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  1. pampa14

    pampa14 New Member

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    One of the most versatile aircraft of the RAF during WW2, the D.H.98 Mosquito was used to launch the big bombs of 4,000 lb, also called cookies. I share with you, the article below that shows some pictures of this unusual combination. According to the title, what is your opinion on using these bombs by Mosquito? Visit the link below, see the photo collection and at the end, give your contribution by answering the poll or a comment about it.


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/02/mosquitos-e-as-bombas-de-4000-libras.html


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    pampa14 New Member

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    Wow! I share with you this fantastic and extensive report bringing a super collection of incredible, stunning and rare photos showing various types of American and British fighters in service with the Soviet Air Force during World War II. Many of the images and planes shown in the article were unknown to me and did not even know they had flown with the legendary Red Star. Be sure to visit the link below, you will also be amazed by the images:


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/01/asas-ocidentais-sob-estrela-vermelha.html


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    gtblackwell Well-Known Member Patron  

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    Pampa, thank you for posting these, I do not recall having seen them before. I havce read Lend Lease figures but pictures seem to impress my memory more.

    A question to any and all. I notice many of the planes have multiple stars on them, most appear to be red stars with white trim or plain white stars . Did the Soviets make kills differently, using their own symbols rather than the enemy. Or are they for sorties ? And what are the pure white stars for ?

    Gaines
     
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    Good questions gt. I was wondering the same thing! Probably the only ones that could tell us the answer have passed on.
     
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    The P-63, which was the upgraded version of the P-39 and wasn't approved for US service due to the development of the P-51 and -P47, were given in total to the Russians for their use. I saw some P-63s and P-39s in that montage.
     
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    Sources vary...

    Some say that red stars were used for individual kills and yellow stars were used for shared kills. Others say that white and red stars were used interchangeably.

    Hard to pin down with out going through a Soviet pilot's record.
     
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    Thanks, Takao, I was hoping they were not blue on blue kills !! :)
     
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    Takao Ace

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    It happens.
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    Lt. Louis Curdes
     
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    Look at this! Did You know this rare and unusual version of the P-51 Mustang? The link below has some photos and a question: this version entered service or combat? To see all the pictures and answer the question above, please visit the link below and leave your comment.


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/01/p-51-mustang-jato.html


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    Just when you start to redeem yourself a bit you ask another dumb ass question that you obviously already know the answer to
     
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    Pilot LE Curdes was nicknamed - Buck Wheat?
    I love that series- the little rascals...Was the nick name from the show- not sure when the tv series began.
     
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    Dave55 Member Patron  

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    "Our Gang" movie shorts came out well before WWII

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0858537/

    Some of, the if not THE funniest stuff ever put on film. The acting talent and comic timing of those little kids was absolutely great. You see a lot of Hal Roach contract players in appearing in both Laurel and Hardy and Our Gang shorts.

    "Butch" had a short part in Block Heads, one of L&Hs best
     
  13. Takao

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    Buck Wheat was the crew chief.
    C. C. = crew chief
     
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    I share with you this special and illustrated report bringing some pictures of one of the most secret and mysterious projects of the Luftwaffe during World War II. Visiting the link below, in addition to photos, you can also contribute to the discussion by answering the poll if these projects have helped in the development of Western and Russian fighter aircraft in the post war. What do you think? Visit the link below and leave your opinion.


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/01/os-delta-secretos-da-luftwaffe.html


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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member Patron  

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    I think I saw that one in a old episode of Buck Rodger's or was it Duck Dodger's?
     
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    Looking for naval fighters on the web I found this article with pictures of Republic P-47 Thunderbolts embarked on aircraft carriers. There was a naval version of this plane? The report and photos, never seen by me before, can be viewed at the link below:


    http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/01/um-p-47-naval.html


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  17. Takao

    Takao Ace

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    This is a new low even for you Pampa.

    You have Otto's blessing, so at least be honest and upfront with us when trolling for clicks to your website. So, there is no call for these insipid shenanigans.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Spamming again, I see.
     
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    Yes. They flew CAP off of the Bolivian carries during the Marianas Turkey Shoot
     
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