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#1 Rob Colvin

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:10 AM

I have seen a few pics of mustangs on Iwo Jima carrying 5 inch rockets.

Were the rocket stubs limited by squadron/aircraft? Were the stubs mounted and removed?

I was wondering if say the Enchantress or Shawnee Princess ever carried rockets?

Thanks


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:21 AM

I don't know, but I doubt that from a maintenance standpoint they were continually removing and reinstalling the stubs on an as needed basis.

 

Just my take.  Best of luck finding the answer.

Sincerely,

Mark


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:33 PM

I don't know, but I doubt that from a maintenance standpoint they were continually removing and reinstalling the stubs on an as needed basis.

 

Just my take.  Best of luck finding the answer.

Sincerely,

Mark

 

I'd tend to agree, Mark.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:11 PM

Useless speculation on my part, but since the battle for Iwo Jima was so fierce and the need to attack an entrenched enemy required new methods I'm thinking it is highly likely that something like rockets were tried on some 'Stangs just for Iwo Jima.  You know, the flyboys didn't want the Marines getting all the glory.  ;-)

 

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#5 Jennings Heilig

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:16 PM

How did P-51s with rockets help in the Battle for Iwo Jima?  Where did they fly out of?  I'm not aware of any carrier based P-51 units :)


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:45 PM

How did P-51s with rockets help in the Battle for Iwo Jima?  Where did they fly out of?  I'm not aware of any carrier based P-51 units :)

 

If I'm not mistaken, the airfield was taken, before the island was declared secured.


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Kevin

I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.

 

In Progress: 1:16 T-34/85, 1:24 Bf 109G-6/R6, 1:32 16” USS Missouri Gun Turret, 1:32 F-4E, 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 03:29 AM

http://www.506thfigh...stangsofiwo.asp


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 07:39 AM

http://www.506thfigh...stangsofiwo.asp


Now that was informative and interesting to read . thank you Martin.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 10:55 AM

That was a great read, thanks for posting

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 02:23 PM

 

 

That was a good read. Thanks Martin! 



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:03 PM

Iwo Jima as viewed from Mt. Suribachi.

 

You get goose bumps looking at that tiny little place and trying to imagine the Hell those guys went through on both sides.

 

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:29 AM

2,400 EMERGENCY B-29 landings?  That is a lot of emergencies!  VERY cool read, thanks for sharing!  

 

Here we go:  Of those 1 8 missions, only six were escorts. The others were strike sorties which largely involved shooting up enemy airfields, sometimes with five-inch High Velocity Aerial Rockets. Six HVARs added over 700 pounds to takeoff weight — something not appreciated by the pilots, but they packed a tremendous punch, particularly against shipping and reinforced buildings.

 

 

 

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#13 Rob Colvin

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:05 PM

great read.....






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