Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by A-58, May 30, 2017.
17, 24, 29. How'd I do ?
I was surprised when I first saw an actual -29. Much smaller than I thought it was. The pilots can pat each other on the head without getting up.
You'd think a B52 would have a bit more space too. l climbed up into a nose section at a museum and it's a tight fit ?!
OK, you got the easy part. But can you name the model of each? The -17 is a G model because of the nose turret. Don't have a clue about the other two.
Hey they had wings ! I'm a fan not a connoisseur
The -29 appears to have the four-gun upper turret which would make it a B-29A.
My googling rules out the "J" model of the B24. It's an early model with full windscreen on the nose.
Ya'll be good!
Is it a B-24A, LB-30, LB-30A, or a B-24A conversion.
"AM927" (PIC 1)
Fifi is a B-29A-60-BN.
The Texas Raiders is a B-17G-95-DL
On this date, 1945……Japan Surrenders…..
I spent two years on Missouri.
The only man I knew on her was by the name of Monroe Peters FN2, Engineering Department. He was a plank owner and on her at the surrender in Tokyo Bay. He was a member of the USS Missouri association. He passed away in Florida in 2013. I am very good friends with his daughter who was a year behind me in high school. She sold me his Franklin Mint model of the Missouri. She was breaking up her home after her husband died and she was going to give it up for auction, until I found out about it. It now sits on my dining room server, along with Monroe’s anchor lapel/hat pin.
I cross-decked from New Jersey to Big Mo. My team had fixed a problem on NJ and they asked me to do the same on Missouri. I jumped at it. (I was born in Missouri so it was a given.)
Yes, definitely "Diamond Lil". Bird-cage nosed B-24D's saw combat but carried high mounted pitot tubes which 'Lil" is missing. Nose turrets entered production with the B-24G/H.
"Early experiments with night vision were less than successful."