here goes.

The F4U Corsair was at first considered unsuitable for carrier ops by the US Navy for several technical reasons, so it was sent to the Marines (who made damn good use of it!) But it was used on American flattops earlier that usually thought. What U.S.N. carrier(s) first operated the F4U in combat as part of their regularly assigned air group, which squadron flew them, and what was their mission?

Michael
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 09:25 AM UTC

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All right, here we go again: Col. Iftach Spector, an IAF ace with 12 aerial victories, was one of the 8 F-16 pilots who participated in operation 'Opera', Israel's bombing of Iraq's nuclear reactor in June '81. As far as the results of this daring raid go, what set him apart from the rest of the pilots?




I believe he's the only one who didn't hit the target. Did I?

Michael



Michael, before I've posted this question I knew already you'll give the right answer...after all, you don't have his photo as your avatar for nothing, do you?

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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 08:39 AM UTC

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All right, here we go again: Col. Iftach Spector, an IAF ace with 12 aerial victories, was one of the 8 F-16 pilots who participated in operation 'Opera', Israel's bombing of Iraq's nuclear reactor in June '81. As far as the results of this daring raid go, what set him apart from the rest of the pilots?




I believe he's the only one who didn't hit the target. Did I?

Michael
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 04:52 AM UTC

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All right, here we go again: Col. Iftach Spector, an IAF ace with 12 aerial victories, was one of the 8 F-16 pilots who participated in operation 'Opera', Israel's bombing of Iraq's nuclear reactor in June '81. As far as the results of this daring raid go, what set him apart from the rest of the pilots?

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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:23 PM UTC

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The tail reminds me of various Bell aircraft. Is it a Bell of some description?



Hi Graeme

Not a Bell, but you've nailed the nationality in one shot.

All the best

Rowan




P-80?
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:54 AM UTC

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Hi again

Picking up from the previous thread...

What's this pre-war trainer?:



All the best

Rowan



A updated J4N Jenny?
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:31 AM UTC
Yes that's the one,

The Canberra, depending on sources it was either planned to operate them in Chilean markings or the actually did operate in Chilean markings. There are supposedly photos of Canberras in Chili during the Falklands War.

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