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HayateAce
02-19-2009, 10:03 AM
I've been lounging around Leno's Garage lately. Great stuff. There are also vids on the P51, B25 and B17.

http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/...yer.shtml?vid=267688 (http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/video_player.shtml?vid=267688)

HayateAce
02-19-2009, 10:03 AM
I've been lounging around Leno's Garage lately. Great stuff. There are also vids on the P51, B25 and B17.

http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/...yer.shtml?vid=267688 (http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/video_player.shtml?vid=267688)

general_kalle
02-19-2009, 11:34 AM
great vid. thanks.
too bad theres only 1 of them left flying...

HayateAce
02-19-2009, 12:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by general_kalle:
great vid. thanks.
too bad theres only 1 of them left flying... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I know, out of 18,000.

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I really liked the interview with the veteran, and the tour guide's commentary about the B17 grabbing more media attention simply because of geography.

jarink
02-19-2009, 05:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by general_kalle:
great vid. thanks.
too bad theres only 1 of them left flying... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Technically, you're correct. There are 2 Liberators still flying, though one of them is actually an LB-30 and not a B-24.

Collings Foundation's B-24J "Witchcraft" (http://collingsfoundation.org/tour_b-24j.htm)

Commermorative Air Force's LB-30 "Ol 927" (http://www.cafb29b24.org/lilhist.html)

The Fantasy of Flight's B-24 (http://www.fantasyofflight.com/aircraftpages/b24.htm) is supposedly airworthy, but I don't know if they still fly it any longer.

I'd also disagree with the guy's statement about the B-17 getting more press because there were more 8th AF B-17 bases closer to London. The B-17 started getting lots of press well before the war when the USAAC was flying Y1B-17s all over the country and Central and South America. It was really a revolutionary plane (4 engines, supercharged, heavy defensive armament, Norden bombsight) for the late 1930s and Boeing (and the strategic bombing supporters in the Air Corps) made as much noise about it as they could in an effort to get the top Army brass to buy more of them.

Besides, the B-17 is a much prettier plane! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Bruisercruiser
02-20-2009, 06:56 AM
Great find. Leno is a class act.

HayateAce
02-20-2009, 09:22 AM
For sure. Watch the episode on the old Indian.

wheelsup_cavu
02-20-2009, 03:21 PM
I had forgot about Leno's website.
Great vids Hayate. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Wheelsup

BillyTheKid_22
02-22-2009, 10:00 AM
Howdy!! HayateAce, http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

zardozid
02-22-2009, 12:06 PM
Those Leno clip's where more interesting then some of the "one hour" docu-history's I have seen on cable tv...thanks! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Esel1964
02-25-2009, 02:15 AM
Cool videos,glad to see Leno show the vets the respect they deserve! More than can be said for alot of 'Hollywood' types.
THX for sharing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

HayateAce
02-25-2009, 09:06 AM
Yeah, I've never paid Leno much attention but after watching some of his vids I have a different take on him. I saw a few minutes of the Tonight Show last night, and during a goofy audience talent segment there was an elderly man that stood up to do his bit. Leno asked him how old he was, and as soon as the man replied "88," the first thing Jay did was ask if he was a veteran. The man said he had been a pilot in the "night fighter program." Who knows, maybe he flew Corsairs or Lightnings with the antennas and radomes. There wasn't enough time to explore the details, but over the course of a few minutes Leno thanked him "for his service" at least 3 or 4 times.

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Anyway, I just watched the episode on his '86 Lambo Countach. It's not restored, but just his daily driver from the late 1980's with faded leather and a dusty Duran Duran tape in the deck. Had I the means, garage space and garage employees, I'd likely still have my old Camaro, CJ-7 and most of all the other cars I've owned too.