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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Roothawg, May 19, 2018.

  1. 48fordnut
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  3. custom
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    I have various collections.....a few shots from the aviation portion.
    Illustration autographed by Major General Leigh Wade and a couple of actual photos from all the ones I have taken during Operation Teapot atomic bomb testing. Series shows the reaults of the impact of the blasts on aircraft wing structures. Pics are of broken wing/stabilizers. MGLW.jpg stab2.jpg stab1.jpg
     
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    More nose art. B-24 Liberator, Polka Dot Warriors "Minerva" B-24_Liberator_PolkaDotWarriors5_'Minerva'.jpg
     
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    I was born at Castle AFB in 53, seeing those B-52's with the smoke was a daily occurrence for me as we lived a mile and a half off of the end of the glide path for Castle.
     
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    Stearman is still one of my favorite aircraft !
    stearman pellon.jpg stearman.jpg
     
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    Fake log ? I'm not seeing a photo , just a box with a question mark in it.
    Fake log book?
    Just curious...or not.

    Sent from my SM-T387V using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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    Beech Staggerwings are rare and very beautiful, there are NO cheap Staggerwings ! ( grin, but you already know that. )

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    Beech D17.jpg
     
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    Back in the day, it took a lot of guts and determination to fly the early biplane seaplanes. The Curtiss NC-4 afforded no comfort for the pilots.
    Curtiss NC-4.JPG




     
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  14. ^^^^^ Lower photo is San Diego Ca. if memory serves me right.
     
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    It is a Curtiss, can someone tell us more about it? Bob
     
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  16. ^^^^^ Curtiss F11C-3 not -2 I believe. Mainly Naval use.
     
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    I too have a couple of prized possessions , a pair of mint condition Allison engine operators books, these are very cool!

    allison engine operators guide and pilots notes.jpg allison flame guide 1.jpg allison engine identification.jpg
     
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    I did the t-shirt designs for the seaplane base out on lake Winnebago for the annual Oshkosh fly in for 25 years, I was able to get some pictures of " That's all brother " before the restoration started, this plane was going to be used as a parts plane, but wiser heads prevailed and the plane was saved! Basler in Oshkosh is an amazing place to visit! I added a shot of a DC-3 next to the tail of a B-52, both kindred ghost's from times gone by!


    DSC_2848 (2).JPG DC-3 and B-52 at Oshkosh.JPG
     
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  20. Bell P-39. Sexy in flight, not so much static.
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    Love those F4U's...
     
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    Boeing 377 travel agent display model. 377.jpg flight deck.jpg
     
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  24. ^^^^^ "How many then?"
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    To me, the wonderful sickness of aviation is highly contagious, I have been associated with it since day 1 on the planet. As cool as the H.A.M.B. is, in regards to all things automotive before 1965, to me the aircraft of days gone by are true works of art, but the moderator says, "no " airplanes on the Fabulous Friday Art show, so I am at least grateful that here on this website, there is a category for " vintage aviation ". Its cool that a lot of other Gearhead's here can appreciate the fact that these machines are also " Hot Rods " that fly and kick ass! I will be posting more shots of the various machines I have photographed over the years, plus some of my line art as well. Thanks for the likes from everybody.
    Dennis.

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  26. I saw the Enola Gay in pieces in 1971, It was being stored at the Sandia Atomic Museum in New Mexico, and at the time, they were attempting to raise the money to restore it. That was the first B-29 I had seen, and I was surprised at how small it looked. In terms of design, it was a real trailblazer. The development cost was more than the cost of producing the Atomic bomb.
    I am happy to learn that it was finally restored and has a home at the National Air and Space Museum.
    Bob
     
  27. I had the opportunity to ride in one of those beasts at Glasgow AFB back in the mid 1960s. There were a couple of things about these monsters, other than the size, that seemed to be from another world to a fighter pilot like myself. For me, being used to flying an aircraft with a max load smaller than 20,000 lbs, that chunk of aluminum overcast was unimaginably large to me.
    The crew did a simulated alert start for me, and that was where they started all 8 engines at the same time. It was like sitting through an earthquake with the howling wind of all that air circulating through the aircraft. Very impressive!
    While we were proceeding down the taxiway, I asked what the big wheel on the back of the center counsel was for? The heads of the captain and the first officer literally snapped as they looked at each other with a mischievous look that I didn't understand. The captain said, "watch this", and the F/O turned the wheel to the full deflection. The aircraft nose started to angle off the taxiway, and finally reached about 30 degrees off the taxiway, but the gear remained centered. My stomach did about 3 flips, because I was sure we were going 4 wheel driving cross country.
    After they had stopped laughing, they explained to me that because of the length of the wing, they can't use the wing down method to counter crosswinds, so Boeing designed the aircraft so that the aircraft would crab into wind on final, while the gear was lined up with the runway. That way, the aircraft could land in the worst crosswind with the wings level.
    The other thing that was impressive on that flight, was that on takeoff with a light fuel load that you would have for a pilot trainer, the rear gear lift off the runway before the front gear.
    It was an impressive ride that I never forgot.
    Bob
     
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  28. The T-33, Tbird, was a great old aircraft I logged a fair number of hours in the Canadian version, that had a larger engine than the American Tbird, the Rolls Royce Nene 10, with 5,200 lbs thrust.
    It was a pretty good performer in its day.
    Bob
     
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  29. Over the 10 years I was in the RCAF, I logged over 4,000 hours in single and twin engine fighters. Straight up, straight down, max altitude, and limiting Mach didn't bother me, and I will also climb any ladder as long as I can keep one foot on the ground. :)
    Bob
     
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