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Posted by HawkerTyphoon | Jan 11, 2010 @ 09:56 PM | 5,165 Views
This past Saturday my friend took me and my dad to his friends warehouse full of WW2 Airplane parts. Most of his collection is of T-6/SNJ stuff but he had parts/wrecks of P-47's,P-51's including an A model, Spitfires, and he even has has a real SE5A minus an engine as the only ones he has been able to locate are on display and the owners are unwilling to part with them. He literally has TONS of parts, if you think it might have been on a T-6, he had at least one of them.

Our main goal was to get a majority of his warehouse clean so he could start building another SNJ. After 6 hours we probably had a third of it all tucked away, but there was still a lot to be done.

For all our work, my friend got a center section with the addition of a right wing to work on, and I received a set of T-6 control sticks, one for the front cockpit and one for the rear.

The sad part was, that if the weather had been better, it was foggy all day, he would have taken us for a ride in "his" SNJ. It really belongs to the Commemorative Air Force, but since he heads the chapter, he gets to baby sit if for them....Continue Reading
Posted by HawkerTyphoon | Jan 11, 2010 @ 09:49 PM | 4,703 Views
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