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Wildnoob
03-11-2009, 02:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...&feature=recommended (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgKC9VU1-n8&feature=recommended)

video description:

"Old color shots of rare US Navy aircraft aboard USS Enterprise and around the San Diego area. Filmed for the 1941 movie "Dive Bomber". Scarce aircraft such as the Douglas TBD-1 Devastator, Curtis..."

really nice. some planes I never see before. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

if possible to someone answer please, wich is the name of the biplane aicraft at 4.05 of the video?

make's me remember of the Wildcat, but I beat that it's the previos design as the Wildcat was adapted from a biplane figther wich I don't remember the name. but just a confirmation to have sure.

b2spirita
03-11-2009, 02:14 PM
Its a Grumman f2f (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F2F) i think. Or it might be the F3F improved variant.

Sillius_Sodus
03-11-2009, 02:58 PM
It would be a real hoot to have the F3F in the game.

horseback
03-11-2009, 05:59 PM
I believe that it was an F2F. As I recall, the F3F had bulges all around the cowling to accomodate a larger & more powerful engine.

cheers

horseback

wheelsup_cavu
03-11-2009, 06:26 PM
Great video. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Here is a picture of the Grumman F3F based at Chino's Planes of Fame Museum taken at the 2008 airshow.
http://www.richard-seaman.com/...ights/F3fChino08.jpg (http://www.richard-seaman.com/Aircraft/AirShows/Chino2008/Highlights/F3fChino08.jpg)
Pictures taken at the 2008 Chino airshow.
http://www.richard-seaman.com/...ighlights/index.html (http://www.richard-seaman.com/Aircraft/AirShows/Chino2008/Highlights/index.html)

Wheelsup

R_Target
03-11-2009, 07:31 PM
F3F-3. You can usually find "Dive Bomber" pretty cheap on Amazon.