Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“Speed is a poor substitute for accuracy.” -- Real, no-shit, fortune from a fortune cookie

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys in the ground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"The Dildo of Karma rarely comes lubed." -- Unknown

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset., A/K/A P01135809

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Your Sunday Morning Big Prop Noise

Grumman S2F (later redesignated the S-2) "Stoof"

The Navy was very happy to replace the Stoof with the Hoover, because that meant that the Navy could cease keeping aviation gasoline on its carriers.


Tod Germanica said...

These fly over my house daily during fire season. CDF has a whole fleet of them converted to `borate bombers` though I think they no longer bomb with borate. Most seem re-engined with turboprops.

Old NFO said...

That bird is at HMAS Albatross, the RAN aviation museum south of Sydney! I saw that bird a few years ago when it was being restored! I have a hundred or so hours in them from NAS Glynco, back in the early 70s. NOT a fun airplane in the summer in Georgia!!!

Old NFO said...

Oh, and here's a pic of an S-2E launching into a wave off the Tycho in 71!