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Here are some of the bigger racers. Notice the two T-6's with Rangers!

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That's the nicest photo I've seen of the Galloping Ghost in a long time, maybe ever. Forgive my ignorance, but I didn't know a second T-6 got a Ranger. #61 is the XAT-6E, correct?

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Could be wrong, probably am, but I think that only one T-6 was fitted with the Ranger engine from the factory, and at least one or two others were done as an "aftermarket mod."

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Here's an interesting side note to these photos. They all came from some sort of storage unit here in Dayton, Ohio about 20 years ago. Everything in that storage unit was bought by a guy who deals in ephimaria (sp?) i.e. paper items. Occasionally he runs across aviation items and he used to call me. Turns out all these photos came from the Peter Bowers collection!

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Location: Near the home of the Cleveland National Air Races!
AT-6 Race Number 49 was origionally an AT-6D and was modified with a Ranger engine. In the 1947 Halle Trophy Race, it pulled out in the 5th lap. Dori Marland was the pilot.
Per the entrant form, the engine was a Ranger V-770, V-12 of 575 HP


Racer 61 was the XAT-6E piloted bt Margrete McGrath . She had to pull out of the race in the 3rd lap. in the 1947 Halle Trophy Race,


Many years ago there used to be a photo service out of Michigan that you could purchase photos from.

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Thanks for the quick answers on the Ranger/T-6 mod.

Speaking of the Ghost, here is a photo I took of it in '84 at Harlingen:
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what's with the funky canopy on t-6 #42. can you enhance that pic?? i can't distinguish it's lines.

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The canopy has been cut down so it follows the lines of the fuselage with the exception of the rear cockpit where there is somewhat of a bubble just bit enough for the pilots head!

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You can see that the t-6 #42 in picture #7 is an SNJ-2 that has been chopped up for racing. You can tell it is an SNJ-2 by the round rudder and the belly sump. It also has the large square baggage door. I wonder what ever happened to this airplane. Most of the SNJ-2 were purchased by Andy Stinnis and used for skywritting and later became what we know today as the Skytypers.


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Nice Photos, Here are a few of mine: Image Image Image Image


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Great stuff!

The T-6 mod in photo 7...looks a bit like Rare Bear in a T-6 sort of way.

More pictures here
...http://www.airrace.com/1947%20NAR%20.html


Speaking of the Ranger T-6..has anyone seen it lately?

This site says it was stored at the "Cable Airport in San Bernardio County"

http://www.starksravings.com/xat-6e/xat-6e.htm

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Now that would be a sight to see...and hear run! C'mon you T-6 guys....give it a whirl!

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Location: Near the home of the Cleveland National Air Races!
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Great photo's!

I just found a website that has some Charles Hubbell lithographs that include several Cleveland Air Race winners, and some other cool planes.

http://www.oodlesalootle.com/oodlesplanes.htm#top

I bought the 2 Cook Cleland F2G Corsair prints, his 1947 and 1949 entries.

http://www.blujay.com/?page=ad&adid=2205292&cat=3002000

http://www.blujay.com/?page=ad&adid=2195398&cat=3002000

I'm new here, but I've really enjoyed reading about the air races, and seeing the photo's people have posted, and I thought you might want to see these prints.


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:?: :?: wing tip tanks on a p-63?? i can only imagine the drag factor!!

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