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  1. Gatorrari

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    Bob Parks won't like to see that.
     
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  3. Bob Parks

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    Absolutely ! In 1946 PT-17's were going for sale for $350.00 with 25 hours on them. And I didn't have $3.50 on me.
     
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    Bob- Sort of like the GTO I saw for $7200 when I did not have anywhere near that much.
     
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    My brother in-law was on the US Philippine Sea Carrier in the Korean War.

    He said they had an order to make top speed to Hawaii so they tied all the prop planes down — FU-4s mostly and filled them up with fuel and ran them wide open throttle up on deck.

    When they ran out of fuel they were pushed overboard.
     
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    That was 'big bucks' in those day... 7000 cups of coffee... :)
     
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    Gee, two sharkmouths in the same picture!
     
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    Looks like they kept one tailwheel in the extended position. One less thing to break, I guess.
     
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    No WW2 B-17 would be flying with the tailwheel hanging out. Why can't this be retracted? It ain't that big of a deal.
     
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    Bob- That B-17 does not have to worry about getting to Berlin.
     
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    It's still dirty looking. The mechanism is a simple electric motor and an endless ball bearing shaft that enacts the links. A very simple arrangement.
     
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    Boy, that Junkers was a beast! Note the passenger windows in the inner wing leading edge and what appear to be retractable radiators outboard of that.
     
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    The Junkers G-38, they built 2 of them. One crashed early on, the other was used as a transport duing WW2. Destroyed on the ground in Greece by the RAF.

    Junkers also licensed it to Mitsubishi who built 6 of them.
     
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    In fact, it made a cameo appearance in the anime movie "The Wind Rises".
     
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    Posted on FB by former Fchatter Russ, who has moved from hot rod Mondials to building an entire replica WWI aerodome and air force.

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    Looks like two Nieuport XVII replicas.
     
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    Yes.... good movie. Semi-factual....
    Bio of Jiro Horikuchi (sp) the designer of the Mitsu Zero
     

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