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Thanks for the link.



I think 1930-1945 had to be the Golden Age of aviation. Such gorgeous aircraft of the time.
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Link Posted: 4/27/2014 8:10:35 AM EDT
Very cool.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 8:11:24 AM EDT
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While I love me some Corsairs and Wildcats, that A-1 Skyraider picture is beautiful.







 
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 8:11:29 AM EDT
Thanks for the link.  Those are some terrific photos!
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 8:13:19 AM EDT
That P-38 in the foreground...



Is Glacier Girl. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier_girl
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 8:24:29 AM EDT
Most of those planes are based out of Everett. Ive been lucky enough to see a fly by from one of those mustangs.

Link Posted: 4/27/2014 8:27:32 AM EDT
Awesome photos! Very inspirational work for a guy who shoots aviation photos as well! Thanks for the link!
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 8:48:22 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By substandard:
Thanks for the link.

I think 1930-1945 had to be the Golden Age of aviation. Such gorgeous aircraft of the time.
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And the interesting part is, for many of the WWII birds, they designed and banged 'em together at an incredible rate.
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Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
While I love me some Corsairs and Wildcats, that A-1 Skyraider picture is beautiful.

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In before the CAS crowd starts the "rebuild the A1's".
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 9:29:11 AM EDT
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And the interesting part is, for many of the WWII birds, they designed and banged 'em together at an incredible rate.
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Originally Posted By KILLERB6:
Originally Posted By substandard:
Thanks for the link.

I think 1930-1945 had to be the Golden Age of aviation. Such gorgeous aircraft of the time.


And the interesting part is, for many of the WWII birds, they designed and banged 'em together at an incredible rate.


I'm really, really hoping - REALLY hoping - that in the next 20-30 years, rapid prototyping and 3D printing technology gets to a point where making new 1:1 replicas of those old airframes becomes feasible.  Printed Allison and Merlin and Pratt & Whitney engine blocks, printed spars, laser-sintered propellers, extruded skin panels...

The big thing stopping new ones from being built is how hideously expensive they are to build individually versus on a massive assembly line (with an entire country geared up for war production behind that assembly line).  If we can print those labor and tooling-intensive parts instead...  
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 9:31:27 AM EDT
That Corsair is one sexy beast.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 9:38:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By KILLERB6:


And the interesting part is, for many of the WWII birds, they designed and banged 'em together at an incredible rate.
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Originally Posted By KILLERB6:
Originally Posted By substandard:
Thanks for the link.

I think 1930-1945 had to be the Golden Age of aviation. Such gorgeous aircraft of the time.


And the interesting part is, for many of the WWII birds, they designed and banged 'em together at an incredible rate.


A real testament to the engineering and manufacturing might thrown behind them
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:02:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:


I'm really, really hoping - REALLY hoping - that in the next 20-30 years, rapid prototyping and 3D printing technology gets to a point where making new 1:1 replicas of those old airframes becomes feasible.  Printed Allison and Merlin and Pratt & Whitney engine blocks, printed spars, laser-sintered propellers, extruded skin panels...

The big thing stopping new ones from being built is how hideously expensive they are to build individually versus on a massive assembly line (with an entire country geared up for war production behind that assembly line).  If we can print those labor and tooling-intensive parts instead...  
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Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
Originally Posted By KILLERB6:
Originally Posted By substandard:
Thanks for the link.

I think 1930-1945 had to be the Golden Age of aviation. Such gorgeous aircraft of the time.


And the interesting part is, for many of the WWII birds, they designed and banged 'em together at an incredible rate.


I'm really, really hoping - REALLY hoping - that in the next 20-30 years, rapid prototyping and 3D printing technology gets to a point where making new 1:1 replicas of those old airframes becomes feasible.  Printed Allison and Merlin and Pratt & Whitney engine blocks, printed spars, laser-sintered propellers, extruded skin panels...

The big thing stopping new ones from being built is how hideously expensive they are to build individually versus on a massive assembly line (with an entire country geared up for war production behind that assembly line).  If we can print those labor and tooling-intensive parts instead...  


It doesn't matter how quickly you can actually design and produce something, our current acquisition system has hamstringed our ability to produce weapon systems rapidly and efficiently.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:04:44 PM EDT
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It doesn't matter how quickly you can actually design and produce something, our current acquisition system has hamstringed our ability to produce weapon systems rapidly and efficiently.
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Originally Posted By KILLERB6:
Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
Originally Posted By KILLERB6:
Originally Posted By substandard:
Thanks for the link.

I think 1930-1945 had to be the Golden Age of aviation. Such gorgeous aircraft of the time.


And the interesting part is, for many of the WWII birds, they designed and banged 'em together at an incredible rate.


I'm really, really hoping - REALLY hoping - that in the next 20-30 years, rapid prototyping and 3D printing technology gets to a point where making new 1:1 replicas of those old airframes becomes feasible.  Printed Allison and Merlin and Pratt & Whitney engine blocks, printed spars, laser-sintered propellers, extruded skin panels...

The big thing stopping new ones from being built is how hideously expensive they are to build individually versus on a massive assembly line (with an entire country geared up for war production behind that assembly line).  If we can print those labor and tooling-intensive parts instead...  


It doesn't matter how quickly you can actually design and produce something, our current acquisition system has hamstringed our ability to produce weapon systems rapidly and efficiently.


I'm not talking about weapons acquisition, I'm talking about reproduction - actually, new production - vintage warbirds.  I want a P-38 for a retirement toy.
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Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
While I love me some Corsairs and Wildcats, that A-1 Skyraider picture is beautiful.

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/698237882683278511.jpg  
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For the uninformed, would some one please describe the armament in this picture. Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:09:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By capnrob97:
That Corsair is one sexy beast.
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I'm always torn between the Corsair and the Mustang...then there's the Tomahawk, that tub the Thunderbolt, and don't forget the Lightning...oh, they were all cool.
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Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:

I'm not talking about weapons acquisition, I'm talking about reproduction - actually, new production - vintage warbirds.  I want a P-38 for a retirement toy.
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I happen to know where there is a P-38 for sale
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For the uninformed, would some one please describe the armament in this picture. Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted By inspector-one:
Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
While I love me some Corsairs and Wildcats, that A-1 Skyraider picture is beautiful.

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/698237882683278511.jpg  


For the uninformed, would some one please describe the armament in this picture. Thanks in advance.

From inboard (I believe) Napalm, 250 lb low drag, 2.75" rockets, blue practice bomb, more 2.75's, and I'm not certain what is on the outboard 2 hardpoints on either wing

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Originally Posted By 396:


I happen to know where there is a P-38 for sale
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Originally Posted By 396:
Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:

I'm not talking about weapons acquisition, I'm talking about reproduction - actually, new production - vintage warbirds.  I want a P-38 for a retirement toy.


I happen to know where there is a P-38 for sale

3 million?

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Originally Posted By LesBaer45:
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In before the CAS crowd starts the "rebuild the A1's".
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Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
While I love me some Corsairs and Wildcats, that A-1 Skyraider picture is beautiful.

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/698237882683278511.jpg  



In before the CAS crowd starts the "rebuild the A1's".


Well, there are times when...
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Originally Posted By KILLERB6:


I'm always torn between the Corsair and the Mustang...then there's the Tomahawk, that tub the Thunderbolt, and don't forget the Lightning...oh, they were all cool.
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Originally Posted By capnrob97:
That Corsair is one sexy beast.


I'm always torn between the Corsair and the Mustang...then there's the Tomahawk, that tub the Thunderbolt, and don't forget the Lightning...oh, they were all cool.

I was a big Corsair/Mustang fan, until I learned about the Skyraider. .... If I hit the powerball, I will have one

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3 million?

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Originally Posted By 396:
Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:

I'm not talking about weapons acquisition, I'm talking about reproduction - actually, new production - vintage warbirds.  I want a P-38 for a retirement toy.


I happen to know where there is a P-38 for sale

3 million?

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6.7 million http://www.trade-a-plane.com/detail/aircraft/Multi+Engine+Piston/1945/Lockheed/P38/1740958.html
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From inboard (I believe) Napalm, 250 lb low drag, 2.75" rockets, blue practice bomb, more 2.75's, and I'm not certain what is on the outboard 2 hardpoints on either wing

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Originally Posted By inspector-one:
Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
While I love me some Corsairs and Wildcats, that A-1 Skyraider picture is beautiful.

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/698237882683278511.jpg  


For the uninformed, would some one please describe the armament in this picture. Thanks in advance.

From inboard (I believe) Napalm, 250 lb low drag, 2.75" rockets, blue practice bomb, more 2.75's, and I'm not certain what is on the outboard 2 hardpoints on either wing

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Thank you.
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For the uninformed, would some one please describe the armament in this picture. Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
While I love me some Corsairs and Wildcats, that A-1 Skyraider picture is beautiful.

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/698237882683278511.jpg  


For the uninformed, would some one please describe the armament in this picture. Thanks in advance.


Various forms of a 'world of hurt'.  A-1 was a serious workhorse.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:40:59 PM EDT
Five of those types were overhead when I was a kid.  Brings back memories.  


Link Posted: 4/27/2014 2:45:28 PM EDT
Didn't make it to my bunk, sorry
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Thank you.
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Originally Posted By AJK07734:
Originally Posted By inspector-one:
Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
While I love me some Corsairs and Wildcats, that A-1 Skyraider picture is beautiful.

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/698237882683278511.jpg  


For the uninformed, would some one please describe the armament in this picture. Thanks in advance.

From inboard (I believe) Napalm, 250 lb low drag, 2.75" rockets, blue practice bomb, more 2.75's, and I'm not certain what is on the outboard 2 hardpoints on either wing

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Thank you.



The inboard weapon looks like a cannon pod, and I'd love to know what the ones furthest out on the wings are. Chaff dispensers, maybe?
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