A Few US Navy Warbirds

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  1. cooltouch

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    I finally finished scanning in a bunch of airshow slides, and thought I'd go through the scans and pick out a few of the best shots to share with you folks. Here goes.

    A couple of TBFs (could be TBMs I suppose), and one shot with a TBF and Douglass SBD:

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    Two F4U Corsairs (one with a three-bladed prop), and the second pic has an F6F tagging along:

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    Close-up of the Corsair with the three-bladed prop:

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    Couple more shots of that F6F:

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    BuhBEEuhbuhBEEuhbuhBEEuhbuh --That's All Folks! (for now)

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    That was such a good looking Hellcat. I painted my room in its colors. It's really, really too bad that one crashed a few years back.
     
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    Excellent shots cooltouch. Thanks for sharing.:thumbright:
     
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    Dang! Sorry to hear about this. I took those pics twenty years ago.

    -Michael
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, The Avenger was lost to a fire on the runway a few weeks ago. Check with Evanglider but I believe it is the same craft.
     
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    Yeah, If I recall it hit some power lines on approach in 2005. wrecked the plane and killed the pilot.
     
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    Nice pics!
     
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    The Avenger with the X2 on the tail is still around, as far as I know. Not sure about the white tailed one. I believe there are a handful of the Avengers left.

    How about a nice, tight Grumman gaggle
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    Nice shots guys 8) thanks for sharing
     
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    I always forget how big the Hellcat is compared to its brethren.
     
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    Nice shots guys.
    Man, that IS a tight formation Eric! I like the Bearcat, and boy, does it look fast at low level - I gotta get my transparencies (those remaining) scanned and post some pics!
     
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    Nice shots guys.
     
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