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Historic Aviation => Warbirds => Topic started by: AVIATOR on July 27, 2009, 01:36:13 AM

Title: Photos of the US Navy's 1st aircraft carrier
Post by: AVIATOR on July 27, 2009, 01:36:13 AM
From USS Birmingham to USS Pennsylvania
 
Eugene Ely takes his Curtiss pusher airplane off from the deck of USS Birmingham on 14 November 1910.
It was the First airplane takeoff from a warship. He flew for two miles before landing on a Willoughby Spit beach.
It was a big success and so they decided to continue experiment. But this time, a plane had to land on a ship.
It happens on 18 January 1911, Eugene Ely lands with the same plane on USS Pennsylvania,
making this first landing on a warship in history and a historical event.

I guess the take off wouldn't be too bad, but the land on?..............
Title: Re: Photos of the US Navy's 1st aircraft carrier
Post by: Gripen on July 27, 2009, 09:04:27 AM
Its a cruiser with its forward gun turret covered...Ingenious

Kinda like a battle carrier the Soviets tried to use eh?

(Moskva Class, Kirov etc)