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Which dial does he look at first!? :w00t: Note WW2 style stripes.

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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As long as the cigarettes are close at hand!

I collect items from The Battle of Iwo Jima (1945).

Top Iwo Jima Items I'm Looking For:

1) IDed 5th MarDiv Corpsman Jumper or Forest Green Coat.

2) IDed Coast Guard Navy Jumper

3) IDed CB's Sea Bee's Navy Jumper

4) IDed 147th Infantry Regiment Army Service Coat

5) IDed 32nd ID Army Service Coat (Occupation Kyushu with 5th MarDiv).

I am always looking for named and dated WWII USMC Forest Green wool alpha jackets/coats from the 5th Marine Division or other units who participated in the battle.

My Blog "Marines In Forest Green" http://marinesinfore...n.blogspot.com/

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As long as the cigarettes are close at hand!

 

Well spotted...I hadn't noticed those! I assume it would have been against regulations to smoke aboard a gassed-up plane? Maybe this was a ground check staged for the LIFE photographer? Still a bewildering array of instruments though!

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Looks are deceiving this is like the old TV sets, lots of buttons etc... but only 2 work or matter and there are only three channels and they all shut down at 11PM.

 

Another perspective from my 15 year old son, he tells me there is more technology in my iphone than in all of the Apollo mission combined, I told him the iphone wouldn't exist if it were not for the Apollo missions, maybe I should have just shown him this pic. :lol:

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I was thinking much the same thing...no "fly-by-wire" back then! Valve technology...but it worked (most of the time!)

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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It's a fantastic Picture Sabrejet, Just imagine all the schooling it took to fly these "state of the art" machines!

I collect items from The Battle of Iwo Jima (1945).

Top Iwo Jima Items I'm Looking For:

1) IDed 5th MarDiv Corpsman Jumper or Forest Green Coat.

2) IDed Coast Guard Navy Jumper

3) IDed CB's Sea Bee's Navy Jumper

4) IDed 147th Infantry Regiment Army Service Coat

5) IDed 32nd ID Army Service Coat (Occupation Kyushu with 5th MarDiv).

I am always looking for named and dated WWII USMC Forest Green wool alpha jackets/coats from the 5th Marine Division or other units who participated in the battle.

My Blog "Marines In Forest Green" http://marinesinfore...n.blogspot.com/

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Smoking was common on aircraft with long ranges. I remember that the P2V Neptune I flew in had ashtrays installed. Remember you could even smoke on airliners until recently. Thank god those days are over.

Tom Bowers

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On this side of the pond we call them tubes Saber. I still have some down in the basement.

 

I was thinking much the same thing...no "fly-by-wire" back then! Valve technology...but it worked (most of the time!)
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Smoking was common on aircraft with long ranges. I remember that the P2V Neptune I flew in had ashtrays installed. Remember you could even smoke on airliners until recently. Thank god those days are over.

Tom Bowers

 

 

Hell our KC-135's STILL had ash trays in the cockpit until recently.

 

Scott

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