Got to be a B-17?
My guess is an F4U-Corsair.
+John Rambo Seems correct. http://historylink101.com/ww2_color/WorldWarIIEngineMaintenance/IMG_3853.htmland the damage seems to matchhttp://www.usaaf-noseart.co.uk/images/planes/little_miss_mischief_wreck.jpg
Well, could have sworn that was an F4U spinner, cowl and pain scheme….
somebody forgot to dangle the dangly bits ?
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No I think B-17 the engine cowling ring is too short for a Corsair.
+Ed Greshko Right on dude thanks. It does also look like a Corsair but Corsair's usually had 4 blade props so I went B-17 belly land from the prop damage.
that will buff out!
+Timothy Baskett that plus since the F4U was a maritime plane, it was painted blue.This plane is painted in a manner to blend in with the land
+John Rambo Corsair only had 3 bladed props.4 bladed props were put on for show.Now the P-47 Thunderbolt used 4 bladed props and resembled the Corsair a LITTLE bit.
My guess is a B-17, B-24, or a B-25.
+Shadow Rider I could have sworn the later model Corsairs of WW2 had 4 blades. Almost all the fighters near the end of the war had 4. More speed mixed with power correct?
The early model Corsairs had 3-bladed props, later models had 4. -1A with the birdcage canopies had three, -1D with the raised canopy and on had four.
+Timothy Baskett you probably right on that.But in any case, this aircraft only has 3, so it would NOT be the latter model of Corsair.Plus, the fact of the coloring would not make it even the EARLY model.
I never said it was a Corsair, if you look at my previous comments I said it was probably a B-17.
+Timothy Baskett Did you ever get to see the Corsair at Reno back in the late 80's and I think it lasted into the 90's until it sadly ate the dirt. The owners clipped it's wings and I think put some nasty powerful engine in it. That thing was so damn fast. I think it was called the Super Corsair or the Silver Bullet Corsair. That plane and Rare Bear the Bear Cat two of the meanest looking sounding planes at Reno.
+Timothy Baskett no, I understand. I'm not saying you did, by any means.Merely making an observation.
+Timothy Baskett I did some digging right now and sadly another Super Corsair crashed a few years ago killing the pilot. He was not racing he was practicing loops. Sounds like only a few of the Super Corsairs were built. But the Corsair at Reno that I mentioned first was silver with a little bit of blue. Check out how short or clipped the wings are on that thing. There is a video on YouTube of it crashing at Reno, pilot bailed out and bounced off the tail but he pulls his shoot, poor Corsair dives straight to its grave. Gut wrenching
+John Rambo Never got to see the Corsair at Reno. I know the one your talking about. They were a new built model that never entered service with the Navy called the Goodyear (Vought) F2G with a full bubble canopy and a giant radial engine, bigger than the originals R-2800. The engine was a huge Pratt &Whitney R-4360-5 with 28 cylinders (3650hp) vs. The -2800 18 cylinders and 2000hp. WHAT A BEAST!!
+Timothy Baskett A beast no doubt, you know I think Rare Bear at Reno had a R-4360 or some R-40 something behemoth of an engine. Check out YouTube vids of Rare Bear full throttle around the pylons at Reno. A P-51 named Dago Red has a video where he goes over the 500 mph barrier around the track. Incredible speed for on oval track
I love this photo..
+John Rambo 500 mph level speed is an absolutely incredible speed for a piston engined aircraft.
Sweet. Cool. Photo
+Timothy Baskett Infreakin sanity right? The last lap Dago Red does on the record setting run he flat out mashes the throttle and you can clearly see the difference in speed. He must of pulled almost 9 G's around the last pylon. Aahhh dude I love that shit!!!!
+Cathy Fletcher there's a story here…
I would say a B17
I would say a nerd before the pc.
If you look at the guy you can see the stripes on the sleeve. That is the Army Air Corp and they did not have F4U Corsair. So I say B 17.
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