Carrier Crashes

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  1. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

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    Here's a great B&W short showing some crashes. Great footage of Wildcats and check out the Corsair at the end!

    I don't recall seeing this one posted before, if so, then my apologies!

    See it here:

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gpCLeWqY0w
     
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    Just Wow. :shock:


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    do you have the whole dvd?
     
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    Wow Carrier Landings must've been HARD
     
  5. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

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    No, I sure wish I did, though!

    Whoever made it added a much later jet crash at the end, which was out of place with all the earlier propeller types. (still a horriffic crash)
     
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    I didn't see an eject either. :(


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    They say it's one of the most dangerous jobs to be on the deck of a carrier. Having met a few guys that did it, and hearing the stories they have told, I have a ton of respect for those crews.
     
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    I've always been told you really don't land on a carrier, it's more of a "controlled crash".
     
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    Found this pic on navalhistory.com last night. I thought it was amazing.
     

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    It is still rated as THE MOST DANGEROUS JOB bar none. Those guys and gals lay it on the line every day, day in and day out. :salute:
     
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