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    Here is a intersting view of a FM-2 Wildcat I just saw.
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    Nice view at the MAM in Va Beach.

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    Took these a few years ago.

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    And here is the Ju 52 you see in the backgroung of the Wildcat photo.

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    Here is another picture of the FM-2
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    Yes it is something to see her in the air with the Corsair, Dauntless and Avenger.

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    The F4F is a great plane.
    Voilą le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    Yes it is something to see her in the air with the Corsair, Dauntless and Avenger.
    It is a great treat to see these birds in their element, many generations did not get to. I will never forget Reno in '74, my dad got us pit passes for 10 days, it was awesome!

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    Great photographs, Daniel and Bob!

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    Thanks for the great photos Chaps!

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
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    Is it an F4F? The tall tail fin and late war paint scheme suggest FM-1 or FM-2...………..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Is it an F4F? The tall tail fin and late war paint scheme suggest FM-1 or FM-2...………..

    Yes, thank you for correcting me, I went around and found pictures of both variants, and the tail fin is different as you can see.
    F4F,
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    As you can see the tail is shorter in the first photo than in the second two.

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    Sadly, Daniel, all I see is "Invalid Attachments"
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Yeah! Same for me. This also happened with some of the Origins photos but is now fixed.

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians



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