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Recovered WWII Bell P-39

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by rufus, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Copied from elsewhere because it's interesting:

    Watch the video here: Recovered WWII Bell P-39 Aircobra

    Enjoy. :cool:
     
  2. speedtriple

    speedtriple Vancouver, Washington, United States Member

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    Very cool story.. thanks for posting the link!
     
  3. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's awesome!
     
  4. oldbrass

    oldbrass WA Active Member

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    Great story, thanx for posting
     
  5. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    cool, thanks rufus :thumbup:
     
  6. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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  7. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    Thanks,
     
  9. PhantomWorks

    PhantomWorks Seattle WA Active Member

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    Cool!
    Wonder if Paul Allen picked this one up to?
     
  10. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting this!

    Separately, if you enjoy this then I'd highly recommend a visit to the Flying Heritage Collection (owned by Paul Allen, former Microsoft co-founder). Every Summer the FHC has a series of "fly days" where they fly aircraft in their collection. Last Summer I was there when they had two P-51s, a Bf-109, a B-17, and a B-25 all going at the same time. The museum is in Everett, WA at Paine Field (which is just North of Seattle).
    Home : The Flying Heritage Collection

    Peter
     
  11. Russianfist

    Russianfist Sweet home, Oregon Active Member

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    I alway felt the aerocobra was a beautiful plane. Very cool they found another one.
     
  12. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    Sweet!
     
  13. Scrammer

    Scrammer SW Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thank you.
    The Russians like the P-39 because it was a good Panzer buster. :funnypoint:
     
  14. Aero Denezol

    Aero Denezol Salem Active Member

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    The lend-lease versions (P-400, I think) had a smaller cannon which didn't jam as often. P-39s had a real rough time in New Guinea against the Oscar and Zero. The Russians however, had great success with them..

    Beautiful airplane, thanks for the story!
     
  15. kenno

    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    The cannon and it's feed system was designed by John Moses Browning, he may have designed the drive-line as well