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  1. Biak

    Biak Adjutant Patron  

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    Oh here we go again! :D

    The Mustang's pretty but the Thunderbolt brings the Thunder and Damnation !

    It’s estimated that just 0.7 percent of Thunderbolts were lost in action, leading to a popular saying during WWII “If you want to get the girl fly a P-51, if you want to go home to your girl strap on a P-47.”
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    I know it's extremely old, but if you have a canyon run to do there's none better!

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    "Dido-class AA cruiser HMS Euryalus (42) elevates her forward 5.25-inch guns to shell the Italian Fleet while bound for Malta on 22 March 1942 during what would become known as the Second Battle of Sirte. Her sister ship, HMS Cleopatra (33), is cutting across her bow making smoke. [1280 x 960]"

    The Captain is saying "Now we won't get any of that filthy smoke on us, will we."
     
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    "Wittelsbach-class pre-dreadnought battleship SMS Zähringen anchored in Ulvik.[3407 × 2225]"
     
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    "[6162 x 5052]USS Trenton (CL-11) in February 1938, during her visit to Sydney. Note that the ship is "dressed overall" with the Australian flag at the main. Also note French Bougainville-class sloop astern."

    Note the bitty men on the float in the water below the bridge. More perspective.
     
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    "HMS Euryalus as seen from HMS Jervis. [1300x862]"
     
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    "Australian Armour and Artillery Museums New STUG III A"
     
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    "The British attempted to land approximately 20 Tetrarch Mk VII Light Tanks via glider during D-Day. The tanks were armed with QF 2 pounder (40 mm) cannon. Many were disabled in landing accidents and those that survived were primarily used for infantry fire support. Less than 200 units were built."
     
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    Since you said produced my vote is the F8F Bearcat (as long as we keep the kerosene burners out of it).

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    I kept looking and then it hit me, Oh That bridge !
     
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    Paul Hogan worked on that bridge...Use to paint it...then was in charge of dudes who painted it...He would work during the day and do comedy at night.

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    I'll see your X-Wing and raise you a Viper...

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    At least it's not a Final Order knock-off. "Repetition, no matter how repetitive, does not become creativity."
     
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    "These Aircraft Available". From "THE BABB CO." July 1949."

    Makes me want to cry. All this unused toy money...
     
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    "Harold Agnew carrying the plutonium core of the Nagasaki Fat Man bomb, 1945."

    Bit too close to the 'nads... :eek::oops:

    We all know what Fat Man looked like, how large it was. That space was largely devoted to the circuitry needed to make multiple explosions happen at EXACTLY the same time.
     
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    This class were the first fruits of Tirpitz's massive fleet expansion under the German Navy Law of 1898. They were similar to the preceding Kaiser Friedrich III class, with the same 24cm (9.4") main armament when most navies were using 12". This repetition of an existing obsolescent design is a way to get numbers of ships quickly when that is felt to be necessary.

    German capital ships in this era generally did use lighter guns than their rivals, but the following Deutschland class at least stepped up to 28cm (11").
     
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    I wonder if this could have been developed into an SP gun like the Marder, ideally with a 17pdr. The Hamilcar glider which carried the Tetrarch was also used to land 17pdrs with a tow vehicle; an SP option might have been useful. Possibly too heavy.
     
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    "B-25 bombers under construction at North American Aviation's plant in Inglewood, California, United States, 1942.[991x707]"
     
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