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


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GREAT WORK, AJ Brings back loads of memories! It's just too damned sad that good things come to an end.

- Hawkeye 52


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Hi I'm looking for any photos of TBM-3E Bu No 53708 or any other TBM-3Es :roll: Thanks Mike

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I believe if you go to page one and take a look at the index you will find Avengers


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Pic 2595 with the E2C fuselage, is that some sort of a dunk tank ?


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The photo title says "Pl31plane90000galhydrostatic" I have no idea what that means but Hawkeye might...
I should mention that a right click and save gives you all the info I have on the photos....


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What an absolute treasure trove of history

Thank you SO much for sharing!!!!!!!!!!1

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I know these aren't as exciting as airplanes landing on a carrier deck but these were the folks that made it happen.....

PLANT 33-34

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PLANT 43-44

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This will be the last of the Grumman photographs I think, we still have 680 Republic, 260 Mitchell Field photographs and a large number of Long Island Aviation photos. I'm getting ready for a trip so I won't be posting anything next month.


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Hi

I noticed your Panther/Cougar images. I am writing a book on the aircraft and would love access to these. I am scheduled to go to the Grumman plant latter this Spring, but would welcome the chance to use these. Are there high-resolution scnas available?

Brad Elward


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 Post subject: "Dunk tank"
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Yes, Malo83, Pic 2595 with the E2C fuselage, is a sort of dunk tank.

The technical name is a "hydrostatic test tank", a facility used to proof-test all pressurized aircraft. Unlike many aircraft of its era, the Hawkeye is pressurized for crew comfort. By the way, the fuselage in the tank is an E-2A, although at the time the photo was taken it was designated W2F-1.

Why was the designation changed? Long story. Let's just say it illustrates the Washington/bureaucratic mentality...the same thing which also led to screwing up our involvement in Vietnam.

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Mark Nankivil wrote:
Thanks again for the new set of images - fascinating. 2563 looks to have an NACA F-51 (or P-51 if you prefer) in the hangar - possibly a Langley based bird? I'm guessing that by the wing stripes...


Agreed, excellent pictures on so many different levels.

Is the P-51 in #2563 an H model? I'm guessing by the way the exhaust shroud is part of the cowling, not attached to the exhausts themselves.

Again, great pics, thanks for taking the time to upload them!

cheers

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Hello all....

Does anyone know if ArmyJunk has given up on this thread?

Or has he shifted it elsewhere?


Thanks,

- Hawkeye 52


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I'm here, I went on a around the world trip and have been doing some other things...but I will see what else we can post here....


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Welcome back. No pressure; I was just curious if I had missed that the thread had been shifted elsewhere.

Now you hafta "take a vacation from your vacation"! LOL

- H52


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finally I got to the end of it (and now hope to keep up).

fantastic thread.

armyjunk, if you ever need a bed in Lisboa for some days, just ask. you've earned it :)

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 Post subject: Takin' a break
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Hello to all the thread followers....

ArmyJunk2, the thread starter, has devoted almost two years (May 2007 - March 2009) to posting fabulous pics to this thread. He has asked me to relay that he now has to catch-up with a bunch of things that were left undone in the meantime.

The thread is NOT FINISHED, but he does need a break.

- H52 for AJ2


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