Has anyone seen Barracuda or Whirlwind footage?

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    Has anyone seen any good WWII video footage of the Fairey Barracuda dive bombing or on a torpedo run?


    Also looking for footage of the {twin-engine} Whirlwind if any exists

    Has anyone seen anything like this?
     
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    Thanks Wildcat, I just love those birds!

    I can't believe that the idiots didn't save EVEN ONE of these after the war!


    As you see Comiso helped me make a new Avatar... 8)
     
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    Nice I like it :thumbsup: Have you read the book "Barracuda pilot" by Dunstan Hadley - if your interested in the barracuda I recommed you get your hands on a copy, you won't be disappointed!
     
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    Hmm Thanks, I will look for it.

    I realized that the Barracuda could also be used as a dive bomber as well as a TB, it helps explain why they designed the lower flaps that way.

    I was looking for some torpedo footage {on the Tirpitz for example} but there does not appear to be much out there.
     
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    Never noticed how much the Whirlwind with the wing dihedral and tail assembly looks like a Pucara from a nose-on-profile.
     
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    haha they do too!!
     
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    That bird was one fine aircraft! Fastest fighter in the world when war broke out {360 mph} IIRC

    Whoever was the idiot to chop up the VERY LAST one in the entire world {for scrap} should be castrated!

    I don't even think they can put together a replica because the Peregrine engine doesn't exist anymore either!
     
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    Thanks for the links, Wildcat.
    I also love these aircraft and was of the opinion there was no film of them.. only still shots.
    Top work!!
     
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