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


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ArmyJunk,

The F5F certainly isn't on the top of my hit parade list. Never has been. But the "story" that your series of photos presents is a very interesting one that got me to do a little Googling to learn a bit more about that bird. Father of the Tigercat. You have a Tigercat in your bag of tricks?

Thanks again for sharing.

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Thanks so much for these recent photos, especially the sketches. They brought back memories of Engineering before CAD, when the best engineers were technicians and artists.

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The variation in the nose and the nacelles shown in the photos is quite interesting. Seems off that the mockup shows 2 X .30 cal machine guns, 1 X .50 cal machine gun and a cannon. Seems like a lot of different ammunition to stock for one aircraft!


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Armyjunk,
Thanks for posting this, I enjoyed seeing this series of photos.

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F7F TIGERCATS
Remember we also have Tigercats back on page 11

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Down boy, Down boy............. :shock:

You just can't keep a good Classic poster down...........GREAT job there "Junk". Your posts ALWAYS tell a story and they are ALWAYS fun to read. (I even re-read the F5F story a few times.......so much to see in the background.....and foreground)

Love the Cats........

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How cool. I love the F7F Thank you for posting all of this.

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Thanks, but pic 2328 appears to be a TBM wing center section.

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Looks like an F6F center section to me. Still very cool! :D

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The original photo says it a "F7F-2 wing center section and gear" but titles can be wrong....


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Wow, what I wouldn't give for one of those wooden bombs! 8) :lol:

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Hey Armyjunk....................all the Tigercats on page 11 are all red X's.

Must have switched Photopucket Albums.... 8)

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Pic #2328 is definitely an F6F center section. Compare the wing-fold break to the same in #2248 on p.39. Hellcats are the only WW II-era Grummans whose wheels retract rearward and rotate 90 degrees to lay flat. The mains on the TBF / TBMs retract outward.

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Picture # 2333 shows a beautiful Tigercat wind tunnel model. The caption incorrectly describes the "wires" extending from the starboard wingtip as electrical connections. Actually, these are bundles of small-diameter metal tubes which transmit the aerodynamic pressure sensed at the holes along the leading edge and elsewhere (see #2334), to a bank of manometers. That is how pressures were measured and visualized in the pre-computer era.

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NC, thank you, but I get pics on page 11, willl someome else check...I can repost them if need be....

hawkeye, i know some of these titles can be off, thanks for the correction...


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