• Anonymous coward on 2004-May-13 06:48:02 Anonymous coward said

    Mark S
    I HATE it when that happens...
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Jun-01 03:41:14 Anonymous coward said

    that dude is seriously f&c%ed. bummer
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Jul-17 11:22:17 Anonymous coward said

    right engine seems to be picking up some vibration....uhh...nevermind...
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Jul-22 07:42:26 Anonymous coward said

    the pilot gived the order to bail out and the engine did so
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Jul-31 22:45:48 Anonymous coward said

    "Light and inaccurate flak, my ass!
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Aug-09 19:26:16 Anonymous coward said

    Bob, I got a #2 Engine off light, and I do mean OFF!
  • Anonymous coward 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).
  • Anonymous coward 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
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Nov-20 15:36:05 Anonymous coward said

    did they make it home?
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Dec-06 06:34:04 Anonymous coward said

    mech 1
    ground crew chief "i told you to use all the bolts"
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Dec-15 16:20:04 Anonymous coward said

    I read that that this photo was taken over Italy. 88 mm flak...
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Jan-12 21:38:18 Anonymous coward said

    Just remember, any government purchased aircraft was built by the lowest bidder...
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Jan-31 09:02:52 Anonymous coward said

    Bill W.
    Gives new meaning to "We've lost #2"
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Feb-25 11:04:25 Anonymous coward said

    kicsit sok volt a gáz
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Jun-04 23:17:45 Anonymous coward said

    Who invited the Klingon?
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Aug-20 11:48:09 Anonymous coward said

    OI! Easy on the throttle!
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Sep-28 12:40:53 Anonymous coward said

    "Not again! Now we have to go back and get it!"
  • Anonymous coward 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?
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Oct-13 05:33:38 Anonymous coward said

    Klingon your ass
  • Anonymous coward 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 .
  • Anonymous coward 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!
  • Anonymous coward 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!
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Mar-03 12:28:40 Anonymous coward said

    Pilot:Max Throttle
    Co-Pilot:Not That Much........Looka what ya did.....
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Mar-23 23:08:35 Anonymous coward said

  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Apr-26 20:04:46 Anonymous coward said

    Maintenance gripe: Right engine missing.
  • Anonymous coward 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
  • Anonymous coward 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.
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Jul-19 06:58:00 Anonymous coward said

    just a nice pleasant fli ...*CLUNK*... uh oh, thats not good
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Jul-19 07:01:30 Anonymous coward said

    just a nice pleasant fli ...*CLUNK*... uh oh, thats not good
  • Anonymous coward 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.
  • Anonymous coward 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!
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Mar-01 20:29:58 Anonymous coward said

    F-14 luver
    Huston we have a problem
  • Anonymous coward 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.
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Jul-24 14:01:38 Anonymous coward said

    Arabian Night
    Catch me if you can
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Oct-20 09:13:51 Anonymous coward said

    "please tell me the warrenty is still good..."
  • Anonymous coward 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.
  • Anonymous coward 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.
  • Anonymous coward 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....
  • Anonymous coward on 2008-Apr-24 13:46:34 Anonymous coward said

    Hey Guys, do we have a spare engine in the flyaway kit?
  • Anonymous coward on 2008-May-21 11:12:56 Anonymous coward said

    hay look an engine
  • Anonymous coward on 2008-Jul-15 19:24:24 Anonymous coward said

    just Bob
    might want to put a red x in the acft forms chief.
  • Anonymous coward 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)
  • Anonymous coward on 2010-May-09 21:04:42 Anonymous coward said

    feather #2 bill... rodger!
  • DrTracy 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!
  • Will Adams 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.
  • Will Adams 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.
  • Will Adams 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.


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