Identify this airplane

Discussion in 'Aircraft Pictures' started by syscom3, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    12,631
    Likes Received:
    309
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    This is a frame "grabbed" from the movie "The Best Years of Our Lives".

    It was taken most probably at the Chino "boneyard" in 1946.

    Is this aircraft a P39? Trainer?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Wildcat

    Wildcat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,857
    Likes Received:
    376
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Workin' for the man....
    Location:
    South East Queensland
    Yep, looks like a P39 to me.
     
  3. loomaluftwaffe

    loomaluftwaffe Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2005
    Messages:
    1,864
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    a carcass of a P-39 waiting to go back 2 life
     
  4. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,800
    Likes Received:
    519
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    That is what thought when I first saw it a P-39.
     
  5. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    19,980
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    it would make sence, the large section behind the pilot that's been taken out being the engine............
     
  6. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2005
    Messages:
    23,208
    Likes Received:
    791
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Aircraft Maintenance Manager/ Flight Instructor
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    Its a P-39 but not the trainer - I don't think very many of those were made...
     
  7. pbfoot

    pbfoot Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2005
    Messages:
    7,636
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    niagara falls
    the car door along with the nose and engine bay are the giveawy
     
  8. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    12,631
    Likes Received:
    309
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Thanks to all.
     
  9. kiwimac

    kiwimac Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,128
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Priest
    Location:
    Deepest Darkest NZ
    Home Page:
    I agree P-39
     
  10. cheddar cheese

    cheddar cheese Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Messages:
    20,349
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    WSM, England
    Nah I think its a Yak-7.


    ;)
     
  11. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,798
    Likes Received:
    1,565
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
    As usual,Cheddar Cheese has a sense of humour.
     
  12. cheddar cheese

    cheddar cheese Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Messages:
    20,349
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    WSM, England
    Yes, a bad one :lol:
     
  13. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,798
    Likes Received:
    1,565
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
    Hi !!!
    Keep smiling the new day is comming.

    regards
     
  14. savage

    savage New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    Prague
    it is BELL P-39 AIRACOBRA-WITHOUT ENGINE
     
  15. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    19,980
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    yes thanks annother one that we'd confirmed a while back, stop identifying aircraft we've already identified several months earlier ;)
     
  16. P38 Pilot

    P38 Pilot Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Student in High School
    Location:
    Auburn,Alabama; USA
    At least he put in the Professinal name by adding Bell.
     
  17. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    19,980
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    what does he want a medal? maybe les has a special prize for him...
     
  18. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,800
    Likes Received:
    519
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    This prize...

    [​IMG]
     
  19. BlackWolf3945

    BlackWolf3945 Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Pominville, NY Population: 26
    Maybe we can give you a special prize for being a rude SOB... leave the guy alone already...


    Fade to Black...
     
  20. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    19,980
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    all he's done since he's got here is go around different threads that died months ago telling us what aircraft it is when we've identified them already years ago, and would you have a go at les like that? hell no, so stop having double standards..............
     
Loading...

Share This Page