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airjunkie
01-26-2007, 01:28 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image%3AYorktownhellcats.jpg

airjunkie
01-26-2007, 01:28 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image%3AYorktownhellcats.jpg

ytareh
01-26-2007, 01:32 PM
Yes very atmospheric....dont think Id fancy being down there with all that fuel/weaponry with Kamikazes etc about ....

BrotherVoodoo
01-26-2007, 07:01 PM
I wish we had elevators on our carriers. Cool pic.

BillyTheKid_22
01-26-2007, 07:52 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Cool!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Waldo.Pepper
01-26-2007, 08:22 PM
Don't forget the heat and humidity, and all the backbreaking labour. Many Vets mention the heat.

JV44Rall
01-26-2007, 10:01 PM
I've been on the hangar deck of the USS Intrepid on a fall day. T'was kind of chilly. Too bad all the Hellcats were long gone. But the layout is basically the same and it was way cool.

I recommend a trip to the Intrepid if you're in NYC after fall 2008, when it's out of dry dock. Also, you can tour the Growler class missle sub.

tlocus
01-26-2007, 10:06 PM
Very cool http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
The Yorktown is a couple of miles from where I live (Mount Pleasant, SC).

Actually kind of makes me want to go see it again...it's been a few years.

mrsiCkstar
01-26-2007, 11:09 PM
that's one of the best pictures I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Hrannar
01-27-2007, 07:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mrsiCkstar:
that's one of the best pictures I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif
Simply amazing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

boxmike
01-27-2007, 07:37 AM
Reading about battle-damaged carriers, how many of them succumbed finally to the fuel vaporization in that very space, hours after damage was done and fixed they thought, huge explosions etc.

Rgds,
- box

slappedsilly
01-27-2007, 05:47 PM
Those planes are HUGE! Man we got some fat headed pilots in this sim.

Waldo.Pepper
01-27-2007, 10:58 PM
More ...


As far as aircraft maintenance was concerned, it was naturally the hangar where there was most activity. In temperate latitudes this armour-plated box, capable of holding 30-odd aircraft, was a pleasant enough workshop for the boys. In the tropics it was hell upon earth. In a daytime temperature of anything up to 120-130 degrees Fahrenheit, the slightest movement produced a stream of perspiration. When an aircraft was flown regularly without mishap, its servicing was a straightforward, uncomplicated procedure. Every 30 hours it underwent an ever-increasingly rigorous overhaul culminating"”if it lasted long enough."”in a truly major one which was tantamount to taking the whole thing apart and re-building it. It was also subjected to a daily check"”tyre pressures, oil, hydraulic and air pressures, the correct functioning of ignition, instruments, radio and guns. If an aircrew was fortunate and their aircraft was in the right place at the right time, this daily check could conveniently be carried out on the flight-deck.
If they were not so lucky, however, the daily check had to be done in the hangar, that ill-lit, unbelievably noisy, unbearably hot dungeon where aircraft were lashed down cheek by jowl, surrounded by straining, swearing mechanics clad only in a pair of shorts"”wringing wet from perspiration"”and gym-shoes. Here they toiled, fuming at obstinate nuts, red-hot pipes and sparking plugs; and with the roll or pitch of the vessel calling constantly for a change of balance. Their hands never ceased to clear sweat from their eyes and within ten minutes their faces were covered in greasy filth and grime, rendering them almost unrecognisable.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/carrier/britishversion.jpg

They were great chaps. One of a sailor's God-given rights is that which moves him to moan like the clappers at anybody or anything at any given moment; and these lads were no exception. But when called upon to pull out all the stops they never failed us. There were times when the state of serviceability called them to slog it out in the hangar until the early hours of the morning. Yet I have found them next day, after only two or three hours' sleep, still moaning but with the hint of a smile beneath the grime, cheerful enough to say"”'You'll find her OK, sir, no fear!' Over 30 years later, I still owe my life to them.

nyalex09
01-29-2007, 02:03 PM
Hey, got me thinking... I don't own Pacific Fighters, but was wondering... are British carriers modeled in that one? If so, I read somewhere recently that some British carriers were attacked by Kamikazes off of Okinawa in '45 but the crashes only managed to dent the flight decks due to the brits used steel instead of wood like the Americans, therefore saving the ships and many sailor's lives... any confirmation of that? And is that modeled in the Pacific Fighters?

R_Target
01-29-2007, 03:10 PM
Great photo. I believe that's Jimmy Flatley's Hellcat on the left (#00).

major_setback
01-29-2007, 04:03 PM
I can't link to Pacific Fighters forum just now, so I'll post these again here. It gets more than hot in there at times:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/23a.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/20.jpg

http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/saratoga/21a.jpg