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AFSG_Mshine
01-13-2005, 09:00 PM
Iwo Jima
http://home.comcast.net/~mike.jackson3/volcano/grab0000.jpg

Related: Pacific Geography

Want to see a few more pictures?
http://theafsg.com/volcano.htm

("´w j"´me, "´w´) , Jap. Io-jima, volcanic island, c.8 sq mi (21 sq km), W Pacific, largest and most important of the Volcano Islands . Mt. Suribachi, 546 ft (166 m) high, on the south side of the island, is an extinct volcano. The main industries are sulfur mining and sugar refining. During World War II, the island, site of a Japanese air base, was taken (Feb.-Mar., 1945), at great cost to U.S. and Japanese forces. A photograph of the U.S. marines raising the flag over Mt. Suribachi, which they called Meatgrinder Hill, is one of the most famous images of the war. Iwo Jima was occupied by the U.S. until 1968, when it was returned to Japan.

AFSG_Mshine
01-13-2005, 09:00 PM
Iwo Jima
http://home.comcast.net/~mike.jackson3/volcano/grab0000.jpg

Related: Pacific Geography

Want to see a few more pictures?
http://theafsg.com/volcano.htm

("´w j"´me, "´w´) , Jap. Io-jima, volcanic island, c.8 sq mi (21 sq km), W Pacific, largest and most important of the Volcano Islands . Mt. Suribachi, 546 ft (166 m) high, on the south side of the island, is an extinct volcano. The main industries are sulfur mining and sugar refining. During World War II, the island, site of a Japanese air base, was taken (Feb.-Mar., 1945), at great cost to U.S. and Japanese forces. A photograph of the U.S. marines raising the flag over Mt. Suribachi, which they called Meatgrinder Hill, is one of the most famous images of the war. Iwo Jima was occupied by the U.S. until 1968, when it was returned to Japan.

johann63
01-13-2005, 09:25 PM
that looks cool. Like the nova special on Hawaii I just saw. Dont get too close your hellcat may catch on fire http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

AFSG_Mshine
01-13-2005, 09:28 PM
Thanks..

WTE_Dukayn
01-13-2005, 09:45 PM
This is what I get when I go to the url in the image properties:

403 forbidden

Server configuration does not allow access to this page. Please go back and try again

AFSG_Mshine
01-15-2005, 09:23 PM
Very strange...

When I take this URL and put it inside the image
tags it does not work? Our group site allows image
hotlinking, and the link works if you paste it
into the address bar of IE or Mozilla, so I cannot
figure out why it won;t work?
This is the img link I am using:
http://www.theafsg.com/volcano/grab0000.jpg

AFSG_Mshine
01-15-2005, 09:28 PM
FIXED..USING ANOTHER IMG SERVER

Freycinet
01-16-2005, 12:25 AM
great FMB work, very funny!

Yimmy
01-16-2005, 08:06 AM
Talking about Iwo Jima; I am playing a campaign on it at the moment as a IJA Ki61, and the island strikes me as very... er... muddy.

In real life wasn't there any trees and the likes?!

Aztek_Eagle
01-16-2005, 09:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Yimmy:
Talking about Iwo Jima; I am playing a campaign on it at the moment as a IJA Ki61, and the island strikes me as very... er... muddy.

In real life wasn't there any trees and the likes?! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

nop pure volcane rock, a volcano island... perfect for foxholes and bunkers, it was a headche for the americans to atack it, as there seemed to be a japanese on every rock and hole on the island.... witch for been a volcano island there are alot indeed

jtasker
01-18-2005, 04:09 PM
Iwo had LOTS of trees.. (Remember, Hawaii is a volcanic island chain.. that definitely doesn't rule out trrees.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif prior to the invasion.) There was also lots of low growing scrub vegetation and tons of varying grass species.

Keep in mind that the "Black" volcanic sand was only on the beaches..once off the beach the terrain was quite different. On the northern end the terrain was extremely rocky with quarries, caves, narrow passes and a lot of rubble.

After the long LONG preparation bombardments and then the naval shelling most of Iwo's trees were destroyed..wither by the IJN to be used for building or by the blasts..the few that were still up were defoliated by the blast waves.

If you do a net search for Iwo Jima you'll see that the island is very well covered with lush green vegetation now..