And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
From the "Police Action" in Korea.ReplyDelete
Keep McCain away.ReplyDelete
The "police action", while technically not actively on going, is still on going. Credit to be given for the longest cease fire in modern history.ReplyDelete
I thought the navy didn't like to use the Corsair on carriers, since they were a bitch to land. the nose had to be up to land and the pilot lost sight of the deck.ReplyDelete
The Brits figured out the best way to land that bird on a carrier was to side-slip it in....Basically a long-curving final with the carrier deck always in sight alongside the nose..........Delete
I find it interesting that the engine used in the Corsair was also used in the Hellcat and the Thunderbolt. Three dissimilar ways to end up in the same place. Actually, the use gotten out of that engine is quite a story itself. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratt_%26_Whitney_R-2800_Double_WaspReplyDelete
Flew AC with R2800s for 5 years. Shut down enough of them that I wouldn't want to be behind a single in a fighter. Of course, when I was flying them in the 70's, they were far from new, but still real happy to get into turbines.Delete