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When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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GRUMMAN GG-1

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Is there a way I could get any of what you have of the FF-1 series, F2F and F3F at higher res? I am a huge fan of the Grumman biplanes.....and wrote Squadron/Signal "Grumman Biplane Fighters in Action".

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I'll proberbly do that when the wildcats/martlets appear Armyjunk!
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They will be coming, just trying to keep some order, are these early planes boring?


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NO WAY! Anything like pics your'e posting are great to see. Better than the photo's sitting in a box! I'm just looking forward to certain types more than others.
How many you got?
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2300 Grumman, 1/2 are plane construction. 700 Republic, 260 from Mitchell Field, Curtiss, Roosevelt Field, most every airplane built on Long Island New York 7000 total I think....I will work my way though these as long as people want to see them......


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I've sent mail to you armyjunk!
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The only thing boring about these photos is the wait between posts Keep them coming they are great!
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Thanks for more fantastic pictures.Its easy to see Grumman genes in the early aircraft.Are there any old timers who can identify the purpose of the small round instrument with the two triangles that is mounted between the airspeed indicator and the inclinometer in the bottom cockpit photo of the SF-1? I suppose it could indicate that the wheels are down and locked,but that's probably too easy.


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Great photos. Love the one with the Wildcat for scale. Any ID on the carriers?

Speaking of wing-loss, wasn't there a C-47 that lost most of the wing outboard of the nacelle in a collision, but still managed to land? I thought I read that somewhere...

Chris


There was a Frontier Airlines DC-3 that hit a mountain north of Phoenix in the 50s that lost most of its left wing and still managed to land safely at PHX. The wing was recovered off the mountain a couple of years ago and is going to be in an exhibit at Pima in the next year or so.

By the way, I love the shot of the escort carrier in high seas. I've heard the crews didn't like them much because they didn't ride well in storms.

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Are there any old timers who can identify the purpose of the small round instrument with the two triangles that is mounted between the airspeed indicator and the inclinometer in the bottom cockpit photo of the SF-1?


Look closer - that's not an instrument; it's a faceted light lens. The two triangles are light reflected on two of the facets.

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Thanks Chris,Its obvious,now that you mention it.I suppose its like one of those "Magic Eye" puzzles.


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All of these are fantastic! Thanks for your efforts to post. We really appriciate all the effort involved.


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