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duffys_tavern
12-06-2004, 06:30 PM
Was watching a CVE launch her TBMs and they barely made it, almost got their feet wet. If we ever get a flyable torpedo plane we'll probably need a catapult, if we hope to get them off of "Kaiser Coffin".

duffys_tavern
12-06-2004, 06:30 PM
Was watching a CVE launch her TBMs and they barely made it, almost got their feet wet. If we ever get a flyable torpedo plane we'll probably need a catapult, if we hope to get them off of "Kaiser Coffin".

Lancer1347
12-06-2004, 07:21 PM
Catapults would make things alot more realistic.

Fliger747
12-06-2004, 08:01 PM
We have a small 'village (location?) called "Duffy's Tavern" here in Alaska...

It was pretty much SOP to launch any of the heavily loaded strike planes by cat from the CVE's. The F4U's when deck launched lined up on the starboard side behind the island and turned at the end to allow full deck length for launch.