I always like these better than any other plane of WWII. Maybe it was because I was just a little boy then, and they were so unusual.
an interesting factoid, 'super chargers' in the mid to late forties were "top secret" along with the Norden bomb sight. The 'birds' that were sent to the allies were sans 'blowers'.........
The Lightning was a bad ass.She wasnt super fast but she could handle some serious manuevers.It had plenty of surface area on the wings to allow it.
in the 450 to 600 mph range depending on super chargers if I remember right, that is in modern 'JET' territory!
fuel like it was 'going out of style'......AV Gas!
when I was a kid. Mid forties into early 50's.
The ground would rumble and those 2 V12's were music to my ears as a little guy.
Sometimes they would swoop in low and really cause a buzz. They were headed for Oakland Army Base or Alameda Naval Air Station.
you just dated yourself!can u hide yer own Easter eggs yet?LMFAO
Hell I remember alot about when the blackout ended in 1946. The lights came back on at the local theater Marquee. I was only 3 but I remember. Can't remember what I had for lunch today. But what the hey.
Is everything cool?
I hope so.
i talked to her everything is cool
One of the most unique planes of any era. When I was a kid I had toy planes like this and I didn't think it was real. Saw the actual plane in a book and fell in love with it.