Cradle of aviation.

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  1. Readie

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    I've skimmed through the pages, seem like a decent job overall. Minor nitpick - no point in comparing the R-2800 power with far smaller V-1710 or Merlin.
     
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    Thanks John, gives me a good reason to visit my cousin on Long Island, once hurricane season is well past. In fact, I think I'll wait until spring when its warmer.
     
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    Fair comment Tomo.
    I don't think even the Merlin could have shifted the 'Jug's' bulk as well as the R2800.
    I'm amazed that a fighter so large could be so devastingly good.
    There was a TV programme about Gabby and the P47 that opened my eyes.
    Cheers
    John
     
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    I live 15 minutes away from the Cradle of Aviation Museum. I recommend that you all visit. Just had open cockpit day this past weekend!
     
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    I love what you said about Gabreski and the P-47. How that airplane was so good, is amazing. It is a 12 gauge slug living in a world of 30 calibers!
     
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    As a matter of fact, my wife has informed me that our son will have his 6th year Birthday Party there. Anyone in the neighborhood is welcome as a guest. Dec 1st I believe.
     
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    So strong as well. What other aeroplane could bounce off the ground , continue to fly and get the pilot home to fight another day?
    Seriously impressive.
    Cheers
    John
     
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    What a great place for your lads party !
    Enjoy
    Cheers
    John
     
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    Thanks John, I'll let you know,

    Jim
     
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    Was there just yesterday and took a few snaps (as you Brits say) in the WW2 section. Hope you enjoy.

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