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When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:17 am 
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https://youtu.be/BNYuq67uf4E
Check out the Kittyhawk at the 7 min 25 sec mark, tough bird


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Jezz!!!!! Almost as incredible as the one wing Avenger! And he landed it!!!

Nice find. Tks for sharing.


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Three quarters of the movie looked staged to me until I saw that shot of the plane landing. They could not have staged that.

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All of them wheel-landings.


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This is the aircraft landing at the 7:19 mark. ( No damage to left wing.)
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This is the plane that taxis in. ( Damaged left wing. No damage to the right wing.)
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Then a few seconds later a damaged right wing.
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Looks like 2 different types of damage.I did hear of a P40 losing a good part of a wing to a palm tree in the islands and returning to base..

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:03 am 
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mike furline wrote:
This is the aircraft landing at the 7:19 mark. ( No damage to left wing.)
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This is the plane that taxis in. ( Damaged left wing. No damage to the right wing.)
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Then a few seconds later a damaged right wing.
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There are three different Kittyhawks in these screen captures.
This first pic with the aircraft about to land is A29-575 coded HU-E and named "Black Magic", a famous aircraft of 78 Squadron RAAF.
The second and third captures are of A29-521 coded GA-N of 75 Squadron and named "Svengali", damaged after a mid air collision 9/8/44. I would guess this is post return and the aircraft is being taxied for the camera, but it is possible that it is the actual landing.
The final capture is of A29-563 coded HU-M or HU-H, of 78 Squadron. On 28/7/44 its starboard mainplane hit a ground obstruction removing about 6 ft of it when F/Sgt Donald Abercrombie Smyth (424311) was strafing at Noemi strip


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:25 am 
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The nose arts are also very different.

Creative assembly of different footage.

Question. The one with the back left wing damage

- Can anyone see battle scars? Flak or bullet holes?
- Other than a ground collision. What type of even could cause such peculiar damage in the air?

Lovely puzzle. Thank you all for the contributions. Makes my lonely day here....

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"The second and third captures are of A29-521 coded GA-N of 75 Squadron and named "Svengali", damaged after a mid air collision 9/8/44."
Yes the last pic looks like A29-563 coded HU-M or HU-H, of 78 Squadron that hit something hard.Thank god for the 5 spar assembly of the P40 wings..
Best resource to start on RAAF P40,s is here.They did have a very hard life in RAAF hands.
http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a29.htm

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