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Old 12-12-2012, 05:05 PM
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Default F4U-1D with rocket assisted takeoff- pics wanted

I've never seen this and I'm kinda a Corsair freak.

last Friday, Dec 7th, I recorded some Pearl Harbor shows on the Military Channel. One show "Myths of Pearl Harbor" focused on the mini- sub that may have gotten inside the harbor itself.

At 31 minutes into it, I caught a glimps of a Rocket assisted take off (RATO) for just a few seconds. here are three pics from the very short clip. It is clearly a VF-84 marked bird (arrow) from I assume the USS Bunker Hill spring 1945.

Does anyone have any book pictures or info on this capability?

Thanks ,
Mike
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:14 PM
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http://f4ucorsair.freeforums.org/f4u...-off-t123.html
Old 12-12-2012, 05:16 PM
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Default RE: F4U-1D with rocket assisted takeoff- pics wanted

I have a free forum dedicated to the Corsair here: f4ucorsair.freeforums,org and a member posted some pictures of their father piloting the F4U rocket assisted take off test aboard USS Altamaha here: f4ucorsair.freeforums.org/f4u-rocket-assisted-take-off-t123.html

The forum is free but you do need to join to post.



Old 12-12-2012, 05:17 PM
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Default RE: F4U-1D with rocket assisted takeoff- pics wanted

LOLYou beat me to it Chad!Hope all is well with you and yours my friend...

Also, check 1:50 to 2:00 into this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOCMu_6lUzI

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Default RE: F4U-1D with rocket assisted takeoff- pics wanted

RW, Chad, thanks so much.
Just viewed on my cell phone the youtube clip.
Great to see the full clip and in color and sound.
Can't wait to see at home on the computer.

I will also join your forum. Thanks
R, Mike

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