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The Mighty Sherman

Jan 19, 2009 No Comments

Photography by Budd Davisson The Sherman appears narrow, but that is deceiving. It is just that it sits so high, the result of originally being designed around air-cooled, radial aircraft engines that had to sit nearly vertical to function properly. A little personal aside: when shooting Joeís Sherman we couldnít take it out on the [...]

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Macchi vs U.S. Fighters

Jan 09, 2009 No Comments

By Barrett Tillman Italy’s finest WW II fighter was a sleek, good-looking machine with the kind of aesthetics expected of an artistic people who produce world-class racecars. But the Darwinism of aerial combat paid little benefit for appearance, as the MC.202 fared poorly against its American competitors in almost every category. The P-51D and P-38L [...]

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Flight Journal Podcast – Episode 22 – T-28

Nov 06, 2008 No Comments

Flight Journal Podcast – Episode 22T-28  ìAt one time, both the Navy and the Air Force depended on the North American T-28 Trojan as their advanced trainer. Budd gives us an in-cockpit view of all three models of the beer-barrel-shaped trainer.î Episode 22 – T-28PC users – Right click the link above and “save target [...]

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Flight Journal Podcasts – Episode 21 – Shoestring

Oct 08, 2008 No Comments

Flight Journal Podcast – Episode 21Shoestring ìAnd speaking of tiny, fast airplanes: Budd goes for a flight in a clone of one of the winningest Formula One racers of all times, the Shoestring.î Episode 21 – ShoestringPC users – Right click the link above and “save target as” to save to your hard drive.Mac users – [...]

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X PRIZE Foundation Announces Ten Teams Vying for Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge

Aug 05, 2008 No Comments

Competition to Take Place on October 24 and 25 at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico SANTA MONICA, CA–(Marketwire – August 05, 2008) – The X PRIZE Foundation today announced that ten teams will compete in the 2008 Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge, which will take place at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, [...]

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Flight Journal Podcast – Episode 20 – Biplane Boogie: Turbine Powered Great Lakes

Jul 16, 2008 No Comments

Flight Journal Podcast – Episode 20Turbine Powered Great Lakes In a really odd juxtaposition of old and new technologies Budd takes us along as he flies a Great Lakes biplane, a 1929, 90 hp design, thatís been fitted with a 420 hp turbo-prop. Episode 20 – Turbine Powered Great LakesPC users – Right click the link [...]

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