Re: New Movie...

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Posted by Vermin on March 01, 2001 at 15:33:16:

In Reply to: Re: New Movie... posted by R.A. MacLean on March 01, 2001 at 14:16:18:

And, weren't the original spec'd engines
supercharged Allison's, which they are now using
on those tractor pull rigs?
(Although I seem to recall they retrofitted the
Merlins or something like that.....)

I dunno about the Stuka's being dead by 43-44....
My grandfather was an aircraft mechanic in the
8th AirForce, and was in France during the Bulge
ordeal and such.....
I remember him telling me that they used to try
and keep warm in their tents, using these small
stoves....which made the snow melt off of the
tents...which in turn made them stick out like
boils on supermodel ass.......
He told me jumping in trenches filled with icy
water was no fun at all, and that divebombers
make a rather nasty, unforgettable sound.....
He told me they were Stukas.....He was there, I
wasn't....I dunno.
Then again, the Nazi's were using anything they
had,'s not impossible the two
engaged....just unlikely.

Then again, he told me this stuff years ago, it's
possible I'm not correctly remembering what he
told me.....
I gotta call him tomorrow, I'll ask him and see
what he says.

If I am as alert and mentally agile as he when I
get to be his age I will be amazed.

"You gotta understand my love of the P-51
: Mustang. With a Merlin 12 cylinder 1,590hp
: engine, and six .50 Cal machine guns, no
: no muffler, it basically ripped the wings off
: Stukas".

: Patrick, P-51's never engaged Stukas-they were
: phased out after the battle of Britain and the
: 51D didn't come out until 1943-44-by then the
: Stukas dead as the Do-do.

: And for our Sniper Pro, the Scene in Saving
: Private Ryan when the sniper got whacked by the
: shot through the scope was Ripped off by an
: Incident that Happened by USMC Sgt. Carlos
: Hathcock where he went 1 on 1 with a VC Sniper
: and dropped him like a bad habit with the same
: shot. He took his SKS as a souvenir but his CO
: snaked it from him. I believed he died about 2
: years ago. He does hold the record for the
: longest kill (About 2,500 yards) by putting his
: scope on a .50 Cal Machine gun and dropped a VC
: soldier running supplies on hi Bicycle.

: Always do yer homework,

: R.A. MacLean

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