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RedToo
08-13-2004, 03:34 PM
Found this site tonight - excellent pics:

http://minter.airshowjournal.com/2004/


RedToo

RedToo
08-13-2004, 03:34 PM
Found this site tonight - excellent pics:

http://minter.airshowjournal.com/2004/


RedToo

Taylortony
08-13-2004, 03:56 PM
Excellent site, love the space ones, didn't realise a starship was still flying as beech were buying em all back and scrapping em.

p1ngu666
08-13-2004, 07:23 PM
http://spaceshipone.airshowjournal.com/2004/HW7W3693_s_1.jpg http://spaceshipone.airshowjournal.com/2004/HW7W3693_s_2.jpg

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Kaesebrot.
08-13-2004, 07:57 PM
That F4U is just one of the most beautiful WW2 Planes.. looks even mightier with full flaps http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

wayno7777
08-13-2004, 10:53 PM
Seeing the '51 Sea Fury, it looks almost like a mixed breed. I don't know much about this A/C.
It looks like a cross between a Bearcat, a very late model Tempest, has clipped wings with coolers in them like a Firefly... excuse me, just checked a couple of sites and learned that it is a version of the late model Tempest. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif
btw great site!

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Dawg-of-death
08-14-2004, 01:31 AM
Which Zero is this?http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/Hawg-dawg/A6Zero.jpg

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RAF74Leadfinger
08-14-2004, 08:47 AM
It isn't a zero. It's an AT-6 Texan (or the Navy's version; SNJ?) modified to look like one. Note the squared off wingtips and the slightly swept wing. Even though the trailing edge is at 90 degrees to the fuselage, the wing is still considered swept because the half-chord line is swept back (very slighty). IIRC, there are only one or two Zeros in flyable condition right now.

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Dawg-of-death
08-14-2004, 09:52 AM
3 in flyable condition.......

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ASH at S-MART
08-14-2004, 10:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dawg-of-death:
3 in flyable condition.......
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>But only 1 has the orginal power plant.. The one at CHINO.. Just a short drive from LA

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Wemic
08-14-2004, 07:41 PM
Great site! I just returned from the Great New England Airshow at Westover ARB. I got there a bit late so I missed the Corsair demo but I did get to see it on static display and when it flew out after the show. It was a beautiful thing.

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VW-IceFire
08-14-2004, 09:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by wayno7777:
Seeing the '51 Sea Fury, it looks almost like a mixed breed. I don't know much about this A/C.
It looks like a cross between a Bearcat, a very late model Tempest, has clipped wings with coolers in them like a Firefly... excuse me, just checked a couple of sites and learned that it is a version of the late model Tempest. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif
btw great site!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/Dux_Wreck.jpg
Any landing you can walk away from is a good one!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yeah...the Fury, similar to the Bearcat, was essentially a lightweight Tempest Mark II. I forget if the Fury and Sea Fury had the Centarus radial but the Tempest II was actually what Sydney Camm wanted out of the Tempest design...but the rush to get the aircraft into the war meant that the latest Sabre engine was used.

Odd history the Tempest and its descendants had. The Sea Fury was apparently quite successful.

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Treetop64
08-14-2004, 10:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RAF74Leadfinger:
It isn't a zero. It's an AT-6 Texan (or the Navy's version; SNJ?) modified to look like one. Note the squared off wingtips and the slightly swept wing. Even though the trailing edge is at 90 degrees to the fuselage, the wing is still considered swept because the half-chord line is swept back (very slighty). IIRC, there are only one or two Zeros in flyable condition right now.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Very good eye, there. Impressive!

Heavy_Weather
08-15-2004, 06:31 AM
nice pics http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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