Rare Planes

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  1. magnocain

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    Here are some rare planes at a museum that I have recently visited.
    They have the only Dora left. It is flyable, but they don't fly it for fear of crashing.
     

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    SWEET PICS! Thanks.

    Is that a Ki-84?
     
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    Surely if you went to that museum you took more pics. Where did you stay while in the area?
     
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    The museum is the Flying Heritage Collection in Evertte, WA. It is owned by Paul Allen, one of the founders of Microsoft, so he has plenty of cash to spend on warbirds. The museum has:
    Spitfire mk.Vc
    I-16 type 24 "rata"
    JN-4D Jenny
    P-51D
    U-2/Po-2
    P-40c
    Fi 156-c2
    A6M3-22
    Bf 109E-3
    Hurricane mk.XIIb
    P-47d
    F6F
    Ki-43 Oscar
    Me.163 Komet
    Fw 190D-13 DORA
    Lancaster noese
    V-1
    Piloted V-1

    All the planes are flyable or near-flyable.
     

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    How cool is that Oscar!! :cool:
     
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    Cool pics! Love the Dora.
     
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    WHAT? No Corsair???? What a crappy museum!!!!!! ha ha ha.

    Man, his planes look like they just came off the assembly line.
     
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    It's great that someone has acquired these aircraft and put them back into
    flyable condition. All it takes is money and time.

    Charles
     
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    Beautiful birds!

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    Great shots:D got any more?
     
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    That Bf 109 looks fantastic!!
     
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    Great pics. Does anyone know if the Germans ever put the manned Buzz Bomb into operational service? I've heard conflicting reports on whether they actually used them or not.
     
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    I don't think they were ever made operational. From what I've read Hanna Reitsch was the only test pilot to fly one and live through it.

    Charles
     
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    Pretty poor suicide machine design if the only pilots to die in it were the test pilots:\
     
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    Sweet pictures, many thanks
     
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    Paul is assembling something close to heaven for pilots and airplane lovers!
    For years he has been quietly buying aircraft through proxies so nobody knew
    a multi-billionaire was the buyer and jack up the prices. You gotta admit that
    if any of us on this forum had that kind of money, we'd be doing the same
    thing. Thanks for the nice pics!
     
  18. magnocain

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    That's what I said! It sounded to me like they were in the process of getting a Corsair. The place has only been open for a handful of years.

    On a random side note, what is that technical looking thing at the bottom of the page? It was behind an aircraft repair building.
     

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    I think its sad they don't fly such a collection of aircraft should been seen in their element
    a clear blue sky with the sound of those magnificent engines
     
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    My sentiments exactly PB, but seeing as we don't own them we don't have any say so in the matter.:rolleyes:
     
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