Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by A-58, May 30, 2017.
"RAF Bomber Command aircrew and ground-crew line up in front of a Short Stirling bomber to demonstrate the personnel and equipment required to operate each aircraft, England, 1942."
"16-inch shells are removed from their shell bins on the battleship HMS Nelson, 1940 [1703 x 1289]"
"The French battleship Lorraine, at Alexandria, April 1942 [1702 x 1297]."
"Armourers fitting 500-lb MC bombs to Hawker Typhoon Mark IB, JP802 'MR-M', of No. 245 Squadron RAF at Westhampnett, Sussex, for an attack on a flying-bomb launching site in northern France ('Noball')."
"Armourers load a 250-lb GP bomb into the outboard port wing-cell of a Fairey Battle of No. 103 Squadron RAF at Betheniville (France, 1939-1940)."
"Vietnam War. November 1967. Major Graham Chapman (middle) waits with his troops from 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR), for a helicopter lift during Operation Santa Fe, a search and destroy mission in Phuoc Tuy Province. (640 x 442)"
"German battleship SMS Kaiser passing in review for Kaiser Wilhelm II, 1915 [5408x3445]."
That’s a nice photo!
That’s something they screwed up on when they built this Franklin Mint model of mine. If you can spread the photo so it pops up bigger, when they moulded the two kingfishers on the catapults, you will see that they gave them four propeller blades instead of two. I only ever saw pictures of them with two blades. (Or you might say one complete)
"Askari soldier armed with a spear guarding aircraft at the No. 23 training school at Waterkloof, Pretoria, South Africa; 1943. Askari was a term meaning soldier or military unit of African tribesmen serving in the armies of colonial European powers. Used today to informally describe police personnel."
Hopefully a better copy.
"'The Warship Yakumo of the Empire of Great Japan' (1909) [4301x3317]."
"Different proposed dispositions for the Soviet KV-13 medium tank with 76.2 mm and 122 mm guns. The KV-13 was an experimental Soviet medium tank developed on the KV-1 chassis in late 1941 as a "universal" tank, intended to replace both the T-34 & KV-1."
"Sailors loading 5.25-inch shells onto the battleship HMS Prince of Wales, April 1941 [1665 x 1227]."
As the old adage goes.
It's a feature not a bug.
They have 4 propeller blades because they are Curtiss SC-1 Seahawks.
Bet those Marines just love being called sailors.
"The German battleship Gneisenau silhouetted at sea [1508 x 963]."
"And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?"
"RN B-class destroyer HMS Bulldog in April 1945. In May 1941 together with HMS Broadway attacked U-110 forcing it to surface and obtained an intact Enigma machine. (1466x937)"