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Old November 16th, 2012, 03:43 AM   #71

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All my sources say T-60 but I'm always keen to learn more if you have other info.
You are correct, it was T-60.

Here at 11:55 is a photo, but I am not sure if it is from that test landing. Seems so:

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Old November 16th, 2012, 03:52 AM   #72

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Great link, thank you Arras :-) I'll watch all of that after work. I recognised the CGI bit but don't know if I've seen this actual film before.

The photo at 11:55 ... I'm wondering if it's from the same 'shoot' as the one I posted above, given that the T-60 here is also missing its turret? Fascinating stuff anyway, cheers.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 05:36 AM   #73

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You are welcome. It is indeed very good documentary given it is American one about Russian planes. Also its somehow cheap sensational title does not reflect its real quality. But I guess in US you have to use cheap tricks like that to attract consumer attention.

I am yet to look at the same series about Japanese, German and US "secret" aircraft. I hope it is as good as one about Soviet ones.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 05:48 AM   #74

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It looks a bit like the P-47 I think.

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That is one of my favorite WW2 fighter planes being a flying tank.

I also like this one, as the first fighter plane that was used by the U.S. in the Korean War:

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Everybody will have seen the Korean War film, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, this is the plane involved, the Grumman F9F Panther;
Your first photo was indeed an F9F Panther, but your second was not. That particlular airplane is an McDonnell F2H Banshee.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 05:56 AM   #76

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I also like this one, as the first fighter plane that was used by the U.S. in the Korean War:

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It was not the first fighter plane used by US in Korea. It was not even first jet plane used by them in Korea. They were using Lockheed F-80 before:

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Sabres were employed only after Koreans started to fly Mig-15.
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And the Dauntless was also very rugged. I think some of them did keep flying after 44 when the Helldiver came in, but I'm not 100% sure... but in those early years the ruggedness of the Dauntless was amazing. The series Dogfights had one episode where they had a Dauntless squaring off against a whole bunch of Zeros. The pilot shot most of them down with his guns and the last one was taken out through a mid-air collision. The Zero flew into the Dauntless' wing and ended up losing its own wing and crashing. The Dauntless flew on.
SBDs were in action until mid-July 1945, just barely missing being there at the beginning all the way to the bitter end of the Pacific War. These were land-based USMC SBDs, mostly flying close air support for the US Army in the Philippines. Last major carrier action involving SBDs was the Battle of the Philippines Sea in June 1944 - by the end of the summer of 1944 there were no more SBD squadrons operating off US fleet carriers.
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I've always had a soft spot for Lysanders ... it was my first ever Airfix model I think :-)
My first model plane was a Hawker Typhoon, got a soft spot for the Tiffie;

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Your first photo was indeed an F9F Panther, but your second was not. That particlular airplane is an McDonnell F2H Banshee.
You are indeed correct, it is a Banshee.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 06:22 AM   #79

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There is some truth in that diddy, because the Folgore used an Alfa-Romeo Monsone engine, which was a licensed version of the DB-601 used to power the ME-109E.
Though I knew that, one only has to look at it to see the family resemblance.
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My first model plane was a Hawker Typhoon, got a soft spot for the Tiffie;

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You are indeed correct, it is a Banshee.
Indeed a fine one. The Typhoon and the Thunderbolt were the heavy weights of close air and tactical air support in the ETO. Both quite capable of defending themselves in air-to-air combat as well.
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