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Another aircraft ID thread
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: May 20, 2014 03:31PM
No fair because I know what it is.





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Re: Another aircraft ID thread
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 20, 2014 03:34PM
Wait... don't tell me... it starts with "B", right? ;)



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Re: Another aircraft ID thread
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: May 20, 2014 03:35PM
Actually Paul, it doesn't! smiling smiley



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Re: Another aircraft ID thread
Posted by: neophyte
Date: May 20, 2014 03:36PM
The front looks like a B-24 Liberator. But the tail isn't right.
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Re: Another aircraft ID thread
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: May 20, 2014 03:40PM
Consolidated PB4Y Privateer.





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Re: Another aircraft ID thread
Posted by: Buzz
Date: May 20, 2014 03:40PM
Interstellar tourist plane.



Sometimes it is what it is...
and then there's times when it's really better.



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Re: Another aircraft ID thread
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 20, 2014 03:58PM
It looks like a Privateer with later engine mod?

Those look like engines from a B24.



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Re: Another aircraft ID thread
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: May 20, 2014 04:03PM
[www.skippyscage.com]

I win smiling smiley



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Re: Another aircraft ID thread
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 20, 2014 04:20PM
Any relation to a PBY catalina?
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Re: Another aircraft ID thread
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: May 20, 2014 05:50PM
You win Jamie. This one has since lost the Mod firefighting paint, and carries it's old U.S. Coast Guard markings:

[www.flickriver.com]



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neophyte
The front looks like a B-24 Liberator. But the tail isn't right.

It was developed from the B-24, sharing the wing, landing gear, most of the fuselage and so on. So, good guess.

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jdc
It looks like a Privateer with later engine mod?

Those look like engines from a B24.

The engines are Wright R-2600s as used on B-25s. They give quite a bit more power than the original Pratt & Whitney R-1830s which was very useful during use as a firebomber.

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Racer X
Any relation to a PBY catalina?

Only that they were both patrol bombers made by Consolidated Aircraft, and a lot of PBYs also got the B-25 engine upgrade.



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Re: Another aircraft ID thread
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 20, 2014 05:54PM
so it just must be the distortion on the photo... cause they look oval...





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Re: Another aircraft ID thread
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: May 20, 2014 06:14PM
JDC thanks for posting that. That is what the B-24 cowlings look like. They are oval, thanks to the intakes on either side. On the PB4Y, they were rotated 90 degrees but I don't know why. The B-25 cowlings (as seen on the plane I posted) are round.



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Re: Another aircraft ID thread
Posted by: Octave Doctor
Date: May 20, 2014 07:41PM
My father flew B-24Js, and as luck would have it his car mechanic flew Privateers. They'd have some epic BS sessions when they got started talking about flying.
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Re: Another aircraft ID thread
Posted by: Pat
Date: May 20, 2014 07:44PM
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Uncle Wig

121 in Chino last year



and unrestored 124

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Re: Another aircraft ID thread
Posted by: jh
Date: May 20, 2014 07:54PM
PB4Y-2 Privateer



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