Most recent Corsair kill?? How about 2016!!!

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  1. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    Original Japanese Zero Loses Tail

    So my question is can the Corsair pilot claim a kill? hahaha Noname.jpg

    March 15, 2016 - During a refueling stop at the Midland International Airport, an original Nakajima A6M2 Model 21 Japanese Zero and FG-1D Corsair were involved in a taxiing incident on departure. No one was injured in the mishap although the both aircraft suffered damage.

    In a statement released by Texas Flying Legends Museum (TFLM), “Both aircraft will be back in operation within the year.”
     
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    What's with the Corsairs prop? Looks like it's feathered, can they do that?

    Cool pic/story by the way.
     
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    Seems to me like the Corsair should have a "kill" to it's credit even though it was a "ground attack" action! :lol:
     
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    Don't think so, the Zero was only wounded
     
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    Oops !
    I bet someone is slightly miffed !!
     
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    Corsair - 1
    Zero - er...zero
     
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    Probable? :lol:
     
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    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    Tis but a flesh wound!!!!
     
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    Prop is damaged from eating the Zero's tail.
     
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    looks like the pilots exchanging insurance info in the pic...
     
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    It can happen on some props, depending on how they are set up, RPM at the time of shut-down, etc.
    I think the pilot would have just hit the switches, and not followed proper shut-down procedures.
    Jo might know more about how this props set up.
     
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    Not ideal! :flushed:
     
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    The FG-1, like most Corsairs had a constant speed prop when manufactured, so as the load increased on the prop, the pitch adjusted.

    Not sure if it's been modified in later years, but the strike on the A6M could have certainly feathered the prop back like that.
     
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    Thanks gents! :thumbright:
     
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