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BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior MemberPosts: 4,484 Senior Member
Is visiting this weekend along with a few other old WWII planes.  About w miles from my house.  They keep flying right over giving rides.  Gonna go over to the airport later or tomorrow depending on the rain and check them out.
"He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician

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  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member Posts: 1,393 Senior Member
    you need to get a ride on one of them.

    Its not something you can do anytime you want.
    The ears never lie.

    - Don Burt
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,960 Senior Member
    If you can afford take a ride, its an experience you wont forget, when i was in Morocco i used to fly on KB-50s , basically a B-29 on steroids, it had 4 P&W R4360-59B  ( the 29 had Wright R3350) and 2 J-47 jets engines.
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  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    edited May 2018 #4
    A couple shots of "FIFI"

    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    edited May 2018 #5
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member

    A CT 45
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    edited May 2018 #7
    There was also a nice P51, an AT6 and a stillman biplane.

    It's been pretty cool seeing and hearing a B-29 and P51 flying over my house all weekend.  I mean right over my house, probably less than 2000 feet.  The stllman is local and I see it pretty often along with a few Russian YAK trainers.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,831 Senior Member
    We had this KC-97 on static display up at Volk Field, Wi. We would open it up for tours and all the kids would want to see the guns and bombs!! Parts were interchangeable with the B-29.



    See the source image
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,697 Senior Member
    Nice pics of the B-29; I'm a sucker for them warbirds!
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,647 Senior Member
    Do they let folks into the gun turrets? I had a chance to go see some WWII bombers back in the 90's, I was too broke to take off work, still kicking myself.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,928 Senior Member
    edited May 2018 #11
    The gun turrets on a B-29 were operated remotely from within the fuselage....
    Early computer control....
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,647 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    The gun turrets on a B-29 were operated remotely from within the fuselage....
    Early computer control....
    Yep, still have to be able to get in there though.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • NomadacNomadac Senior Member Posts: 902 Senior Member
    My Uncle back during WWII had a contract with B.F, Goodrich in Akron, OH. to build jigs for their bulletproof fuel cells. His shop ran 24/7 to build the jigs. He rented a house to an Engineer that worked at B.F. Goodrich involved in the fuel cells project.
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    edited May 2018 #14
    No they let you go through the Bombay (with a bunch of 500 lb bombs in it) up a ladder into the cockpit.  There is a tunnel that runs through the length of the plane you crawl through to get to the rear guns.  Not very big around either.

    Rides started at $600 00.  Out of my league.  P51 rides 1400.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,717 Senior Member
    BAMAAK said:

    A CT 45

    We called the US Navy version the SNB--------secret navy bomber------- it was the first
    A/C those of us that were in Naval Flight Officer training flew in back, in the day. 

    We did areal navigation training esp low level visual nav because it was slow,
    sorta like cpj on the Sat morning of a forum shoot.
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
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