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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Your Sunday Morning Big Prop Noise



Anonymous said...

Those single engine Douglas planes are huge. When I was at the "Wings of Freedom" event last September, they brought in a Douglas A1-E Skyraider. They parked it next to the P-51 Mustang, which made the Mustang look like the little Red Bull stunt plane. The Skyraider had room for three passengers.

CenterPuke88 said...

Yea, ran into one at the Lancaster (TX) Wing of the (then) Confederate Air Force. Absolutely massive beast, and truly amazing to stand next too. Knowing the size of the Spad makes flyby scenes (such as that in Flight of the Intruder, the only redeeming part of that movie) even more impressive.

Mark Rossmore said...

I was standing next to one when it fired up at Sun n Fun. What a sound! Took a few tries to get it cranked, but that roar... so impressive.

Deadstick said...

Witold, that's the same engine as a B-29...;-)

Old NFO said...

It was truly impressive to watch them go off the pointy end of the boat loaded down with ordnance! And yes, 3350 motors! One of my COs flew them in combat in Vietnam and said the ONLY problem he ever had was the p-tube freezing up... LOL