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VFS-214_Hawk
05-21-2007, 05:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRGYXMs9n1s&mode=related&search=

BrotherVoodoo
05-21-2007, 06:44 PM
Wow, I've never seen a P47 take off from a carrier before. Very cool http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

BillyTheKid_22
05-21-2007, 07:56 PM
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OD_79
05-22-2007, 05:43 AM
Looks like Rocket Assisted Take Off...Brave B'stards!

OD.

TgD Thunderbolt56
05-22-2007, 06:03 AM
LOL...WOW!

Looks like they had all of about a 75 ft. run.

Cool stuff.


TB

T_O_A_D
05-22-2007, 06:53 AM
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John_Wayne_
05-22-2007, 07:04 AM
Now that was cool! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Thanks for sharing.

Cajun76
05-22-2007, 11:29 AM
Not sure if it's from the same launch, or even if both pics are from the same operation:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v30/Cajun76/p4714.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v30/Cajun76/P-47catapult.jpg

I like the gator mouth on the drop tank. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

FatBoyHK
05-22-2007, 11:39 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v30/Cajun76/p4714.jpg

look like a photoshop, isn't it?

Cajun76
05-22-2007, 11:54 AM
The crease? Probably scanned from a book or mag. IIRC, the one with the water bursts in from an operation in the Med, but that's just a glimmer of something I might remember. I could very well be wrong.

berg417448
05-22-2007, 11:59 AM
333Rd P-47D seconds after carrier launch from Sargent Bay Carrier enroute to Saipan.

http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/heroes/durwoodwilliams/images/Launchsm.jpg



U.S. Army P-47D "Thunderbolt" fighters parked on the carrier's flight deck, for transportation to the Pacific war zone, 15 October 1943. Six Navy PV-1 "Ventura" patrol bombers are parked aft.

USS Barnes (CVE-20)
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h97000/h97125.jpg

berg417448
05-22-2007, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by FatBoyHK:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v30/Cajun76/p4714.jpg

look like a photoshop, isn't it?


This photo is in many books. It is said to be taken on the USS Manila Bay en route to Saipan.

Perhaps it is a photo taken during this engagement:

"On 23 June Manila Bay came under enemy air attack during refueling operations east of Saipan. Two fighter bombers attacked her from dead ahead, dropping four bombs which exploded wide to port. Intense antiaircraft fire suppressed further attacks; and, as a precautionary and rather unusual move which Admiral Spruance later characterized as "commendable initiative," Manila Bay launched four of the Army P-47's she was ferrying to fly protective CAP until radar screens were clear of contacts. The Army fighters then flew to Saipan, their intended destination. Manila Bag launched the remaining planes the.next day and returned to Eniwetok, arriving 27 June. After embarking 207 wounded troops, she departed 1 July, touched Pearl Harbor the 8th, and reached San Diego 16 July."

http://www.multied.com/Navy/ecarrier/manila%20bay.html

Cajun76
05-22-2007, 02:52 PM
Ty Hawk for the vid and ty Berg for the caption. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif