Talk:Little Boy

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Good article Little Boy has been listed as one of the Warfare good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
September 30, 2013 Good article nominee Listed

Aircraft carrier aircraft?[edit]

"The Navy Bureau of Ordnance built another 25 Little Boy assemblies in 1947 for use by the nuclear-capable Lockheed P2V Neptune aircraft carrier aircraft."

I do not believe that the Neptune was an airplane capable of operating from an aircraft carrier. Is this a typo for "antisubmarine aircraft" or "ASW aircraft"? NelC (talk) 21:04, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

It would have been carrier-launched if used in the nuclear strike role. Here is a photo of it taking off from a carrier, though its principal usage was land-based maritime patrol. VQuakr (talk) 21:08, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
At the time only the Midway class aircraft carriers were large enough to handle them. Chick Hayward was able to land one on a carrier, but it was considered so difficult that the plan was for them to to take off from the carriers but return to land bases. Hawkeye7 (talk) 00:13, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Grammar Check[edit]

Didn't read the whole article, but "Parsons's"? Drop the s after the apostrophe. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.158.48.13 (talk) 11:50, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

There are three acceptable ways to do possessive apostrophes after singular nouns ending in s, and MOS:POSS holds all of them to be acceptable if used consistently throughout an article. Usually, the convention in an article is not changed once it is established by the original author. Deciding on this sort of thing is kind of a reward for writing the article, if you will. A2soup (talk) 13:08, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Nicely Done[edit]

This is a very very good article by the way