1. #1
    Found a good P-47 site...

    http://www.p47pilots.com/cfm_ThoseWe...IEW&storyid=11

    Taking off instructions
    Richard Gibian & Gil Cammack Takeoff Instructions
    373rd FG -

    Instructions for taking off in a P-47 for a combat mission with a full fuel tank, a 110 gallon belly tank slung underneath, two 1,000 pound bombs under the wings, the ammunition boxes full for the eight .50 caliber machine guns, on a 3,500 foot steel plank runway :


    1. Line up on the runway with the canopy open
    2. Stand on the brakes
    3. Pull the stick all the way back
    4. Push the throttle, mixture, prop control, and turbo to the fire wall.
    5. When the tail comes off the ground, ease off the brakes and push the stick forward so you are moving with the tail in the air
    6. With one hand on the throttle quadrant
    7. With one hand on the bomb release
    8. With one hand on the wheel retract handle
    9. With one hand on the cowl flap closer handle.
    10. With one hand on the elevator trim wheel.
    11. With one hand on the safety belt release.
    12. With one hand on the water injection button.
    13. With one hand cross yourself
    14. When you reach the end of the runway, ease the stick back and retract the wheels.

    If the P-47 flies, all you then have to do is fly the mission!

    submitted by Richard Gibian (373 Gp./411 Sq.) and Gil Cammack (27 Gp./522 Sq.)
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    Found a good P-47 site...

    http://www.p47pilots.com/cfm_ThoseWe...IEW&storyid=11

    Taking off instructions
    Richard Gibian & Gil Cammack Takeoff Instructions
    373rd FG -

    Instructions for taking off in a P-47 for a combat mission with a full fuel tank, a 110 gallon belly tank slung underneath, two 1,000 pound bombs under the wings, the ammunition boxes full for the eight .50 caliber machine guns, on a 3,500 foot steel plank runway :


    1. Line up on the runway with the canopy open
    2. Stand on the brakes
    3. Pull the stick all the way back
    4. Push the throttle, mixture, prop control, and turbo to the fire wall.
    5. When the tail comes off the ground, ease off the brakes and push the stick forward so you are moving with the tail in the air
    6. With one hand on the throttle quadrant
    7. With one hand on the bomb release
    8. With one hand on the wheel retract handle
    9. With one hand on the cowl flap closer handle.
    10. With one hand on the elevator trim wheel.
    11. With one hand on the safety belt release.
    12. With one hand on the water injection button.
    13. With one hand cross yourself
    14. When you reach the end of the runway, ease the stick back and retract the wheels.

    If the P-47 flies, all you then have to do is fly the mission!

    submitted by Richard Gibian (373 Gp./411 Sq.) and Gil Cammack (27 Gp./522 Sq.)
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    Finally some new material

    Sorry im a sarcastic bugger at times, been posted lots before but thanks anyway
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    I apologize.

    The nice thing about being a noob is that everything is new.
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    Gus rule number one around here:
    If your a Jug pilot never listen to anything anyone has to say if they have a Fock Wulf in thier signiture. PERIOD. lol
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Copperhead310th:
    Gus rule number one around here:
    If your a Jug pilot never listen to anything anyone has to say if they have a Fock Wulf in thier signiture. PERIOD. lol </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Agreed.
    You can never be too careful.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Megile:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Copperhead310th:
    Gus rule number one around here:
    If your a Jug pilot never listen to anything anyone has to say if they have a Fock Wulf in thier signiture. PERIOD. lol </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Agreed.
    You can never be too careful. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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    I always go easy on the 190 guys. Inside of every Wurger pilot, there's a Jug jock trying to get out.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FunGus1968:

    The nice thing about being a noob is that everything is new. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I like that.

    Anyways do what the pros do and watch the video
    http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/P-47.html
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