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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by G19Tony, Sep 30, 2020.
And the USAAF had no interest in the proposal. The RAF wanted it, and the rest is history. HH
Not that it really has much to do with P-51's Just thought it was funny
And let us not forget that it took less than five months from putting pen to paper to getting an actual flying prototype! It would take longer to design the intercooler opening today with computer assistance than it took to design the whole plane during WW2.
And that is a hilarious article^^^ about Grant Tucker!
Thanks for posting that vid! One of the sexiest aircraft ever built.
That is wonderful! There is only one thing better than seeing that (well, being the pilot or 2nd seat notwithstanding) -- and it is to be standing in the middle of the runway as zooms over one's head, seemingly only about 6 ft. above!!
LOVE!!! Screamed myself hoarse, over and over and over....
Deer heart - you just need to get UP, IN ONE!
CORSAIR! CORSAIR!! Second favorite eeevaaar!
What was done to the 'Stangs that made them able to invert? (A vs. B vs. C vs. D) Cause the D most assuredly does invert and hold now. Not challenging your knowledge, but curious - having been in a D ("Spam Can", now renamed "Dolly") and we not only rolled but cruised inverted for a time...
Thanks -- thats real good to know for future arguments.
When I was young, my grand parents lived in a small, Mayberry like town. Just outside of town was small airfield owned by a guy named Al Oertner. with some “undetermined” air cargo business...he had a few C46’s and a couple DC3’s.
He had a Douglas A26 bomber that was laid out inside like an executive transport...and he also had a P51D.
We used to go walk around the airfield, get in some planes, and check out that Mustang.
One Sunday morning, with bright, sunny blue skies, I was out walking around town, when I heard a loud Growling noise approaching...
I looked up in time to see that sparkling silver P51 scream over below the cross on top of the church steeple next to me, climbing up rolling and disappearing. It was all over in seconds, but I can still see the image of that plane.
Oertner later sold that P51 and bought an F4U Corsair, which he flew at air shows.
Once, he was performing at the Cleveland Air Show, and was in the air at the same time as legendary P51 pilot Bob Hoover...they got into a race around the airport, which I heard got them in trouble with the FAA.
Oertner died in that Corsair a few years later, I heard.
See if this floats your boat...
I need to correct myself after a little more research. The earlier Merlins used SU carbs with floats that would run dry inverted. The Packard-Merlins used a Bendix “throttle body” with a pressurized spray that gravity had no effect on. Still not fuel injection like the Germans, but it worked upside down. HH
OH MUH BABIES!! COME TO MAMMA !!
Just stumbled across THIS. How in the hell???