Back in the late 1990's...

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  1. Dans65

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    ...this B-17 was at Andrews for the Air Show and after the show it required shelter from the incoming hail storm. And we had a hangar available here are some pictues I had takened.
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    Hope you enjoyed.
     
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    Beautiful pictures.
     
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    Man, that had to be awesome.
     
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    Excellent shots Dan!!!!!:thumbright: :headbang: :cool:
     
  5. Dans65

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    It was a real big treat for us maintainers and we took care of her while it stayed the night. We actually had to re-service the tail wheel after it's quick turn to be able to back it into the hangar, and toured it alittle closer.
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    I have seen the results of hail storms on airplanes! They must have been rapped!
     
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    I never had luck like that, great shots mate, simply an awesome machine
     
  8. Dans65

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    The B-17 was towed into the hangar with hours to spare and never got hit with the hail storm. And Yeah, in the late eighties, I was in Crewchief school and there was a P-40E parked in the hangar with hail damage and it required disassembly to trailer it back to it's home station. The damage had impaled the wings heavy dents enough to disrupt the air flow over the wings, very sad. I have no ideal what ever happened to that plane, and at that time, it was flyable. I have a picture of it somewhere, unfortunately, my ugly face is in the picture...Sorry!! :lol:
     
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    When you find the photo please, do post!! Oh, and we have a thread for posting our mugs to.:lol:
     
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    Will do! :thumbup: :oops:
     
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