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vistual
vistual
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click for full size ...

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LadyFitzgerald
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What bird is that from?

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vistual
vistual
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using the image above to search (google images) ...
came up with this: http://gregerphoto.com/photogr.....17-engine/

if legit - says its a B-17

fyi ! - the full size in that link is w a a a a a y bigger that the one i linked to in my op.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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How did it ever get off the ground in that state ?

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raphoenix
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A little before my time thank goodness. :)

B-17 Pilot Training Manual

http://www.stelzriede.com/ms/html/mshwpmn1.htm

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LadyFitzgerald
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Thanks for that link, I've got it bookmarked to read later. The first bird that came to mind when I saw the photo above was a B-17. I've crawled through the one at the Air Museum in Palm Springs many times.

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StringJunky
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My Grandad was crew chief for 3 of these in WW2...Lancasters . He knew Barnes Wallis, inventor of the Bouncing Bomb:

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warlock
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Rick, we took apart and reassembled double row radial engines at PIA. just to learn about them. They were all donated and we were never allowed to run any of them on a stand, so don't know if they might have run or not. Tough to get the magnetos in time. I guess they were just too old to spend a lot of time on in school. To outdated if you wanted a job in the market at the time. That was 20 plus years ago.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Oh yeah, way before my time but they got the job done in WW II.

I flew these plus rotatory wing during Vietnam Era.

http://www.otter-caribou.org/

http://www.vhpamuseum.org/art/art.shtml

I have a lot of personal pictures but will never share them as war is an evil thing for sure.

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