Fighting Withdrawal The German Retreat in the East 1944-45 by Gordon Rotimrin Dmitiiv Zgonnik

By Gordon Rotimrin Dmitiiv Zgonnik

Изображения: цветные и черно-белые фото, цветные рисункиThe turning element of the struggle at the japanese entrance (Ostfront) occured on 23 November 1942 whilst Stalingrad was once cutoff try out the Soviet counteroffensive. inside months it was once with no trouble apparament that the Soviet juggernaut used to be no longer preventing and endured offensive during the sour iciness.

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All operational Corsair variants following the F4U-4B were armed with the M3 cannons. C 30 F4U4, BuNo 82050, VF32 , THOMAS J. HUDNER JR, DECEMBER 1950 This is the Corsair flown by Lt (JG) Hudner, USMC. Brown, who was shot down behind enemy lines in Korea. com 31 Ordnancemen aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) load a AN-M64A 500lb high-explosive general-purpose bomb on to a F4U-4B prior to a strike against targets in North Korea, September 5, 1950. (National Archives) F4U-4P Eleven of the F4U-4Bs were later converted into photoreconnaissance aircraft.

Com 35 An F4U-5N night fighter from VC-3 detachment aboard the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) during the ship’s second deployment to Korea in 1951. The snow-covered Corsair is loaded with four generalpurpose bombs. Korea’s frigid winters ultimately resulted in an improved version of the F4U-5N, the-F4U-5NL, incorporating de-icing equipment. (National Archives) F4U-5P Another subvariant of the F4U-5 used by the Navy and Marine Corps was the photo-reconnaissance version F4U-5P. The first built was BuNo 122167, with 30 aircraft being built altogether.

The intercooler door found on the F4U-5 served as the oil cooler door. The AU-1 featured four M3 20mm cannons, similar to the F4U-5, carrying a total of 924 rounds. Vought designed the AU-1 to carry a maximum bomb load of 8,200lb (besting the AD-1 Skyraider’s maximum payload by 200lb). Each wing had positions for five Aero 14A racks capable of carrying either bombs (up to 500lb each) or rockets. During testing of the AU-1, pilots found the Aero 14A rack/launchers to be adequate for dropping bombs.

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