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BTDT
10-24-2008, 08:57 AM
From a recent ride in the EAA's "Aluminum Overcast". Pics aren't the best because I was having too much fun going around the plane.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r276/toxophilus/12.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r276/toxophilus/pilots.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r276/toxophilus/nose-1.jpg


BTDT
10-24-2008, 09:10 AM
Just a few more.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r276/toxophilus/rearward.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r276/toxophilus/radios.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r276/toxophilus/waistegun-1.jpg

AZFlyer
10-24-2008, 10:01 AM
3 GPS's? I think I see two GNS430s and then some other type mounted overhead.

Did you shoot down any Jerrys?


BTDT
10-24-2008, 10:19 AM
3 GPS's? I think I see two GNS430s and then some other type mounted overhead.

Did you shoot down any Jerrys?

Nope but I had my eyes peeled for FW-190's and BF-109's with an itchy trigger finger.

etflies
10-24-2008, 02:53 PM
I got to do that a couple months ago, what a blast! Did they have the top hatch open?

USMCFLYR
10-24-2008, 03:01 PM
LOVE the nose view!

USMCFLYR

Pilotpip
10-24-2008, 09:35 PM
Amazing contrast in technology in a couple of those shots. 40 years apart they were two items that were essential to the safety of our nation.

GPS and the Norden (sp) bomb sight.

BTDT
10-24-2008, 10:30 PM
No, they didn't have the hatch open. I would have loved for the bomb bay doors to be open and walk the catwalk through the bomb bay in flight.

Sitting in that chair in the nose was most surreal, especially when you stick your head forward.

Here's a clear shot of the panel.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r276/toxophilus/panel.jpg