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    Seabat on the Corporal

    April of 1956, off Key West. Notice an unusual feature of this Balao-class sub?

    Seabat on Corporal.png

    A tight fit:

    On Deck.jpeg

    The rest of the story:

    http://www.smokymountainbase.com/new...l-Aug_2019.pdf (page 16)

    How the sub could line up so well with the helicopter's landing gear is amazing.
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    Re: Seabat on the Corporal

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    Notice an unusual feature of this Balao-class sub?



    Hard to see any features at all in that small, underexposed image. (But the newsletter kinda gives it away)
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    Re: Seabat on the Corporal

    Incredible feat to be sure! Ingenuity pays off at times!

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    Re: Seabat on the Corporal

    Probably had BearCat Helo landing system

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    Re: Seabat on the Corporal

    Beartrap* and I doubt the Balao class came with that particular feature.

    Very cool story, good handling by the crews of the both the sub and the helo.
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    Re: Seabat on the Corporal

    60 years is long time to remember actual name but do recall many traps on helos on cutter in rough seas.

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