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Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Luftwaffe Resource Center
When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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I see all of the pics on page 11.


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hi armyjunk,

i see all the photos on page 11.

beautiful photos, keep up the good work


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thanks guys

nc they working for you?


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Junk,

Can't fool me, you just paid your Photobucket bill..... :lol:

yes, have them now, thanks.

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The pilot in the window in pic 2329 and also the first pilot in line in pic 2330 is none other than Chris "Wildman" Magee from Pappy's VMF-214. This squadron was his next billet after coming home from the 214's tour.


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Note that 2319, 2320 and 2321 are mockups of the Grumman TSF-1, which was a torpedo/scout aircraft based on the F7F. The TSF was to have a weapons bay, which the F7F did not have.

The TSF may not have gotten much farther than this mockup.

As usual, armyjunk2, incredible stuff! Thank you!!!


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It was basically an F7F with a bomb bay, an SCR-720 radar in the nose, and a seat for a radar operator behind the pilot. I'm surprised it got as far as a mockup. It was canceled in January 1945, supposedly because Grumman was stretched too thin with other programs. It may also have had something to do with the fact that the Navy and Grumman were having trouble qualifying the F7F for carrier operations at the time. And the Navy was running out of ships that needed torpedoing...
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Sir...outstanding..... :o :shock:

A million tks again


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Sorry I've been working on Toyota brake lines, the Tercel needs work...anyway back on page 12 are some more Bearcats, remember a right click and save will give you some info on the pic.

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Junk,

Thanks very much for these... really fascinating perspective on the Bear!


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Facinating "Story" in photos. Thanks Junk....

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Whats going on in 2259?


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hi armyjunk,

looks like stress testing to me.
beautifull set of photos.
thank you for all your postings.


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thank you, sometimes I have no idea what they are doing, but I assume you all do....


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This post is awesome !

Thanks !!!

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