Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by A-58, May 30, 2017.
"Battleships HMS Duke of York and HMS King George V at Scapa Flow, December 1941 [1876 x 1425]"
"Nashorn and Tiger II 502 at Patriot Park, Kubinka Russia."
Yes, there were two fore & aft.
How do the guys in the turrets see it?
Ball turret training simulators.
Not the guys in the turrets, but other ships in the battle line, specifically, the men in the fire control tops.
If Battleship Arizona is firing at the enemy, but battleship California cannot see the enemy(smoke, sun etc.) - the gunnery control men of California could read the Range clock of Arizona and fire at the same range hoping for a hit. So the theory goes.
Nice, I never saw this one before.
"Direct hit, engine lost: B-26 Marauder bomber 'Flossies Fury' hit directly on the engine mount by a ground-based German 88mm flak shell over Toulon, France, 20 Aug 1944 resulting in complete disloging of Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine which can be seen flying away."
"RAF 235 Squadron with a DH Mosquito. Banff, Scotland. 1944"
No. 235 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia
RAAF Mosquitos...Australian made.
In 1984, while on a night flight around Darwin during operation "Pitch Black", the aircraft suffered an undercarriage malfunction and was not able to make a normal approach and landing. The crew, FLGOFF J.F.Barden and PLTOFF J.P.Conlon, who was a student pilot, ejected at 3,000 ft at a speed of 200 kts (very scary) and luckily neither man suffered any serious injury. In all, more than 40 of the RAAF's 116 Mirages crashed during the operational life of the aircraft, which was from to 1963 to 1989 - RADSCHOOL Magazine
Took me a second then I laughed out loud.
The older battleship in the background looks to me like Malaya; IIRC she was involved in some of the Arctic convoys operations in early 1942.
Second guess, an R class.
I sorta hate when young people want to look cool peeing on the plane. At least the man standing up on the right seems to enjoy his moment.
Thanks. I meant to ask but it was pretty fuzzy to me. Good thing we have experts here.
"Preserved P-51 Mustang "Berlin Express" crossing the North Atlantic in summer of 2017, here flying over Greenland. Article link in comments."
Crossing the Atlantic Ocean in P-51B Mustang 'Berlin Express'
"Kübelwagen in the Mud in the Ukraine, March 1944."
not sure there’s any pissing going on...pissing around maybe...