only 1 brewster buffalo in existence?

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  1. ME-262ace

    ME-262ace New Member

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    why not 2 or 3? post ur theory here!

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    They were supposed to be really bad aircraft, as were the Corsairs produced by Brewster. I think it was just ahead of it's time. It was pre-WWII vintage, but, like the F4F, was used against more modern aircraft.
    That might be my next replica, if my 82% Corsair every flies and doesn't kill me.
     
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    We get a replica of a B339 here in the NL. The reason why they don't exist any more is that they were early war fighters. Try and count how many early war fighters still exist. Maybe a couple of Bf109E or Spit MK.I/MK.II but that's it.

    BTW Corsair pilot. The Dutch B339's were not considered bad aircraft. The only bad ones were the British and the American (later) examples which were simply too heavy. The early versions, Finnish B239 and Dutch B339 were not at all that bad.
     
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    You never know, could be a few hiding somewhere in the deep Finnish/Russian forrests...or in the jungle. :D
     
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    Ever notice how the great warbirds were, for the most part, beautiful machines?

    The Buffalo was as ugly as they come IMO.

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    I like the Buffalo, it has "character"...:lol:
     
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    What's ugly on this? :) Just kidding TO, it's a matter of taste. I think it's quite good looking. Not to forget the all around vision canopy.
     

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    Are you refering to the one in Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola Florida?

    A Finnish copy of Brewster-239, Humu, is on display in Keski-Suomi Aviation Museum in Jyvaskyla. :-

    The Humu: Finland's home-built Brewster Buffalo fighter
     
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    Where's the one they found last year, was it? The one with the beer labels as victory markings.....
     
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    And a great personality? :lol:

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    You're right Marcel. Some guys like fat women. :lol: Go figure.

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    This bird isn't fat, she's just...eerrmmm.....eeehhhh...hmmm....big framed!
     
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    ..but she goes, eh?!!! I like the old girl myself, atleast looks-wise.

    We used them briefly in the RNZAF in 1941, but they were a little, um, 'inadequate', shall we say against the 300 Oscars that subsequently attacked them...we kind of lost them all in a very short period...
     
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    Well, maybe I didn't express myself well. My point was that they really were not bad. Just ahead of their time, but obsolete by the onset of the WAR, like the F4F.
     
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    Its like the girl you wish you were attracted to because she does her best, is really nice and has a good personality, but your not attracted to because she isn't pretty and just seems to be lacking something.

    That is a Brewster Buffalo!
     
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    I love buffalos, one of my favourite planes :cool:
     
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