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    MIDWAY was heavily modified in comparison to her...

    MIDWAY was heavily modified in comparison to her two sisters. She lasted longer in fleet service; in fact her hull was "blistered" in the 80's to compensate for additional weight and continuous...
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    Sticky: Apparently there is either an STC, or later in...

    Apparently there is either an STC, or later in production, a steerable tail wheel was added. I cannot find any reference to a locking capability though. In addition, the main wheels had a critical...
  3. Don't take me wrong - this is a great piece of...

    Don't take me wrong - this is a great piece of work, and my comments are not criticism, just some insight into information for those, like myself, who like to dig into the inner details of certain...
  4. Not really an issue. The aircraft.cfg file lines...

    Not really an issue. The aircraft.cfg file lines replicate a 1B, and the air file seems to replicate 1B performance from what info I can find.

    Problem is, when it was designed, manuals were not...
  5. A gift for sure - however, the aircraft.cfg file...

    A gift for sure - however, the aircraft.cfg file says this is a GC-1A, but that horsepower and weight are for a GC-1B. The FAA technical certification data sheet A-766 shows a -1A with an 85hp engine...
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    This squadron was part of the "Replacement Air...

    This squadron was part of the "Replacement Air Wing" at NAS Oceana (Norfolk/Virginia Beach) - tail code "AD" for all squadrons. In the 60s and 70s the RAG wing trained pilots in the F-4, A-6 and...
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    Good Lord -- there never seems to an end of these...

    Good Lord -- there never seems to an end of these types of things. Obviously live ordnance incidents are likely the worst.
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    Aircraft I have flown have an interlock with the...

    Aircraft I have flown have an interlock with the landing gear - along with many other things. Guns, bombs, rockets cannot be released with the armament switches. Not to say someone did not jury-rig...
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    Good luck Chief - you're still a youngster,...

    Good luck Chief - you're still a youngster, though. I'm 77, got P3D4 & Steam, a remote & TV in my man cave.

    Our two cats are not bothered by world events, and my wife is settled in along with...
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    Viggies never deployed on 27C's. Records I have...

    Viggies never deployed on 27C's. Records I have show they deployed on CV-59 and later class carriers (10 squadrons total).

    The arresting gear and catapult capability on ESSEX class CVAs was likely...
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    Don't chase him around level like that; read up...

    Don't chase him around level like that; read up on "high and low yo-yo" maneuvers. Use burner initially in a hi yo-yo until you nose is back down inside the bogey. Be judicious in using burner...
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    The orange up to mid-late 60's was a poor quality...

    The orange up to mid-late 60's was a poor quality compared to later paint. The early kind did fade, got a rough texture. Later on the better quality always seemed to stay fresh. Look at TA-4s, etc,...
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    The suspension racks were optional - they could...

    The suspension racks were optional - they could be removed. The Marines used the bomb capability quite a lot for close air support.
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    Agree with Phantom - hydraulic "jenny"s are...

    Agree with Phantom - hydraulic "jenny"s are indispensable in working on hydraulic systems; a very common GSE item.
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    The coating you are talking about was...

    The coating you are talking about was translucent, sort of an anti-corrosion feature. The leading edges/fence leading edges were bare metal.
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    The gun ranging radar dome was normally a dark...

    The gun ranging radar dome was normally a dark gray fiberglass, but later when the Reserves and Training Command were using them without the radar they were often painted over. The "stabilizers" are...
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    Look up airport design editor by the Scruffy Duck...

    Look up airport design editor by the Scruffy Duck crowd. With a little practice you can make / edit airports easily.

    You will need FSUIPC for the version of FS you use -- see there instructions...
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    The various J-48 versions used in the Panther and...

    The various J-48 versions used in the Panther and Cougar did not have a "Burner" i.e. afterburner, of course, but the combustion section did glow noticeably (forward of the turbine disk) if you...
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    In Photoshop, simply select "Edit/Copy Merged",...

    In Photoshop, simply select "Edit/Copy Merged", then paste it into your opened "Norm" bitmap file that DXT opens when you send i to the editor.

    Make sure it has not been flipped vertically -...
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    I agree with "Sarge" - the Captain Sim for FSX...

    I agree with "Sarge" -

    the Captain Sim for FSX / or FSX Steam is outstanding. There is also now a P3D version, which I also have. The FSX version price is gradually going down.
  21. I have Friedman's "U.S. Aircraft Carriers", a...

    I have Friedman's "U.S. Aircraft Carriers", a comprehensive work documented through research of Bureau of Ships record archives. It is published by the Naval Institute, quite expensive. I had talked...
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    Is it supposed to be a rear view mirror ??

    Is it supposed to be a rear view mirror ??
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    Flew the T-2A (single engine "Buckeye") in basic...

    Flew the T-2A (single engine "Buckeye") in basic jet training at NAS Meridian. The A model used the J-34 like the Banshee. Smoked like hell, and yes the tailpipe tunnel and turbine / burner glow was...
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    It is called a "crash barrier", or barrier...

    It is called a "crash barrier", or barrier deflector. It extended with the hook as I recall. Pilots landed with the canopy open (ejection seat envelope not good enough for low altitude ejection back...
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    Where did you get this bit of information?...

    Where did you get this bit of information? Whoever put it out is bogus. Boiler boats smoked, period, mostly when accelerating or blowing tubes. Steady state, underway, not too bad.

    I flew off...
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