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914Driver
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12/7/22 7:54 a.m.

914Driver
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12/7/22 7:59 a.m.

Richard Hammond's BGT now features the Small Cog Racing livery.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/7/22 8:00 a.m.

Oh yeah, I would.

Gary
Gary UberDork
12/7/22 8:28 a.m.

914Driver
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12/7/22 8:30 a.m.

914Driver
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12/7/22 8:31 a.m.

Niagra Mohawk building, Syracuse, NY.

914Driver
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12/7/22 8:35 a.m.

914Driver
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12/7/22 8:37 a.m.

914Driver
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12/7/22 8:38 a.m.

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
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12/7/22 9:46 a.m.
914Driver said:

 

BenB said:
aircooled said:

I am pretty sure that is not a Jenny.  The tail is almost exactly the same, but Jennys don't have swept wings and have a rather distinct upswept nose.  Very similar, but you can see the main gear is clearly in a different location:

JN4-D2 JENNY ©ZE | Curtiss JN4-D2 Jenny. The aircraft was us… | Flickr

It looks a bit like a DH4, but those did not have swept wings either.  Probably one of the many small manufacturers back then?

Airco-DH4 | Aircraft | | Vintage aircraft, Aircraft, Biplane

According to Google Image Search, it's a 1917 Standard J-1 owned by Walt Bow. I can't link the EAA's Facebook post but the photo is from Nov 16, 2021. The Standard was used to supplement the more popular JN-1.

Solved it!!! 

My first thought was it was a DeHavilland Tiger Moth which was built in massive numbers, nearly 9,000 between 1931-44.  I still saw a fair number at Fly-Ins back in the 70's in the UK, but the landing gear and engine area is wrong.

 

In the end I back tracked the picture to the EAA Facebook page and it's officially a 1917 Standard J-1.  The one in the photo is (was?) owned by a guy called Walt Bowe.  It was a primary trainer 

 

914Driver
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12/7/22 10:04 a.m.

Washington had two Japanese message decoders, London had four, Hawaii had zero.  Unfortunately Admiral Kimmel was relieved of two stars and court martialed for "Dereliction of Duty" after the attack on Pearl Harbor as was Major General Short.

Apexcarver
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12/7/22 10:06 a.m.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
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12/7/22 10:12 a.m.

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
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12/7/22 10:13 a.m.

In reply to Apexcarver :

When, who, more details needed urgently!!!

NickD
NickD MegaDork
12/7/22 10:48 a.m.

The New York Central also debuted it's newly streamlined Empire State Express on December 7th, 1941. Intended as a sort of celebration of the US shaking off the last dregs of the Great Depression, the passengers wouldn't learn about Pearl Harbor until they detrained in Detroit.

914Driver
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12/7/22 12:27 p.m.

chandler
chandler UltimaDork
12/7/22 12:50 p.m.

wish that was a photoshop

Duke
Duke MegaDork
12/7/22 1:13 p.m.

Weren't we just talking about big jugs?

[edit]  Please ignore that they call it a P-47D but show the profile of an A.

 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
12/7/22 1:24 p.m.

Apexcarver
Apexcarver UltimaDork
12/7/22 3:24 p.m.
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to Apexcarver :

When, who, more details needed urgently!!!

Sadly, I dont have any. pulled from a facebook group that simply noted it was pikes peak. 

Gary
Gary UberDork
12/7/22 4:28 p.m.

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
12/7/22 6:57 p.m.
Duke said:

Weren't we just talking about big jugs?

All those planes are supercharged.  The P47 is turbocharged.  The turbo system is the primary reason why the plane is so large:

BIG turbo:

 

Pete. (l33t FS)
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12/7/22 7:23 p.m.

That and the giant radial engine.

Apparently there was a prototype P38 that had twin R2800s.  Ooooof!

 

Hotrodding did not start in the US with automobiles...

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/7/22 7:37 p.m.

It started in small hangers, by hungry pilots, mechanics, and designers who wanted to win.

Put the biggest engine in the smallest airframe and go like hell. The Gee Bee R2 is not a big plane in any respect. Certainly not one that's hauled around by a R1340 Wasp.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/8/22 9:43 a.m.

Japanese Kit-Kats come in 21 different flavors.

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