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  • WWII Aircraft Carrier running backwards?

    In pic 5 the carrier is operating in reverse, plane landing on the bow? what reasons would this be down to?

    http://www.warship.org/last.htm

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    Though provision for over-the-bow landing was a design requirement, it was rarely practiced and the bow arresting gear was soon eliminated.
    http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/10.htm

    And another discussion about it. http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/pr....asp?m=1531158
    "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
    Ernest Hemingway.

    "We're all going to die, all of us; what a circus! That alone should make us love each other, but it doesn't. We are terrorised and flattened by trivialities."
    Bukowski

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      many thanks for info garry...

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