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#26 CliffP

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:00 PM

:huh:

 

Phil,

 

Patrick would be the best person to ask that question because I don't know.  They look very similar to some made by Amcraft . . . but they are not the same.

 

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#27 pfrost

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:03 PM

Cliff is correct they are not exactly the same as the Amcraft pilot wings.  Some people (and I'm looking at John Cooper) claim they were made by Gemsco.  I think they are as close to Amcraft as possible without having an Amcraft hallmark that I feel comfortable calling them Amcraft wings.  We have some threads in the past about this issue.

 

BTW to make a 2-piece casting (casting the base wing and the bullet) actually makes little to no sense.  The base observer wing is more valuable than the gunner wing, so why make a casting of a more valuable wing only to "down grade" it to a lesser (and more common) wing by adding the bullet?  Even the bombardier wing is more valuable than the gunner wing--not to mention the flight surgeon wing.

 

Cliff got it right, if this were a casting, it would have been a casting of an existing gunner wing, and the bullet would have been (by definition) part of the cast.  


Edited by pfrost, 07 July 2014 - 01:05 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:58 AM

Wow!  I'm surprised that this post is still going on!  I'll take some more and better pics tomorrow. Dan


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#29 pfrost

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:18 PM

its been  a slow few days on the forum....  hehe.



#30 AZPhil

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:41 PM

Thanks Dan. I look forward to seeing them!

 

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#31 militbuff

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:42 PM

All, sorry for not posting yesterday but it was a rough day. Will post this weekend - scout's honor!

#32 AZPhil

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:12 PM

Closeup's of the back of the bullet tip and the other area's mention in the thread would be great.

 

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#33 militbuff

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:13 PM

Here are the pics I promised.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:17 PM

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:18 PM

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:19 PM

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:20 PM

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:20 PM

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:21 PM

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:21 PM

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:22 PM

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:16 PM

Sorry if I'm being a PIA but one more close up of the back of the bullet tip would be great1

 

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