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Posted by Fred 2013-02-03 09:51||
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Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-03 11:59||
#2 Besoker have you been to the 8th's museum in Pooler?
Posted by Beavis 2013-02-03 12:22||
#3 No, just Duxford.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-03 12:28||
#4 Duxford is an amazing warbird museum. In 1992, there were 5 hangers full of birds, including a P-38 and B-29. Plus a WHOLE LOT MORE. Talked to a mechanic overhauling a Merlin engine. Talk about power density. You can really see it when the heads are off the engine.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-02-03 13:23||
#5 Nothing comes close to sitting in the old RAF Duxford briefing room seats and watching a recorded WWII pre-mission brief, then going out on an active flight line and watching and smelling the old war birds taxi. Probably as close to going back in time as one can go. The museum was a treat as well.
Had a friend at RAF Molesworth that spent his week ends digging up old crash sites. He had is office decorated in the stuff, along with framed prints. We used to frequent a pub in nearby Oundle. Brings back memories.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-03 13:38||
#6 AP: You remember the old '12 O'clock High' teevee series? Pilots and navs would access the front of the plane by reaching up and flipping themselves through the front fuselage access door just to the rear of the cockpit. Tried that once on a CAF B-17...failed miserably, not once but three times. [quite embarrassing with an audience at hand, by the way]
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-03 13:46||
#7 Circa 30 strike aircraft from the French Armee L'Air agz different targets.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-03 22:12||