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Posted: 11/26/2014 5:04:38 AM EDT
Turn up the volume


Link Posted: 11/26/2014 5:15:49 AM EDT
The "51" formation was a nice touch...
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 5:36:40 AM EDT
I've got the strangest boner


Link Posted: 11/26/2014 6:17:54 AM EDT
And from our mates from the other side of the pond... 16 Spitfires in formation.

Link Posted: 11/26/2014 6:28:18 AM EDT


God damn....
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 6:55:45 AM EDT
I want one.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 7:03:33 AM EDT
Cool video.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 7:24:48 AM EDT
Which one is Tom Cruise flying?

My guess is the one with the booster seat.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 7:27:30 AM EDT
If I ever get stupid rich (+30M $ ) that's first on my list
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 7:52:46 AM EDT
I'm blessed to live in a part of the country where on any given day......I will see P-51's in the air.

Usually you hear the whistle of the dive....before you hear the growl of the climb.

Great post OP.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 8:34:16 AM EDT
I'll be in my bunk(er).
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 8:54:04 AM EDT
That sucker would be great for some CAS still these days I bet.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 8:56:28 AM EDT

Spectacular.

What's that ...... about $40-50 mil in formation?
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 8:57:17 AM EDT
Merlins are cool, but P&W R-2800s rule. Thread needs more Whistling Death.

Link Posted: 11/26/2014 9:46:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 9:47:30 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dave_Markowitz:
Merlins are cool, but P&W R-2800s rule. Thread needs more Whistling Death.

http://youtu.be/087sF9pfuSE
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That's the sound of victory!!
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 9:53:54 AM EDT
Really cool video. Getting to ride in a P51 is one of the funnest things Ive ever done.





I even got to do some tricks- notice the horizon.



Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:35:15 AM EDT
Just fantastic.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:41:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:44:14 AM EDT
I came.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:46:13 AM EDT
That was really neat... I didn't think that there were that many left!
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 10:57:57 AM EDT
I was there





Link Posted: 11/26/2014 11:09:22 AM EDT
That has to be one of the Top-5 methods of turning petroleum products in to noise that man has yet devised.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 11:13:15 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DRich:
That has to be one of the Top-5 methods of turning petroleum products in to noise that man has yet devised.
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Yeah. 20 Merlins howling past a crowd
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 11:21:58 AM EDT
Look at those blue nosed Bastards of bodney!
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 11:24:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sigshooter3:
Turn up the volume

http://youtu.be/K9CoBMlOLi4
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Link Posted: 11/26/2014 11:25:14 AM EDT
Such a cool thread. I think I was born in the wrong generation. I'm glad some of these machines are still around.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 11:27:37 AM EDT
An elegant weapon for a more civilized age.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 11:55:02 AM EDT
Wonderful to see and thanks for posting.

If I ever win the big Lotto and I'm still fit to fly I would have to have one.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 11:55:06 AM EDT
Tag-51.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:10:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By yavorssj:
The "51" formation was a nice touch...
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After they flew by the camera man it said "15"

Awesome video. Awesome machines. And the men that flew it for it intended purpose... wow. Can't even imagine the fear/adrenaline that had to be flowing through their bodies.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:13:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By PoppinFresh:
That was really neat... I didn't think that there were that many left!
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theres about 300 left
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:19:20 PM EDT
glass cutting nipple boobie post!
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:19:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dave_Markowitz:
Merlins are cool, but P&W R-2800s rule. Thread needs more Whistling Death.

http://youtu.be/087sF9pfuSE
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This is the only answer. American licensed copy of a British engine VS 18 cylinders of PURE AMERICA
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:39:38 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Chokey:
I was there
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I was as well. Coolest airshow I've ever attended. Spent a good bit a time in the various tents listening to the old pilots talk about their flying careers.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 1:01:05 PM EDT
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OK, now that we have the planes, and the pilots, some big movie house needs to round up the half dozen or so Messerschmitt's and B-17s that are airworthy, get a good director, a few big name stars, and make a bad-ass movie.

I am sick to death of CGI air war films, they just suck.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 1:47:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TNC:
An elegant weapon for a more civilized age.
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When wars were fought in the most savage of ways.

Link Posted: 11/26/2014 4:07:38 PM EDT

352nd was well represented there...




"Hell-er Bust" is one of the sexiest ones out there...






However "Miss Helen" is an original 352nd bird flown by Ray Littge... sent to Sweden after the war and then to Israel where it was recovered from a playground...




Restored to her wartime glory...













Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:08:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Black-Tiger:
And from our mates from the other side of the pond... 16 Spitfires in formation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6c3v9iihgw
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I love Spitfires, Mosquitos, and British Lancasters...
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:13:40 AM EDT
That "51" was cool
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:17:17 AM EDT
P-51 D
F-14 Tomcat
UH-1 Iroquois

Three of the sexist flying machines ever built.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:17:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:20:30 AM EDT
Freedom boner.....engaged
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:26:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2014 12:27:51 AM EDT by Bostonterrier97]
British Lancasters making a Dam Busting Run

FF 2:07 for start of action
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:26:20 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By honorabledog:
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Great movie
The mustangs were cool ... so was the wounded B29 the comes over the camp low at night
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:33:31 AM EDT
That bird has had a special place in my heart since diapers lol. Just a god sent design . If 20 sound that amazing I could only imagine what the flights sounded like during the war . Simply amazing thank you OP.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:44:46 AM EDT
Nice!
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:57:28 AM EDT
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