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    "HMS Invincible returns to massive celebrations following the Falklands Conflict in 1982 [3148 x 2361]."
     
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    "This 1945 RCAF Lancaster Mk X was modified in 1957 into a Lancaster 10DC (Drone Control) to test KDA-4 Firebee drones, serving in this role until 1961. Central Experimental Proving Establishment, Cold Lake, Alberta. 23-Sep-1960. (800x600)"
     
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    "Geodetic fuselage structure of the Vickers Type 271 prototype that would eventually enter service as the Wellington bomber."
     
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    VX-5 at Moffett Field worked on this problem also, in the mid 1950's. They worked out a way to perform the bomb loft with the AD Skyraider as well.

    Exit Strategy | Page 4 | Military Aviation | Air & Space Magazine

    VX-5's forte was "special weapons delivery" testing.
     
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    "A Royal Navy Landing Craft Assault (LCA) no. 1377 carries US Army Rangers of the 5th Battalion over to HMS Prince Baudoin from a British port in Weymouth during preparations for the upcoming invasion of France, June 1, 1944."
     
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    "Consolidated TBY Sea Wolf. Originally the Vought XTBU-1, it was a competitor to the Grumman TBF Avenger. Though it was deemed to have superior performance, delays ranging from the project being transferred to Consolidated, and damage to the prototype during tests ensured the plane never saw combat."
     
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    "The Dreadnoughts of the Grand Fleet [1920x1080]."
     
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    The main, and basically only, delay was one of production. Vought was overbooked producing Corsairs, so the design was handed off to Consolidated-Vultee(later Convair) which was also booked up. Thus, the Sea Wolf had to wait for a new factory to be acquired and outfitted(Mack Truck factory in Allentown,Pa) which took time. With the first Sea Wolf rolling off the line in August, 1944, and accepted in December, 1944 - by which time the Avenger was already in full production and equipping all Navy torpedo squadrons.
     
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    "A model of improved hull and turret front armour for Medium Tank M4, February 1944."
     
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    Yes, it became standard practice for the B-47s as Soviet AA defenses improved, and the B-47 became less able to penetrate them. Although, while SOP, pilots had to be careful practicing the maneuver, as it overstressed the airframe during the 3-4G pull up.
     
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    You could grow strawberries in that greenhouse.
     
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    And they are made of brass, I am sure.
     
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    I guess they assumed the frontal hull armor would be inadequate to begin with, a.e.b. the spare track preemptively hung on the bow even before production.
     
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    They have to put it somewhere, and the driver was happy it was there even if it was actually ineffective as many claim. "90% of the fight is mental."
     
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    "B-24 ‘Liberator’ waist gunner c.1944 (1024x707)."
     
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    "[1000x691] PC-461 class submarine chaser USS "PC-544" at port (probably Miami or Key West) circa 1942. Later in that year, PC-544 would be transferred to the Brazilian Navy and became "Guaporé" (CS-1)."
     
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    "New Guinea Campaign. 1942. Bell P-400 Airacobra of the 80th Fighter Squadron, USAAF. (1600 x 1067)"
     
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    "[2899 x 1860]USS Missouri (BB-63) off the coast of Naples, Italy. The Missouri is on an around-the-world shakedown cruise. Mount Vesuvius is in the background, Nov 1986."
     
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    "[2560 × 1702] USS Halyburton (FFG-40) replenishes from USS Iowa (BB-61), 1985."
     
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    "(Colourised By Me) A Sherman M4A4 tank of the 27th Canadian Tank Regiment (Sherbrooke Fusiliers) trundles down the street in the French city of Caen Lower Normandy; Operation Overlord. July, 1944."

    Remember, I don't write the stuff in the quotes.
     
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