Why Tojo and Adolph never had a chance (OT)

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 41 - 49 of total 49 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 17, 2011 - 12:41pm PT
You can buy MIG's relatively cheap, it's just the fuel consumption that sets you back a bit!

Yeah, plus the FAA makes you take the ejection seat out to promote personal responsibility!
According to the FAA there are 43 privately owned MIG 15s in the U.S.





I couldn't believe those goons weren't even waving!


Christmas is coming early to some happy camper!
(it is a Mig-21 shot on I-5 near Weed,CA)

Credit: Reilly
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 17, 2011 - 01:51pm PT
The March museum is pretty cool, there are some funky foreign aircraft there too. Here's another old March pic

1934 @ March
1934 @ March
Credit: Elcapinyoazz
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 17, 2011 - 02:01pm PT
Did I mention I dig nose art?








I wish I'd taken the time to get the story on this Lockheed Lodestar.
Normally used for hauling brass this one was set up to do some business! (apparently in the Aleutians, no less)






I suspect Fuddy Duddy and Pacific Princess are the only true-to-the-period repros.
The others are pretty obviously air-brushed which I don't think was done BITD.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
May 17, 2011 - 04:07pm PT
Credit: guido
Allsion eng
Allsion eng
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Merlin-Rolls Royce
Merlin-Rolls Royce
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
May 17, 2011 - 04:28pm PT
Pre bombing leaflet warning
Pre bombing leaflet warning
Credit: guido
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
May 17, 2011 - 07:39pm PT
A correction to an earlier statement here: the FAA does NOT require deactivation of an ejection seat, but it's a pricey annual inspection. Look for ads stating "Hot" seat in surplus military jets. I wouldn't want to fly a MiG 21 without one. The pilot couldn't get out at all.

All that stands between most pilots and ownership of a MiG is the fuel cost at ~6.00 / gallon for 700 gallons in a MiG 21. There are several hundred Czech built L-39 Albatross fighter/trainers flying here in the U.S., and they are very popular. Flight training in one costs $1,500/hour, and 10 hours are required for qualification/logbook endorsement. An FAA checkride finishes the deal with a fighter jet.
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Feb 11, 2012 - 12:11am PT
Just love this photo
Just love this photo
Credit: TrundleBum
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Feb 11, 2012 - 02:09am PT
So, Reilly, you want the real story about Tojo and Adolph?

It's here:



Sorry there's no video, just that one still picture, but listen close to old RL Burnside, who turns out to know a thing or two about ol' Tojo.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 11, 2012 - 02:35am PT
Thanks Ghost! RL be tellin' it like it is! Man can turn a phrase!
Messages 41 - 49 of total 49 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Review Categories
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews