Talk:Shady Lady (aircraft)

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Mispositioned article[edit]

I think the basic problem here is that this is an article on a notable airplane, but is presented as an article on a not-yet-notable film (the sources present a total of one sentence about the film). I don't have time at the moment, but someone should scrape the material on the film out of the top of it (can note the documentary lower on), and move it to Shady Lady (airplane). --Nat Gertler (talk) 17:42, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Longest Ever Bombing Mission[edit]

It was 0945 hrs, sixteen hours and thirty-five minutes since their departure from Darwin. This had became the longest ever bombing mission ever carried out to that day.

I'm not sure that's correct... I think Zeppelin bombing raids on England in WW1 could last longer. The airships of the period were slow (50-70mph), but some had an endurance of up to 48 hours. The article Zeppelin L.19 (LZ 54), describes an air-raid in 1916 in which Zeppelins left their base at mid-day, but only reached their target area in central England between 10pm and midnight. And would presumably have required another 10-12 hours for the return journey. The Zeppelin the article is about seems to have been in ther air for about 36 hours before it crashed. Catsmeat (talk) 15:26, 2 November 2011 (UTC)