right engine seems to be picking up some vibration....uhh...nevermind...
on 2004-Jul-22 07:42:26 Anonymous coward said
the pilot gived the order to bail out and the engine did so
on 2004-Jul-31 22:45:48 Anonymous coward said
"Light and inaccurate flak, my ass!
on 2004-Aug-09 19:26:16 Anonymous coward said
Bob, I got a #2 Engine off light, and I do mean OFF!
on 2004-Sep-18 06:07:15 Anonymous coward said
This is a WW II pic. I remember seeing it in a book. As I remember, the engine was hit by flak (Japanese, I think).
on 2004-Oct-22 21:42:34 Anonymous coward said
Try European FLAK...silver B-26s were very numerous over there due to shorter ranges involved. By the time we started keeping aircraft in natural finish in Pacific, B-29s were doing all the heavy lifting
on 2004-Nov-20 15:36:05 Anonymous coward said
did they make it home?
on 2004-Dec-06 06:34:04 Anonymous coward said
ground crew chief "i told you to use all the bolts"
on 2004-Dec-15 16:20:04 Anonymous coward said
I read that that this photo was taken over Italy. 88 mm flak...
on 2005-Jan-12 21:38:18 Anonymous coward said
Just remember, any government purchased aircraft was built by the lowest bidder...
on 2005-Jan-31 09:02:52 Anonymous coward said
Gives new meaning to "We've lost #2"
on 2005-Feb-25 11:04:25 Anonymous coward said
kicsit sok volt a gáz
on 2005-Jun-04 23:17:45 Anonymous coward said
Who invited the Klingon?
on 2005-Aug-20 11:48:09 Anonymous coward said
OI! Easy on the throttle!
on 2005-Sep-28 12:40:53 Anonymous coward said
"Not again! Now we have to go back and get it!"
on 2005-Oct-03 05:13:08 Anonymous coward said
When I read some of these comments, I wonder if those loved ones left behind would find them as funny?
on 2005-Oct-13 05:33:38 Anonymous coward said
Klingon your ass
on 2005-Nov-04 20:20:10 Anonymous coward said
This is a very famous photo of a martin b-26 shot down,over Italy I believe in WW2. Actually several members of the crew were able to bail out and survive this "flak" hit. Photo was taken by tail gunner of plane just in front .
on 2005-Dec-01 17:30:14 Anonymous coward said
The oil pressure fell to zero and the engine fell 20,000 feet into the sea!
on 2005-Dec-09 15:54:40 Anonymous coward said
Maybe this is a 88mm FlaK, or a twin-barrel 128mm Flak. The FlaK operators are bullseye!
on 2006-Mar-03 12:28:40 Anonymous coward said
Co-Pilot:Not That Much........Looka what ya did.....
on 2006-Mar-23 23:08:35 Anonymous coward said
on 2006-Apr-26 20:04:46 Anonymous coward said
Maintenance gripe: Right engine missing.
on 2006-Jun-20 17:39:59 Anonymous coward said
Story on this photo at http://www.flightjournal.com/articles/b-26/b-26_1.asp
on 2006-Jul-15 06:08:59 Anonymous coward said
WW2 weapon designers were testing the new 'boomerang bomb' at the time. you let it go and if it misses it comes back and you can have another go.
on 2006-Jul-19 06:58:00 Anonymous coward said
just a nice pleasant fli ...*CLUNK*... uh oh, thats not good
on 2006-Jul-19 07:01:30 Anonymous coward said
just a nice pleasant fli ...*CLUNK*... uh oh, thats not good
on 2006-Aug-03 02:40:16 Anonymous coward said
I've also seen this photo before - i think 'tanker1's comment is fairly accurate.
on 2006-Nov-10 15:21:06 Anonymous coward said
Mother ship to outbound UFO: ... and keep spinning those antennae. Itll confuse the crap out of em!
on 2007-Mar-01 20:29:58 Anonymous coward said
Huston we have a problem
on 2007-Jul-19 11:20:04 Anonymous coward said
Not sure which would be worse, being in the plane seeing your engine drop or being on the ground and not see it dropping.
on 2007-Jul-24 14:01:38 Anonymous coward said
Catch me if you can
on 2007-Oct-20 09:13:51 Anonymous coward said
"please tell me the warrenty is still good..."
on 2008-Jan-29 14:56:03 Anonymous coward said
This aircraft is actually a MH-3T MK 9 BIS from Whazenhurst, New Jersey during the Seige of Toronto in 1977. The pilot is Cpl.Jimmy "jugs" Trifths from Plainfeild. See the can on a string falling from the newly inoperative engine #2 (or #1)? Thats a can of Tuna. I know because I WAS THERE.
on 2008-Jan-29 14:58:55 Anonymous coward said
...And the Flak was Icelandic, not Japanese or European. See how fine the flak is? European flak has a much grainer texture.
on 2008-Jan-29 15:00:29 Anonymous coward said
"Maybe this is a 88mm FlaK, or a twin-barrel 128mm Flak. The FlaK operators are bullseye!"
FLugzeugAbwehrKanone has never kissed a girl in his life....
on 2008-Apr-24 13:46:34 Anonymous coward said
Hey Guys, do we have a spare engine in the flyaway kit?
on 2008-May-21 11:12:56 Anonymous coward said
hay look an engine
on 2008-Jul-15 19:24:24 Anonymous coward said
might want to put a red x in the acft forms chief.
on 2009-Oct-22 18:12:01 Anonymous coward said
Caption: Engine of an American B-26 Marauder bomber falling off after plane was hit by ground fire over the French city of Toulon. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/Us Air Force/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
on 2010-May-09 21:04:42 Anonymous coward said
feather #2 bill... rodger!
on 2011-Dec-07 13:00:18 DrTracy said
Hey Fred? Yeah, Bob? Fred, we lost the right engine. I know Bob. Fred, I don't think you understand. We REALLY LOST the right engine!!! Yeah Bob, I think you're right!
on 2012-Apr-01 16:31:51 Will Adams said
Maybe the crew survived, maybe not, but the only ones with any moral or human right to joke about it are those guys who were on board at the time. All these armchair comedians who think losing (literally) an engine is a joke are clearly members in good standing of that great fraternal organizations of American Slime Balls.
on 2012-Apr-01 16:46:05 Will Adams said
I just had to say some more: The smart ass remarks of these self-styled comedians are an affront even to the worst of professional stand-up comics who make their living at it.
on 2012-Apr-01 18:00:25 Will Adams said
I have to say that not all of the comments are stupid failures at trying to be funny, But most of them are. The comment by Dave on July 21, 2004. "Light and inaccurate flak, my ass." Is a true and realistic reference to what those guys went through. He is ironically referring to the oft-heard morning evaluation of a mission by the briefing officer: "Oh, and when you guys turn on your IP, you'll probably run into light and inaccurate flack." What they run into is enough accurate flak to knock out just about every airplane in the world. By the time they figure out what the hell is happening, they're so deep in smoke and screaming iron that there's neither time nor opportunity to turn around and chicken out. Dave is not some untalented asshole trying to be funny. He's a sensible guy who accurately sees the irony of the lives of those guys struggling through the horrors of war.