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One of VERY few AD-6/7 Skyraiders in civilian hands. Most of the Skyraiders flying today are ex-French AD-4s or -4Ns.
 

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I am still quite partial to this one:

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FW-190 D-9.
BMW powered! It was a better fighter than the 109. 190 was a great plane.

I’d have to say the Tomcat is at the top of my list. They were the top USN fighter when I served and got to see them do real real, fast stuff. They were built nearby where I live and know several people who built them at Grumman. 14 was a badass Interceptor in the fleet. Phantoms were cool also although when I was in they were just used as Wild Weasels. P51, P40, Spitfire, Corsair, Mosquito……way too many other possible great choices.
 
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BMW powered! It was a better fighter than the 109. 190 was a great plane.
Not that one. Most 190s were BMW radial powered, but that's the D "Dora" model powered by a Junkers Jumo. The Doras were considered roughly on a par with the P-51 Mustang (well, in everything but range).
 
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Here is a pic of my Army buddies(3 of'em) C-47. Smooth? Slow & Steady! We went to an air show and slept right in the plane! Fun was had by all!
A little history on "That's All, Brother"
Mission: Normandy

Over 75 years ago, on June 6, 1944, That's All, Brother led the main airborne invasion of Normandy. Piloted by Lt. Col John Donalson, the plane led over 800 C-47s that dropped over 13,000 paratroopers into a battle that changed the course of mankind. 75 years later, we were able to bring this great airplane back to the skies over Normandy for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Nearly Lost Forever

After serving on D-Day, and in Operations Dragoon, Market Garden, Repulse, and Varsity, the airplane returned to the United States and was sold to the civilian market in 1945. During the course of many owners over the next several decades, the historical significance of the airplane was lost and it was eventually sold to be scrapped. Fortunately, two historians from the United States Air Force discovered that this historic airplane was lying in a boneyard in Wisconsin. The Commemorative Air Force was able to acquire the airplane, and through a large group of donors and volunteers, restore the airplane to flying status.

 
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Not that one. Most 190s were BMW radial powered, but that's the D "Dora" model powered by a Junkers Jumo. The Doras were considered roughly on a par with the P-51 Mustang (well, in everything but range).

That is true. Easy to see the plane was changed drastically to a inline radiator engineer for better high altitude performance. Longer, thinner and with longer wings also.
 
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I am still quite partial to this one:

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FW-190 D-9.
Wendy
Yes these are a beautiful plane along with the 190A known as "The Butcher Bird" One of my ex neighbors flew one in WWII.
I saw my first and only one at the Paul Allen Museum in Seattle. It was in flying condition, but it was to rare to fly. They did have many other warbirds to fly.
His stuff was just amazing and as original as it could be what a shame the museum is no more since his death. From what I have heard the Waltons bought the complete inventory and plan on building a new museum in Bentonville AR.
 

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The best air shows happen for me in the middle of the ocean. On the Kennedy in 1978 we had F-14's from VF-14 and VF-32, F-4's from VF-202, and F-8's from VFP-63. We launched all of them at night one after another it was quite a show. Loved working the roof especially at night. (photos from the internet didn't have a camera then)

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I know where a piece of the XB-70 that crashed near Barstow is. They didn’t clean up as well as might be expected.

One of the things an incoming Husky crewman was treated to was a flyover of the site. Just routine familiarization flights, you understand 🙄🙄
 

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I worked at the Naval Air Test Center from 1980 to 1982. We got to see the F18 get its first kill. The F18 dropped it's bombs on the chase plane an A-4 Skyhawk. Bomb rack and all but the crew of Skyhawk were able to punch out okay pilot and camera man.
 

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