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tankgeezer
08-12-2013, 10:24 AM
While visiting the kids up North, I took in the Fly in , its an annual event that always includes War Birds, so here are pics of what was there that day. I'll be posting additional pics, the first ones are of a walk through of a B-17. It looks spacious from the outside, but its a really tight fit inside.
Any Member is free to copy any of these pics for their own use, or reposting on other sites (credit to the EAA fly-in)

tankgeezer
08-12-2013, 06:21 PM
Some B-25's I was surprised at how many are still flying. Last one doesn't look like a 25, but its interesting, so here it is.. Next is a line of replica Japanese Zero's.

tankgeezer
08-13-2013, 10:07 AM
Some miscellaneous pics of different aircraft.

tankgeezer
08-13-2013, 10:11 AM
More mixed pics. A couple of oddball planes, one looks like an A-26/B26 but with shorter wings, like some sort of ground support plane. and another smaller plane with a 5 blade prop.

tankgeezer
08-13-2013, 10:19 AM
A wing walker stunt plane, a Ford Tri-Motor (looks alot like a JU52 doesn't it? wonder which came first?) A Sea Harrier owned by a retired Marine General. I hope you enjoy the pics, and again, feel free to copy, if you like.

Nickdfresh
08-13-2013, 01:03 PM
More mixed pics. A couple of oddball planes, one looks like an A-26/B26 but with shorter wings, like some sort of ground support plane. and another smaller plane with a 5 blade prop.

I believe the first pic from the left is a Naval or Marine aviation fighter that came at the end of WWII. It was too late to see combat, and too late to have a long, storied career in the advent of the jet age...

Nickdfresh
08-13-2013, 01:09 PM
It's a Grumman F7F Tigercat I think:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:F7F-3P_Tigercat.jpg

tankgeezer
08-13-2013, 01:23 PM
Looks like it,, I've never seen one before, I'm no aficionado of Air Craft, but I enjoy seeing them.

Nickdfresh
08-13-2013, 04:46 PM
I think I confused it with the F-8F Bearcat, which truly was an outstanding piston engined fighter whose performance matched many early jets...

tankgeezer
08-13-2013, 06:29 PM
The sign in front of it is hard to read, but it certainly could be "Tigercat." They flew it as I was leaving. There was also a B-29 circling most of the time, and a B-17.

pdf27
08-14-2013, 01:20 AM
Yeah, that's a Tigercat. When it comes to the Ford Trimotor and the Ju-52, the layout was ripped of from the Fokker F.VII while the corrugated skin was a Junkers original copied (allegedly in violation of a patent) by Ford.

As far as the Ju-52 having three engines, it started out with one but was chronically underpowered. Fitting three engines is probably easier than fitting two, particularly if they're relatively low power units. The original was 680 hp, the final version 3 x 525 hp.
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