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Posted By:nalogowiec

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2009-05-08 15:39:06
More wheels here
2009-05-08 14:07:06
I looked again and the wheel on the right wing may touch the ground but I see no shadow.(I AM NOT SUGGESTING PHOTOSHOP!)
2009-05-08 13:59:19
Flying boats like the Catalina, Coronado, Mariner and Mars when at rest on the water float on their fuselage or hull but require stabilization in the form of small pontoons one on each wing. These act like the outrigger on a Polynesian canoe. Typically one pontoon does not touch the water. You see here a "land lubber" analogy.
2008-09-13 04:56:23
And I think planned for service until 2040! Though AIUI they'll replace the eight little dirty engines with four big clean ones. One wants one's nukular bombers to have the minimum carbon footprint.
2008-05-27 03:56:05
Nice shot. I didn't realise they used trainer wheels on bombers. I suppose learning to fly is rather easier that way you need your dad to hold the tail for you and then all it takes is a big budget and practice, plus once you've learnt once you'll never forget :)
2008-04-05 23:31:59
It may be that the Emporer was trying to surender, but I think it's important to remember that the Emporer was only nominally in control, certainly by late in the war when the hard-core fanatics who commanded the Japanese military were feeling threatened and becoming increasingly entrenched, both physically and philosophically. Perhaps the Japanese might have surrendered without the use of the atomic bombs, but there isn't anyway to establish that as a certainty. Just Sayin' is probably correct that there were those in the US military eager to learn how efective their new weaponry was..and I don't really want to take the position of defending the use of those weapons against non-military targets. I'm 'just sayin' that we ought to be careful about making moral judgements about the actions and decisions of men who had spent the past several years fighting a difficult and deadly war against a determined and tenacious enemy.
2008-04-05 13:41:43
Sorry Rajko, you are wrong. The aircraft you see in the picture is a B-52. The aircraft that nuked both Hiroshima and Nagasaki were B-29's. Before America nuked those cities, they had never been bombed. This was done to ensure that the US military would have pure data in order to judge the destructive potential of the atom bomb they were both *testing* and *deploying* on the *civilian populations* of the unfortunate targets. After the two bombings, there were no missions over those cities because the US didn't want to destroy the area any further, and lose the chance to see the damage their bombs had caused. The United States is the only country *ever* to have used nuclear weapons offensively. It did so on what were basically non-military targets. Look it up if you don't believe me, you'll find that while there WERE some factories and so on, ALL of the cities considered for targets on the atomic bomb missions were untouched, because the American military had previously considered the cities as too small a value to be worth risking personnel and equipment on a bombing run before the ultimate culmination of the Manhattan Project (i.e.: prior to the time the military was ready to test the atom bomb in Japan, or if they'd finished creating the bomb before hitler suicided {like the punk-ass, leather-sporting, niece-loving, emo-goth bottom-bitch he truly was}, and Germany surrendered). Common sense will tell you that this makes sense. NO general worth his stars would allow his men to be killed by material coming from these cities had they been major production areas for the Japanese war machine. There's been a lot of talk since even before the end of ww2 that we saved millions of lives by using the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but from what I understand, the Emperor of Japan had been trying to surrender *with terms* for some time before the sixth of August (when we bombed Hiroshima), and a day or two *before* the first atomic bomb was dropped, he had given up on getting terms for surrender, and was trying to get word to the US that Japan was ready to **surrender without terms**, but factions in the war government of Japan prevented the surrender from taking place before the history, which we "know" from school, occurred (and remember kids, history is ALWAYS taught in school to make the side that WON the war look good).
2008-04-05 06:31:20
also droped bombs on Hiroshima & Nagasaki! grrrr
2008-01-08 16:49:48
Great plane. In service for over 50 years.
2008-01-05 08:32:48
Left hand down a bit.