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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:11 pm 
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Spotted these on the "main drag" in Branson. Both are listed in the Aerial Visual Locater, the twin as a PV-2. A museum worker said the P51 is a fiberglass and aluminum replica of a Tuskegee unit plane. Should it have "invasion stripes"?Image
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Sir, I will have you know, that what you concieve to be a PV-2 Harpoon, is actually a Hudson....I know this to be a fact, because one of the employees working there informed me of my mistake, of calling the aircraft in question, a PV-2, as did you...The nice bitc.....lady told me that this special "Hudson" came from THE boneyard....So now you are hearby officially corrected! :wink:
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That's a good lookin' Harpoon. :P

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I conceed...It IS a Poon....now, to find out it's identity! I still have not recieved a reply from the Golf course owner....My thought is that it may have been one of the PV's that were listed in Opalousas, La.?????
And Muddyboots, it's a goofy lookin' Poon.


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Gary,
Both N6853C and N6857C were still stored at Lafayette RAP LA as late as Jan08. The Branson aircraft had appeared by Dec07 (and probably earlier, anyone?) so there cannot be a connection.
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Definitely not a Hudson...

When I was a little kid a guy my Dad flew with at Eastern Airlines owned a Hudson and based it at Sussex, NJ (FWN) airport. It was in corporate garb. All I remember was that this guy was tapped out the first time he filled it with gas to bring it up there. I think his name was DeBaun. He only had it for a few years I think.

We were there when the owner was at the airport moving it so that it wouldn't leave real big ruts in the asphalt. He had to move it about once a month as I recall because the airport folks were getting po'd about the ruts. I walked around in it and it was in need of a new interior and paint then. The nose was closed in and the turret was removed. That would have been in the early 1970's. As a little kid I immediately went home and built an Airfix 1/72 Hudson scale model...

I always wondered if that Hudson at Sussex airport survived....

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Tuskeegee pilots flew in the 4th FG? :lol:

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Django wrote:
Tuskeegee pilots flew in the 4th FG? :lol:


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Thanks for the heads up Andy.....wasn't sure what year the Hudson was mounted in Branson..


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If you don't mind, could you upload a photo of each for the Locator?

PV-2...
http://www.aerialvisuals.ca/AirframePho ... rameSN=486

P-51...
http://www.aerialvisuals.ca/AirframePho ... rameSN=487

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Mike, Uploaded 1 picture of each.


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Hi all,
any developments towards the identity of this PV-2?
Candidates, thoughts, theories..?
Scfan: I have sent you a pm on this subject

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Still trying to ID this PV Rudi....


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That's a good looking' Harpoon

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All P-51s should have invasion stripes, just as all P-40s should have sharks teeth, and all bi-planes are Stearmans.


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