Forums / General Discussion / Photo of the week - Axis and Allies Paintworks
Forums
Axis and Allies Paintworks :: Forums :: Axis And Allies Forum :: General Discussion
Photo of the week << Previous thread | Next thread >>
Go to page  1 2 3 ... 69 70 [71]
Moderators: Tailhook, Duggy, Buhli, cheruskerarmin, Cpt_Farrel, Graf, HEERDT, Jarink, Juri_JS, mapal, RAF_Loke, Rudi_Jaeger, US_Grant, HBPencil, monguse, Gumpy, Jaypack44, kristorf, Boelcke, PatCartier, Hayate
Author Post
HBPencil
Sun Apr 16 2017, 05:12AM

Registered Member #45

Posts: 740
Wow, those pics of the NEI Ryan STMs are amazing
Back to top
Duggy
Sun Apr 16 2017, 10:15AM
Duggy

Registered Member #5

Posts: 3938
Thanks Harry.
An exceptionally important aircraft! This is Mustang I AG348 at Mines Field (now LAX), which was pulled from the original production block of Mustang Is for the RAF by agreement along with AG354 (seen here in her original RAF camouflage). Redesignated XP-51s and re-serialed as 41-038 & 039. Test flown after long delays @ Wright Field due to a profound lack of interest in the Material Division, a reluctant USAAC wound up ordering huge numbers of P-51s, P-51As and A-36s. The rest, as they say, is history.

Below AG348 now as 41-038


And below AG354 now as 41-039.


Back to top
Duggy
Wed Apr 19 2017, 06:22AM
Duggy

Registered Member #5

Posts: 3938
Wednesdays photo's.
Two amazing shots taken at NAS Glynco hangar interior July 1944.

Back to top
Duggy
Fri Apr 21 2017, 06:29AM
Duggy

Registered Member #5

Posts: 3938
Fridays photo's.
The final Marauder variant was the XB-26H. It was actually a TB-26G-25-MA (44-68221) that had its original tricycle landing gear replaced by a set of tandem mainwheels that retracted into the fuselage. In addition, a set of outrigger legs were added for lateral balance. The fuselage had to be externally stiffened to take the additional landing loads of this tandem undercarriage.

The XB-26H was known colloquially as the "Middle River Stump Jumper" and was part of a experimental project to test the installation of the landing gear proposed for the Boeing XB-47 Stratojet and Martin XB-48 bombers, which were then on the drawing boards. Flight tests were carried out in May/June of 1945 at the Martin field.








Back to top
Duggy
Sun Apr 23 2017, 05:45AM
Duggy

Registered Member #5

Posts: 3938
Weekend extra.
Consolidated LB-30 Liberator Mk IIs including AL507 (5th built for the RAF's Coastal Command) @ San Diego's Lindbergh Field ca. '41. (Note longer nose section a la the B-24D and Curtiss Electric props.) AL507 was later re-designated G-AHYC and served as a BOAC freighter for ferrying RAF aircrews to the US to pick up later RAF Liberators. After the war, it was converted into a commercial transport and served until bellying in @ RAF Ayr / Heathfield (near Prestwick) in 1946.
Back to top
Duggy
Wed Apr 26 2017, 05:41PM
Duggy

Registered Member #5

Posts: 3938
Wednesdays photo's.
And this week something a little different.
An A3D-1 Skywarrior of Heavy Attack Squadron (VAH) 1 pictured on take off, the underside view capturing the plane's mammoth size. Nicknamed the "Whale," the A3D-series of aircraft first entered fleet service with VAH-1 on March 31, 1956, its mission to serve as a platform for the delivery of atomic weapons.

A VA-3B Skywarrior, one of five modified from the TA-3B configuration to serve as VIP transports for high-ranking Navy uniformed and civilian officials, pictured on the ground at Nellis AFB in Nevada. Note the admiral's flag flying above the cockpit.

Back to top
Duggy
Fri Apr 28 2017, 05:32PM
Duggy

Registered Member #5

Posts: 3938
Fridays photo's.
And a couple of behemoths, the size of theses airships is just staggering.

Back to top
Go to page  1 2 3 ... 69 70 [71]  

Jump:     Back to top

Syndicate this thread: rss 0.92 Syndicate this thread: rss 2.0 Syndicate this thread: RDF
Powered by e107 Forum System
This site is powered by e107, which is released under the terms of the GNU GPL License.
Render time: 0.1721 sec, 0.0239 of that for queries. DB queries: 23. Memory Usage: 3,829kB