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    Default Reno 2017 "Inventory" Check! So Far....

    The warbird section of Reno 2017 is HEAVILY represented this year and it's a sight to behold. Oshkosh don't have much on this! Let's take a look...

    x10 P/F-51D Mustangs, 2 of those being Super-Stangs!
    x5 Sea Furies, all 4 types of engines represented
    x2 Corsairs (FG-1, F4U-1)
    x2 TBM/F Avengers
    x1 F8F Bearcat
    x1 P-51A
    x1 P-40E
    x1 P-38J
    x1 FM-2 Wildcat
    x1 B-25J
    x1 Spitfire Mk.9
    x1 Yak 3M
    and of course TFLM's C-47!

    28 "out of the ordinary" warbirds on the ramp in 2017! Thanks RARA, much love
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    Wow! Nice turn out! This will be a great indoctrination for the rookie.

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    Default Re: Reno 2017 "Inventory" Check! So Far....

    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    Oshkosh don't have much on this! Let's take a look...
    That is indeed an awesome lineup, but I have to defend my hometown. You do know what was at Oshkosh this year right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJAM427 View Post
    That is indeed an awesome lineup, but I have to defend my hometown. You do know what was at Oshkosh this year right?
    How many airshows do Fifi, doc, and the P-63's go to a year? How many airshows do Strega and Voodoo go to a year? One can be seen plenty of times a year, the other.... not so much

    But yes Fifi and Doc together is cool, but 2 Super Stangs together is a little bit cooler
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    Default Re: Reno 2017 "Inventory" Check! So Far....

    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    The warbird section of Reno 2017 is HEAVILY represented this year and it's a sight to behold. Oshkosh don't have much on this! Let's take a look...

    x10 P/F-51D Mustangs, 2 of those being Super-Stangs!
    x5 Sea Furies, all 4 types of engines represented
    x2 Corsairs (FG-1, F4U-1)
    x2 TBM/F Avengers
    x1 F8F Bearcat
    x1 P-51A
    x1 P-40E
    x1 P-38J
    x1 FM-2 Wildcat
    x1 B-25J
    x1 Spitfire Mk.9
    x1 Yak 3M
    and of course TFLM's C-47!

    28 "out of the ordinary" warbirds on the ramp in 2017! Thanks RARA, much love
    Love this, but I would trade it in a heartbeat for a sunday gold line up that included these:


    Rare Bear
    Czechmate
    232
    Precious metal
    Furias
    Dago Red


    I'm sure we all would. The "Race" is becoming a "Show" . It is what it is. I yearn for the good ole days, but I will always be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingjibus View Post
    Love this, but I would trade it in a heartbeat for a sunday gold line up that included these:


    Rare Bear
    Czechmate
    232
    Precious metal
    Furias
    Dago Red


    I'm sure we all would. The "Race" is becoming a "Show" . It is what it is. I yearn for the good ole days, but I will always be there.
    The good thing is on top of all those you just listed, the full race Yak 3 and Tsunami are being built too. Awhile out but at least they're not destroyed or stockers. The Red Baron II rumors also floating around... Unlimited air racing isn't "dead" just not alive I guess...
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    Default Re: Reno 2017 "Inventory" Check! So Far....

    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    The good thing is on top of all those you just listed, the full race Yak 3 and Tsunami are being built too. Awhile out but at least they're not destroyed or stockers. The Red Baron II rumors also floating around... Unlimited air racing isn't "dead" just not alive I guess...
    Indeed. I hold hope. Always will. 2 more days...2 more days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingjibus View Post
    Indeed. I hold hope. Always will. 2 more days...2 more days...
    Same here, on both comments! Thursday evening....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    How many airshows do Fifi, doc, and the P-63's go to a year? How many airshows do Strega and Voodoo go to a year? One can be seen plenty of times a year, the other.... not so much

    But yes Fifi and Doc together is cool, but 2 Super Stangs together is a little bit cooler
    I agree, 2 Super Stangs facing off is wicked cool! Three of the four airworthy P-63's together in one place though? I'm not at all sure when that happened last -its certainly been a long time.

    I think the final count for Warbirds in attendence was 351 -a lot of those are T-6's and 34's, but there's also 12+ Mustangs, 12 B-25's, 3 P-63, 1 P-39, 1 F8F-1, 2 F4U, Spitfire IX, A-20, A-26, a bunch of L birds, C-123, and don't forget Doc and Fifi.

    The two events are completely different and we both have good reasons to prefer one over the other. PM me if you want to keep debating so I don't drag this too far off topic.

    Warbirds of America P-63 Kingcobras by EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, on Flickr

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    Default Re: Reno 2017 "Inventory" Check! So Far....

    I would trade everything discussed here for one chance to see the Macchi M.C.-72 fly

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