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Da Tinman
08-29-2013, 07:11 PM
Having a shop in a decent sized regional airport has some distinct advantages!

Earlier this year Sentimental Journey, B17 bomber flew in for a weekend and I was able to get close for some pix of it, today Aluminum Overcast flew in.

Pulling a couple strings and BSing with the folks crewing the plane got me and the Studey snuck out on the flight line for a photoshoot!!


http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/B17/100_0826_zps0a84835e.jpg (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/Da_Tinman/media/B17/100_0826_zps0a84835e.jpg.html)

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/B17/100_0822_zpscb062223.jpg (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/Da_Tinman/media/B17/100_0822_zpscb062223.jpg.html)

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/B17/100_0821_zpsb46d4ea1.jpg (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/Da_Tinman/media/B17/100_0821_zpsb46d4ea1.jpg.html)

This B17 has only 1 Studebaker powerplant, Sentimental Journey has 3.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff198/Da_Tinman/100_0828_zps139b6fd1.jpg (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/Da_Tinman/media/100_0828_zps139b6fd1.jpg.html)

Here's the link to the full album with the pics of Sentimental Journey,,

http://s239.photobucket.com/user/Da_Tinman/library/B17

I'll get more photos of the plane tomorrow without the car and up close and add those to the album when I get home.

Needless to say I'm a happy CASO today :D

StudeDave57
08-29-2013, 07:51 PM
VERY NICE!!! :!:

The closest I ever got one of my rides to a B-17 looked like this~

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/for%20the%20net/SweetPeaandLibertyBelle0870.jpg

R.I.P. Liberty Belle... :(



StudeDave '57 :cool:

57pack
08-29-2013, 08:07 PM
OMG! The prop wash blew off your wheel covers!
Just kidding Dave, two beautiful Studebakers and two beautiful B17's:!!:

Dick Steinkamp
08-29-2013, 08:28 PM
Congrats on the photo shoot! (beautiful Lark, too :cool:)

Here's Sentimental Journey at Arlington, WA (EAA fly in) last year...

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/B17%20Arlington%202012/SAM_2470.jpg

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/B17%20Arlington%202012/SAM_2490.jpg

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/B17%20Arlington%202012/SAM_2486.jpg

More here...Sentimental Journey (http://s706.photobucket.com/user/dstnkmp/library/B17%20Arlington%202012?sort=3&page=1)

jclary
08-29-2013, 08:56 PM
Here is my car with the B-17. This pic is too small to show the German Bomber and Fighter displayed behind the B-17. Somewhere on another computer I have a larger picture. This one was made small for an avatar pic and I don't have access to the one on the other computer for now. This was taken years ago. It was a lot of fun. I merely drove over to look at the plane. When the crew saw my car, they invited me to spend the day with them and included the car with the display.:)26988

jg61hawk
08-29-2013, 09:10 PM
That's really cool....especially the spec plate.

Dick Steinkamp
08-29-2013, 09:15 PM
Here's the other Stude motor on Sentimental Journey


http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/B17%20Arlington%202012/SAM_2478.jpg


And a Brand X...

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/B17%20Arlington%202012/SAM_2483.jpg

Da Tinman
08-29-2013, 09:51 PM
Sentimental journey is running 3 Studes and Pratt Whitney now.

In the vid guess which one didn't want to start haha!!

http://s239.photobucket.com/user/Da_Tinman/media/B17/100_0811_zps50d9f428.mp4.html

Thanks for the compliments and replies.

I have a deep respect and admiration for these aircraft and for the young men who flew into the hell in front of them.

Pat Dilling
08-29-2013, 11:46 PM
Great pictures and stories. Thanks for sharing!

Da Tinman
08-30-2013, 10:02 PM
I added a bunch of pics to the album, no car but I crawled around inside and got a few in there as well.

http://s239.photobucket.com/user/Da_Tinman/library/B17?sort=3&page=1

I laughed at the Garmins on the dash and the sound system with Sirius hooked into the communications.

PlainBrownR2
08-30-2013, 10:16 PM
This is the closest that I could get to the Liberty Belle with my Studebaker. Despite the silliness of the reasoning from the fire department, I wasn't gonna trudge out into the muddy field with my Lark, so this is the best I could do, which was a 1/4 mile from the site:

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Liberty%20Belle%20B17%20Crash%201/P1040078-1.jpg (http://s158.photobucket.com/user/PlainBrownR2/media/Liberty%20Belle%20B17%20Crash%201/P1040078-1.jpg.html)

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Liberty%20Belle%20B17%20Crash%201/P1040082.jpg (http://s158.photobucket.com/user/PlainBrownR2/media/Liberty%20Belle%20B17%20Crash%201/P1040082.jpg.html)

Fear not, for another one is coming down the chutes, because the "Desert Rat" is approaching completion in Marengo, IL! :)

Da Tinman
08-30-2013, 11:06 PM
That was a sad day. Its good that some of the salvageable stuff was used to get other ones back in the air though.

PlainBrownR2
08-30-2013, 11:12 PM
I will reiterate that when they say plane crash with this one, it didn't crash and burn into the ground. In fact it didn't crash at all. There was a report of fire from the spotter plane, which led to the pilots looking for a place to land. The farmer's bean field was more than ideal to set the plane down, which at the same time, radioed for the fire department to put it out. After they landed, the crew and passengers got off the plane, which there was still time for the pilots to get back on, find their belongings and get off again. The fire department showed up, but they said they wouldn't trudge out into the bean field, because they didn't wanna get their trucks stuck. At this point, there was more than ample time to put it out. So, the plane burned to the ground. So, after 60 years, it wasn't WWII, or the P&W test engines, or taking any sort of artillery that killed it, it was our fire department!! :mad:

Steve T
08-31-2013, 12:08 AM
Love the "kustom" Lark with the Fort...if it's hi-res enough that ought to be a TW cover.

Re the lamented "Liberty Belle", don't count her permanently down and out; at last word (i.e. the most recent issue of Warbird Digest magazine) the eventual intent was for her to be restored alongside the Liberty Foundation's other Fort (recovered from Dyke Lake, Labrador, up here in Canada), with both B-17s slated for flight again.

"Sentimental Journey" spent several days at CWH last month. Her outboard R1820s were both Studebaker at that time. (Note that none of the engines on a Fort ought to be "Pratt & Whitney"; the R1820 Cyclone was a Wright Aeronautical/Curtiss-Wright product. A bit of trivia, though: there were some Pratt & Whitney-built R1820s. When deHavilland Canada built a batch of S2F Tracker antisub aircraft under licence from Grumman for the RCN in the late 50s, the engines were to be made in Canada too...and the contract for the Trackers' R1820s went to Pratt & Whitney Canada! Sort of like contracting Ford Canada to build some SBCs.)

S.

55champion
08-31-2013, 01:25 AM
Great pics and thanks for posting...

JRoberts
08-31-2013, 08:16 PM
Let's see....cool airplane, beautiful car.....beautiful air plane, cool car........well you know what I mean. Great pictures thanks for this wonderful thread.

benaslopoke
08-31-2013, 11:10 PM
Love the "kustom" Lark with the Fort...if it's hi-res enough that ought to be a TW cover.

Re the lamented "Liberty Belle", don't count her permanently down and out; at last word (i.e. the most recent issue of Warbird Digest magazine) the eventual intent was for her to be restored alongside the Liberty Foundation's other Fort (recovered from Dyke Lake, Labrador, up here in Canada), with both B-17s slated for flight again.

"Sentimental Journey" spent several days at CWH last month. Her outboard R1820s were both Studebaker at that time. (Note that none of the engines on a Fort ought to be "Pratt & Whitney"; the R1820 Cyclone was a Wright Aeronautical/Curtiss-Wright product. A bit of trivia, though: there were some Pratt & Whitney-built R1820s. When deHavilland Canada built a batch of S2F Tracker antisub aircraft under licence from Grumman for the RCN in the late 50s, the engines were to be made in Canada too...and the contract for the Trackers' R1820s went to Pratt & Whitney Canada! Sort of like contracting Ford Canada to build some SBCs.)

S.

Steve, you got a PM..

Thanks