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 Post subject: How about a little color
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Have a great Memorial weekend ya all. I'll be slumming it at the Monte Carlo Grand Prix :wink:


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Oh hell....enjoy the race too!! Ill be watching it on tv

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Particularly liked the photos of the P-47s from the 57th Fighter Group. Neal Melton (Hun Hunter XVI, Col. Wymond) and John Shoffner (Wicked Wabbit, Lt. Hare) honor 2 of their aircraft/pilots. These two P-47Ds are based at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation.

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The Me-163 is obviously a staged photo op, but the aircraft itself looks too clean to be a captured wartime example. I'm assuming it's a more recent pic with a restored aircraft.

The RP-63 is the one currently on display at NMUSAF (although I understand it's a standard P-63, cosmetically modified to resemble a "Pinball" machine.)

The final pic is inspiring, but obviously a composite of two different photos.

Great pics! Keep 'em coming!

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The Me-163 is obviously a staged photo op, but the aircraft itself looks too clean to be a captured wartime example. I'm assuming it's a more recent pic with a restored aircraft.


http://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/me163/science.htm


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Great stuff, Mark! Thanks for posting. My favorite is the shot of the Pan Am Clipper over San Francisco Bay. Stunning!!! (and about to become my new computer wallpaper)

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Steve Nelson wrote:
The Me-163 is obviously a staged photo op, but the aircraft itself looks too clean to be a captured wartime example. I'm assuming it's a more recent pic with a restored aircraft.


http://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/me163/science.htm

Good find! This shot from that website's obviously the same occasion... http://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/me163/science010.htm

So yes, 'staged' ("Gather around and look like you're doing something, lads!") and not wartime 1960s(!) but not exactly 'recent', either!

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After seeing the color shots of the F-86, b-36 and H-19...let's bring back the 50s USAF!!!!

Have fun in Monaco. I have relatives who live five miles up the coast. I've walked and driven the circuit, but have never made the race...too expensive, crouded, busy. Instead i like to sit at the cafe at the Casino square, have a Coke and watch the Rolls Royces roll by.

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Quitting?? Why? I'm lovin' digging for obscure types!
The B-29 461981 was a B-29A-55-BN later converted to F-13 and looks like it might have been used for very early tanker compatablilty flight tests judging by the big black patch on the upper fuselage about where the forward turret would have been, no fuel transfers, just slipstream compatability.

The NAVY PMTC F-86 #38 has a pretty clever little logo on the tip of it's vertical fin. it's concentric circles with two smaller red dots offset below and a set of wings sort of an 'in your face' obscure representation of part of the male anatomy, that you need to be on the ball to catch it and then to get it. :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock:

The XB-70 shot is just a few seconds before two very brave men died in a mid air during a photo flight for GE.

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Very Nice! I see some good ideas for the Tennesee folks for a razorback companion for their two bubbletops... hint hint. ;) :lol: 8)

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Quitting?? Why? I'm lovin' digging for obscure types!


Oh no! not quitting, just have to be careful about bandwidth, keep exceeding photobucket's bandwidth and then have to wait until the end of the month for photos to show up again, frustrating so I have another software application I'm going to use. Photobucket is OK but not the best for posting photos.

But I do have some work to do too, haha, can't play all day (and night) :wink:

WHEW!!! I was really into the dig for the CANT Z. 511, knew I'd seen it before but took some serious electronic shovel work to uncover it.
I think the U.S. Army U-4 Aero Commander is similar to the 'little Air Force one' that hauled Eisenhower to and from his farm in Gettysburg. (also know as U-9, L-26, as well as U-4)

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Awesome photo of German 104's.


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Where they landing the C-47's/RD4's on the carrier? Taking off from the carrier? Or just being transported somewhere by the carrier?


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