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darkhorizon11
01-17-2007, 12:37 AM
I know theres been a flurry of requests for training aircraft, but this little cutie hasn't been brought up yet!

Thought I'd get your attention with that since most people today don't realize the L-4 aka O-59 was the military designation for the J-3 cub, there was also the J-4 and J-5 which were a bit bigger.

Anyways, this aircraft is a true unsung hero of the war. They as recon and spotter planes on the front line on top of being trainers, ironically the only time I've ever really seen the Cub mentioned in WW2 on the mainstream (including the history channel) was its use to spot the elusive German Army during the battle of the Bulge! Supposedly (although arguable), the last air to air victory over Europe in WW2 was a Cub pilot with a pistol that forced a Storch to land on the last day of the war.

This is more than enough reason put this beauty in SOWBOB in my opinion, not to mention it bridges the gap of civilian vs. military and appeals to the different facets of aviation, a lot more so that the Sukhoi aerobatic plane which was built decades after the war ended!

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0534297

darkhorizon11
01-17-2007, 12:37 AM
I know theres been a flurry of requests for training aircraft, but this little cutie hasn't been brought up yet!

Thought I'd get your attention with that since most people today don't realize the L-4 aka O-59 was the military designation for the J-3 cub, there was also the J-4 and J-5 which were a bit bigger.

Anyways, this aircraft is a true unsung hero of the war. They as recon and spotter planes on the front line on top of being trainers, ironically the only time I've ever really seen the Cub mentioned in WW2 on the mainstream (including the history channel) was its use to spot the elusive German Army during the battle of the Bulge! Supposedly (although arguable), the last air to air victory over Europe in WW2 was a Cub pilot with a pistol that forced a Storch to land on the last day of the war.

This is more than enough reason put this beauty in SOWBOB in my opinion, not to mention it bridges the gap of civilian vs. military and appeals to the different facets of aviation, a lot more so that the Sukhoi aerobatic plane which was built decades after the war ended!

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0534297

xTHRUDx
01-17-2007, 11:10 AM
since it has no armament. i recomend you fly it on FSX. you can DL the plane and fly it to your hearts content. it is available.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://www.gozr.net/iocl/images/screen/ThrudSIG.jpg

"Hate me now, thank me later"

FltLt_HardBall
01-17-2007, 02:13 PM
They saw combat in Korea, too. The observers were dropping bombs out of the window by hand in the desperate first days of the war. Let's hope they get modelled in RRG's upcoming Korean War sim using the BoB engine.

Actually, the T-6s saw combat in Korea, too.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b30/fltlt_hardball/Avatars/Wonderful_Korea_170x240.jpg