User talk:Joshbaumgartner

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Category:Douglas Skyraider[edit]

Hi, I would like to get to know the reason for moving the category from Category:Douglas A-1 Skyraider. The Skyraider may be one of the worst example of redesignations in the U.S. Navy, but common policy was always to use the most common prefix. That is, of course, debatable in case of the Skyraider. However, it was flown for at least ten years after the A-1 designation was introduced, both by the USN and the USAF. Therefore I would like to return to the A-1 designation. Also, I think that the "BT2D Dauntless II" designation is misleading. All aircraft that were ever accepted under this designation were quickly redesignated XAD-1 or AD-1. The category gives the impression, that this were different aircraft, which is wrong. Cheers Cobatfor (talk) 11:04, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

I sympathize and this is a valid point. I have raised the issue at Category talk:Douglas Skyraider and Category talk:BT2D Dauntless II for discussion. Thanks! Josh (talk) 14:01, 8 October 2018 (UTC)