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Hi friends of the P-40, some years ago I visited NAS in Pensacola and took a lot of photos as reference for future projects. Having seen mikesters Thread about that very plane, I decieded to share the pictures. The plane was presented in a very dark spot of the museum, so it was neccesary to use a flash, which I normally try to avoid, because of the colour renditionn. Hope it might help Cheers Rob
I've been hauling these pictures taken during my visit and flight on Aluminum Overcast for far too long - time to share! The EAA 2014 B-17 Tour made a stop near Atlanta, and there was zero chance that I was going to miss an opportunity to get up close and personal with the ship and her crew. Aluminum Overcast is a late-production G, serial number 44-85740, that did not see any combat time but was sold as surplus - for $750 - at the end of WWII. Details of the ship, as reported by the EAA, are located here: https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/about-eaa/eaa-media-room/eaa-b-17-aluminum-overcast-media-room/eaa-b-17-aluminum-overcast-history I was one of the first to arrive that morning, and was booked on her first flight of the day. That meant that I got to spend a good amount of time crawling around, inside and out. I was also onboard for preflight, engine start and run-up and a lovely flight through perfect weather over the north Georgia mountains. I was sadly not as thorough as I might have been in documenting the ship and the experience - I was too busy being in awe of the ship and some living B-17 aircrew who came to visit. Regardless, here are the pictures I have from that day:
Sentimental Journey was up in the Great White North this week. The fam took the hour and a half drive to see it. I don't get many (read: any) opportunities to see old warbirds, so this was pretty cool. My first time seeing a Fortress, and while not my favourite bomber, she's gone up a few notches. Excuse the random nature of the photography; I was too excited to be systematic. I hope these are of some help to those of you making the new HK model. The bird: Sentimental Journey: The Cyclones: The rudder: Rivet detail: Excuse the mannequin, but here's detail on the gunsight: Tail: Tail wheel: Ball turret: Nose: Gear bay interior: Bomb bays: Pinup and rivets: Oil coolers: Main gear: Trailing edge (flaps in): Interior Ball turret: The Office: and poorly exposed bombardier: Hope those help! Lindsay