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Morning Dew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 01:38 AM
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67. Hey, that would be neat!
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  -Question for all the World War II experts on DU taterguy  Aug-07-09 04:04 PM   #0 
  - Weight and size. n/t  A HERETIC I AM   Aug-07-09 04:05 PM   #1 
  - Weight and size of what?  taterguy   Aug-07-09 04:07 PM   #5 
     - Of the payload.  A HERETIC I AM   Aug-07-09 04:19 PM   #16 
  - Really? Have you seen the size of the A-bomb?  rockymountaindem   Aug-07-09 04:05 PM   #2 
  - And at that it barely got off the ground!  POAS   Aug-07-09 04:06 PM   #4 
  - Because a P-38 is a fighter aircraft.  enlightenment   Aug-07-09 04:06 PM   #3 
  - I don't think it would have even fit under a P-38.  rockymountaindem   Aug-07-09 04:07 PM   #7 
  - Then why does it start with a P instead of an F?  taterguy   Aug-07-09 04:07 PM   #8 
  - P = pursuit  Rincewind   Aug-07-09 04:09 PM   #10 
  - P stood for Pursuit  Traveling_Home   Aug-07-09 04:10 PM   #11 
  - Because at the time fighters were called "pursuit" aircraft  NoPasaran   Aug-07-09 04:11 PM   #12 
  - To be more specific, the Army Aircorp used P.  Recovered Repug   Aug-08-09 02:06 PM   #57 
  - Prop vs Jet (f)  Confusious   Aug-09-09 02:42 AM   #68 
  - The Army built a special device to hoist it up from beneath the aircraft.  Octafish   Aug-07-09 04:26 PM   #21 
     - The aircraft itself was also heavily modified...  Usrename   Aug-08-09 11:09 AM   #46 
  - Because  Rincewind   Aug-07-09 04:07 PM   #6 
  - B-29 had the range and the payload capacity  NoPasaran   Aug-07-09 04:08 PM   #9 
  - Because a P-38 is a relatively small fighter plane and the atomic bomb was very very heavy..  ddeclue   Aug-07-09 04:11 PM   #13 
  - I'll remember they did have mid air refueling in those days  taterguy   Aug-07-09 04:14 PM   #14 
     - I think ddclue meant they did NOT have aerial refueling in those days. n/t  A HERETIC I AM   Aug-07-09 04:22 PM   #18 
     - Probably but I can never resist calling someone out for a sloppy post  taterguy   Aug-07-09 04:24 PM   #19 
     - nothing wrong with what I said... you just can't resist calling people out regardless of a reason..  ddeclue   Aug-07-09 04:31 PM   #26 
     - Hey, your post should have had a comma after 'probably,' and a period after 'post.'  damntexdem   Aug-07-09 04:40 PM   #31 
     - True, Sir: That Seems To have Been a Typo  The Magistrate   Aug-07-09 04:24 PM   #20 
        - As a side note, I find the development of the procedure fascinating.  A HERETIC I AM   Aug-07-09 04:33 PM   #27 
           - My dad commanded both KC-97 and KC-135 squadrons  enlightenment   Aug-07-09 04:41 PM   #33 
              - If you've ever seen aerial refueling up close  customerserviceguy   Aug-07-09 05:03 PM   #35 
     - nope they never did it operationally until the days of the Cold War.  ddeclue   Aug-07-09 04:28 PM   #23 
  - This is a joke, right?  sarge43   Aug-07-09 04:18 PM   #15 
  - I wanted a history lesson, not a math problem  taterguy   Aug-07-09 04:19 PM   #17 
  - OK. The fucker couldn't get off the ground with a payload of 2/3th of its weight.  sarge43   Aug-07-09 04:28 PM   #24 
     - It's not a matter of where it grips it! It's a matter of weight ratios!  rockymountaindem   Aug-07-09 05:48 PM   #38 
     - You certainly know a lot about swallows  taterguy   Aug-07-09 06:33 PM   #40 
     - !  Warren Stupidity   Aug-07-09 06:19 PM   #39 
  - Thank you for inserting that gratuitous note of personal derision in your comments.  Bucky   Aug-07-09 04:40 PM   #32 
     - Good. My work here is done. n/t  sarge43   Aug-07-09 04:43 PM   #34 
     - Always pleasant watching someone lash out with attitude like that over mere questions, innit? (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-08-09 07:32 PM   #63 
  - They should have just shot a proton torpedo down the exhaust port.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-07-09 04:27 PM   #22 
  - Exhaust port of what?  taterguy   Aug-07-09 05:13 PM   #36 
     - Japan. Nippon. Yamato.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-07-09 05:45 PM   #37 
  - B29 was the first bomber with pressurized cabins for the crew.  Avalux   Aug-07-09 04:28 PM   #25 
  - Older bombers hit the high altitudes without pressurized cabins.  backscatter712   Aug-08-09 12:19 PM   #54 
  - The B-29 was a big bomber, able to carry the bombs. And it had enought range from Tinian to Japan.  damntexdem   Aug-07-09 04:35 PM   #28 
  - Tinian was a Japanese Island  taterguy   Aug-08-09 04:33 PM   #60 
     - It was a protectorate beforehand, not part of Japan proper  Posteritatis   Aug-08-09 07:34 PM   #65 
  - Ya gotta be pretty fast to answer questions on some topics here.  Greyhound   Aug-07-09 04:37 PM   #29 
  - Oh God, Tater, you don't still believe that whole A-Bomb hoax, do you?  Bucky   Aug-07-09 04:37 PM   #30 
  - Didn't the Germans use small fighter aircraft...  Iggo   Aug-07-09 07:12 PM   #41 
  - FW-190s were actually large fighters  taterguy   Aug-08-09 06:47 AM   #42 
  - Oh, that's right. I remember now.  Iggo   Aug-08-09 10:04 AM   #43 
     - You ARE joking right????  ddeclue   Aug-08-09 10:07 AM   #44 
     - Are you the only person on this site that doesn't have Animal House memorized?  taterguy   Aug-08-09 11:59 AM   #51 
     - ROFL!  lumberjack_jeff   Aug-08-09 07:38 PM   #66 
     - Don't be silly. Germany didn't have aircraft carriers in World War II  taterguy   Aug-09-09 06:03 AM   #70 
        - Actually the Germans did have one carrier.....  whistler162   Aug-10-09 03:30 PM   #75 
  - You're joking right? Germans?  NutmegYankee   Aug-08-09 11:18 AM   #48 
     - Let him, he's on a roll  taterguy   Aug-08-09 11:56 AM   #50 
        - .  Iggo   Aug-08-09 01:42 PM   #56 
        - "When the Germans bombed Pearl  Strong Atheist   Aug-10-09 03:11 PM   #72 
  - Interesting side note for you taterguy...  Hobarticus   Aug-08-09 10:20 AM   #45 
  - Next bomber off the drawing board after the B-29 was...  hayu_lol   Aug-08-09 11:10 AM   #47 
     - Ah yes, six turning and four burning...  backscatter712   Aug-08-09 12:23 PM   #55 
     - Oops. My ass actually fell completely off after reading that!  A HERETIC I AM   Aug-08-09 05:04 PM   #61 
     - BWAH-hahahaha!!!  Hobarticus   Aug-08-09 07:24 PM   #62 
     - LOL (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-08-09 07:32 PM   #64 
     - XC-99  Terry in Austin   Aug-10-09 03:33 PM   #76 
  - Because the P-38 was on their keyring.  Vickers   Aug-08-09 11:18 AM   #49 
  - Still have mine.  cherokeeprogressive   Aug-08-09 12:06 PM   #52 
  - You beat me to it. I have my P-38 somewhere  alfredo   Aug-10-09 03:52 PM   #78 
  - cute.  Morning Dew   Aug-08-09 12:06 PM   #53 
     - I can send you one if you'd like. I actually have two sizes of them,  Vickers   Aug-08-09 03:27 PM   #59 
        - Hey, that would be neat!  Morning Dew   Aug-09-09 01:38 AM   #67 
  - It was 10 feet long, over 2 feet in diameter, and weighed 4 tons.  krispos42   Aug-08-09 02:07 PM   #58 
  - I love this place for all the answers you can get to a question like this  CreekDog   Aug-09-09 03:47 AM   #69 
  - How many different ways can you say that an A-Bomb was too heavy to be carried by a P-38?  taterguy   Aug-10-09 03:02 PM   #71 
     - about 37 ways  CreekDog   Aug-10-09 03:47 PM   #77 
  - B-29 big arsed bomber, P-38 twin fuselage twin engine  whistler162   Aug-10-09 03:24 PM   #73 
  - payload  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-10-09 03:26 PM   #74 
 

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