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      07-08-2018 10:19 AM #1
      Awhile back I had a thread I called "Tailfeathers," where we ID'd planes based on their tails. Made my annual visit to the Air Force Museum in Dayton the other day, and after checking out the Memphis Belle, and realizing I had pix of everything else, decided to take pictures of landing gear. I'll post them up occasionally, you tell me what they are. Heck, you might have to remind me what they are- I know most of them, but I forget sometimes! Some will be easy, some hard. There might be duplicates, that is, both tail and main gear from one plane, or two examples of a plane. Plus I might throw in some other vehicles I see at museums...





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      07-08-2018 12:12 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by reddfoxx View Post
      Awhile back I had a thread I called "Tailfeathers," where we ID'd planes based on their tails. Made my annual visit to the Air Force Museum in Dayton the other day, and after checking out the Memphis Belle, and realizing I had pix of everything else, decided to take pictures of landing gear. I'll post them up occasionally, you tell me what they are. Heck, you might have to remind me what they are- I know most of them, but I forget sometimes! Some will be easy, some hard. There might be duplicates, that is, both tail and main gear from one plane, or two examples of a plane. Plus I might throw in some other vehicles I see at museums...

      This looks like the nose gear to a B-29.
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      07-08-2018 12:28 PM #3
      Correct! I figured that would be easy. The other two should be, too; I have some that are going to be pretty hard. Keep in mind, all of these, for now, are at the USAF Museum, so that should narrow things down.
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      07-08-2018 04:44 PM #4
      Middle one is a B-52.

      Is the bottom one a Canberra? It looks kinda right, then kinda wrong, then kinda right again but I don't want to cheat either.
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      07-09-2018 09:07 PM #5
      Ha! Yes, it is, B-57 in the Southeast Asia hangar. And the B-52, same place.
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      07-10-2018 04:15 PM #7
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      07-10-2018 07:32 PM #8
      Yep. The other one should be easy, too. I have some hard ones in the mix later.
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      07-11-2018 12:16 AM #9
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      07-11-2018 05:19 PM #10
      Yup. Here are a couple more easy ones:


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      07-11-2018 10:48 PM #11
      Top F-22 Raptor
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      07-12-2018 09:38 PM #12
      We have a winner! Okay, maybe these are a bit harder:



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      07-13-2018 01:13 AM #13
      F-89 and F-84?
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      07-13-2018 11:54 AM #14
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      F-89 and F-84?
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      07-13-2018 04:30 PM #15
      Correcto.




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      07-13-2018 04:41 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by reddfoxx View Post
      Correcto.




      First one looks to be a Buff; second one escapes me... Caribou or Provider maybe?
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      07-13-2018 04:51 PM #17
      I see why the first one is reminiscent of a 52, but it is a much newer and smaller aircraft. The second, honestly, I have to go check my pix for the ID!

      Edit: 2nd is not a Caribou or Provider. Same era, if that helps.
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      07-13-2018 05:26 PM #18
      Bottom is AC-130
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      07-13-2018 08:06 PM #19
      Nope. Don't think I took pix of that this time. Again, correct era.
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      07-14-2018 12:56 AM #20
      Top one's an Osprey.
      No idea on the bottom one.
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      07-14-2018 07:18 AM #21
      Alright, let's move on. I have the bottom one marked as B-57, but upon further review I believe Sweaty was right- it's the AC-130. Sorry about that. Testing myself, too, here...



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      07-21-2018 11:22 AM #22
      No guesses? B-47 and C-87.
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      07-21-2018 11:27 AM #23
      I figured the 47 would be easy, the 87 not so much. Here's a couple more, that should be pretty easy:



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      07-22-2018 01:02 PM #24
      Valkyrie and B-36
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      07-23-2018 10:13 AM #25
      Correct on both. Too easy? These shouldn't be much harder.



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