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Offline Jim M.

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2013, 10:50:52 am »
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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2013, 10:53:44 am »
The -36 at Pima used to be the gate guard at Greater Southwest Airport (Ft. Worth-located on a corner of the DFW site) and was in danger of being scrapped because they couldn't find a place for it and the Air Force wouldn't turn it over to a civilian organization because they feared it could be used in terrorist attacks on other countries.
At the AF museum they have the camera assembly from a -36 on display. Incredibly similar to the much smaller units (120mm) I used to work on that were at one time wing cameras in Focke-Wulf 190s.
The film in the -36 camera was about 3 feet wide.
Another thing about that plane-when flying it "wiggled". The fuselage was so long it sort of "wagged its tail".
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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2013, 01:35:51 pm »
The -36 at Pima used to be the gate guard at Greater Southwest Airport (Ft. Worth-located on a corner of the DFW site) and was in danger of being scrapped because they couldn't find a place for it and the Air Force wouldn't turn it over to a civilian organization because they feared it could be used in terrorist attacks on other countries.
At the AF museum they have the camera assembly from a -36 on display. Incredibly similar to the much smaller units (120mm) I used to work on that were at one time wing cameras in Focke-Wulf 190s.
The film in the -36 camera was about 3 feet wide.
Another thing about that plane-when flying it "wiggled". The fuselage was so long it sort of "wagged its tail".


I think they have the Boston camera there...

Virtual cockpit walk through on the '36...  Go down the page to get to the links.  Other aircraft are available to walk through as well.

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/virtualtour/cockpits.asp
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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2013, 04:55:51 pm »
OK Guys

This is a nice little demo VT of planes we all enjoy from what we are posting. I'm sure you have seen it before but these old war birds are so beautiful in there natural environment.

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« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2013, 06:07:40 pm »
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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2013, 07:20:25 pm »
OK Guys

This is a nice little demo VT of planes we all enjoy from what we are posting. I'm sure you have seen it before but these old war birds are so beautiful in there natural environment.

Breitling Fighers - Low Level Flying


I never saw that before. AWESOME!  :goodpost:

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2013, 07:22:03 pm »
I'm amazed no one has said Spitfire yet.

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2013, 08:10:19 pm »
I'm amazed no one has said Spitfire yet.


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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2013, 12:55:01 am »
Did someone mention Spitfire.................................... :chugbeer: :chugbeer:

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« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2013, 10:02:41 am »
Did someone mention Spitfire.................................... :chugbeer: :chugbeer:

Spitfire under bridge


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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2013, 10:58:11 am »
The P-40 Warhawk has been my favorite looking warbird for the longest time.  I find the visual appeal of its design very appealing, even before the Chennault 'tiger' grin is painted on.

I have built flying balsa and tissue models after assembling quite a few 1/72 and 1/48 plastic scale models as a young boy.  The P-40 is a fun looking flyer to me.

I know about the British variants and the Australian ones that still survive too.  I appreciate having the EAA museum in Oshkosh, WI nearby to get a Warbird fix once in a while.  However, there is no Warhawk in their collection.

One of my favorite bookmarks to waste time watching:

Military Documentary Channel
Flying Aces --- P-40 Warhawk (The Flying Tigers)
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA3B6B6EE9285415A
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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2013, 12:52:46 pm »
I'm lucky that I live in what was known as Bomber County.

Enjoy the following

90 minutes down the M11 we have Duxford


http://www.iwm.org.uk/events/iwm-duxford

40 minutes up the road we have

http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/

The Red Arrows are 30 minutes up the road

http://www.raf.mod.uk/reds/

under an hour away is Scampton and the home of 617 Sq.

http://www.dambusters.org.uk/

also under an hour away is

http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/

Footage from Lancaster bomber of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at Derwent Reservoir.


Lancaster Bomber East Kirkby

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Re: Aircraft we like..
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2013, 12:58:08 pm »
Would love to be standing on that bridge.

You and me both  ;D

but would love to be in the cockpit :)