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An FM-2 of VC-13 taking off from the USS Core (CVE-13), having just dis-engaged from the catapult. The catapult bridle is visible just below the left main gear. The colors on this aircraft are dark gull gray over white. This combination was used for airwings operating mainly in the North Atlantic. It was also carried on TBF/TBM Avengers, F4F-4s and FM-1s, PV-1s and several other types.
originally posted by: Barnalby
a reply to: Blackfinger
"Helo ops only", huh?
I'm just saying that I've never once seen a helo use a ski jump like the ones the Canberra's quite clearly have...
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Greathouse
Let me make this perfectly clear one more time.
I WAS NOT TALKING ABOUT THIS SHIP WHEN I SAID THAT .
Is that clear enough? You act like this is the only Destroyer built in the world.
Yes ships get repurposed, but you don't build a ship for one mission and then completely rebuild it five or six years later. You t really think they're going to spend say $450M for a brand new ship and then after a few years spend another couple hundred million plus to upgrade it to a CATOBAR system? It would be cheaper to but a dedicated hull.
Why is that do freaking hard to understand? Christ your military would need a budget bigger than the US.
Yes they were merchant ships, many still under construction, others were torn down to the hull.
Wow, computer and electronics upgrades are the same thing now.
Apparently you're smarter than our admirals and ship designers, because instead of just tearing our LHDs down and putting cataoukts on them they're building a whole new class and still aren't making them CATOBAR capable.
World War II, Korea: 9 × 16-inch (406 mm)/50 cal. Mark 7 guns 20 × 5-inch (127 mm)/38 cal. Mark 12 guns 80 × 40 mm/56 cal. Bofors 49 × 20 mm/70 cal.
Cold War, Gulf War additions: 32 × BGM-109 Tomahawk 16 × RGM-84 Harpoon 4 × 20 mm (.78 inch).Phalanx CIWS