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I have seen some great aircraft photos on RFF in the past. Within a few miles of my residence there several excellent aircraft museums and collections. These are from the Flying Heritage Collection:







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The first photo appears to be a Spitfire and a Messerschmidt,is this possible?
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The first photo appears to be a Spitfire and a Messerschmidt,is this possible?
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That was my first thought, some Me109 variant, perhaps? A FW190 being pushed out also appears. Some significant aircraft designs in this selection.

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The first photo appears to be a Spitfire and a Messerschmidt,is this possible?
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Yes, the Bf 109-3E and Spitfire MK.VC. Both are located at the Flying Heritage Collection and are flown on a regular basis. Here is the history of these two war veterans:

Bf 109:This Bf 109-E was manufactured in Germany and deployed in October 1939. Piloted by Eduard Hemmerling, it flew primarily over France. Hemmerling shot down a British Spitfire on July 7, 1940, while escorting Stuka dive-bombers that were attacking British ships in Dover harbor. Later that month he destroyed a British Blenheim bomber and another British plane. But his own aircraft was mortally wounded, and Hemmerling turned back toward France. His failing airplane crashed off the coast of Cap Blanc Nez, killing the 27-year-old pilot. In 1988, a man walking on the beach near Calais noticed a piece of metal sticking out of the sand – the tip of this plane's wing.

Spitfire: Allocated to the British-based Czech 312 Squadron on September 11, 1942, it was piloted by Squadron Leader Tomas Vybiral. On May 14, 1943, Vybiral led his squadron on a daring wave-top raid against enemy shipping at St. Peters Port, Guernsey. AR 614 was heavily damaged by flak, killing its wingman and narrowly missing Vybiral in the cockpit.

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C-47. This aircraft was on a pedestal in Luxembourg for years, before it was moved to the Wings of Liberation museum in Best, the Netherlands. By then it was in pretty bad condition. It detoriated even further during its years in the museum. Not so longago it was dismantled and brought to venue where a WWII themed musical is being performed. Someone made a mistake in the planning so the transport got stuck onder a bridge, totally destroying this classic aircraft. I was upset.


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some nice photos in this thread and such a shame about the ch47 or as we brits called it the dc3
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That camo on the 109 is magnificent, and is #3 an I-16?
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Recently my wife and I drove to Bracciano to visit the Italian Aeronautical Museum. I love thses old airplanes.
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some nice photos in this thread and such a shame about the ch47 or as we brits called it the dc3
The RAF referred to the military version as a "Dakota", did they not? The DC-3 designation, I thought, was the civilian transport type, and used by all airlines who flew it, yes?
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Like a lot of classic cameras, they don't make 'em like this anymore.
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Ooh, s
ome lovely stuff! If only Dralowid's "Flying clog" was still around.

Here's my effort, taken at the wonderful Shuttleworth collection using my 1911 Kodak.

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A working freight dog - DC-3
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That camo on the 109 is magnificent, and is #3 an I-16?
The third photo is a Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk. The Polikarpov I-16 is the fourth photo. Here is another shot.


I often see it fly over my house, usually in formation with another plane from the collection.
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The RAF referred to the military version as a "Dakota", did they not? The DC-3 designation, I thought, was the civilian transport type, and used by all airlines who flew it, yes?
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The original airliner was the DC-3, the militairy transport version was called the C-47 by the American military. The British called it the Dakota.
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One of my hobbies is visiting museums with vintage 'planes, trains and automobiles' in them. This is a not so well known bird:


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F7U-3 being restored to flying condition
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Very atmospheric. You made difficult lighting work for you.
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Planes of Fame in Chino, CA has a nice collection, many of which still fly.


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Great photos. I flew professionally for 32 years and love classic aircraft. If anyone is ever near El Paso, there is a great warbird and classic automobile museum at the Santa Theresa, NM airport.
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One of my all time favorites. It's the 'Uiver' (Dutch dialect word meaning 'Stork'). It is the only remaning airworthy DC-2 in the world. It is made to look like the famous 1934 'Uiver' that came second (first on handicap) in the London - Melbourne air race. It crashed later that year when the KLM brass forced the pilot to fly in poor weather on pain of dismissal. There were no survivors.


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Somewhere I have pictures of the DC-2 that was restored by McDonnell-Douglas back in the 1980s. I never got to fly in it, but I did get inside. Got to fly in a Junkers-52 once; I wonder if I have any pictures of that in the archives....
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I can think of no better testament to Donald Douglas than the number of DC3 series aircraft that still exist today!
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The original airliner was the DC-3, the militairy transport version was called the C-47 by the American military. The British called it the Dakota.
Also called the R4D by the U.S. Navy. Here is one, I got to ride in, painted in a Navy scheme. If you saw the Paul Newman movie, "Fat Man and Little Boy," then you saw this plane with another paint scheme.
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Another aviation work horse:
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Sorry about the quality of these. They are from 30+ year old slides.

A tandem seat Corsair.




Here is its nose. Notice the autograph.

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Another very special aircraft: Black-6.


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This is a Piedmont Airlines DC-3 in the NC Transportation Museum hanger awaiting funding for restoration. these photos were taking in 2009. I need to go back & see if it has been completed.


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Why no Spitfires ?

For anyone living near New York, I strongly recommend the Glen Curtiss Museum. It has vintage aircraft to die for. And a resoration shop you can walk around in and and see them rebuilding old engines and old Curtiss airframes from the original plans. There is a machine shop any metal working company would be proud to have. Not a NC machine in the place.

I found it driving down the road and there was a C46 out front. I had never seen one before except for pictures. They flew the hump getting supplies to the Chinese Nationalist Army.
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This is a Piedmont Airlines DC-3 in the NC Transportation Museum hanger awaiting funding for restoration. these photos were taking in 2009. I need to go back & see if it has been completed.


My Dad spent WWII and later w/ Braniff Airlines (Dallas based) in a DC-3. I recall riding one once from Dallas to San Antonio when a kid.
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