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ivanmoe
05-21-2004, 03:31 PM
Hey,

Why is an "E" emblazoned on the funnel of this Saratoga/Lexington carrier?

http://www.il2sturmovik.com/forgotten_battles/devupdate/210504/grab0048.jpg

For that matter, this model of the Saratoga had its 8-inch guns removed and replaced with 5-inch dualies before a F4U-1A Corsair was available to set wheels on it.

http://www.il2sturmovik.com/forgotten_battles/devupdate/210504/grab0045.jpg

The Lexington was gone by then, BTW, so it must be the "Sara."

Ivanmoe

ivanmoe
05-21-2004, 03:31 PM
Hey,

Why is an "E" emblazoned on the funnel of this Saratoga/Lexington carrier?

http://www.il2sturmovik.com/forgotten_battles/devupdate/210504/grab0048.jpg

For that matter, this model of the Saratoga had its 8-inch guns removed and replaced with 5-inch dualies before a F4U-1A Corsair was available to set wheels on it.

http://www.il2sturmovik.com/forgotten_battles/devupdate/210504/grab0045.jpg

The Lexington was gone by then, BTW, so it must be the "Sara."

Ivanmoe

horseback
05-21-2004, 03:50 PM
The US Navy has annual Fleetwide efficiency competitions. The winners in each Fleet are awarded an 'E' for various areas of expertise; for instance, my former command won the Third Fleet 'E' for Gunnery in 1976, and was permitted to paint a large E on both gun mounts and the fire control director.

A White E indicates the years winner, and a command that wins multiple consecutive times places up to four 'hash marks' below it. On the fifth win, the 'E' is painted gold, and is permanently displayed. An E on the stack or superstructure probably indicates the winner of either the Engineering E, or the overall Efficiency winner.

cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944

ivanmoe
05-21-2004, 04:09 PM
Thanks Horseback!

Here's a photo of the LEXINGTON with the "E" on the side:

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/020201.jpg

The photo is dated 1938, BTW.

Boy, it would be so cool if we could get some of those old Boeing or Grumman biplanes included in the game, and fight the war out in 1939!

Still, the Lexington was sunk in 1942 at Coral Sea, long before the Corsair was being flown operationally from U.S.Carriers. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

So, I guess this appearance of the Lady Lex is a cameo performance! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Ivanmoe

p1ngu666
05-21-2004, 04:12 PM
i might have some info on those biplanes actully
also the boeing peashotter was in service in ww2, it protected america for a while

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