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    dashotgun got a reaction from Alain Gadbois in birth of the Israeli airforce   
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    dashotgun reacted to J.C. in birth of the Israeli airforce   
    A very cool video. Hard to believe those guys were so successful with the "Franken-planes" (Avia 199, for example) they had to work with. There was a local boy from Toronto, named Benny Dunkleman, while not a pilot, he was the commander of the famed 7th Brigade which was so instrumental in stopping the Egyptian invasion of Jerusalem. Quite the interesting character. He was the heir to a rather major clothing company that his father had started called Tip Top Tailors. He did not have to go to war, he could have had a very successful and wealthy civilian life, but in 1939 he wanted to enlist in the RCN. The RCN was rife with Anti-semitism, and they would not take a Jew. So not to be deterred, he enlisted with a local outfit, The  Queen's Own Rifles, who WERE taking Jews. Benny started out as a private, quickly rose to the rank of Major, and took part in some pretty hairy action, including Juno Beach, and the liberation of Holland, to name but a couple. Received the DSO for his outstanding conduct, and after the war was offered the command of the Queen's Own Rifles, which he turned down because his father needed him in the business. Well, three years later, he was at it again, this time trying to save a fledgling state against impossible odds, for a people who literally had nothing. They just don't make them like this anymore! Anyway, if you are interested in the history of the creation of Israel, and the War of Independence, he wrote a great book after he came back to Canada, called "Dual Allegiance". Sorry for the long post. But it really is an incredible story, and all true! Thank you for sharing this great video. 
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    dashotgun got a reaction from J.C. in birth of the Israeli airforce   
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Out2gtcha in birth of the Israeli airforce   
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Astro32 in birth of the Israeli airforce   
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Jennings Heilig in Lost my best friend today...   
    sympathy for you as you see  a lot of us have been through this in particular it comes at a tough time when  a simple wag and cuddle makes the world go away for a minute.  I am sorry for your loss.  be strong
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Shoggz in flight of 109 in 4k   
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Andrea Ferrari in flight of 109 in 4k   
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in flight of 109 in 4k   
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    dashotgun got a reaction from AlbertD in flight of 109 in 4k   
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    dashotgun got a reaction from coogrfan in flight of 109 in 4k   
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Jennings Heilig in flight of 109 in 4k   
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Gazzas in flight of 109 in 4k   
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    dashotgun got a reaction from MikeMaben in video of fw 190 and spitfire   
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=69&v=CDeglorsv_8&feature=emb_logo
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    dashotgun got a reaction from John1 in video of fw 190 and spitfire   
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=69&v=CDeglorsv_8&feature=emb_logo
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    dashotgun got a reaction from MARU5137 in F-16 Cockpit Cam - PACAF Viper Demo - Matsushima Air Festival 2019   
    extra  a 10   demo
     
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Out2gtcha in wonder what the story is here   
    mig 29 no engines
     

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    dashotgun got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in me 262 with orginal engines set for restoration   
    and for good measure a restored stuka
     
    https://flyingheritage.org/Explore/The-Collection/Germany/Junkers-Ju-87-R-4-Stuka.aspx
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    dashotgun got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in me 262 with orginal engines set for restoration   
    https://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/paul-allens-warbirds-180967709/
     
     
    First generation technology, the Jumo 004 engines that powered the Me 262 in 1945 had a life expectancy of about 25 hours. When the captured jet was flown in the United States, flight trials were discontinued after eight flights required four engine changes. The Germans had just invented the jet engine and “were learning how to refine it, let alone have it work well in combat,” says Jason Muszala, FHCAM’s manager of restoration and maintenance. A team at Aero Turbine in Stockton, California, working with the original two engines and five others acquired from around the world, has almost tripled their lifespans. Says Muszala: “We have a lot of blueprints, but we basically have to operate the engine, discover the weak points, and figure out how to fix them.”
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    dashotgun got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in me 262 with orginal engines set for restoration   
    http://warbirdsnews.com/warbird-restorations/fhcams-me-262-warpaint-unveiled.html
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Astro32 in me 262 with orginal engines set for restoration   
    https://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/paul-allens-warbirds-180967709/
     
     
    First generation technology, the Jumo 004 engines that powered the Me 262 in 1945 had a life expectancy of about 25 hours. When the captured jet was flown in the United States, flight trials were discontinued after eight flights required four engine changes. The Germans had just invented the jet engine and “were learning how to refine it, let alone have it work well in combat,” says Jason Muszala, FHCAM’s manager of restoration and maintenance. A team at Aero Turbine in Stockton, California, working with the original two engines and five others acquired from around the world, has almost tripled their lifespans. Says Muszala: “We have a lot of blueprints, but we basically have to operate the engine, discover the weak points, and figure out how to fix them.”
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    dashotgun got a reaction from CANicoll in me 262 with orginal engines set for restoration   
    https://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/paul-allens-warbirds-180967709/
     
     
    First generation technology, the Jumo 004 engines that powered the Me 262 in 1945 had a life expectancy of about 25 hours. When the captured jet was flown in the United States, flight trials were discontinued after eight flights required four engine changes. The Germans had just invented the jet engine and “were learning how to refine it, let alone have it work well in combat,” says Jason Muszala, FHCAM’s manager of restoration and maintenance. A team at Aero Turbine in Stockton, California, working with the original two engines and five others acquired from around the world, has almost tripled their lifespans. Says Muszala: “We have a lot of blueprints, but we basically have to operate the engine, discover the weak points, and figure out how to fix them.”
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    dashotgun got a reaction from Out2gtcha in me 262 with orginal engines set for restoration   
    http://warbirdsnews.com/warbird-restorations/fhcams-me-262-warpaint-unveiled.html
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    dashotgun got a reaction from SapperSix in Rapid Black Basing... using a Scotch Brite   
    hmm that looks like a workable idea
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