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Given the choice between a jet engine and an old Merlin V12, I'll take the roaring 12 cylinders of fury any day. I went to an awesome warbird airshow today and got some footage. So if you're into old V12s and Radials, you'll probably like this video! I've got some still photos to go through as well.

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Enjoy!

Braden

P.S. I apologize for the lack of focus. DSLR video autofocus is not a strong suit on this camera, sadly.
 

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Yeah, I hope so. We still got a dealer?
Yep! His name is Rick. Really cool guy!


Braden

P.S.

Attached a picture from the show.

From left to right: P-40 Warhawk, P-40 Warhawk, F4U Corsair, P-38 lighting, B-25 Mitchell

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Love the sound of the big radial engines. They throb. The V-12 sing.
 

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I work on restoring a B-17 every week. And I think I have enough volunteer hours to get a free ride in the B-25.
 

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That is awesome! The movie going Memphis Belle and a B-29 were in town a couple years back. I really wanted to take a ride!

Braden
 

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Too cool. I have to wonder about the mid-engine placement. Having the center of gravity that far back would sure make for a good dogfighter I would think.
 

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Although jet engines are technically superior, prop engines are still more beautiful to behold in person.
 

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Currently working on restoring an A-26 WWII two engine bomber. Hope to have it re-assembled mid 2018.
 

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I love the sound of a p47! I fly RC planes and have several ( electric) but have Ben looking at buying a Moki
 

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I have a soft spot for the B-24 since Grandpa flew one* over Southern Europe in WWII. The flying heritage folks show up every year or so out here, and every so often they go over our neighborhood. One plane is pretty loud. It's hard to imagine how loud a formation of hundreds plus escorts would have been, even at higher altitude.

* 50-odd missions and didn't lose a crewmember.
 

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As a "yoot" I lived upwind from the Grumman factory and field on Long Island and got to see any number of planes from the late 40's and early 1950's. My favorites were the multi-motored bombers. Just something about the sound of props and radial motors passing overhead.

Also got to see the early jet engined planes as well.
 

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As a "yoot" I lived upwind from the Grumman factory and field on Long Island and got to see any number of planes from the late 40's and early 1950's. My favorites were the multi-motored bombers. Just something about the sound of props and radial motors passing overhead.

Also got to see the early jet engined planes as well.
Kinda like going to unlimited hydrplane races when they still ran the Merlins, Griffons, and Allisons. Very few things sound and feel like a big piston aircraft engines.
 

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Kinda like going to unlimited hydrplane races when they still ran the Merlins, Griffons, and Allisons. Very few things sound and feel like a big piston aircraft engines.
... and the old radial engines... they'll make the hair stand up on the back of your neck!
 

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F4U Corsair and F4E phantom flybys in person were the best I've seen. The F4E made the chest vibrate on "low throttle" from a couple of thousand feet away in pattern.
 

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Although jet engines are technically superior, prop engines are still more beautiful to behold in person.
A-1 Skyraiders shot down a MiG 17 jet in Vietnam. It's the pilots not the planes. You get a really really moron jet pilot in a F-22 that stays low landing speed slow and turning even enough infantry rifle bullets or a helicopter gunship will bring it down though technically being very inferior... Props might be obsolete but aren't inferior. Props have long loiter time for CAS and they are bringing back that OV-10 and the prop Tucano had a record on war on drugs.
 

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I live just to the edge of the flight path in to Colorado Springs Airport and a world class WWII restoration facility and museum! Can hear those recips thumping two miles out. As a F-15 mech for 20 years, I love both types but there's something about banked radials and supercharged V engines that turn me in to a kid. The local B-25 makes a few passes every couple of months and there is always a few warbirds going through inspection/overhaul in the hangar.

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I love warbirds. I just started volunteering at an air museum here in So. Cal. One of the guys in the restoration area found out I used to be an auto mechanic, so now I'm helping to assemble the wing for an F6F-3 Hellcat. It's interesting and fun work. The museum just got the P-40 up and flying a few weeks ago, and we have lots more in the que for restoration.

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