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Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Warbird Digest
Final Cut-The Post War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors - 5th Edition


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:04 am 
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So not trying to steal the CAF's thunder, but Diamond Lil is back in the air. Got to see her yesterday at Dallas Executive!

ImageConsolidated B-24 Liberator Diamond Lil flies again! by Ryan Short, on Flickr

ImageConsolidated B-24 Liberator Diamond Lil flies again! by Ryan Short, on Flickr

Hope to see some of y'all at the airshow on Saturday. PM me if you're going to be there and want to meet up.

More photos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskGND8ge

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Great photos! :drink3:

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Looking good.... :supz:

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:drink3: Great ! NOW, All she needs is to be repainted Tan on top & Blue on the bottom ! :wink: :)

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TBM Tony wrote:
:drink3: Great ! NOW, All she needs is to be repainted Tan on top & Blue on the bottom ! :wink: :)

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If she was a D model then yeah, it'd make sense. Still needs that expensive bomb bay though! ;)

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Warbird Kid wrote:
TBM Tony wrote:
:drink3: Great ! NOW, All she needs is to be repainted Tan on top & Blue on the bottom ! :wink: :)

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If she was a D model then yeah, it'd make sense. CAF should invest in a new short run Liberator production run.

:lol: Yeah, I know, I'm just a "Stick in the Mud" , " "Old School " Dino. I'll NEVER forget seeing her at Harlingen in the Late '70s & early '80s, She REALLY LOOKED AT YOU ! :shock: :D

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TBM Tony wrote:
:drink3: Great ! NOW, All she needs is to be repainted Tan on top & Blue on the bottom ! :wink: :)

Personally, I think she would look better with carefully lined off D-Day invasion stripes, a "Shark's mouth", and air-brushed nose art, all in highly reflective glossy paint or highly polished all natural aluminum.

Congrats to everyone involved! It's nice to see the "ugly step-child" of the B-17 get some love and attention.


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What happened to that other B-24 they use to have "Ol' 927"? :wink:

Congrats to the crew. It must feel good to have air under her wings again. :supz:


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Oh yeah, now that's what I like to see -- beautiful pics of a beautiful aircraft looking especially fabulous with all the weight off her wheels!

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My second favourite 'bomber' aircraft after the Lancaster so this is excellent news and particularly like the second picture :-D

Are there any other B-24's airworthy or in the process of becoming airworthy?

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Tony C wrote:
My second favourite 'bomber' aircraft after the Lancaster so this is excellent news and particularly like the second picture :-D

Are there any other B-24's airworthy or in the process of becoming airworthy?


Only other possible one would be Kermit Weeks's B-24J

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Why was it down for 2 years?

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The Collings Foundation has a B-24, "Witchcraft", in flying condition, and it tours the USA regularly. I saw it and did a walk-through when they came through Tucson about six months ago.


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Matt Gunsch wrote:
Tony C wrote:
My second favourite 'bomber' aircraft after the Lancaster so this is excellent news and particularly like the second picture :-D

Are there any other B-24's airworthy or in the process of becoming airworthy?


Only other possible one would be Kermit Weeks's B-24J


And the Australian group. They have made significant progress on their Liberator.


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