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Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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My avatar approves of this thread. :cool:
 

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My Avatar approves all Aviation :thumbsup: The P-51D is my favorite single engine fighter of WWII. :supergrin:
 

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P-51's are cool, no doubt. But it's the Lightning that lights my fire.

But then the Thunderbolt could take a beatin' and keep fightin', so it's cool. And the Corsair, with that HUGE radial engine and inverted gull wings, it's somethin' else.

Hell, all those prop driven fighters were somethin'. :)
 

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I love jets and the more advanced, the better, but that being said, nothing conveys the feeling of power and grace better than the old WWII war birds.

Something about the sound of a 1500 HP Merlin thundering through the air.

Love the Mustang, the TBolt and the Lightning. Awsome airframes and performance. Truly the baddest birds of prey.

Thanks for posting.
 

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I absolutely love the P-51. It's my favorite plane of all time. I didn't care for the video, though. Too may fast cuts without enough dwell on any one shot. Also, I would rather hear the real sounds than this year's "epic trailer music" and sweetened sound effects.
 

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IF i were ever dumb enough to think i could handle myself off the ground and take flying lessons it would be specifically for the chance to fly a corsair.

as simple and archaic as it may be, the corsair is one of the sleekest and most intimidating aircraft i've ever seen. in the air or on the ground that machine looks like it's just waiting for a fight. all the world war 2 aircraft are beautiful to me, but the corsair just really jumps out at me for some reason.
 

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The person for whom my wife is the chief-of-staff had a P-51C (and has a Beech Baron, a Stearman and a Citation Bravo). He sold the P-51 and bought a T-6 Texan so he could take someone with him when he was out being cool in a warbird. I wanted to choke him.
 

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Very, very cool.
 

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Love it!
 

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Very Cool
Beer; The P-38, F4U, and the P-51s were all "Widowmakers" to slow pilots
so get a Lot of seat time before you attempt your dream.
We would hate to lose such an important piece of history, Oh and You too.:wavey:
 

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IF i were ever dumb enough to think i could handle myself off the ground and take flying lessons it would be specifically for the chance to fly a corsair.

as simple and archaic as it may be, the corsair is one of the sleekest and most intimidating aircraft i've ever seen. in the air or on the ground that machine looks like it's just waiting for a fight. all the world war 2 aircraft are beautiful to me, but the corsair just really jumps out at me for some reason.
Agree about the Corsair. Another of the really great late WWII planes. A mean machine. Beautiful in the way only a warbird can be.


Of course I like most of the WWII birds from each of the combatant nations. Like I said, nothing like a big piston engine driving a big blade to sound intimidating.:supergrin:
 

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I have heard that due to the nose high angle of the Corsair's (to clear that big ass prop from the pavement) the Pilots could not see the strip/taxiway/deck in front of them and needed ground guides, and that even trimmed for landing they still had enough diminished vision from that attitude and unique wing structure they had to due a curved approach onto carriers.
you know those boys clanked when they walked
 

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My avatar (a Piper Colt) wants to grow up to be a Mustang some day.

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feed Him Spinach, Steroids and aluminum
 
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