Go Back   Trawler Forum > Trawler Forum > Harbor Chat
Click Here to Login

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-27-2015, 02:03 PM   #1
Dauntless Award
Wxx3's Avatar
City: New York, NY
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Dauntless
Vessel Model: Kadey Krogen 42 - 148
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,547
Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II

This quote form Marin, bought up another great book.

"The only turd I'm aware that Boeing has made was an Army ground attack plane we made in (I think) in the 1920s. It was an armored biplane, and besides being staggering ugly, it could barely get out of its own way it was so heavy. A total flop. We built two of them. They were conceived and designed by the US Army; Boeing simply built them (we needed the money back then). I tried to find a photo on the web but had no success. But it was an absolutley horrible airplane."

That book is,

Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II by Arthur Herman

A wonderfully written book, bringing up a whole bunch of facts, i never knew about, for instance do you know how many man days were lost to strikes in 1942?

My first guess, based on the Hollywood history is Zero. I was wrong.

Back to Marin's point about Boeing. It took most of the the newcomers, to manufacturing military equipment (unlike Boeing and the other aircraft makes) about a year to figure out the military had no clue had to design anything.

Attached Images

Richard on Dauntless,
New York

a Kadey Krogen 42 Currently https://share.delorme.com/dauntless
Blog: https://dauntlessatsea.com
Wxx3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2015, 02:14 PM   #2
Scraping Paint
City: -
Country: -
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,748
THe Navy designed a pair of PT boats prior to WWII. The designs of the two boats were basically the same but one was made of wood and the other was made of aluminum. They were built in the US Navy Yard, and were amazing flops compared to the entries from Elco, Higgins, and Huckins. The aluminum boat, PT-8, still exists, which is a testimony to building a boat out of metal even if the design totally sucks.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	61
Size:	109.2 KB
ID:	36911  

Marin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 02:46 PM   #3
City: Bellingham
Country: Canada
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 1
Here's the British wooden version.

kevros is offline   Reply With Quote

freedom's forge, knudsen, unions, wwii

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012