Pictures of unusual US Aircraft.

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  1. syscom3

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    That's cool, Sys..... some I hadn't see before. Thanks...

    Charles
     
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    Man, Consolidated sure did like those skyscraper tall tails.

    Cool post Syscom. Most of those I hadn't seen before.
     
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    :cool: THX for posting.:D
     
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    IIRC, the original design for the B-32 actually used a twin-tail arrangement, similar to the company's B-24 Liberator, on the first and second prototypes; they went to the really tall tail on the third prototype.
     
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    Thanks for posting sys, some very interesting stuff there.
     
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    curious see a b17 with v1´s ! nice post !
     
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    Just when you think you've seen them all.....

    Cool pics sys.

    TO
     
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    cool...

    keep in mind what the photos represent.... tens of thousand of man hours, and engineering hurdles - sometimes much was learned and other times naught.

    Behind every oddity there was a team of men and investors that had a vision.
     
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    Nice post, the five engine B-17's were a little wierd but the L133 is dang good looking...
    How would that disruptive camoflage work?
     
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    Those are pretty good... Looking around the home page i found some pretty good aircraft
    Check out the Kalinin K-12 nice camoflage
    Rare Aircraft - USSR
     
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    Great links!

    While some aircraft are totally strange there are some very nice looking ones!
    That Flying Tank is awesome! lol

    Very interesting
     
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    Cool pics, so many aircraft ive never even heard of before
     
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    That sums it up! good find.
     
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