Warbird Information Exchange

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed on this site are the responsibility of the poster and do not reflect the views of the management.
It is currently Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:55 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours


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


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 27 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:12 pm 
Offline
Long Time Member
Long Time Member

Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:48 pm
Posts: 6307
For those who haven't seen these photos and may have an interest.

Per wiki: "Built at Consolidated San Diego as B-24A. Intended for RAF as AM927. Involved in landing accident during training flight. Returned to San Diego for repairs and not sent to England. Converted to use as transport aircraft, flying between San Diego, Fort Worth, New York, and Washington D.C. Following WW2, sold to Continental Can Co. and used as executive airplane until 1955. Then sold to Petroleos Mexicanos. Purchased in 1969 by CAF. In 1971 restored in livery of 98th Bomb Group, Pyramiders of the 9th Air Force. Converted in 2006 to B-24A. Since 2012 wears livery of "Diamond Lil." Along with 44-44052, one of only two airworthy B-24's."

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

_________________
I don't have a short temper, I just have a low tolerance for hypocrites & narcissists ...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:47 pm 
Offline
Group Captain
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:17 pm
Posts: 585
Location: Deepinahearta, TX.
I’ve never seen the interior images. Appears quite comfortable for the era! As always, thank you, Mark.

_________________
Cheers,

Craig

Facebook Groups:

U.S. Marine Corps Sikorsky HRS / CH-19 Helicopter Database
U.S. Coast Guard Sikorsky HO4S / HH-19 Helicopter Database


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:26 pm 
Offline
Squadron Leader

Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:46 pm
Posts: 182
Location: Texas
Is the interior still the same?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:58 pm 
Offline
Flight Lieutenant

Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:58 am
Posts: 137
Don't think so.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:34 am 
Offline
1000+ Posts!
1000+ Posts!

Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:40 pm
Posts: 1281
Still plying the skies today, pretty amazing. I wonder how much of the metal seen in the first picture is the same as in the last.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:37 am 
Offline
1000+ Posts!
1000+ Posts!
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:39 pm
Posts: 1813
Location: Irving, Texas
C VEICH wrote:
Still plying the skies today, pretty amazing. I wonder how much of the metal seen in the first picture is the same as in the last.

About 90% is the same.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:38 am 
Offline
1000+ Posts!
1000+ Posts!
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:39 pm
Posts: 1813
Location: Irving, Texas
Craig59 wrote:
I’ve never seen the interior images. Appears quite comfortable for the era! As always, thank you, Mark.


I've ridden in that interior. It was quiet and very comfortable.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:47 am 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:02 am
Posts: 3986
Location: Northbrook, IL
Mark Allen M wrote:
Then sold to Petroleos Mexicanos.

To fill in that period as XC-CAY, circa 1966:

Attachment:
b-24xc-caymexb241rk.jpg



Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

B&W shots are still frames from the Mexican film La Vida de Pedro Infante, recreating the beloved singer's last moments in the B-24J XA-KUN.

_________________
Image
All right, Mister Dorfmann, start pullin'!
Pilot: "Flap switch works hard in down position."
Mechanic: "Flap switch checked OK. Pilot needs more P.T." - Flight report, B-17G 42-102875


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:02 pm 
Offline
Corporal

Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2004 1:11 am
Posts: 18
The movie "La Vida de Pedro Infante" can be viewed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzxcPUbnVU .

Fleeting views of AM927, sometimes just the engines, begin at about 1:36:28 and end at 1:41:05. The interior cockpit scenes were definitely not filmed in a Liberator. I don't know which aircraft was used.

_________________
RAF LIBERATORS OVER BURMA (subtitled FLYING WITH 159 SQUADRON) by Bill Kirkness DFM and Matt Poole, published by Fonthill Media

https://www.amazon.co.uk/RAF-Liberators-Over-Burma-Squadron/dp/1781556563/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525180922&sr=8-1&keywords=matt+poole

https://www.amazon.com/RAF-Liberators-over-Burma-Squadron/dp/1781556563/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1546836560&sr=8-1&keywords=bill+kirkness+matt+poole


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:49 pm 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:02 am
Posts: 3986
Location: Northbrook, IL
From the looks of it, the cockpit scenes were filmed in a C-54/DC-4 (maybe it had better camera access?).

_________________
Image
All right, Mister Dorfmann, start pullin'!
Pilot: "Flap switch works hard in down position."
Mechanic: "Flap switch checked OK. Pilot needs more P.T." - Flight report, B-17G 42-102875


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:12 pm 
Offline
Group Captain
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:48 pm
Posts: 756
Location: West Valley, Silicon Valley
Attachment:
ConfederateAF13k.jpg


_________________
remember the Oogahonk!

old school enthusiast of Civiltary Warbirds and Air Racers


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:18 am 
Offline
Sergeant

Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:09 pm
Posts: 50
Where on earth did you find those pictures!?!?! We've seen some of them.....

Very darn cool.

I will say that she is drafty in flight, thats not a complaint mind you. In the summer, makes for a great ride. In the winter.....not so much.

I can only imagine how comfortable the ride was with the fancy interior. CARPET?!?!?!?!? holy smokes......


Thanks for posting!!! Very cool!!

_________________
There are some that think old airplanes fly on fairy dust and unicorn farts.

USN Ret
Recip FE


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:08 pm 
Offline
1000+ Posts!
1000+ Posts!
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:31 pm
Posts: 1241
Location: Galveston County
Thanks so much for the pix, all of y'all. About 500 years ago on the way to my first CAF airshow with spanking new driver's license, I happened to look up and there was Diamond Lil chugging along inbound. She was the first WWII bomber I ever saw flying, and the sight was, and is, indelibly imprinted inside my head and still pops up often. Then, years later, she caused me to meet and get to know Gary Austin. Needless to say, I have a major soft spot for the grand old gal and any thread on her really makes me sit up straight and pay attention. :heart:

_________________
Cheers,
Kurt Maurer
League City, Texas

PIC, Ford 6600 pulling Rhino Batwing up and down the runway


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:59 pm 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 07, 2004 10:10 pm
Posts: 4095
Location: Maypearl, Texas
Are the WIX plaques still on the guns? The ones we pitched in for...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:26 am 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:02 am
Posts: 3986
Location: Northbrook, IL
IIRC at least one was stolen long ago.

_________________
Image
All right, Mister Dorfmann, start pullin'!
Pilot: "Flap switch works hard in down position."
Mechanic: "Flap switch checked OK. Pilot needs more P.T." - Flight report, B-17G 42-102875


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 27 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Vagabond and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group