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Old 04-26-2012, 07:48 AM
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Default The "TBD" paint scheme

Yesterday was a long day with lots of help as my RV-8 came out of paint and was re-assembled.

After an extensive inspection and pre-flight, the airplane returned to the skies for a series of tests, landing and follow up inspection. It passed with flying colors - seven to be exact!

The design is the Douglas TBD Devastator aboard the USS Wasp in 1941. Longer story here ...

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Old 04-26-2012, 08:03 AM
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Very nice. I know you must feel good to have it back in the nest and looking finished.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:13 AM
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love that paint scheme, very nice
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:14 AM
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Default Beautiful!

Sweet design! Thanks for memorializing our Navy.

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Old 04-26-2012, 08:16 AM
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Looks nice Glen - just in time to get a portrait with the -1!
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:25 AM
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Default A wonderful way to commemorate ...

... the Navy heroes of Torpedo Eight that perished at Midway. Very nicely done. .
For those that appreciate WWII history, the book "A Dawn Like Thunder" by Mrazek is a naval aviation chronicle well worth the read.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:03 PM
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I am jealous. How many knots combined you gained?
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:28 PM
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I broke even - the paint gave me a 10 extra knots. the drag from the phantom torpedo took them all away.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:44 PM
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Terry - thanks for the history lesson - Until your post, I had not read much of Torpedo Squadron 8. There is a lot that I did not know from that era of our history. It reminds me how true is the statement, "history ignored is repeated".
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:10 PM
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That looks really really good. I'm surprised the Navy would have anything that nice!
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