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F19_Olli72
02-22-2004, 09:21 AM
For the crapplane lovers http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif : Starting off with my favorite Caproni Ca.165
http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/2474L.jpg
http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/2511L.jpg
http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/2330L.jpg
http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/2866L.jpg
Not a chance to see any of them in FB....but they would be cool! Many more here:
http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/APS.htm

F19_Olli72
02-22-2004, 09:21 AM
For the crapplane lovers http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif : Starting off with my favorite Caproni Ca.165
http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/2474L.jpg
http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/2511L.jpg
http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/2330L.jpg
http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/2866L.jpg
Not a chance to see any of them in FB....but they would be cool! Many more here:
http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/APS.htm

wayno7777
02-22-2004, 11:29 AM
Good site. Thanks http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Wir greifen an!
Erich 'Bubi' Hartmann
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Any landing you can walk away from is a good one!

VW-IceFire
02-22-2004, 11:40 AM
The middle of the USAAF ones...I'm pretty certain that was a prototype that Grumman built that eventually evolved into the F7F Tigercat which was an excellent airplane by all rights. It missed the war but it would have been absolutely amazing in combat if it had been earlier or the war had lasted longer and it also saw action in Korea.

http://home.cogeco.ca/~cczerneda/sigs/temp_sig1.jpg
RCAF 412 Falcon Squadron - "Swift to Avenge"

F19_Olli72
02-22-2004, 12:04 PM
Its a Grumman XP-50. I know nothing about it except it looks cool. It seems to been intended as a USAAF version of XF5F-1 Skyrocket. But i found some other info searching on google:

"The XP-50 (Ser No. 40-3057) flew for the first time on February 18, 1941, with Grumman test pilot Robert L. Hall at the controls. Early tests were encouraging, and the XP-50 handled much better than did the XF5F-1. Furthermore, the supercharged engines of the XP-50 gave it a much better performance at medium and high altitudes. However, on May 14, 1941 the XP-50 experienced an inflight turbosupercharger explosion while on a flight over Long Island Sound, and pilot Robert Hall was forced to parachute to safety. The loss of the aircraft brought an abrupt end to the XP-50 program. "

But it sure resembles a F7F in some ways.

masamainio
02-22-2004, 12:21 PM
http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/2678.jpg

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
02-22-2004, 05:42 PM
Gr8 Pics Cheers S!

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