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GR142_Astro
01-16-2004, 10:22 PM
Some recent publications, including this month's Flight Journal have again been featuring articles on the rare P38F, "Glacier Girl".

I never saw any of the docus, and I guess you could say I don't get out much, because this is all news to me. Please pardon me if it's old news to you.

At any rate, it's great story and fun reading while we what for the FTD.

Glacier Girl (http://p38assn.org/glacier-girl-continued.htm#photos)

GR142_Astro
01-16-2004, 10:22 PM
Some recent publications, including this month's Flight Journal have again been featuring articles on the rare P38F, "Glacier Girl".

I never saw any of the docus, and I guess you could say I don't get out much, because this is all news to me. Please pardon me if it's old news to you.

At any rate, it's great story and fun reading while we what for the FTD.

Glacier Girl (http://p38assn.org/glacier-girl-continued.htm#photos)

necrobaron
01-16-2004, 10:52 PM
Yeah,it's a really fascinating story. I followed the restoration off and on through the years. There's an excellent documentary on the Glacier Girl from the History Channel....

VMF-214_HaVoK
01-16-2004, 10:58 PM
Seen the whole story on the History channel. Amazing dedication and determination that team showed. I cant wait to see a skin of Glacier girl over at il2skins.com after the expansion.
=S=

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necrobaron
01-17-2004, 12:24 AM
Too bad Gib didn't do a P-38F.

Old_Canuck
01-17-2004, 12:28 AM
Saw the photos when they dug her out of the ice. Big job. Here's a link to the vid. of her first takeoff:

http://thelostsquadron.com/fftakeoff.wmv

OC

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Future-
01-17-2004, 05:24 AM
Thx guys, nice story, and thx Canuck for the vid.
It's good to see some of those old birds restored and back in action.

You know, at first I wasn't that much enthusiastic about the Lightning coming with the add-on, but during the last 2 weeks I heard and saw so much about this plane I'm quite eager now to test-fly it once the expansion gets to us!

Gogogo ol' warbirds!

S!

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Bearcat99
01-17-2004, 06:11 AM
Amazing what those restorers can do. I saw the documentary and I have that issue of flight journal....... I want to see a Corsair though. That would round out this sim. After we get the add on, if there was just one more plane we could get I would want the Corsair. It would round out tyhe plane set IMO.

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Cajun76
01-17-2004, 06:12 AM
Very cool, great to see her fly. Thanks for the link, OC.

I just gotta ask, havok. Is that a real pic of a Corsair? I think I ruined my keyboard. Apparently it wasn't tested by UL for large amounts of drool. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Good hunting,
Cajun76

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Captain_Avatar
01-17-2004, 07:28 AM
I remember they also had a story about a B-29 in a similar situation. Unfortunately it caught fire when they were testing the engines. A total loss. Sad....

p1ngu666
01-17-2004, 07:39 AM
gibbage did do a F ? thought there was 2 versions http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
im lookin forward to expanision pack http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Cajun76
01-17-2004, 07:46 AM
We'll be getting the J and L models. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Whatever I can't do in a P-47, I'll be able to do in a P-38L. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Good hunting,
Cajun76

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-Aristotle

Meanwhile, in the 20th century:

BOOM! Yeah, Alright you primitive screwheads, listen up. See this? This is my T-Bolt!! It's has 8 .50cals and 2000lbs+ worth of bombs and rockets. Republic's top of the line. You can find this in the Kick A$$ department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Farmingdale, Long Island and Evansville, Indiana. Retails for about $82,997.95. It's got a turbo-supercharger, all metal control surfaces with blunt nosed ailerons, and a hair trigger. That's right, shop smart, shop Republic. YOU GOT THAT!? Now I swear, the next one of you primates, E-ven TOUCHES me..... - Anonymous http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

IV_JG51_Razor
01-17-2004, 07:50 AM
J and L models I think.

Yeah Havok, where did you get that pic of a Corsair. That is some beautiful computer artwork!

Razor
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T_O_A_D
01-17-2004, 08:03 AM
Yep nice site been keeping up with it off and on for a spell. Man I wish I'd of been ready I just watch 45 min about the P-38 on History channel. Dang guys are only playing it once today toohttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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VW-IceFire
01-17-2004, 08:28 AM
The first time the Japanese and Germans saw these guys moving in for the attack they must have had a look of perplexion and horror. What the heck are these crazy Americans playing at...if looks can kill the P-38 would be unopposed in the skies http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I look forward to having alot of fun and challenge flying a twin engined fighter.

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Heavy_Weather
01-17-2004, 09:55 AM
great link, i remember watching this on the history channel. those guys went to great lenghts to pull that off. very amazing http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Bull_dog_
01-17-2004, 10:46 AM
I got a strong suspicion that we'll see early Lightning model(s) if and when Luthier's project comes out...the big speculation seems to revolve around pacific theater and Med. theater...it either of these are right then I would think the sim would "need" an F or G model.

1.JaVA_Razer
01-17-2004, 12:34 PM
Lucky sons of 'b*ches.
I'd give annything to fly that bird, even just once.
As a little kid I was interested in planes and particulary the P 51 D's but after IL2 and it's community it's like I'm on some kind of superdrug and my entire world just opend up on me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.
For now I'm dreaming of P 38's http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
So call me a fool and let me have my buzz!
LOL

P38's FOREVER

Spinnetti
01-17-2004, 01:06 PM
I've seen it up close and personal, and its an amazing restoration. I bet its nicer than when it left the factory. I should have a few close up pics still plus others from last years big Dayton show http://public.fotki.com/Spinnetti/dayton_air_show_2003/

Now that I look at my pics, it is not the same name, but the same story. Did they rename it or something? There was a tv documentary and everything... hmm.

GR142_Astro
01-17-2004, 04:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Captain_Avatar:
I remember they also had a story about a B-29 in a similar situation. Unfortunately it caught fire when they were testing the engines. A total loss. Sad....<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That was tough to watch even as a TV viewer. What actually happened, was that the APU caught fire as they were aboard and actually heading for home. Talk about "almost".

x__CRASH__x
01-17-2004, 04:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GR142_Astro:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Captain_Avatar:
I remember they also had a story about a B-29 in a similar situation. Unfortunately it caught fire when they were testing the engines. A total loss. Sad....<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That was tough to watch even as a TV viewer. What actually happened, was that the APU caught fire as they were aboard and actually heading for home. Talk about "almost".<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


What actually happened is that a fuel line broke lose from the APU as the hurriedly taxied over the frozen tundra. As soon as they got all 4 engines running they wanted to take off. They just forgot to turn off the APU in their haste. As a consequence, they got to watch her burn while sitting in their lawn chairs.

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RichardI
01-17-2004, 05:21 PM
Jeeze, that lucky Steve Hinton gets to fly all the warbirds. I think he's the pilot from the Planes of fame in Chino, and they have a T-bolt, a Corsair, and even a Zero.
Anyway, great stuff.

Rich http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

RidgeR5
01-18-2004, 01:21 AM
They say they took off every part that was broken or needed to be fixed. After that was finished, there was literally nothing left http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

S!

Ridge