Hey /k/ i unearthed a tattered vanilla envelope today with a bunch of pictures issued to my grandfather when he was in WW2. He was an anti aircraft gunner, where abouts i do not know, and these were the planes he was instructed not to shoot down. I thought they were pretty cool so i scanned them so i could share them with you.
its making me wait a whole minute between posts, so the dump progression is gonna be slow. feel free to post whatever in the mean time. ive got 31 of these in total.
they didnt have anything on the backsides unfortunately. i do have a bunch of armored vehicle flashcards from when my father was in the anti tank infantry but i havent sorted and seperated them yet.
this is a personal favorite, i always thought it would be cool to fix on up to be a flying houseboat.
i think if im doing the captcha every time maybe they could not do the 60s wait time.
im coming up on the end soon, if you want i can post the un cut and un processed scans of the anti tank training cards
did you have experiance with the corsairs or are you just really into planes?
nobody said yes or no but im gonna post em anyway. ill post em again in a few days/weeks after i get them all cut up and sorted.
thats awesome, i had no idea. my warplane knowledge is limited to what ive learned playing warthunder.
i havent really been up close to a plane since i was very young but ive always been astonished at how much bigger they look in person.
i dont do this sort of thing often so i dont know if this is normal. theyre making me do 3 captchas per post now. is that normal?
LOL as soon as i posted that shit i was like huh is this how its said? oh well
im sure there are more current flying boats that could be used for this. they just wont be nearly as cool.
im glad everyone is enjoying them. i cant imagine being my grandfather and having to memorize all these planes.
welp thats all i got for now. as i said itll take a lot of cutting and pasting and renaming but ill get these armored vehicle recognition flash cards sorted and post another thread for them. someday.
also let it be known my father wasnt cheating on his flashcards, i wrote the names in there so i can cut and paste the backs of the cards underneath the fronts of the cards more easily.
I do it now as an intel analyst, we call it VISRECCE. It's not as bad as you think, there's lots of little tricks that can help you remember planes.
>of course I grew up with my nose in those Salamander books of combat aircraft so practically second nature to me barring Flanker differentiation
BE STILL MY HEART
These are really cool.
Thanks for sharing
I just ran into a catalina last weekend.
It's a project in a hangar at Ft. Pierce, FL. All the parts are there plus spares. Just needs a restoration.
There were also two HU-16s parked outside.
Used to be not one, but two Catalinas at one museum near me (MN). Blue and Red. Then the dumbasses didn't properly secure one in a storm, it flipped, and now they have one Catalina and one repair/restoration project.
The same thing also happened in South Texas. Catalina destroyed by a storm. Those fucking retards.
The C-47 I work on got caught up in a tornado a number of years ago. There were 3 convairs and 2 c-47s spun around together.
A convair wing had gone through the fuselage. The empennage section was totally destroyed. And one prop was all bent up. We thought the plane was totaled. But, after a year or so. We got the plane all fixed up. And the repairs aren't noticeable at all.
In regards to the vehicle ID cards, we had to carry a set everywhere we went. Whenever there was down time we were expected to pull out the cards and test each other. Those are the correct year for me too, I enlisted in 1986. I served on M113, M901 ITV, M3 CFV, and M551 Sheridan.
Some sets were actually marked as playing cards. I think the aircraft set was marked as cards. I'll have to dig them out and look, they've been packed away a couple of decades.
Kermit Weeks has one pretty intact sitting on the ramp at his museum as well. They're around.
Problem is that they're fuckhuge, thirsty, and painfully slow. Couple that with not one but two radials that can only be worked on by a dying breed of mechanic and you've got a perfect recipe for an airframe well on it's way out.
Oh well, at least they'll never be uncool.