T-lou Ii

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    This was my Dad's P-51 Mustang , T-Lou II . He was 20 years old in England Escorting our Bombers to Germany . He told me that the typical mission was 9 hours , you brought a couple of coke bottles to piss in and you literally flew by the seat of your pants, no auto-pilot. After that lengthy mission they would still have to fly across the Channel (single engine) and then land this extraordinary plane . He always said that takeoff and landings were what seperated the men from the boys .You could literally flip the plane on takeoff by giving too much throttle too soon . The torque of the 1000 hp Merlin engine and the huge 4 bladed propeller was pretty strong .
    He died last year before he was able to see the World War Two Memorial , he was always a bit pissed that we took so long to honor these great guys and gals .
    My Mother found this Photo and I cleaned it up in photoshop . Thought you guys would appreciate seeing this part of our past .
     
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    The best fighter plane of World War II.

    Your father was a hero.
     
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    The P-51 and B-17 are two fantastic aircraft! I'd love to get my hands on the controls of both.
     
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    Your Dad and that absolutely beautiful aircraft saved our asses--We owe ya!
     
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    The Mustangs are the coolest fighter planes in the pre-jet arena! I wonder how many are left today...
     
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    Wow, nice shot!!!
     
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    If it's obvious, I'll never get it, LOL!! :D
    But nice pic!!!
     
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    The wing tip Armament.
     
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    I was going to ask about that. If this is an air show why are they armed?
     
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    No they wouldn't be...but besides that
    I believe it's added..Not real, it even looks fake. But then it could be dummy armament.
     

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