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BRASSTURTLE
08-04-2006, 11:27 AM
I made my very first SUCCESSFUL carrier landing last night! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif
Prior to last I had only pancaked onto the deck snapping my gear off in the process.
And that with an SBD.
Last night was different, though. After a rousing round of unlimited ammo HVAR & napalm strikes on the IJN carriers & splashing 4 Vals & 2 Kates, I decided to head home.

I got my slightly damaged Corsair Mk VI down smoothly & caught the #4 wire.
I expected to see the plane fling up & hang on the arrester cable, but no. I was on the deck on my landing gear & not the belly. No rending of metal, no flames. Just the sweet sound of success.

Landings are not my strong suit. Of course, neither is aerial gunnery, S.A., dogfighting or takeoffs.(Or navigating, formation flying, level bombing, dive bombing, etc.) But I can slam a Jug into the side of a Tiger like no one else.

Thanks for your time.
See you in the mud.

BRASSTURTLE
08-04-2006, 11:27 AM
I made my very first SUCCESSFUL carrier landing last night! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif
Prior to last I had only pancaked onto the deck snapping my gear off in the process.
And that with an SBD.
Last night was different, though. After a rousing round of unlimited ammo HVAR & napalm strikes on the IJN carriers & splashing 4 Vals & 2 Kates, I decided to head home.

I got my slightly damaged Corsair Mk VI down smoothly & caught the #4 wire.
I expected to see the plane fling up & hang on the arrester cable, but no. I was on the deck on my landing gear & not the belly. No rending of metal, no flames. Just the sweet sound of success.

Landings are not my strong suit. Of course, neither is aerial gunnery, S.A., dogfighting or takeoffs.(Or navigating, formation flying, level bombing, dive bombing, etc.) But I can slam a Jug into the side of a Tiger like no one else.

Thanks for your time.
See you in the mud.

triad773
08-04-2006, 11:32 AM
Congratulations! Seriously http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I am continuing to work on that myself.

See my sig http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

reverendkrv1972
08-04-2006, 11:36 AM
lol nice post http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

and congrats on the landing Brassturtle http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

GreyFox5
08-04-2006, 12:12 PM
Practice practice practice!

Its cool when you master the carrier landing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Lowenherz
08-04-2006, 12:16 PM
Well done - I've only managed to crash land on a carrier so far - and I was chuffed with that!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif