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  1. CAC

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    Yeah the design changed due to the power plant being in the nose...it’s not crossed with anything...not sure why they bothered except to see how it would handle compared to existing fighters...it wouldn’t be to test the airframe, as it would change considerably when jets are hung, wings swept and cannon installed...
    Probably a case of too many airframes and not enough jets for them...
     
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    "[3307 x 2205]French Battleship Richelieu being ushered toward the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Feb 1943."
     
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    "British heavy bomber Lancaster's gunner during WW2."
     
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    "[2591X1637] 09 June 1945, Stockholm. Swedish fleet bands together to celebrate the end of the war in Europe. Left to right: Sverige, Gotland, Drottning Victoria, Fylgia, Gustav V, Ålvsnabben."
     
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    "Last one, best I think I have of the whole NC [1632x918] (thats my 4 for today, more coming tomorrow from the mothballed naval yard)."
     
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    "The first P-38 Lightnings to go into action as fighters were early production P-38E’s assigned to the Aleutians-based 54th Fighter Squadron in August 1942."
     
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    "Fleet Air Arm Barracudas, Martlet, Corsair and Seafire, 1944."
     
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    I always liked to look at the mothball fleet at the U.S. Navy yard at Philadelphia as I passed it while traveling on Rte. 95 North, looking down on it. Don’t get that way much anymore. Does anyone know if the John F. Kennedy carrier is still there, or is she scrapped by now?
     
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    "Soldiers and equipment land on a black volcanic beach at Massacre Bay, Attu in the Aleutians. The landing craft they got off from belong to the Navy transport USS Heywood (APA-6), May 26, 1943."
     
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    Still there, insofar as I can tell. USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) - Wikipedia
     
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    "orth American Mitchell Mk II, FV970 'NO-K', of 320 (Dutch) Squadron RAF flying past the smoke-enveloped Colombelles steel works, east of Caen, France, during the attack by No. 2 Group. June 22, 1944."
     
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    C'est la vie. It's a miracle that Constitution is still around.
     
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    "USS Arizona in in New York in 1916 [3852 x 2973]."
     
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    "Sgt Harold E Rogers from Miami, Oklahoma, poses with his dog mascot 'Mister', half chow and half police hound, in the waist gun position of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed 'Un Petit Peu' of the 401st Bomb Group, US Army 8th Air Force, just before a bombing mission over Germany."

    "I'm trying to be the waist gunner my dog thinks I am."
     
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    Do you think the Red army would have stopped at the Finnish borderline in Winter War? No Swedish or Norwegian entry? Kiiruna ore fields were important to Germany.....

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    Wood is easier than steel to replace.

    Only 10%-20% of the Constitution is original.
     
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    Karelin vs Gardner Sydney 2000



    The Russian bear was defeated....
     
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    "The ground crew having some fun next to a B-17E Flying Fortress in Australia, May 1942 Downunder what the squadron commander would say about throwing balls and hitting them so close to the plane?"

    I think he'd be pithed off.
     
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