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    #1 beaupower32, Aug 14, 2009
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    Here are some personal photos. Im no expert as you can tell, but these are some of my favorites. The last 2 is of me at work. The second to bottom im getting ready to do a engine run on a C-17, and the bottom one we were celibrating something with Pratt Whitney. It evades my memory at the moment. All I remember is that the F-15 behind had the First Original F-100 engine in and it was still flying missions. By the way, im in the very middle.
     
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    Cool shots!

    Was the Corsair (21) below decks on the Yorktown?
     
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    Here is what a Engine change looks like on a C-17. This was taken when I went to school to learn how to change the engines. Inside a building, We didnt have much room. But goes to shows what it takes to change a engine. Total time to change a engine is about 24-36 hours. 24 if you got a good crew. The actual engine change itself is easy, just putting the trailers in place is what takes so long. Plus warning tags and just making the aircraft safe is about a 8 hour job, including tow to a hanger. If anyone wants to know more about the C-17 and its engines, let me know, I will be glad to answer them.
     
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    Yep, they also have a F6F, SBD, TBM, and a B-25 hanging from the ceiling.
     
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    Sounds like a great place to visit, then!

    It's not often you get to see the "innards" on those engines, looks pretty complicated...I think I'll stick to automobile engines! :lol:

    Thanks for posting 'em!
     
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    Nice shots, ah the memories of a flight deck. :(
     
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    Cool shots.

    Is the chopper and river boat at Patriot's Point as well?
     
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    Very cool stuff Beaupower. I love the Corsair shot and the C-17 engine.:thumbright: :cool:
     
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    Nice shots!
     
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    Yeah, its at Patriots Point. They have a little Vietnam setup there thats supposed to to look like a forward base. It was very intresting to see.
     
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    Nice stuff. It was interesting to see the work involved in changing a C-17 engine.
     
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    Cool stuff, GO NAVY!!!!!
     
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    Very cool! Thanks for the info.
     
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    Hey guys, thanks for the comments to the photos. Well, I went to the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum today in Savanna, Georgia. What a great place. Here are some pictures for yall to enjoy.

    Pic#1: Wife and Baby girl in front of F-4 Phantom.
    Pic#2: Mig 17
    Pic#3: Nazi Flag flown somewhere in Germany during WW2 (didnt say where)
    Pic#4: Ju88 Spinner
    Pic#5: Swastica cut off Bf 109 after being shot down during Battle of Britain
    Pic#6: Type B-22 Turbosupercharger
    Pic#7: Wright R-1820-97 Cyclone Engine
    Pic#8: B-17G "City of Savannah" under restoration
    Pic#9: Restoration work Schedule
    Pic#10: Model of B-17 undergoing Engine Change
    Pic#11: The entire diarama ( it was pretty cool, I would say 20ft by 20ft of a entire flightline)
    Pic#12: Inside look of the nose section
    Pic#13: actual B-24 nose section
    Pic#14: Rolls-Royce Merlin with a Allison in the back ground
    Pic#15: Model of the Ploesti Raid
    Pic#16: Inside of B-17G looking from tail entrance foward
    Pic#17: Tail wheel assembly of B-17G
    Pic#18: Actual Nose section with original Art work and bomb symbols (last 5 have ?'s in them)
    Pic#19: Mig-21 Cockpit
    Pic#20: Bf-109 Cockpit ( couldnt tell if it was real or not, very clean though gauges looked real)
    Pic#21: Assorted ammo, 20mm in background, 13mm in front, with 30mm towering over all

    I hope you all enjoyed these. Comments Please!
     
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    Awesome photos, BP!

    They have some really cool stuff at that museum!

    I see they had a Merlin and Allison on display, was there a Daimler-Benz or Jumo there as well?

    Thanks for sharing them!
     
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    No, being a 8th Air Force Museum, it was more towards the B-17's and B-24's. No DB's or Jumo's. I wish they had more Luftwaffe stuff, but all well, It was cool seeing the B-17 getting restored.
     
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    Well, they could say the Axis had a direct relation to the Mighty 8th. A DB would be a great comparison to the two engines they have on display.

    I agree, it's great to see them bringing another B-17 back and it's really cool that they make it a part of the museum where folks can get a view of the progress!
     
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    Great shots and material BP!:thumbright: :cool:
     
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    Nice shots Beau!
     
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    Thanks guys, I figured you would like them.
     
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