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Golden Age Airplanes at Chino

Here is the Planes of Fame P-26, the only one in the world (of 2) that flies, also the J2F Duck and the Grumman F3F-2, which didn’t fly due to an oil cooler problem.

Also some fly-bys by the Northop N9M, the only flyable early flying wing in the world.

15 additional images. Click to enlarge.


7 responses to Golden Age Airplanes at Chino

  1. Great collection of photos-must have been one hell of a weekend.

  2. Thanks for takin’ the time to post the pics. I’ll bet there’s more.

  3. WOW such a cool planes!

  4. Great pics Tom,I’ve got the Academy P26 in the stash.I always thought the Grumman Duck could only land on water then lower the wheels and taxi up a ramp but your pictures suggest a conventional landing is possible is that correct?
    N.

  5. I’ll have to go to that show sometime! Thanks for the photos Tom!

    Regards

    Magnus

  6. Man, that “peashooter” is something else. I have the Hobbycraft kit in the stash. I’d love to have it posed next to an Polikarpov I-16. I love them both for their cobby, pugnacious appearance. Thanks for the great pics Tom.
    Gary

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