I bet this was an exciting landing!

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  1. thewritingwriter89

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    The look on the pilot's face is priceless. It's like he just doesn't really know what to think :)
     

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    I think someone forgot to put the oil cap back on! ha ha ha.

    Lucky pilot to be able to see. Thanks for the post TWW89. I haven't seen this pic before.
     
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    Damn, that wouldn't of been a fun landing. Thanks for posting.
     
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    What a pity he washed his face up before this pic was taken...otherwise we could think he´s Tuskagee airman:lol: :lol:
    Thanks for posting, I´ve never seen that before...
     
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    I'm not quite sure, but could it be that his oil pump was shot and becuase they were pressurized, it just pumped all the oil out?
     
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    That's typical of a large radial when it blows an oil line or jug.
     
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    very good picture, thanks for posting it. I presume, from what can be seen of the markings, and the damaged hangar in the background, that it a P47 based in Italy?
     
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    At least he got in back on the ground in one piece, altho the engine is
    probably trashed....

    Charles
     
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    Way to turn it into a Night fighter...:lol:
     
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    Sorry Guys, don't see what the problem is - we Brits used to lubricate our radials like that normally!!! eg, Centaurus and Pegasus to name but 2!
     
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    Yep...he he he :laughing6:
     
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    Now this is what you call an exciting landing!
     

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    This picture is in the book Bent and Battered Wings by squadron signal books

    Caption says that the P-47 flown by Lt Edwin King of the 58th fighter squadron was hit by flak over Brescia Italy taking engine damage which resulted in the oil covering the fighter.

    Intersting picture you posted there antoni, many thanks.
     
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    thanks Micdrow. Now we know what the heck happened.
     
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    Your welcome, though exactly what part of the engine that got hit it does not say but at least part of the mystery is solved on how it happened. :lol:
     
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    just another day at the office....
     
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    Nice pics guys; must be pretty lucky pilots to land after that!
     
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    Very interesting pics guys. Thanks.:thumbleft:
     
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    And that's how the Lancaster was born.
     
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