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    images (2).jpegimages.jpegTwo of my faves. P-40 Warhawk and P-51D

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    another bear, my favourite russian aircraft

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    Oh that is marvelous but the artist needs to bend the props a little. Even windmilling props bend on impact.

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    Aussie-built plane. CA18.Mk22

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    Gee, a Mustang copy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    Gee, a Mustang copy.
    pity about those spitfires
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    Gee, a Mustang copy.
    Nope. Not a copy.
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    Come now, Ian, if the Mustang hadn't been developed, that plane would not look the way it does. Please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerarddm View Post
    Come now, Ian, if the Mustang hadn't been developed, that plane would not look the way it does. Please.
    Of course, but it's not a copy. The Mustang, in all its variants was only manufactured in two countries. Want to guess which two?
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Of course, but it's not a copy. The Mustang, in all its variants was only manufactured in two countries. Want to guess which two?
    http://www.mustangsmustangs.com/p-51...serial/A68-118
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    Howard Hughes racing plane? With Howard at the controls? Almost very forward visibility.

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    Why did Australia start building Mustangs as more advanced air forces were retiring them in favor of jets? Seems kind of backwards looking. I don't get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahp View Post
    Howard Hughes racing plane? With Howard at the controls? Almost very forward visibility.
    Jim Wright, I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Scheuer View Post
    Saw the two tail-standing interceptors (Grumman and N American? or was the delta one a Convair?)
    The tail standers were the Lockheed XFV-1 and the Convair XFY-1. The Lockheed never made a vertical takeoff or landing, using a temporary conventional landing gear for test flights. The Convair made several flights with vertical take off and landing. You Tube has some good clips.

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    Nosce te ipsum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Why did Australia start building Mustangs as more advanced air forces were retiring them in favor of jets? Seems kind of backwards looking. I don't get it.
    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    Post war defence spending cutbacks PLUS we were supporting the Pom economy with food exports while we had rationing etc while we were suffering economically. The PM of the time (Menzies) was a nasty of the first order, basically pommy lickspittle.Then read up on Maralinga
    Wrong again, mate.


    The RAAF retired the CAC CA-17 (Mustang) many years before the USAF - with the RAAF transitioning from them to Gloster Meteor jets between '46 and '52.

    We continued to fly the CAC Mustangs in the reserves until 1960. The USAF was a bit behind the curve and kept flying them until 1968.
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    and of course the spy dropping specialist from WW2, the black painted Westland Lysander

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBxV1bG96Oo

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Wrong again, mate.


    The RAAF retired the CAC CA-17 (Mustang) many years before the USAF - with the RAAF transitioning from them to Gloster Meteor jets between '46 and '52.

    We continued to fly the CAC Mustangs in the reserves until 1960. The USAF was a bit behind the curve and kept flying them until 1968.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    oh.
    But you knew that
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Nope. Not a copy.
    Uhhh... http://www.mustangsmustangs.net/p-51/variants/cac
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    Saw the Lockheed take off and land, johnwill. I believe the Convair was a static display, or simply wasn't there (might just be remembering press photos, which came in the mail to Dad by the bushel). It has only been recently where I read that the Lockheed was very difficult for the pilot to transfer from horiz to vertical for landing.

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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...cid=spartandhp

    Speaking of Lockheed, I believe they would have joined the fuselages with a continuous horiz stabilizer and elevator; why mess with success. Now some engineer probably had paperwork full of calcs showing how the wing will withstand the twist, but Lockheed would say "BS, why mess with success" (the P-38).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    Since when is an improved original a copy?
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Since when is an improved original a copy?
    When accident investigators refer to the aircraft in question, right next to it in the Commonwealth designation is (AKA NA P51-D)

    "Improved" is a bit of a stretch when you put in a different engine. The CA22.Mk22 were "modified like the P51-F-6D".

    We all know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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    i reckon i like spartans as much or more than i do staggerwings. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    When accident investigators refer to the aircraft in question, right next to it in the Commonwealth designation is (AKA NA P51-D)

    "Improved" is a bit of a stretch when you put in a different engine. The CA22.Mk22 were "modified like the P51-F-6D".

    We all know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Licensed production isn't imitation. I guess we can thank LBJ for pointing out the difficulties we were having re Spitfire licensing for us getting the P51
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    That's nice.
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    i reckon i like spartans as much or more than i do staggerwings. . .


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