Two P-51's and a P-38

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    Thought you guys might enjoy this again ... here's a clip from the Planes of Fame 2012 Airshow with the Horsemen flying two P-51s and a P-38.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc94Tj7SP8o

    The P-51s are being flown by Ed Shipley and Jim Beasley and the P-38 is the Plane of Fame's being flown by Steve Hinton. The left engine had JUST been replaced and had less than 10 hours on it, but Steve was flying it at 57 inches of Mercury!
     
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    Too cool!
     
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    wow, I just realized that with the bearcat, f4u4 and the tigercat that carrier based aircraft were finally the equal to the latest land based air craft, great videos.
     
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    #8 GregP, Dec 31, 2014
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    Yes, the Bearcat did close any gap that remained between the performance of land-based and Naval fighters. It held the time-to-climb record well into the jet age ... some 12 - 15 years after jets were adopted were required to better its climb rate.

    Before we hear all about the light weight used to set the record, the jets are ALL flown for record attempts at the lightest weight possible, too. I was up at Grand Forks when the Streak Eagle set the F-15 record and it had just enough fuel to make the flight, only ONE radio, the plane was polished natural metal finish ... all the little things you can do to a plane were done to it. It was even held back and released by explosive bolts once the engines had spooled up to full thrust.
     
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    The record didn't last that long.

    armstrong siddeley | gloster meteor | 1951 | 1878 | Flight Archive

    Gloster Meteor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Thanks to J.A.W. for pointing this out.
     
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    The record lasted that long in US service.
     
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    Cool videos! Thanks for sharing.
     
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