Guess what plane this is...

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  1. Dans65

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    This aircraft is being restored to a flyable condition, can you guess what it is? I bet you folks know!

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    P-61 Black Widow - easy, peasy lemon-squeezy!!:D
     
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    Ya beat me to it.
     
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    Unless you are talking about the rudder on the left, which would be an SNJ-4. ;)
     
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    Na-na-ni-na-naaaa!!!\\:D/
     
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    #6 Dans65, Dec 15, 2010
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    AW MAN, :(
    You guys got it too fast! Great job!! :thumbup:
    And yes the Navy version of the Stearman is right next to it. But what you can't see is the B-25J Mitchell.
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    Thanks for playing!
     
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    Nice one. Where are these located?
     
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    Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, Pa.
    WELCOME TO THE MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM

    Great little museum, wonderful people and down right friendly!
     
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    Cool. I should have remembered that. I read an article about their Black Widow restoration a while back. I love the old air museums. They all seem to be full of friendly and knowledgeable folks. But then, I guess we are all in there because of a shared interest in aviation.
     
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    C'mon...I thought ya'll were talking about the ultra-light up in the rafters...
     
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    From the looks of it things are going very well for the Widow. Tail booms are installed, and eng cowlings, wiring harnesses and tires are ready for install. They have a eng they are going to install for counter balance. I am for one ready to see her fly, it will be a beautiful thing to see.
     
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    I wish I could be there to see the maiden flight. Well, if the lotto comes through, maybe I will be. ;)
     
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    They are using 55 gallon drums as counter balances at the moment and most of the plumbing that could see were done and modernized.

    Ahh, good call, that's the YP-61 'Light Widow' :^o

    Ya know, that is so true, I was at the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio and one of the curators there asked if I would like to tour the XB-70 Cockpit. I told him how I loved the plane/bomber, he just asked offered. Unfortunately, my commanders decided it was not allowed to let us have anymore days off from then on and I had no spare time to get away after that.
    And another time after an Air Show my plane needed to be towed back to our ramp, but the SR-71A (NASA) was parked in front of us, so we toured around it and the crewchief and I talked for awhile and I had the chance to sit in the cockpit, (I didn't), I was too dumbfounded of the awness that surrounded this mystic aircraft. It was just cool to be so close to it, I guess.
     
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    8) Very cool! Looking forward to seeing some updates on its progress and hopefully the finished article in the not so distant future.
     
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