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By Warren Thompson

Even if a hangover from international battle 2, the doubtless antiquated Douglas B-26 Invader 'bombing dual' proved to be one of many hardest-worked resources hired through United international locations' forces in Korea during the clash. able to shedding bombs and napalm, firing off unguided rockets or just strafing goals with its battery of as much as 14 nose-mounted 0.5-in Browning M-3 computing device weapons, the B-26 used to be both as powerful both throughout the day or at evening. certainly, the colossal percent of Invader undertaking have been flown throughout the midnights, for it used to be the one USAF ground-attack plane able to attacking truck convoys and trains with precision. Over two hundred bomber and reconnaissance editions observed motion in Korea, and lots of have been decorated with probably the most vibrant nose-art ever carried by way of American strive against airplane in any conflict - this quantity includes a gallery of this remarkable paintings. Accompanying the photographs are special captions, plus a concise textual content outlining using the Invader. Many first-hand debts from pilots that observed motion within the B-26 also are incorporated, as is a whole appendices directory of a few of the devices that served in Korea. eventually, plane necessities and a double-page cutaway whole this quantity.

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In onc form of torpedo gear apparently de igned for the Type C (and evidently that which the line-drawings how) the projectile was to have a single-point uspension from a shackle on a longitudinal beam, and was to be steadied against waying by fittings that eventually became known as 'crutches'. Release-effected from the pilot's seat-was to be mechanical. Having introduced these notes on the Sopwith Type C with reference to early Italian experiments in torpedo-dropping it seem fitting to append the following: In 1913 it was reported-apparently on good authority-that three 'Sopwith type hydro aeroplanes' had been ordered by Italy: and though these were termed, in one context, as 'torpedo air-craft' it must be recognised that this particular expression was in fairly common international currency at that period to connote heavier-than-air machines of the 'fighting', 'scouting' or 'bomb-dropping' pcrsuasion, as distinct from lighter-than-air craft.

Clearly, these scaplanes wcrc underpowered, e pecially when carrying bombs or wireles equipmcnt in hot climates. More, indeed. is known concerning the operational performance of these aircraft than can be stated with confidence respecting their technical characteristics. Folder sufficient problem. the airframe came 'unstuck' when not required to do so, the trouble here being the type of glue applied in ngland. Ithough no guns were carried, bombs most certainly were-seemingly on the noat cross-bracing struts; and in this regard one may now enlarge on the wellknown instance of one of the 'anti-Konigsberg' Sopwith Folders refusing, day after day, to leave thc water with a full complement of crew and petrol-plus two 50 Ib and four 161b bombs.

In the strong sunshine and at the height the evolution was carried out it was difficult to follow every detail of movement, but to most It seemed that the machine, after turning vertically upwards, fell to one side, and then, turning over, completed the loop prior to planing down. Mr. Tom Sopwith ran out to 0reet M r. " Hi idea of his movements, however, coincided with the above opinion, 0, apparently quite satisfied a to what he had to do the next time, he immediately restarted, and at his econd attempt made three very good loops at a height of about 3,000 feet.

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