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


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:10 pm 
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rcaf_100 wrote:
Not sure where the argument is, as she's ex-RCAF Yale 3417, purchased from Ernie Simmons in the late 60's before his death (and was not in the famous 1970 auction) She was initially in Michigan with a couple of different owners as N4737G, and went to Edwin Schnepf/Challenge Publications in 1974 where she was restored as a 'BT-9B' in paint only. Donated to the USAFM circa 1978. The only thing done to her that I can see is that the characteristic carb air scoop at the top of the cowling has been removed and replaced with an ....empty hole :roll: I always get a chuckle at the display...an NA-64 painted as a BT-9 but labeled as a BT-14. Sigh...Unfortunately the NA-64 is essentially a mix of BT-9 and BT-14 components. BT-9 wing and engine with BT-14 fuselage and tail feathers.


Maybe not so much "argument" as "confusion" due to the signage. :wink: I remember seeing her flying on the cover of Air Classics back in the 70s.

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