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Cajun76
01-31-2004, 06:42 PM
http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v30/Cajun76/p38-33.jpg

Those are ambulance pods! How cool is that? Just gotta remember not to pull the droptank release...... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

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Cajun76
01-31-2004, 06:42 PM
http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v30/Cajun76/p38-33.jpg

Those are ambulance pods! How cool is that? Just gotta remember not to pull the droptank release...... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v30/Cajun76/P38load_01.gif

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jenikovtaw
01-31-2004, 07:05 PM
Would you wona be in one of those pods? Hahah!

FW190fan
01-31-2004, 07:15 PM
Seemed like a good idea until the first landing gear failure http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

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Cajun76
01-31-2004, 07:22 PM
Yeah, but that's a 350+ mph ambulance, so if you're gonna die if you don't use it, then the benefit outweighs the risk. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

At least they gave the patient a window, otherwise it would probably feel too much like a coffin.

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LeadSpitter_
01-31-2004, 08:06 PM
damn look at that front rim on the 38, looks like the 69 dodge challenger stole the design

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A.K.Davis
01-31-2004, 09:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jenikovtaw:
Would you wona be in one of those pods? Hahah!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Some people did! While I was in the photojournalism program at the University of Texas, the photographer David Douglas Duncan was sort of a mentor to us. He donated his archives to the University and met with us a few times a year, both to share his stories and critique our work. One of his greatest stories involved one of these contraptions. Here is an excerpt from an interview with Mr. Duncan:

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DDD: In Korea, I was tied to Marine aviation because of World War II. There's a crazy guy here in Austin named Ed Taylor. We met on Okinawa during the Okinawa campaign, and he was flying a P-38 reconnaissance fighter converted to air reconnaissance -- "flying cameras" is what they called them. He was a real wild guy. I had been trying to photograph close air support for the Marine infantry on the main battle line. I couldn't get what I wanted. We got shot up. It was too dangerous. We couldn't get close enough. I had one run where I was photographing the torpedo bombers and they shot through the glass and the guy in front of me was laid open down to his spine right between my feet. That's what kind of a place it was. I still couldn't get what I wanted. So Ed Taylor said let's fix it, and we put a plastic nose belly tank under his P-38. He was in the cockpit above me and I was hanging under his wing and he put me right down in back of these Corsairs firing rockets and dropping napalm. We went right down into the battlefront itself at about three or four hundred miles an hour. Unbelievable. No one had ever done it before.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/online/ddd/images/ddd04.jpg

When I was on hand for the opening of an exhibition of Duncan's work at the LBJ Library, I got to share in Mr. Duncan's reunion with the P-38 pilot after many years. Both incredible men.

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Copperhead310th
02-01-2004, 12:25 AM
I'd love to see some of those pictures. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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WhiskeyRiver
02-01-2004, 01:51 AM
pictures hell! I wanna ride in one of those pods. I wonder how much the owners of Glacier Girl would charge for that kind of ride. I'm an A&P mechanic so I could legally modify a drop tank and add a window. Thats a view you'll never get on a 737

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Cajun76
02-01-2004, 04:02 AM
I'm with Copperhead and Whiskey on this................. I wanna take some pics in one of those! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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DeBaer.534
02-01-2004, 04:10 AM
reminds me on this one:
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Platypus_1.JaVA
02-01-2004, 05:37 AM
Reminds me of a story where they would add straps in the wheel bays of the Il-2 so that it could take a passenger in each bay!!

I would not volunteer for that...

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Cajun76
02-01-2004, 09:16 AM
What? Just leave the gear down? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif The pilot had better be a dear, trusted friend, who I owe a lot of money to.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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Art-J
02-01-2004, 11:39 AM
LeadSpitter!!! AAaaarrgh!!! Do you realize what you wrote? Quote: "'69 Dodge Challenger"!!! I want to kill, grrrrr!!!!
O.K. calm down, calm down, calm down.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Challenger was NOT produced in 1969. My beloved musclecar, ultimate beast of all Mopar beasts, The Most Beautiful Car In The World (in my opinion http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ) was produced from 1970 to mid 1974. NOT '69' ! Not '69!
Perhaps you meant Charger? All right, I won't kill ya, but please don't do that mistake again http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Salute !

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Korolov
02-01-2004, 12:03 PM
A P-38 is still better than either a Charger or a Challenger. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

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LeadSpitter_
02-01-2004, 01:46 PM
yes i ment charger the dukes of hazard ride, not the mopar gay plumb purple challenger, http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif jk

the challenger is the only car I ever seen wheelie thru a gas station, sparking from the back bumper, jump a curb and continue driving up the road.

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