Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

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

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

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

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

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

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

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Your Sunday Morning Prop Noise

Focke Wulf 190:

There's a story of a company that, during the war, ran a full-page ad in Life or Look with the headline "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Focke Wulf". (Companies ran such ads to keep their names in consumbers' mids come the end of the war.) The airmen of a bomber group wrote "we are" in large letters, everyone signed it, and they sent it to the company.


M. Bouffant said...

There were a ton of 'em.


Brad_in_IL said...

Youtube channel "Greg's Airplanes and Automobiles" has a recent video on why the '190 was so fast. I can't nor won't speak to the accuracy of what Greg has to say, but might make for interesting viewing / listening.

seafury said...

When you consider what they had to work with from 1943 onward, and who was in charge, they designed and engineered some pretty amazing stuff.

Old NFO said...

The BMW radial is definitely a 'different' sounding radial. The aero design was better than most of the others, with that shroud over the radial, and the flared back of the canopy.

0_0 said...

"Greg..." does a good job of showing his work on YouTube. For instance, in his 7 or 8 part series on the P-47.
I did not know how much I didn't know about aircraft engine superchargers until watching his videos.