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jarink
04-20-2005, 09:44 AM
I found this while doing research on some 385th BG nose art (skins, noseart and a historical movie coming soon) and just had to share it!

http://home.grics.net/jrink/Jack.jpg

jarink
04-20-2005, 09:44 AM
I found this while doing research on some 385th BG nose art (skins, noseart and a historical movie coming soon) and just had to share it!

http://home.grics.net/jrink/Jack.jpg

masaker2005
04-20-2005, 10:05 AM
Nice! Where did you get it? We want B-17 flyable!

SparrowThree
04-20-2005, 10:43 AM
We do?

TC_Stele
04-20-2005, 11:19 AM
Yes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

9th_Spitin
04-20-2005, 11:22 AM
Gotto love the big 4 prop bombers.

masaker2005
04-20-2005, 11:36 AM
Two minutes to target! Bomardier you got the controls! Ready the bombing dors! Bombs away, bombs away!Target destroyed! That we need! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WWBrian
04-20-2005, 11:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 9th_Spitin:
Gotto love the big 4 prop bombers. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not only that, but can you imagine an 11 person co-op game where 10 guys on Teamspeak are in one B-17!?

Now THAT sounds like fun!

~S!~
-WWBrian

9th_Spitin
04-20-2005, 11:53 AM
Or how about giving us a B-29 that can carry the "Grand Slam" 22,000 Lb Bombs.

http://members.aol.com/nukeinfo2/wb29GrandSlam.jpg

http://members.aol.com/nukeinfo2/B29withdualTallboyinstallationdetail2.jpg


Can you imagine a flight of 4 B-29's dropping these on a Island base, they would sink the Island. Too bad they were Post war.

Waldo.Pepper
04-20-2005, 08:27 PM
Thank you Jarink. Love this kind of post.

jarink
04-20-2005, 09:47 PM
You're welcome, Waldo. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

What really makes it interesting to me, personally, is that my grandfather flew one mission in this plane after the regular armament had been reinstalled (Sept 25th, 1943, to Reims). Since he was bombardier, I think he probably paid a lot of attention to this experiment!

Bluedog72
04-20-2005, 10:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 9th_Spitin:
Or how about giving us a B-29 that can carry the "Grand Slam" 22,000 Lb Bombs.

http://members.aol.com/nukeinfo2/wb29GrandSlam.jpg

http://members.aol.com/nukeinfo2/B29withdualTallboyinstallationdetail2.jpg


Can you imagine a flight of 4 B-29's dropping these on a Island base, they would sink the Island. Too bad they were Post war. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Second pic is actually two Tallboys.

On 14th March 1945, a Lancaster of No. 617 Squadron (PD112 "S-Sugar", a B.I (Special)) captained by Squadron Leader CC ("Jock") Calder, dropped the first of the 22,000lb Grand Slam bombs - the biggest high-explosive bombs developed by any country during the war - to wreck the Bielefeld railway viaduct in Germany.
http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/h617.html

The Brits used both the Tallboy and the GrandSlams operationally in WWII, dropped from modified Lancasters flown by 617 Sq, the Dam Busters.

Targets included the Saumur railway tunnel, the Tirpitz, the Bielefeld viaduct, sub pens and V2 launch sites.

Most definately an operational wartime weapon.
Both were designed by a Mr Barnes Wallace, the 'boffin' who designed the bouncing barrel bombs used to destroy the Moehne, Eder and Sorpe dams in the raid that gave 617 Sq it's name

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/tallboy.htm
http://members.aol.com/nukeinfo2/#Avro%20Lancaster

masaker2005
04-21-2005, 06:05 AM
Simply sayed: <span class="ev_code_RED">WE NEED HEAVY BOMBERS!</span>.<span class="ev_code_BLUE">WE WANT THEM!</span><span class="ev_code_YELLOW">PLEASE OLEG LISTEN US!</span>
<span class="ev_code_PINK">Please?</span> http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif