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Sep 01, 2003, 10:16 PM
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I'M LOVIN THIS THREAD.....
As a kid growing up in the early 50's, I collected pictures of any airplanes I could find. Living very close to BIGGS AIRFORCE base was a kids dream. When you heard the thunder of those BIG 4 engined piston bombers taking off.....They rattled windows for MILES......I still get goose bumps thinking about them....And too many moves and years ago I lost all my pictures...damn...

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Sep 02, 2003, 07:32 AM
BillBowne
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The Curtiss is a P-40Q, the last derivative of the P-40.

I think the turboprop is a Westland Wyvern.

As to the vintage pusher bipe, is it a Voisin?

Regarding the CG-4a nose, there was a CG4a AND a C-47 on display in a dome at Mere St. Eglise (circa 1990). It was right near the church the paratrooper got caught on (Red Buttons (?) in "The Longest Day").

Bill B.
Sep 02, 2003, 07:56 AM
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Originally posted by BillBowne
The Curtiss is a P-40Q, the last derivative of the P-40.

I think the turboprop is a Westland Wyvern.

As to the vintage pusher bipe, is it a Voisin?

Regarding the CG-4a nose, there was a CG4a AND a C-47 on display in a dome at Mere St. Eglise (circa 1990). It was right near the church the paratrooper got caught on (Red Buttons (?) in "The Longest Day").

Bill B.
Still there last year and that dome of course is a open parachute shaped museum built on the location of the burning house in the movie. And the church still has a dummy hanging from the steeple in a parachute. Great place. There is a picture of the original trooper visiting there (in 64 I think it was) on a plaque in the square. It was Pvt John Steele and he died in 1969
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Sep 02, 2003, 11:43 AM
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I can't remember if the pusher is a Voisin or a Farman. This is really awful since I saw it about 2 weeks ago- it's up in Rhinebeck.

Sam
Sep 02, 2003, 01:29 PM
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Westland Wyvern. Among the ugliest airplanes ever created, IMHO.
Sep 02, 2003, 02:44 PM
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Rhinebeck? Aargh! I was just up there a few weeks ago. If it's the bird in the back of the new museum building (far corner from the office/gift shop), then I know exactly where it is....but I don't recall WHAT it is. I even took an artsy-fartsy picture through the canard (not a success!).

Bill
Sep 02, 2003, 03:02 PM
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Sorry for going off topic, but just had to post this.

Ste Mere Eglise church now. Look closely and you'll see the effigy paratrooper hanging from the steeple.
By the way,in the town there are as many pictures from the days when they were shooting The Longest Day as there are taken 6 June 1944
Sep 02, 2003, 04:51 PM
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Yep You are all right with the Voisin "The Bird of Passage"

And I bet the Wyvern's mother likes it? Cos not may others do....

Westland must have subcontracted a French designer?
Sep 02, 2003, 05:33 PM
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Mystery108


Just found some more for you to identify.

Nice delta????
Sep 02, 2003, 05:34 PM
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Mystery109


Dumpy but someone might like it?
Sep 02, 2003, 05:35 PM
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Mystery110


Smooth lines
Sep 02, 2003, 05:36 PM
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Re: Mystery108


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Just found some more for you to identify.

Nice delta????
HP 115, if memory serves. I always wondered how well the engine breathed at high angle of attack.
Sep 02, 2003, 05:38 PM
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Dumpy but someone might like it?
Douglas XB-43, jet version of the piston engined XB-42 Mixmaster.
Sep 02, 2003, 05:38 PM
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Mystery 111


This wasn't designed by drawing on paper but from foldinging it.

Looks like a paper dart!
Sep 02, 2003, 05:40 PM
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HP 115, if memory serves. I always wondered how well the engine breathed at high angle of attack.
Yep Handley Page must rate as one of the great's
Are they still HP or have they been bought out????


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