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big plane, small deck

2006-10-12 18:42:39.233857+00 by Dan Lyke 8 comments

Via Borklog: A little article about landing a C-130 on an aircraft carrier.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-13 12:33:32.331198+00 by: petronius

As long as you're talking about strange aircraft carrier stories, how about the USS Wolverine, the US Navy's proud paddle-wheel aircraft carrier! My father saw it in operation during WW2 off the war-torn coast of Chicago.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-13 15:01:37.88617+00 by: Dan Lyke

Cool! Some pictures:


#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-13 16:35:13.575362+00 by: Dan Lyke

How about an aircraft carrier made out of ice?

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-13 19:34:02.902882+00 by: petronius

Great pix of the Wolverine. The airiel view of the two carriers at dock is next to Navy Pier, which is now a popular amusement and exhibition site, and the elevated roadway beyond them is elegant Lake Shore Drive. I understand the elder President Bush learned carrier operations from the Wolverine.

As to the icy HMS Habbakuk, I suspect Churchill was nursing a Cutty on the rocks when he signed the feasibility study order....

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-13 19:59:12.957982+00 by: Larry Burton

I suspect Churchill was nursing a Cutty on the rocks when he signed the feasibility study order....

Didn't Lindberg have the idea of using icebergs to land on or was that just Jimmy Stewart in the movie?

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-16 15:05:29.724653+00 by: Dan Lyke

and a video of a C-130 taking off from a carrier.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-16 17:07:42.906207+00 by: markd

And a video of a C-130 landing on a carrier.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-16 17:23:34.779481+00 by: Dan Lyke

Holy cow, check out how quickly that thing stopped! Cool!