May 22, 2010

Name That Ship!

As most of my regular readers know, I have a deep interest in WWII, with an emphasis on the Pacific Theater, and have had for many, many years.  For much of that time I've been drawn to the more obscure bits of hardware used by the various armed forces.  Everybody knows about the Mustang, the Spitfire or the Flying Fortress, and for good reason.  Even the Buffalo is well-known, if for all the wrong reasons.  But who champions the little guys, the Vindicators of the world?  Or, really, who cares about the nigh-on forgotten things?  I do, for I am as fascinated by the "backstage" people as much as the main characters, if not moreso.  Heck, a couple of days ago I discovered that there was a floatplane version of the F4F built and tested (charmingly called the "Wildcatfish") and was tickled pink. 

So you can only imagine my joy when I first learned about this ship:

Except I'm not going to tell you anything about it.  Yet.  Instead, I want to see if any of my readers know the name of this surprisingly influential vessel, or if not the name, what you can tell me about her.  Leave your guesses in the comments, and no cheating!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 09:35 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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Posted by: Brickmuppet at May 22, 2010 10:58 PM (EJaOX)

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Posted by: Brickmuppet at May 22, 2010 11:31 PM (EJaOX)

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Hi Wonderduck, re your comment on my blog, this is where I got it from.

Regards,

Andy

Posted by: Andy Janes at May 23, 2010 03:17 AM (cEaZp)

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Oh, and if you don't have it already you'll need deamon tools to install.

A

Posted by: Andy Janes at May 23, 2010 03:23 AM (cEaZp)

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