Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by A-58, May 30, 2017.
A fond farewell…………I hope he returned,
"The King George V class battleship HMS Anson in the Pacific, late 1945 [1190 x 421]."
"B-36 Peacemaker at night (10479x8481)."
"A left side view of an SR-71 Blackbird moving toward a KC-135 Stratotanker for inflight refueling. The SR-71 is from the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing. (2840x1870)"
"Wildcats on Fighter 1 airstrip Guadalcanal 1943."
"F-51D Mustang fighters at an airfield in Korea, 1952.[1,800x931]"
"The Netherlands East Indies Army had over 70 B-339 Brewster Buffaloes, most were lost during the three month campaign against Japan. During the battle of Semplak on 19-January-1942, 35 Japanese aircraft were intercepted by 8 Buffaloes. 11 Japanese aircraft were shot down vs. 4 Buffaloes."
"Operation Sandy was the codename for the post-World War II launch of a captured German V-2 rocket from the deck of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Midway on September 6, 1947. (700x489)"
Operations Sandy and Pushover - Wikipedia
"B-17G bomber 384th BG 546th BS 42-107083."
"Repulse vs Renown vs Hood in 1941 Configuration - Many argue that if Hood had received her proposed re-build (similar to Renown's rebuild when compared with Repulse) she would not have been so easily sunk by Bismarck [1425 x 1112]"
I kinda half expected Luke Skywalker and company to have used one of these in an effort to stop the trash compactor in the Death Star, resulting in its stubby appearance.
"USS New Jersey (BB-16) at Boston Harbor, sometime in 1919. Note that her 6-inch guns have been removed.(7667x4896)"
"HMS Valorous, known as "Lucky Loo" from her pennant number (L00), along side HMS Viceroy in 1944 [1000x750]."
"Boeing Y1B-17 Flying Fortress preproduction model in flight in 1937."
"Imperial Japanese submarine aircraft carrier I-401, captured after WWII.[4953 × 2946]"
"(1258 x 886) HMS Sheffield and the White Star Line Britannic behind in Valletta Grand Harbour, Malta, 1957."
"40mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun hauled by elephants in Burma in late 1943."
"A B-17G Flying Fortress nicknamed 'Little Miss Mischief' Belly lands in an airfield in Britain after a Bombing run (Colorized by me)"
"The crew of an up-ended (M4A1) Sherman tank of the 7th Armoured Brigade enjoy a ‘brew’ beside their vehicle while waiting for a recovery team, on the "Gothic Line" in Italy, 13th of September 1944. Their tank overturned after slipping off a narrow road in the dark."
Repulse's mid-1930s modernization was not as extensive as Renown's, but it did include deck armor over engines and magazines to protect against plunging shells or aerial bombs.