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  •  xaxnar: those Wacos were (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, shortfinals

    retrievable. They picked one up after it had been downed in the CBI, with some rather ingenious sling-work....

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    by BlackSheep1 on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 04:44:38 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, I know they were retrievable (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, shortfinals

      And I think there were some places during the war where retrievals were carried out. But, when you think about them being used as part of a large assault of some kind, picking them up for re-use is going to get a pretty low priority while everything is tied up on winning the battle and moving on from the initial landing. Once a beach head has been established, it's generally a lot easier to bring in troops by the ground.

      "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

      by xaxnar on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 06:38:49 PM PDT

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