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Old 08-13-2011, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default Another warbird weekend

The outfit from Texas who provided the Corsair, Zero and P-40 for the airshow at Owl's Head, Maine last weekend had an open house at their new summer HQ in Wiscasset, Maine. They had a few more toys to show off:

A couple of P-51 Mustangs:





And a truly awesome B-25. That would be eight - yes, eight - .50 cals in the nose:

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Old 08-14-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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Eh, P-51s are a dime a dozen and overrated. The hard-nose B-25 though is beyond cool. Those planes sank more coastal shipping in the Pacific in WWII than US submarines or surface ships. Those 50 cals go through 1/4" plate steel like butter.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:24 AM   #3
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Hard to imagine those taking off from a carrier, especially the first few with virtually no flight deck available. At least the last ones got a few more feet of room.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:33 AM   #4
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Hard to imagine those taking off from a carrier, especially the first few with virtually no flight deck available. At least the last ones got a few more feet of room.
They took out all the armor plate and the nose guns. Imagine the guts it took to fly those things to Japan.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:36 AM   #5
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They took out all the armor plate and the nose guns. Imagine the guts it took to fly those things to Japan.
No Kidding, Guy's like Jimmy Doolittle and the other volunteer air crews were something else.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:47 AM   #6
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Where are those Black Sheep Squadron reruns when I need them?
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