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    Default Re: "Warbirds" - or stockers you'd be thrilled to see....

    & so long as that big Mikulin V12 is pumpin' - she'll sound the part too..

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    Default Re: "Warbirds" - or stockers you'd be thrilled to see....

    Quote Originally Posted by J.A.W. View Post
    But we'd also all surely prefer that even 'stockers' ought to be given the chance to pump that WFO crackle,
    & hustle on down course - rather than be babied around on zero boost, eh?
    True, true. Seeing them fly would be cool. Seeing them REALLY fly would be..........amazing.

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    I agree with whoever nominated the lavochkin la-11 i do know where an la9 is in the cont7nental us that was airworthy but still in shipping crate from its kiwi sojurn
    race fan, photographer with more cameras than a camera store

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    Yeah, that one oughta be up & doing its evolutions..at Reno.. it is impressive..

    I saw it at Ardmore ~10 years ago, being put through its - fresh from rebuild - flight testing..

    Wonder what they wrung out of it.. @ 8,000ft..

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    Default Re: "Warbirds" - or stockers you'd be thrilled to see....

    One particular thought that has stuck in mind about that Lavochkin..

    After seeing the closely packed 4 cannon engine-cowl package opened up..

    .. & in combat..

    Would've wanted a fair bit of trust in the old interrupter gear - 4 prop blades X 4 cannon = a bit of a dance..

    ..don't want it to get out of step, or 'toes' would be severely trodden on..

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    Default Re: "Warbirds" - or stockers you'd be thrilled to see....

    Quote Originally Posted by sierra fox View Post
    I've heard rumblings of Clay Lacy's purple Mustang "Miss Van Nuys" as a possible visitor for the 50th, whether she is a ramp static entry or a stocker class entrant, either way it would be sssooo cool!

    Dawn patrol two ship with "Ole Yeller" on the ramp, perhaps
    I was just looking at this idea yesterday and here is the post to run with it. The japanese Kyushu J7W Shinden it had one 18 cyl radial pusher. Its top speed was 469mph on 2,130hp. Drop in a 3350 a la the bear.. Wow there is your winner

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:...denjmodelo.JPG

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    Default Re: "Warbirds" - or stockers you'd be thrilled to see....

    Never actually made that speed did it?

    More of a paper-tiger/video-game coulda-been..

    & how did the Northrop equivalent go..

    Pusher & radial? Sorry, but not a good combo.. except for BBQ fans..

    [ B-36 excepted.. after all, who wouldn't want one of them doing its best Al-overcast routine?..]
    Last edited by J.A.W.; 08-21-2013 at 01:35 AM.

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    Cool Re: "Warbirds" - or stockers you'd be thrilled to see....

    A sketch of some "stockers" led by the BEE... Thanks, KC

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    what ever became of the "clipped" wing A-26 Invader That took the "cloud dancer" name and race #9?.thought it was to appear at reno in 2011.anyone know?

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    Default Re: "Warbirds" - or stockers you'd be thrilled to see....

    After the TFL crew flew most of their fleet round the pylons this year I figured we're due to resume this chat!

    Rod Lewis' Mosquito is hoped to fly before next Easter, so Reno 2018 could happen...

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckyD View Post
    The Supermarine Mk47 Griffon mix-master Seafire flying out of Aspen, CO. (that was restored by Nelson Ezell in Breckenridge, TX a few years ago).
    YES! Watching videos of MA2 and PM on YouTube have made me really want to see the Seafire FR.47 at Reno. Could be a contender?
    https://youtu.be/_YioXYhbVPA

    Quote Originally Posted by Chad Veich View Post
    Lavochkin La-11 (although technically not currently flyable I guess)
    I'm not sure about an La-11 as TFC has theirs unrestored, but as a few others mentioned Jerry Yagen's La-9 was a revelation to see fly and would be amazing around the pylons - essentially a Russian Bearcat or Sea Fury according to Ray Hanna. Id never heard or seen anything like it!

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