Author Topic: HMAS Sydney Sea Furies & Fireflys = no sound  (Read 252 times)

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Re: HMAS Sydney Sea Furies & Fireflys = no sound
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 03:35:01 am »
Wow.  Thanks LO.
I ducked a couple of times.

The slowed down landings are fascinating.  Go to 11:30 to see a bouncing Firefly lose both wing tanks.
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Re: HMAS Sydney Sea Furies & Fireflys = no sound
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 04:14:03 am »
In today's angled deck era you tend to forget that there was no such thing as a 'bolter' back then.

You either caught the wire or went into the barrier.  :o :o :o
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Re: HMAS Sydney Sea Furies & Fireflys = no sound
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 05:32:47 am »
Loads of very bent planes...   :banghead:
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Re: HMAS Sydney Sea Furies & Fireflys = no sound
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 06:56:22 am »
Wow is right ! I'm 5 minutes in did they ever land one without crashing ?  :thumbsup: Some great footage for sure.

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Re: HMAS Sydney Sea Furies & Fireflys = no sound
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 10:00:12 am »
I think it's a blooper reel. ;)

The number of tail wheels that broke off is ridiculous! :o

Then there was the Firefly that broke its back. :o
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Re: HMAS Sydney Sea Furies & Fireflys = no sound
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 07:09:00 am »
I think it's a blooper reel. ;)



I hope so !!  ;)

Dad served on both escort and fleet carriers during the war and very seldom mentioned crashes. When latter in life, and I'd seen a lot of film footage, I asked why he simply said that it was so commonplace it didn't really stick in the mind that much  :o The one landing he always remembered was the Swordfish that had to be grabbed by the deck crew as it was hovering in the head wind above the deck  ;D
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