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Misguided Midway Missile Magic

August 2018




After World War II, the U.S. military began thinking up novel ways to play with the V-2 missiles it had liberated from Germany. The U.S. Navy thought it might use the missile for bombardment by launching it from an aircraft carrier deck floating offshore. In Operation Sandy in September 1947, a V-2 was successfully (barely) launched from the USS Midway (CV-41). It left the carrier unscathed and broke up at 15,000 feet. But eventually, rolling ships and toxic liquid fuels were deemed too dangerous a combination to pursue for shipboard use.



Note: Each month a different image from the current calendar year is featured here. To avoid the gnawing 12-month period of suspense to see all 12 pieces (along with lots of aviation anniversaries (When did the first pig fly?), incredible trivia (What is Godzilla's "birthday"?), and outrageous quotes from people that should know better) place your order for the Aerocatures™ Calendar now!

News & Updates:
  • 1/1/18 - Happy New Year!

  • 10/6/17 - The 2018 Aerocatures™ Calendar is here! Order yours today!



  • 10/5/17 - Hank's artwork recently was featured on the program cover for the 2017 Tailhook Association Symposium. Check it out!



  • 11/16/16 - Do you know someone who is in a "family way?" Are you expecting? Then you definitely need a copy of "Honey . . . We're Pregnant!" From Aerocatures™ creator Hank Caruso, this prenatal diary is a great way to become friends with your baby well before he or she enters the outside world. Check here for more information!



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    Updated Wednesday, 1 August 2018.
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