P-38 Cutaway

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  1. horseUSA

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    nice pic, took i while to load, but i got there, btw, i like the idea of the baggage compartment :lol:
     
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    thats a great cutaway 8) ill just post here so lightning guy can have look at it, though he probably has seen loads of cutaways before of lightnings ;) 8)
     
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    I've seen several. The baggage compartment wasn't all that big, but was useful for smuggling contraband (like scotch) into forward areas. More useful was the nose. I read that if the Lightning didn't carry ammo it could smuggle something like 4 cases of Aussie scotch up to the forward bases. These planes would inturn be escorted by Lightnings with a full ammo load.
     
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    Priority cargo for the yanks.. :lol:
     
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    Not just the Yanks. The Brits modified the bob racks on Spits to fly kegs of beer into Normandy.
     
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    And the Germans. They used their gas tanks as kegs flown by fighters and such.
     
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    :lol: i supprised the brittish didn't smuggle tea insted of scotch..........
     
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    Adolf Galland once flew his Bf-109 to a high level party. He was carrying champagne and lobster with him.
     
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    It was a joke :rolleyes:

    Yes, everyone still does it now. I've heard plenty of stories of smuggling stuff through now, like under panels in fighters, they don't get checked :D
     
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    What if the last B-36 had its bomb bay turned into a huge keg? The "Coalition" (Allies sounds sooo much better!) could use it as a super long-range morale booster! It's a crazy plan but it would work!
     
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    That would be an aweful lot of beer.
     
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    I'm up for drinking it...
     
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    :lol:

    or, if a lancaster carried a 22,000lb pinata hanging below it on a few heavy duty chains, and a hurricane and a spit had to shoot at it to break it open to release the sweets :lol: hang on, maybe thats why the lancaster is at the BBMF :D
     
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    I think a lot of people stood under it are going to die, but again, I'm up for it... :lol:
     
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    :lol: "death by murray mints" that would make an interesting gravestone :lol:
     
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    He lived with choclate, and he died by it.
     
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    they're not doing very well if that's what they're trying to do :lol:...........
     
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