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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.

 

Kind regards,

 

Cliff


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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.

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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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Thanks Dan. I look forward to seeing them!

 

Semper Fi

Phil


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


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

 

Semper Fi

Phil


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Here are the pics I promised.

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

 

Semper Fi

Phil


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