2021 — is coming and Hell’s coming with it…
Take a Moment
Clear your mind, and just listen. The world needs more of this. Or maybe it’s just me?
See diagram below for details of the P-47’s turbosupercharger system.
The fastest propeller driven US aircraft of World War 2 that saw service in combat was the P-47M Thunderbolt. The P-47M could achieve 473 mph in level flight at 32 000 ft. Only 133 P-47M’s were built and 130 were used by the 56th Fighter Group in Europe. There were operational in Europe only from March to May 1945 and they destroyed 15 enemy aircraft including seven jets.
The P-47N, of which over 1800 were built, was intended as an escort fighter for the B-29 Superfortress over Japan and saw service there before the war ended. It had a top speed of 467 mph at 32 500 ft.
The fastest US production aircraft was the P-51H. Over 555 were built in the war but none saw service. It achieved 487 mph at 21 200 ft.
The fastest propellor driven aircraft of World War 2 was the German Dornier Do 335 “Pfeil”. It had a top speed of 475 mph. Only 37 were built before the war ended and they saw very limited service with only about 22 reaching operational status.
The Biden Crime Family – there is a lot more to play out with this.
At my house, with four daughters, it was the Barbie shoes, left on the stairs, in the thick carpet, like landmines at night on my bare feet.
Yesterday in History
December 16, 1864 – The Battle of Nashville, TN
After his catastrophic defeat at the battle of Franklin (November 30, 1864) CSA General John Bell Hood should have abandoned his plans to capture Nashville and Move into KY. His infantry was now reduced to a scant 22,000 and morale was low. But this did not deter Hood.
He moved north and arrived in front of the Tennessee capitol on December 2.
Union General Schofield had joined General George Thomas and the combined federal army had close to 70,000 soldiers inside Nashville, well supplied.
Hood could not make a frontal assault upon the fortifications if he attempted to side-step he would invite Thomas to attack his Flank and rear. However the union forces were slowed because of a severe ice storm. They also had the need for cavalry remounts (the war had killed even more horses then men) but Lincoln and Grant kept urging him to attack at once. Grant later said, “if I had been Hood I would have marched on Louisville’.
Hood didn’t see it that way and made a grave error in maintaining his position in northern Tennessee, his lines of supply and communication cut. Hood did what Napoleon had urged his generals not to do. He said that passive defense is a form of ‘deferred suicide’. Compounding his difficult position, Hood ordered General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his cavalry along with some infantry to threaten Murfreesboro.
Thomas struck first with a diversionary attack on the Confederate right flank. The Texans under Houghton held. Then Thomas hit Hood on the left flank and it folded. Hood retreated to defensive works two miles south.
The next day, Thomas hit Hood’s confederates again and touted the army. The Union suffered about 3,000 losses (KIA, missing, and wounded). Hood lost 4,500 and likely that many again in desertions during the retreat.