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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: Mon May 21, 2018 6:27 pm 
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Did we lose Doc and a couple of B-17's?



kind of looking like it, Thunder isn't listed on Doc's page and it doesn't seem to be making many stops for 2018 either

http://www.b-29doc.com/events/


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:10 pm 
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Don't know.

I don't list the aircraft on the website.

Perhaps Mike Luther can weigh in on these three missing aircraft.

Hopefully, it's just an oversight.

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Tom Walsh.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:49 pm 
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seabee1526 wrote:
Did we lose Doc and a couple of B-17's?


Texas Raiders has Thunder listed on its sched on the their webpage. I think it is just an oversight.

Sean


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 1:36 am 
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The Commemorative Air Force's B-17G Flying Fortress "TEXAS RAIDERS"!!! :D

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 1:15 pm 
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What about Doc ?


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 2:21 am 
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Looks like it shaping up to be a great show, hopefully Doc will be there [and some jets].

This just popped into my head while reading comments about rare aircraft it would be nice to see - Are there any Fairey Swordfish's still flying ?

Last I saw one of those, must have been 10/15 years ago in Windsor. Always liked that plane, kind of a transition aircraft from WW1 era to WW2. Thing is deceptively large and powerful for a single engine bi wing prop, and of course her finest hour and by far biggest claim to fame was crippling the Bismark with a miracle hail Mary bomb run.
Can't imagine there are many of those left, flying or not.

edit: According to wiki, there are 12 known examples of this aircraft left.
1 flying example in North America out of Quebec [I'm guessing that is the one I saw years back]


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 5:06 am 
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Xray wrote:
Looks like it shaping up to be a great show, hopefully Doc will be there [and some jets].

This just popped into my head while reading comments about rare aircraft it would be nice to see - Are there any Fairey Swordfish's still flying ?

Last I saw one of those, must have been 10/15 years ago in Windsor. Always liked that plane, kind of a transition aircraft from WW1 era to WW2. Thing is deceptively large and powerful for a single engine bi wing prop, and of course her finest hour and by far biggest claim to fame was crippling the Bismark with a miracle hail Mary bomb run.
Can't imagine there are many of those left, flying or not.

edit: According to wiki, there are 12 known examples of this aircraft left.
1 flying example in North America out of Quebec [I'm guessing that is the one I saw years back]

It has been down for a few years now pending engine work. There are not a lot of people in the world who are willing to touch that engine.

It is also currently for sale:

http://www.platinumfighters.com/swordfish

Sean


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 12:59 pm 
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martin_sam_2000 wrote:
Xray wrote:
Looks like it shaping up to be a great show, hopefully Doc will be there [and some jets].

This just popped into my head while reading comments about rare aircraft it would be nice to see - Are there any Fairey Swordfish's still flying ?

Last I saw one of those, must have been 10/15 years ago in Windsor. Always liked that plane, kind of a transition aircraft from WW1 era to WW2. Thing is deceptively large and powerful for a single engine bi wing prop, and of course her finest hour and by far biggest claim to fame was crippling the Bismark with a miracle hail Mary bomb run.
Can't imagine there are many of those left, flying or not.

edit: According to wiki, there are 12 known examples of this aircraft left.
1 flying example in North America out of Quebec [I'm guessing that is the one I saw years back]

It has been down for a few years now pending engine work. There are not a lot of people in the world who are willing to touch that engine.

It is also currently for sale:

http://www.platinumfighters.com/swordfish

Sean


Thanks for the update, looks like the odds of seeing one in the air[or at all] are looking pretty slim.


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martin_sam_2000 wrote:
It has been down for a few years now pending engine work. There are not a lot of people in the world who are willing to touch that engine.

It is also currently for sale: http://www.platinumfighters.com/swordfish


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Engine is currently in need of top overhaul - Aircraft is being sold As Is.


About what a Jumo 004 is good for? Not very durable! :?


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 2:25 am 
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Tim Savage's A-26B Invader "SILVER DRAGON"! :wink:

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Tim Savage's TBM-3E Avenger!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:14 am 
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I have confirmed with the Thunder organizers that the B-29 Super Fortress "Doc" and the B-17G Flying Fortress "Texas Raiders" are attending this year's show. They will be on the next updated list.

Cheers,

Tom Walsh.


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I know this has nothing to do with aviation, but does anyone have any idea what this years battle reenactment is going to be like ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:00 pm 
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What about Doc ?


TOM WALSH wrote:
I have confirmed with the Thunder organizers that the B-29 Super Fortress "Doc" and the B-17G Flying Fortress "Texas Raiders" are attending this year's show. They will be on the next updated list.

Cheers,

Tom Walsh.


I talked with the crew of Doc at the WWII Weekend in Reading on Sat, and they confirmed they will be at TOM and they are flying. It is a beautiful aircraft!!!

Sean


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Mike Gillian's FM-2 Wildcat! :wink:

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