The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
What air filters? Most 20's cars didn't have them.
Alright youse guys, no wise cracks!
Yes to the B-15 and...
Search "B-17 Engine Testbed" and you'll get pictures like this for hits:
This airframe was used for several engine test programs, both recip and turbine.
TB-17 with an experimental turbo-prop nose job.
Thats a B-17 that was modified to test out new engine designs in the nose. The thinking being that it has it's 4 engines to fly on so if it had problems in the experimental one it would be no big deal. I dont know how many were modified like this but I'm pretty sure that if this is the only one it is still flying although it has a normal glass nose on it now.
I think that these are Vultee "Vengence" dive bombers. Navy never ordered them, and the Air Corps tried them out as A-31's, but they wound up as target tugs and trainers. The UK and several other air forces also flew them, these look like they are in Commonwealth colors
Don't know where the fuzzy photo came from but here is one from the original factory photo. Would like to know for sure who it is? The car is an electric powered 1963 Thunderbird JR by the Powercar Company of Mystic CT.
I make restoration parts for these little cars and own a few.
Would also like to find a source for those baby moon hubcaps to fit the 5 inch rims.
LOVE those Connies! Without a doubt the prettiest, sexiest airliner ever built. I hitched a ride in Mil version, a "Willie Victor" and she seemed to fly as smooth as her lines look. Sweet!
The bottom one is kind of special. It was one of four converted to turboprop power. Lockheed called it an L-1249, the Navy an R7V-2, later a YC-121F.
They are great looking aircraft. Military designation was - I think - C121(?). Ike's Air Force One, a Connie named Columbine III is, or was at the Air Force Museum @ Wright Patterson AFB OH. I haven't been there in a few years but there were several former AF Ones including FDR's and HST's as well.
UPDATE - found a pic of Ike's:
Even the 4 drs look great! '62s are a close, very close, second.
XP-300 how many of your pics are from new england?
Once and for all.... it's Bert Convy! Don't know about the hub caps, maybe golf cart?
Well that sucks, I just looked up the info on this plane and it was in fact restored to flying condition as the "Liberty Bell" unfortunately she caught on fire in flight a couple of years ago and landed in a farm field. She could have been saved but she was to far from the edge of the field and recent rains had made it to muddy for the fire trucks to get to her.
In June 1956 I crossed the ocean on my way to Germany in a C-54, courtesy Uncle Sam. In 1959 I came home thinking I would fly in a Super Connie, nope, another C-54. Poor timing for the Connies, one of the most beautiful planes ever built, jets were becoming more in favor.
Assume that this is Pine Street in San Francisco, lived on Pine St after the Navy sent me back to my old ship. homeported in Oakland, after Vietnam tour...early '67, hippies were already there, as was topless dancing...my next door neighbor was Big Bertha, who billed herself as the world's largest topless dancer...no more need be said!...it was a crazy town even then
My first commercial flight in 1958 was from SF to Den on a super Connie. Suits, dress's and only one class FIRST free drinks, cigarettes and meals on real cloth, silver forks and knifes. A great way to start 50 years of flying before I retired
I have been so very lucky when I was in the Army, I was a member of the "Red Beret's Australian Army Parachute Display Team", we did almost every big Air Show held in Australia. As such we got to associate with all of the air craft crews, deals were made for tandem parachute jumps in turn for rides in many of the war birds. HARS Super Connie was a staple and we got to ride in her many times. I don't care, it could take twice the time from A to B but I would be happy to do it in a Connie!
My first ever airplane ride was in a Connie. Pittsburgh to Los Angeles, 1959. I was 6 years old. It left an impression on my young brain that hasn't left and probably never will. THAT was flying. Nothing like today.
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