Builder's Plan USS Yorktown c.1940

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  1. Lucky13

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    #2 oldcrowcv63, Aug 8, 2012
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    Check out the Catapult tracks on the hangar deck! The go port and Starboard. I recall seeing a Hollywood depiction of a launch from the hangar deck in the film Wing and a Prayer. When the formerly medically grounded pilot Cookie Cunningham makes a suicide plunge into a torpedo to save Carrier X proving to all that his heroic downing of the Zero at Pearl Harbor was no accident. Right....
     
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    Good find.
     
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    Just need to buy a h*lluva lot of steel now! :lol:
     
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    Didn't realize CV-5 had a hanger deck launch! In-ter-esting!
     
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    That surprised me as well. I was pretty sure that the Essex class had at least one (depicted in the film, since an Essex class was used to depict the pre-Midway USN CVs.) but didn't realize the Yortowns also had them (at least one according to Wikipedia) but Lucky's blue prints indicate two.

    Yorktown class aircraft carrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    #8 model299, Aug 10, 2012
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    What a find!! I'm a mechanical designer, and I LOVE stuff like this!!! Thank you!!!

    Sigh.

    Another website that's gonna consume time........
     
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    I worked my way through college drafting so seeing these old hand lettered drawings is a thrill. The captain and the admiral lived pretty good on these ships judging from their quarters. I also see why, when a ship is hit, the sea is covered with oil. Nice find.

    Thanks
     
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    Excellent find Lucky. 8)


    Wheels
     
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    if memory serves me right the catapults were for scout plane launches. i also believe they were removed late in the war or right after as they were seldom if ever used.
     
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    #13 Capt Spanky, Oct 7, 2012
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    was 1 h4a and only the Yorktown, Intrepid, Hornet, Bunker Hill, Wasp had them installed.

    the enterprise had 2 h mkii hanger deck catapults, they were removed during the 1943 refit.
     
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    Interesting find Jan! Thanks for sharing.
     
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