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david leigh-smith said on June 27, 2018
Wonderful photos and great humor as usual, Rob.
Rob Pollock said on June 27, 2018
The Corsair came to rest, bizarrely, at 45 degrees. The pilot walked away with a bent thumb (Okinawa 1945).
Craig Abrahamson said on June 27, 2018
It “came to rest” just the way the photo is presented? This IS bizarre. Perhaps the (unseen) arresting wire held it in that position?
Well, with the Corsair there is a huge amount of weight to the front.
Tom Cleaver said on June 27, 2018
Jeff Bailey said on June 28, 2018
Those were some STRONG props!
Aleksandar Sekularac said on June 29, 2018
Every aircraft regardless of type has its center of gravity at about 1/3 of the wing chord, or just behind the main landing gear (in case of the tail wheel set-up). If you project that point to the ground, on the photo of the Corsair, you will see that there is no physical way for it to be resting in this position, unless it’s glued to the deck. You also may notice that the photo is blurry around the tail and wings, so I would hazard to say that the shot was taken as the unfortunate aircraft was still pivoting around the nose…
Great images, all three of them! 😀
Rob Pollock said on June 29, 2018
Ah, well, there’s the answer (Posted in good faith)!
Robert Royes said on June 27, 2018
Louis Gardner said on June 27, 2018
Good stuff here Rob (as usual)………….. 🙂
Great humour, Rob!
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