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I love photos like that Excellent
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Oh Man!! I LOVE the P-51's and the F-4U's! 

Is that bomber a B-26, Lynn? 
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

B-25 Mitchel

Ah so. I meant B-25. Seriously. Bucky
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Oops, this is an A-26 Invader.
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Oh Man!! I LOVE the P-51's and the F-4U's!


ME TOO, Mark!
And, I honestly can't decide which one of those iconic aircraft I love more!

The P-51 Mustang for its sleek lines, its speed, its legendary air combat record, and the sound of that V12 Rolls Royce Merlin.

The F4U Corsair for its iconic gull wings, that huge 4-blade prop, the rumble of the P&W 18 cyl radial, its near equal speed to the P-51, and the fact I was a HUGE "Baa Baa Blacksheep" (TV series) fan as a kid.

The British Supermarine Spitfire is right up there in my mind with those 2. It had a very similar profile and performance envelope as the Mustang. Still, I slightly prefer the Mustang, only because it was ours.

I remember building models of these 3 planes as a kid, and being smitten by the lines of all 3 as far back as I can remember.
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I also sent this to you as an email, Ted. I knew you would appreciate these pictures. 

I love the Corsair best, because of.....

 
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I also liked the P-38's. 


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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Oh Man!! I LOVE the P-51's and the F-4U's!


ME TOO, Mark!
And, I honestly can't decide which one of those iconic aircraft I love more!

The P-51 Mustang for its sleek lines, its speed, its legendary air combat record, and the sound of that V12 Rolls Royce Merlin.

The F4U Corsair for its iconic gull wings, that huge 4-blade prop, the rumble of the P&W 18 cyl radial, its near equal speed to the P-51, and the fact I was a HUGE "Baa Baa Blacksheep" (TV series) fan as a kid.

The British Supermarine Spitfire is right up there in my mind with those 2. It had a very similar profile and performance envelope as the Mustang. Still, I slightly prefer the Mustang, only because it was ours.

I remember building models of these 3 planes as a kid, and being smitten by the lines of all 3 as far back as I can remember.
There is a Dr. that I have known for some time now, that has a hanger at Bowman Field. In his hay day, he had a P-51D Mustang, and a F-4U Corsair. The P-51 had the lowest time airframe of all the remaining Mustangs, and the F-4U was one of the Baa Baa Blacksheep Corsairs.
He eventually sold the Corsair because it was to expensive to fly. That big P&W needed a LOT of gas to run. He loved the Mustang, but after he ground looped it he decided to scale back on his hobby and sold it too.
Now he shoots with my club and loves it.
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That sounds like a man whose take-home pay has a couple more digits on the left side of the decimal point than mine.Wink

Oh, how I'd love to own either of those planes, much less both! I get weak-kneed in the vicinity of either!
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

I also sent this to you as an email, Ted. I knew you would appreciate these pictures. 

I love the Corsair best, because of.....

 


Greg "Pappy" Boyington was/is an aviation legend, and Robert Conrad was the perfect choice to play him! The Corsair is forever synonymous with Boyington!
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Love all of those pictures.  All aircraft have their own cool features.
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COOL picture Mike
 
Back in the mid 90s we had an abundance of warbirds around here; P-51s, a Corsair, a P-47, and a bunch of T-6s, and a few more I can't remember. With 2 big annual airshows in the area it drew in even more. WWII aircraft were almost common around the 3 area airports. Now it seems they're almost extinct. The one really great thing about Blunder over Looneyville is the airshow, and all the warbirds it brings in.
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Thanks for sharing the link! Love the P-51.
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It would figure that a Kanook would like those clunky British planes. Although I do love the Mosquito for it's speed, versatility, and invisibility to radar, and I like the Lancaster for it's payload, which wasn't matched or surpassed by anything until the B-29 came out.
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