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Michel Verschuere said on September 22, 2017
Thanks Rob, another great collection!
Dirk Derks said on September 22, 2017
Thanks. Most impressive picture, the A7E crashed in North Vietnam territory.
Keep them coming. Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.
Craig Abrahamson said on September 22, 2017
And I, for some reason or other, was struck by the in--flight shot of the A-7 (and the Vigilante on the flight deck, too). The head-on pic of the F-16 was rather interesting as well.
Thanks, Rob - I always know what day of the week it is now! 🙂
Jeff Bailey said on September 22, 2017
Always a treat! Thanks, Rob!
PS - I really enjoy the picture of "Tante Ju" in Swiss markings. I'm pretty sure that (A) that's a modern photo, and (B) I saw this one, accompanied by 2 others coming in for a landing at Frankfort International Airport back in the mid-to-late 1980s, when there was some sort of a demonstration flight. The 3 JU-52s were traveling all over Europe for some sort of SwissAir celebration or anniversary. Sadly, I wasn't able to view much as I was escorting a departing soldier to the airport, and I was driving on the Autobahn at the time. I did pull over to gawk, however - which is how I saw all 3 aircraft.
Again - thanks for posting all the great photos, some that bring old memories back up "from the depths" for reflection!
Rob Pollock said on September 22, 2017
Modern photo? If my maths are correct, the 1980s are 30 years ago 😂
Jeff Bailey said on September 24, 2017
Uh ... when you're my age, 30 years ago ISN'T all that long ago and very modern! LoL!
Greg Kittinger said on September 22, 2017
wow - a few awkward photos in this batch? What is the deal with the treaded Havoc?
Experiment for landing on soft ground - never went into production
Robert Royes said on September 22, 2017
What's so unusual about a falcon perched in a tree? no.23. good stuff.
Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said on September 22, 2017
That JU-52 was used in "Where Eagles Dare". The Swiss had 3 left in service, I think this was their last hurrah.
This photo then must be sometime ago, albeit a crystal image.
I love the "Do not Inflate" scribble on the wooden "tire" in picture #1!
The guy in the camera pod hanging from the P-38 wing sure looks happy - I'm happy FOR him, because I sure wouldn't want to be there! He looks a lot like the actor Dennis Weaver. (He played Chester in the great Old West television series, "Gunsmoke.")
Rob Pollock said on September 24, 2017
I thought the pod was something rigged as a test, for carrying wounded men, but I may be wrong. I've seen something like it before, with a Perspex capping to the front.
Julian Shawyer said on September 24, 2017
Great collection again Rob. Do you know what the wooden wheel was for?
Maybe it's a case of where there's a wheel, there's a way.
I think it's to engineer the hub size proportional to the gear and the tyre.
Julian Shawyer said on September 25, 2017
Thank you Rob.
George Henderson said on September 30, 2017
The wooden wheels were used when the aircraft at the Inglewood plant were moved around the ramp. When they were ready for testing, rubber wheels were installed
Bill Koppos said on September 25, 2017
GREAT bunch as usual
No1: Those Mosin Nagant rifles got everywhere.
No. 15: Were the Finns really that desperate for weapons?
No. 17: Gotta nick this guy for not masking his yellow ID panels
No.41: Really? I gotta shave my legs? Fogettaboudit I quit.
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