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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:24 am 
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One more request tonight to fill voids in my Cobra scrapbook. I have no photos of the incomplete P-63A fuselage, 42-68895, in Walter Soplata's collection. Can anyone help?


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I'm not certain where I read it, but I believe the P-63 parts may be stored in the YB-36 fuselage. That would help explain the lack of photos (if my recollection is correct).

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I believe this is the P-63.

http://www.s205409446.onlinehome.us/Fea ... s/ws_x.jpg

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I found those two photos also late last night in a search after posting. I think you are correct. For some reason I thought it was a natural aluminum fuselage but obviously not.

Thanks very much. I wonder if he found it in a Buffalo wrecking yard or just what? I often wondered if old Walter himself carried a camera on some of his trasure hunts. Just imagine the scrapbook/photo albums he might have!

Thanks again!


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That is indeed the P-63 inside the B-36 fuselage. I saw it there back in the mid-1990's.

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Here's the P-63A (and the XP-82 fuselage) inside the B-36 in summer 1982...
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...sorry, been away a while, considerable involvement in '08 with cars rather than airplane stuff...

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