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    I hear ya guys, Household 06 (wife) would drop a brick if she saw one of these in the garage.......
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    Well, you could always put one of these in your garage! It's an F6D Mustang, found in a garage in Ballwin,Missouri 1983. Yes it is flying now. There must be more out there, think how many garages there are. Sounds like a job for American Pickers!

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    My Dad who was in the Army Air Corp in WWII said that at one time (probably late 50's) the military sold off surplus P51's that were still in the crate for around $1,500.00. He always said he was glad he didn't have the money then to buy one because he probably would have killed himself in it. I sure would like to have a few of those crates now!
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    I remember that! It wasnt but 10 miles from my house in STL. I always wondered if they got it flyable again! There was also a P39 that was found in a barn south of STL. A fellow in Colorado Springs bought it at the auction when the owner passed away. Wonder if it is flying?

    Oh you think Wife would allow THAT?! I would stand a better chance of hitting the lottery, flying with the Blue Angels, and being struck by lighting all on the same day....... But it would be SWEET!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buggnkat View Post
    I remember that! It wasnt but 10 miles from my house in STL. I always wondered if they got it flyable again! There was also a P39 that was found in a barn south of STL. A fellow in Colorado Springs bought it at the auction when the owner passed away. Wonder if it is flying?
    The Mustang is flying, it was one of the first restorations to go full military, no jump seat etc! I don't know about the P-39, it may have been at West Pac, they did restore one. It is definitely not based in Colorado Springs.

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    Yeah I know, but the fellow that bought was from CS. I always wondered what happened to that plane. It had been kept in a machine shed till the farmer passed. He was going to use it as a crop duster. The wings and fuselage were stored next to a 14T JD bailer both had an old tarp thrown over them. Other than the canvas surfaces being eatten away, the plan was pretty much complete.
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    Grumann F5 Skyrocket

    and especially the plane that developed from it, the F7F Tigercat
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    In Jr. High, I built a really nice control-line model of the BV-141b dive bomber - it flew extremely well.


    all in all, Lockheed Vega must be the prettiest that ever flew
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerekson View Post
    I'm not talking about performance, or guns, or anything like that.

    What I'm talking about is a plane that makes you drool. A plane that stimulates pure speechlessness...
    Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" - From military training to post WWI barnstorming, the "plane that taught America to fly".

    In the WWII category - SBD Dauntless.

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