Chino 2009

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  1. syscom3

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    Heres the first set of pictures from this fantastic show.

    I've never seen a PB4Y Privateer before. Now I have!

    The good points of the show:
    1) It wasnt as brutally hot as it was like last year.
    2) Lots of warbirds were flying.
    3) Met up with Evangilder and had a nice chat with him
    4) Five F8F's were flying.

    Bad Points:
    1) The warbird display was poorly done. They blocked the photography of the aircraft taxing.
    2) Not enough bombers. Only two B25's.
    3) NO SPITFIRES!!!!

    But it was well worth the admission!
     

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    There were three of them flying today. All sleek black.

    Here are pics for two of them.
     

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    Great pix, syscom!

    Keep 'em coming!
     
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    :shocked!: I loooooooove the F-7.:deathlyobsessed: Great shots syscom!!!!!
     
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    The gentleman in the white is non other, Mr. Evangilder.

    Right behind him is an unpainted Bearcat.

    Who knows what [the distant past] nationality it is?
     

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    Those pics are awesome! (I am not jealous, I am not jealous......)
     
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    A few more.

    This is the first P40 Ive seen that sports this paint job.

    Is it the 325th FG? Italian theater in 1943?
     

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    Man, that P-40 is sweet!!!!! Thanks for sharing Sys.
     
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    It would have to be the 325th, that checker pattern was unique to the "Checker Tail Clan" and they were definately in NA giving Rommel hell.

    Again, great pix! :thumbright:
     
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    Unfortunatly, they didnt fly this little beaut.

    I have always thought that this was the prettiest fighter of the open cockpit era.

    Just forward of the cockpit, you can see "March Field", where these types were stationed in the 30's. The markings are of the 17th Pursuit Group. Note the picture with the ancient type bomb racks.
     

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    Here is 1/3rd of the flight line.

    Note the up stretched wings of the Sea Fury.
     

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    Great stuff Sys! Keep them coming.
     
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    Bearcats! The hot rods of the USN.
     

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    Nice stuff, Syscom. This was a Grumman fest. It was a Grumman fan's wet dream; FIVE Bearcats, THREE Tigercats, THREE Avengers, TWO Hellcats, a Wildcat, F3F and J2F. Seeing that much Grumman iron in one spot was awesome! Here is a sampling of some of my shots.
     

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    Great pictures guy's
     
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    This was one clean F86. Its like someone took it to the metal shop and chrome dipped it.
     

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    Excellent stuff guys!
     
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    Some more
     

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    And a shot of syscom.
     

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