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    Rutan?

    Its the only private company I can remember from the 70s.
    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    Rutan?

    Its the only private company I can remember from the 70s.
    The aircraft itself was privately-owned, but it was originally manufactured by a large aerospace company.

    Hint: It was a jet-powered aircraft (well, duh!).
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    Darryl Greenamyer's Franken F-104, The Red Baron. The floor is open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazed View Post
    Darryl Greenamyer's Franken F-104, The Red Baron. The floor is open.
    Kee-rect!

    Darryl built the Red Baron out of parts scrounged from various sources, including crashed airframes, and an old Lockheed test airframe. As noted above, he was able to secure the low-level speed record in 1977 but, in 1978, while practicing for the world altitude record, the left main landing gear failed to lock down while preparing to land, and Darryl was forced to eject out over Edwards AFB, thereby ending his quest for the world altitude record.

    http://www.angelfire.com/indie/aeros...peedRecord.htm

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    I'll throw this one out there, hope it hasn't been used before. What's the four-engine aircraft in the center?

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    I want to say Consolidated B-32 Dominator, but the tail's wrong . . .
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    Looks like an XB-19 with a B-24 nose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    Looks like an XB-19 with a B-24 nose.
    Look at that nose very carefully...anything vaguely familiar about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    Look at that nose very carefully...anything vaguely familiar about it?
    There is something vaguely familiar about those engines and the propeller cone and it isn't American. Reminds me of the Zero.

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    Better image of the same scene:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_Bickell View Post
    Better image of the same scene:
    Sure is a beautiful aircraft
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    TopHatter may get mad at me but I trolled Youtube looking for Japanese bombers and found...


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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    Look at that nose very carefully...anything vaguely familiar about it?
    Damn!

    Looks like a BETTY!

    Never thought Japanese!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbm3fan View Post
    TopHatter may get mad at me but I trolled Youtube looking for Japanese bombers and found...
    Nah, not at all. Well done!

    You're up :-)


    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    Damn!

    Looks like a BETTY!

    Never thought Japanese!
    I was waiting for that explosion LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    Nah, not at all. Well done!

    You're up :-)




    I was waiting for that explosion LOL
    Very good

    What made you pick that?

    Good choice BTW.
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