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Duggy
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Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 03:41 PM
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A few pics.Regards Duggy.











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Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 03:52 PM
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Nice serieas of shots mate.
Some interesting skins as well me thinks.


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Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 04:14 PM
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And Duggy does it again!!
Great shots mate! Many thanks for charing!

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Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 04:19 PM
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The 'lawn mower' pic is gruesome, but quite a statement for the strength of propeller blades.

Great pics Duggy; Thank you Smile


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Post Post subject: Re: FAA Hellcats.
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 04:30 PM
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More landing on a carrier practice, guys.

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Post Post subject: FAA Hellcats.
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 09:53 PM
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Great pics Duggy.
What a dangerous place an Escort Aircraft Carrier flight deck was.
Looks realy tiny with a big Hellcat . This is a plain demonstration to the Wildcat deployment in the little carriers until 1945.

BEWARE THE PROPELLERS.

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Post Post subject: FAA Hellcats.
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:09 PM
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Hi Duggy

At first glance I thought you had a story about angry air traffic controllers here in the States. Mr. Green
FAA-Federal Aviation Administration

Great pics.

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Post Post subject: Re: FAA Hellcats.
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 06:42 AM
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Cool pix indeed. Am I right that most of those a/c are Hellcat IIs of 804 Sqn aboard HMS Ameer?


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Post Post subject: FAA Hellcats.
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:37 PM
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Yes,the first set is from HMS Ameer,with 804Sq,here's a couple more.



Here's some I have posted before,2 from HMS Emperor with 800Sq.One from HMS Khedive with 808 Sq,and the last from HMS Ravager which was used as a training ship.(aircraft unknown)





Edit--I can't remember if I posted this before,but an interesting photo of an FAA Hellcat (details unknown) with a non standard bubble canopy.


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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 02:43 PM
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Thanks for the great pics , as I have been flying wildcats and hellcats lately and starting to appreciate the bravery and skill that these pilots had to have to face the Japanese zeros. Learning the strengths and weaknesses of these to planes is fun and once understood , both are quite potent zero killers. Thanks again S!

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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 07:29 PM
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hey duggy, i would like some info on these pictures i posted. The first 8 to be specific. the reason i ask is because i have these photo's too, they were my grandad's. i belive they are from the deck of the HMS AMEER, do you know if this is true? how did you come to have them too? any info would be appreciated. thanks steve.

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Great pics! I'm amazed on the second one though, every prop is turning even as tightly packed and lined up on the sides as they are. Launch must have been one hectic time!

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Fascinating photos. I'm guessing form the choice of uniform they are not from the north Atlantic.

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