Douglas Skyraider

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  1. ScOoTeR1992

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    G'day everyone

    i was hoping people out there would be able to tell me more about the Skyraider I'm interested in this plane because it supposedly saved my grandfathers life back in Vietnam in info would help any ways thanks. and some pic's of it in action any would be fine anyway thanks
     
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    Skyraider pics...hmm, I have a few of those...

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    Your pictures are hot. I have to retire my Cannon T bodies and go digital.

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    Thanks DBII. Thats with my old trusty D50. I am hoping to get some better ones this year with the D80. I have had some metering and ISO issues with the D80 that I have finally sorted out.
     
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    Awesome pics mate.....as always!
     
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    nice pics man and thanks for those websites lucky
     
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    I have shots of three. I will have to post some. One is in AF markings no rockets/bombs, one I shot at Thunder Over Michigan, and one is from the 90's.

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    I think it amazing that it can hold up to 12 passengers internally (not counting externally).
     
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    It can carry 12 people in the fuselage.
    :lol: Several additional people can be carried on the under wing racks.
     
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    of course it can carry 12 people
    that thing is fricking HUGE. it's 3 times my height!. there's one in a museum that's not far from where I live. it's a Blue Navy Skyraider. but its size will NEVER cease to amaze me @_@
     
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    I found a couple of shots.

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    What is that in the background? An SB2C? Doesn't look right.
     
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    That is the CAF's Helldiver. It looks like to color is off but other than that I did not notice anything.

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    Perhaps its the paintjob. The cowling looks different for some reason. To narrow toward the front or something.
     
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    It might be the angle I shot from. I can swing be the college and post a picture of the Helldiver, If I have one with me. I am at work right now.

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