- Oct 21, 2019
Considering the chaps are firing the pom pom right over your shoulder and Italian bombers are dropping ordinance over head getting that Seafire back in the air is a must. But in reality how quickly can that job be done under fire? They must have been short on Seafires that day.I've seen that before. I guess if you're under attack and the engine starts you have no choice, but that is a huge risk
The pilots probably saying hurry up chaps, and the mechanics are saying, well don't point your prop into the deck next time. With all words forgiven over pints in the wardroom/mechanics mess that night, survivors of the day assumed.