A little challenge

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  1. Flyboy2

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    I came across this picture browsing the net
    Photos: North American B-25J Mitchell Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net
    This is a pretty awesome picture composed of World War II warbirds. Now for the challenge: Can any of the warbird experts name the aircraft in this picture plus the number of planes per aircraft? I can't, but I want to see if anybody can.
     
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    I would hazzard a guess at 7 Spitfires, 4 Mustangs, 2 B-25s and a Corsair. I think there is a Hellcat but two are on top of each other!
     
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    Ya the B-25's are pretty easy, is that other twin engined type a F7F?

    And sorry about the two ones that are on top of each other haha
     
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    I can't tell three planes, but I suspect one or two might be Furys.
    This is what I have

    8 Spitfires
    2 Hurricanes
    2 Mitchells
    2 Corsairs
    1 Hellcat
    1 Thunderbolt
    4 Mustangs
    1 Tigercat
    1 Wildcat
    1 Warhawk

    And it's something like 26 planes
     
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    I only see 1 Corsair unless its on top of that twin engined thingy.
     
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    Yeah, it's behind the Tigercat, it's bent wings almost blend in with the Tigercat's big wings.

    Those three on the right though... I want to guess one's a Mustang, you can see there's an inline engine plane by the exhaust sticking out the side. That and they're all over the place
     
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    I'm 98% positive that the one's a Mustang, the other two are definitely Furies.
     
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    I agree, but the one on the far right has those pods under the wings, and I don't think I've seen a Fury at an airshow with bomb racks.

    And come to think of it, the plane obscuring our possible Mustang is kinda small. Well, at least its wings.
     
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    Hmm, yeah the pods seem iffy on the one on the far right. It also has 4 propeller blades, didn't the Fury/Sea Fury have 5?

    The one obscuring the Mustang has to be a Fury, the only other thing it looks like is a Fw 190.
     
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    That piccie was taken at Duxford flying Legends...by the look of those planes in the pic...I'd say 2005 (Ah...just seen the date on the piccie !).

    I've got a full breakdown of all the composite 'wings' that made that formation so I wont cheat and enter.

    Amongst the planes you will often see in these balboa's at FL' are :- Buchon, Skyraider, Corsair, Mitchell, Fury, Spifire, Hurricane, Mustang, Yak, Kittyhawk, Tomahawk, Hawk, Thunderbolt, Catalina, Tigercat, Hellcat, Bearcat. And dont forget, 2005 was the year the SAAB B17A arrived on the flightline !.The Tigercat allways led the main formation until it was sold and went over the Pond

    By the way, the noise generated from all those 'Planes...you didnt so much hear it as felt it !.

    Roll on this years event.
     
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