EBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6484 times:
Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 2): Are you sure the film clip wasn't backwards? Sometimes the editors will do that accidently or if they need to reuse the same clip, makes it look different
I had never heard of that practice before, though it certainly makes sense. I have seen photos printed in books that way, and unless you look close you don't realize it ... until you see, for example, the tail code on an F-105 and it looks like it was painted on in mirror fashion.
LMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6349 times:
Quoting StealthZ (Reply 1): My understanding is the Japanase Akagi and Hiryū were the only two carriers built with port side islands.
This is true. Back in thirties the Japanese conducted a study that suggested placing the island on the port side away from the ships exhaust would reduce turbulence aft of the flight deck. It turned out to make it a bit worse.
Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5244 posts, RR: 55 Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6114 times:
Quoting Max Q (Reply 7):
So, as far as anyone knows there were no USN Carriers with Island's on the left ?
Correct. While Langley (CV-1) did not have an island as she was originally completed, by the time World War II rolled around, she had been converted to a seaplane tender and redesignated AV-3. Similarly, when Ranger (CV-4) was originally designed, she was to be a flush-deck carrier, but an island was added during the construction phase on the starboard side. Similarly the post-War USS United States (CVA-58) was to be flush-decked, but as we all know, United States never made it to commissioning. As StealthZ stated, and to the best of my knowledge, the only two aircraft carriers actually completed with port-side islands were Akagi and Hiryu
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