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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #45 on: November 04, 2019, 07:39:40 AM »
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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #46 on: November 04, 2019, 11:21:30 AM »
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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #47 on: November 05, 2019, 06:49:39 AM »
Admiral, you probably already have seen this training video on Landing and deck spotting, but the interested fans may find this fun.

http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/Landing.html

It is up for free viewing through the end of the month.  Didn't spot the date of the movie, but it most be earlier than 1943 when Jocko Clark introduced tractors on Yorktown.  That saved a lot of sweat for the spotting crew,s as the planes became heavier and heavier, and kept them from becoming fatigued on a busy day.
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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #48 on: November 05, 2019, 12:12:08 PM »
Thanks for that Besilarius... really cool video. Your comment about the likely date and tractors being introduced got me wondering, while watching the video, when the last F4F squadron was upgraded to F6F's. I'll bet some Grog has the answer.

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« Reply #49 on: November 05, 2019, 12:53:28 PM »
Thanks for that Besilarius... really cool video. Your comment about the likely date and tractors being introduced got me wondering, while watching the video, when the last F4F squadron was upgraded to F6F's. I'll bet some Grog has the answer.

I found some info on a modeling site.  It states around mid-1942 when they were introduced for the Yorktown and Essex classes. Notably to help move the TBF Avenger as that plane was very heavy.  Hope this helps somewhat.
https://www.carrierbuilders.net/element/element.php?id=998

Suggestion?  How about contacting the US Navy's Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL?
https://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/education/emil-buehler-library/
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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #50 on: November 06, 2019, 10:46:55 AM »
You're grown ups, I probably don't need to tell you what is happening before your eyes, do I?

Oh, that's a training flight about to disappear in the Bermuda Triangle!  O0
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« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2019, 03:28:27 PM »
Hello everybody!
Saturday came and went and it's porn season again.
That is, for people who can value the company of a TBD - not everybody can, mind you. But those who can will love what follows.

These TBDs in their Midway-era livery are actually able now to
- take off ;
- orbit & form up as a squadron ;
- form up with other squadrons within a common package ;
- assume different formations depending on the nature of their navigation leg (echelon, vic, line astern, attack formation, etc...) ;
- pick a target as a unit ;
- split for a pincer attack ;
- drop a torpedo within launch parameters (and right now they run flawlessly - until we make them flawed, of course)
- regroup and head home ;
- enter the landing pattern and land aboard one by one.

Looks way better in motion, but expect to see this soon enough (screens are taken from the video file, sorry for the quality!)


























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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #52 on: November 09, 2019, 03:37:04 PM »
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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2019, 03:56:30 PM »
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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #54 on: November 09, 2019, 04:31:53 PM »
“Sorry for the quality”


Umm, yeah... if this is ‘poor quality’, I’m dying to see this when good....!

Just amazing work!

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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #55 on: November 09, 2019, 04:54:04 PM »
Having just returned from seeing "Midway", I approve.  :notworthy:
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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #56 on: November 09, 2019, 05:12:16 PM »
Having just returned from seeing "Midway", I approve.  :notworthy:
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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #57 on: November 09, 2019, 05:24:44 PM »
^You didn't ?

Was it because it wasn't Dunkirk ?

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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #58 on: November 09, 2019, 05:26:20 PM »
Having just returned from seeing "Midway", I approve.  :notworthy:

Too bad this wasn't releasing along with the movie.

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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #59 on: November 09, 2019, 05:54:25 PM »
Having just returned from seeing "Midway", I approve.  :notworthy:

How was "Midway"?