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    Posted: August 10 2019 at 7:29pm
well - as my moniker implys i had attachment to the boeing B-29 , and this week on the 6th and 9th we had reason to reflect on its part in ending the war in the pacific 




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It was the first in flight airliner hijacking!
There were a few earlier ones but not really what we consider hijacking in the modern sense.

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Interesting bit of trivia, thanks. Story here:

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Originally posted by shiloh shiloh wrote:

Though both a little late to make any real difference, my choice are the Me 262 and f9f Bearcat.

If you talking about the Stuka & Catalina,well both were around in the mid 30's.
The Stuka was used during the Spanish civil war,before WW2.
A little known fact is that the Catalina was the first plane to be hijacked in around the china sea near Hong Kong.
Lot's of gold was transported around as the Chinese love gold.
All passengers and the pilots died except for one of the hijackers,but he meet his fate in a back ally in Honk Kong.   
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For me, no question... Spitfire and Typhoon!
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You might get to see this really classy Mk IX Spit. if you live in the right places.
There's a real time flight tracker app under "about".

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P-40 Tomahawk 
F4U Corsair 
B17G Flying Fortress 
P-38 Lightning 
Supermarine Spitfire
P-51 Mustang 
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Originally posted by paddyofurniture paddyofurniture wrote:

Lancashire

 That not a WW11 aircraft, its Yorkshires less famous poorer neighbour.Wink
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I was refering to the Mosquito. 
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Originally posted by oldbikewrench oldbikewrench wrote:

P-61 Black Widow
P-40 (any configuration)
H6K MAVIS

Only a crew of 2.... Well able to defend itself and capable of carrying a bigger bomb load than a B17G
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Though both a little late to make any real difference, my choice are the Me 262 and f9f Bearcat.
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Mine would be 

the Catalina sea craft (US I think) after the Stuka.








My Father in-law served in New Guinea WW2 and flew home in a Catalina at wars end.
I remember the story he told me of flying over the Great Barrier Reef, whilst sitting in the bomb aimers seat,the view was fantastic.
Fond memories he told me of his experiences,after he died the eldest daughter found all these black and white pics of the native women topless she threw them out.

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The absolute most BEAUTIFUL aircraft to grace the skies was the Spitfire..hands down.
The Mosquito sure runs a close 2nd-in my books.(Course-the Typhoon got a bad/slow start..but once the bugs were out & used in the PROPER role-it was quite a kite,as well!!)
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1 is a Limbo Dancer for acrobatics, the other is a Long Cabin, once it's up you have to make it land. 6foot wing span 40cc engine quite slow but very stable. The limbo dancer with the right controller is extremely agile, again a 40cc engine and given the right conditions you can get it to hover.
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Originally posted by Tony Tony wrote:

You'd go down well with my lad Kodiac. He was into radio controlled planes for quite a while, until we moved over to Lancashire, we still have 2 stored up in the loft.
 
What RC aircraft do you all have Tony?
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