The Right Stuff

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by Micdrow, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. Micdrow

    Micdrow “Archive”
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    7,716
    Likes Received:
    424
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    Manufacture Tech
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Well if you think you got the right stuff then imagine what this crew did.

    On November 15, 1944 a PBJ-1H in US Marine Corps colors with strengthened airframe successfully took off and landed on the Essex class aircraft carrier Shangri-La (CV-38) with complete armament of fourteen 50 cal machine guns and one 75mm cannon plus a full bomb load. Launch was not as easy as the B-25's used in the bombing of Japan as a PBJ-1H is a lot heavier.

    Any body have a side view of this with tail hook. Courious to see where it was mounted.

    Source is the Flight Journal special issue WWII medium Bombers Fall 2006

    Thanks Micdrow
     

    Attached Files:

  2. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,768
    Likes Received:
    684
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
    Nice pic there. We had a really interesting discussion about this stuff in another thread a while back.
     
  3. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2005
    Messages:
    23,204
    Likes Received:
    786
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Aircraft Maintenance Manager/ Flight Instructor
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    We sure did - :lol: I quote - "with strengthened airframe."
     
  4. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,768
    Likes Received:
    684
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
    No! Are you serious FBJ! :lol:
     
  5. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2005
    Messages:
    23,204
    Likes Received:
    786
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Aircraft Maintenance Manager/ Flight Instructor
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
  6. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    19,980
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    ah yes the infamous "just bolt on an arrester hook" :lol:
     
  7. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,768
    Likes Received:
    684
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
    No I think he meant to duct tape it on there and put some super glue to hold it on.
     
  8. wmaxt

    wmaxt Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2004
    Messages:
    1,208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Engineer/Retired
    Location:
    Boise, Idaho
    Around here it's a little bailing wire, fix anything.

    wmaxt
     
  9. Matt308

    Matt308 Glock Perfection
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Messages:
    20,140
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Washington State
    wmaxt, you and TheLancasterKicksAss will get along just fine.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. diddyriddick
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    1,726
  2. Erich
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    784
  3. Sam Beckett
    Replies:
    29
    Views:
    2,579
  4. engguy
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    1,636
  5. Clave
    Replies:
    84
    Views:
    13,126

Share This Page