Aut cum scuto aut in scuto
Failure to flair?....or as Navy carrier pilots say, "Flare to land, squat to pee"....
Reverse thruster 1944 variant.
Reduced blade length for flying in a school zone.
"A P-47 of the 64th Fighter Squadron, while on a mission to Milan, struck the ground during a low-level strafing run. Despite the bent props and crushed chin, the pilot nursed the Jug 150 miles home to Grosseto."http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/325/language/en-CA/Lower-than-a-Snakes-Belly-in-a-Wagon-Rut.aspx
Wow, great story! Simply amazing that it would fly at all with those damaged props.
Nursed it back home, changed his pants, and hosed out the cockpit!
It's a Republic plane. They may not be the most maneuverable, but they will survive where other planes will fail.Same with the F-84 and the F-105.Had that been a Mustang, the pilot would have been lucky to survive.
Metal runway, you can still see the old one in Barrow, Alaska, pretty sure no one lands on it anymore though.
Marsden matting. Used extensively in WWII.
It was amazing to me how much of that matting one could all over the place in the Philippines in the late 1980s. None of it still.on runways, but salvaged and repurposed as fencing, walls, foot-bridges, etc.
No no no, I said fold up the wings....
Damn tough old birds!
Prop tips bent backward indicate power was off (throttle back) when the prop hit the ground. When they hit with power on they bend forward.