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Panzerknacker
10-18-2008, 09:44 AM
A collection of aircrafts, ships and other armament.

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Panzerknacker
10-18-2008, 09:47 AM
Glenn Martin 139 bomber.

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Type: Bomber an recce aircraft.
Wingspan: 23,5 m
Lenght: 15 m
Engines: 2 x Wright Cyclone 9 cil radial, 750 hp.
Crew: 3, pilot, bomber and radioman.
Speed: 335 km/h
Armament: 3 madsen 7,65mm MG plus 1100 kg bombs.

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24 examples were bought in october 1937

Panzerknacker
10-18-2008, 09:48 AM
Those aircraft formed 2 "escuadrillas" ( little squadrons). The Martin Bomber was used until 1947.

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Panzerknacker
10-19-2008, 09:42 AM
Supermarine Walrus:

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Type: recce and rescue catapultable flying boat:

Wingspan: 15 m Lenght: 14 m, Weight 3678 kg.

Engine: 1 x Bristol pegasus 9 cil radial 700 or 775 hp.

Speed: 222/230 km/h

Armament: 2 x ,303 vickers K plus 2 x 45 kg bombs or deep charges

Crew: 4

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3 Walrus adquired in 1939 plus 7 more in 1945.

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Onboard a heavy cruiser, 1941.

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Panzerknacker
10-20-2008, 06:41 PM
Curtiss Condor.

Type: transport biplane.

Wingspan: 24,5 m, Lenght 15 m Weight loaded 19,000 kg.

Engine: 2 x Wright Cyclone 975 hp.

Speed: 235 km/h

Very rare but useful aircraft, the navy was delighted by the short take off and heavy payload , 4 were bought in 1938. The last biplanes of this type made by Curtiss went to Argentina.


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Panzerknacker
10-21-2008, 06:10 PM
Consolidated P2Y-3A

Type: Long range patrol and antisubmarine flying boat.

Wingspan 32 m. Lenght: 19.8 m height: 4,5 m Weight normal 11300 kg.

Engine: 2 x 14 cilinders radials Wright Cyclone R-1820 1520 hp.

Speed: 235 km. Endurance: 10 hours at 200 km/h.

Armament: 2 Madsen 7,65mm MG plus one Madsen 11,35 mm MG. 1200 kg bombs or deep charges.

6 aircraft bought in 1936 ,emsambled in the Navy facilities in La Plata.

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Panzerknacker
10-22-2008, 07:21 PM
Lochkeed Electra:

Type: 14 passenger transport.

Engine 2 x Pratt & Withney Wasp 550 hp.

Speed: 350 km/h Range: 1050 km.

Single aircraft bought in 1937 use as VIP and liason.

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Panzerknacker
10-22-2008, 07:27 PM
Grumman "Duck"

Type: observation and maritime patrol biplane.

Engine: 1 Wright Cyclone 785 hp.

Wingspan 13 m. Lenght 11 m.

Crew: 3

Armament: 2 fixed Brownings 7,62mm, one Madsen flexible 7,65 mm, 150 kg bombs.

Speed: 240 km , Endurance 4 hours at 180 km/h.

15 delivered in 1937/38/39.

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Panzerknacker
10-26-2008, 10:51 AM
Chance-Vought F4U-5 Corsair

Type: Fighter-bomber

Engine: 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-32W Double Wasp de 2.300 HP

Speed: 711 km/h

20 bought in 1950

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Panzerknacker
11-17-2008, 06:18 PM
The other "Corsair"

VOUGHT CORSAIR V-65-F

Type: two seat fighter and light bomber

Engine: Pratt & Withney Hornet 630 hp

Wingspan: 11,5 lenght : 8 m

Speed: 300 km/h

Armament: 2 fixed Browing 7,62mm, one flexible Madsen 7,62mm, 200 kg bombs.

14 adquired in 1932/33.

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Panzerknacker
11-17-2008, 06:21 PM
Floatplane variant:

- In Campo de Mayo (BA)

- In the River Plata

- In the lake Nahuel Huapi ( province of Rio Negro, Patagonia)

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Uyraell
02-13-2009, 02:46 PM
Stunning pictures of what are now rare birds, Panzerknacker.

Gods, they bring back memories of reading about similar types as a kid, especially the Condor, Walrus, and Duck.

Way cool to see them again, :D

Regards, Uyraell.

Panzerknacker
03-03-2009, 04:48 PM
Thank you, thank you. little more:

Vought F4U-5N & 5NL Corsair.

Type; Night fighter/ All weather fighter bomber.

Engine: 18 cilinders double row R-2800 2300 hp.

Speed: 685 km/h

Armament: 4 hispano 20mm, plus 1814 kg of bombs, rockets,etc.

11 or 12 ( sources differ a little) bought in 1951 for the aircraft carrier ARA Independencia. The first with AI radar in the navy.

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Panzerknacker
03-08-2009, 09:48 AM
A little more on Corsair Night fighters:

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North American AT-6 Texan.

Type: Trainer and light attack

Crew: 2

Engine: 1 x Pratt & Withney R-1340 AN-1 9 cilinders 550 HP

Speed: 300 km/h.

Armament. 2 fixed Brownings 7,62mm, 200 kg practice bombs or rockets.

Number Procured: 152 between 1945 and 1955.


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Panzerknacker
03-25-2009, 08:05 PM
Vought V-142:

Type: Divebomber.

Crew: 2

Engine: 1 x Pratt & Withney Twin Wasp 750 HP.

Speed: 325 km/h

Armament: 2 Fixed Brownings 7,62 mm, 2 flexible Madsen 7,65mm. A 227 kg bomb below the fuselage or 4 x 45 kg bombs in wings.

15 purchased in 1937, similar to the U.S navy SBU-2 . The Argentine Navy was so proud of this new type that landed some aircraft in 9 de Julio avenue ( heart of Buenos Aires) and the city docks.

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Uyraell
03-26-2009, 12:05 PM
Damn nice pics, PK, Thank you . :)

Regards, Uyraell.

Panzerknacker
03-26-2009, 07:50 PM
You re welcome, I got a long, extensive collection of pictures wich I will post progresively, unfortunately no time to make more than 2 or 3 daily post.

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Panzerknacker
12-16-2009, 05:57 PM
La Argentina training cruiser:


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Class: 2 ship proposed (La Argentina, Heroina) one actually delivered.

Commissioned: 31st January 1939

Builders: Vickers, Barrow, United Kingdom

Dimensions: 540' 10" x 56' 6" x 16' 6" / 164.89m x 17.22m x 5.03m

Displacement: 6604 tons std / 7620 tons max

Complement: 800

Armament: 9 x 6" Mk W guns in triple turrets

4 x 4"/50 Vickers guns in single mountings

2 x 1" Vickers guns in twin mountings

6 x 21" torpedo tubes in two triple mountings


Aircraft Facilities: A hangar for a single Walrus seaplane was fitted along with a catapult.

Armour: Belt: 3"" (76mm) Conning Tower: 3" Turrets: 2" (51mm)

Deck: 2"

Powerplant: Six Yarrow boilers were fitted with four Parsons steam turbines providing a total of 54000shp on four shafts.

Maximum speed was 30kts and range at 12kts was 10000NM. Fuel load was 1480 tons oil

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Panzerknacker
12-20-2009, 01:04 PM
Some detail on the armament of the earlier ship:

The 25x189 Gun

The gun is simply referred to as the ‘Vickers 25.4 mm’, presumably to distinguish it from the earlier Vickers 1 inch, although thereby causing confusion with the 25x95R round described above. It appears to have been developed in the early to mid-1930s specifically as a naval gun, and was only ever produced in a fixed twin mounting. I am unaware of any other application of this gun apart from ‘La Argentina’, which had six of these mountings. One gun (without mounting) still survives in the MoD Pattern Room at Leeds, and a mounting is on display outside a naval base in Argentina. The mountings were removed from ‘La Argentina’ in 1949 and replaced by six single 40mm Bofors mountings. There is a mystery concerning the ammunition production dates which will be referred to later.

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More information:

http://www.quarry.nildram.co.uk/Vickers25.4.htm

Uyraell
02-01-2010, 07:07 PM
Supermarine Walrus:

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Type: recce and rescue catapultable flying boat:

Wingspan: 15 m Lenght: 14 m, Weight 3678 kg.

Engine: 1 x Bristol pegasus 9 cil radial 700 or 775 hp.

Speed: 222/230 km/h

Armament: 2 x ,303 vickers K plus 2 x 45 kg bombs or deep charges

Crew: 4

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3 Walrus adquired in 1939 plus 7 more in 1945.

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Onboard a heavy cruiser, 1941.

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Very unofficial Fleet Air Arm nickname for the Walrus; "Shagbat".
However, unusually for a seaplane of its' class and size, very very seaworthy, with reports being written of it happily surviving and riding-out twenty foot waves in storm conditions at sea.
From memory, there are only about 5 surviving worldwide, and none are airworthy.

Kindest Regards, Uyraell.

Panzerknacker
02-04-2010, 05:40 PM
In here it was used in the earliest antartic explorations. A bit more on the Walrus.

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Panzerknacker
02-07-2010, 01:40 PM
North American AT-6 Texan.

Type: Trainer and light attack

Crew: 2

Engine: 1 x Pratt & Withney R-1340 AN-1 9 cilinders 550 HP

Speed: 300 km/h.

Armament. 2 fixed Brownings 7,62mm, 200 kg practice bombs or rockets.

Number Procured: 152 between 1945 and 1955.

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angform
08-13-2010, 03:29 PM
Great pictures!!! Thanks

gewehrpatrone
06-19-2011, 09:55 AM
Glenn Martin 139 bomber.


Type: Bomber an recce aircraft.
Wingspan: 23,5 m
Lenght: 15 m
Engines: 2 x Wright Cyclone 9 cil radial, 750 hp.
Crew: 3, pilot, bomber and radioman.
Speed: 335 km/h
Armament: 3 madsen 7,65mm MG plus 1100 kg bomb






24 examples were bought in october 1937

My information states that 35 aircraft were ordered with 12 going to your Navy.

Mit Fruendlichen Grussen,
gewehrpatrone

gewehrpatrone
06-19-2011, 09:57 AM
My information states that 35 aircraft were ordered with 12 going to your Navy.

Mit Fruendlichen Grussen,
gewehrpatrone

In fact I have a picture that I`m sure you would be extremely interested in showing these aircraft being assembled at the Martin factory outside of Baltimore, Md.

Mit Fruendlichen Grusen,
gewehrpatrone

VelvetClaw
08-04-2011, 12:21 AM
Very nice! I will have to look through this one.