Richard Koehnen's Chance Vought F6U Pirate PDF

By Richard Koehnen

ISBN-10: 0942612094

ISBN-13: 9780942612097

Probability Vought F6U Pirate КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Naval FightersСерия: Naval combatants 9Автор(ы): Richard KoehnenЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 1983Количество страниц: 36ISBN: 0-942612-09-4Формат: pdf (400 dpi) 3371x4372Размер: 32.5 mbRapid fifty one

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The Accident Investigation Board blamed the accident: "as a result of an attempted take-off of a heavily loaded aircraft in a seadrome having a confused swell system with a downwind component of 8 knots" and "The immediate cause was contacting a secondary cross swell at a point where the aircraft was near flying speed under conditions which made a At right and below, VP-44 P5M-1 entering rubber dock while operating with the USS Ashland on 10 April 1957. " No further take-offs were attempted that day.

USN) 1954: VP-40 made the first Far East P5M-1 deployment to Sangley Point, operating there between January and July. The first Pacific Marlin casualty occurred on 21 May 1954 when a VP46 aircraft experienced engine problems while enroute from San Diego to Hawaii. After the failure of both engines, the aircraft made a hard power-off open sea landing, broke up and sank. Four crewmen were lost. In June, VP-48, also based in San Diego, received its new Marlins and VP-47, based at NAS Alameda in San Francisco Bay, transitioned to the Marlin in October.

Full erational availability was mainIned. rearming and refueling of the aircraft was by boats from Ashland. During Caribops 1957, the P5Ms engaged in ASW, rocket firing and mining exercises and in refueling exercises with Guavina. At least three different P5Ms were tender-docked (tendocked) on Ashland for repair work during 18 separate evolutions. Although Ashland's performance as a seaplane tender was completely satisfactory, because of slippage in the SeaMaster program Ashland was decommissioned on 14 September 1957 and placed in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.

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