Question on the SBD-5

Discussion in 'Aircraft Pictures' started by Micdrow, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Micdrow

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    I got these pictures from the national archives and wondering if any on knows any thing more about them?

    Note that they are hung from the ceiling of the aircraft carrier. Im guess its so they can store more aircraft but not for sure.

    Thanks Micdrow
     

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    I believe carriers (american at any rate) used to store replacement aircraft in the overhead. Brought them down when they needed them (which was fairly frequently given the number of accidents caused by a wartime operational tempo).

    Interesting, first time I've actually seen a picture of them in the act of putting them up. Looks like they cleared they hanger bay completely before rasing a bunch of them into the overhead. Pretty interesting shot.
     
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    Tim, you are correct.
     
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    Thanks guys, its what I thought but have never seen it either till I found these photos.
     
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    Over the years, I have seen various pictures of TBD's and F4F's stored that way.
     
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    Hi V-1710, would love to see some more picture's of this if you have some time.

    Thanks in advance.
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