Added a review of a 4-sheet set of drawings of CV-5 in her 1940 configuration to the Reviews: Photos and Plans page.
Some of the reference items have been re-categorized as well. Most notably the Photos section is now the Photos and Plans section. We hope to be able to add some more drawings in the near future, and we’ve come into possession of new (at least to us) photos that we will be posting as soon as we get the okay from the owners and the files in hand.
For some reason, I failed to include the overall shot of the photos in the previously posted “Life” magazine article. I’ve updated the page in question, which you can view by clicking the photo to the left, or by clicking HERE.
The website work is pretty much done for the next two weeks. Spending some time away from home and the computer. More work on graphics and adding content will resume the first of June.
Question for anyone out there who may know: Does anyone have any information on the 1/48th scale builders model of CV-5 that resides in the Virginia Air and Space Museum? (Pictured above). I have a couple dozen photos of the ship to post to the website, but internet and book searches have turned up no information on the model, and emails to the museum have been unanswered. If anyone has any information, please send it along.
The site is back up and running. Everyone should notice a HUGE improvement in speed and accessibility. We’re still tweaking the look of the graphics; going with the blueprint motif, as the old style of gray and white coupled with black and white photography (one of the drawbacks of WWII era photography from a design standpoint) was pretty dreary. It’s still a work in progress.
We’ve also followed-up on all of the outstanding emails. If you haven’t heard from us, or have new questions, comments, or concerns, please do Contact Us.