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Tag and I visited Planes of Fame last week 4 years 4 months ago #33552

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He always gravitates to the World War One exhibit....The Brisfit has currently relaced his beloved Sopwith Camel....cos its bigger and has more guns to shoot the Red Baron.....he also quite fancied the Trojan

Chris T -- I am assuming this IS a replica as there was no one around the museum to tell us and the Notice board doesnt say


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Re: Tag and I visited Planes of Fame last week 4 years 4 months ago #33558

As far as I'm aware, all of the POF WWI aircraft are replicas that were built for various movies. One or two came out of the Frank Tallman collection and the rest are more recent builds. Cavanaugh Flight Museum here in Dallas has a replica Triplane from one of the more recent WWI movies (can't remember which off the top of my head) that was a stablemate to one of the POF Allied aircraft.
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Re: Tag and I visited Planes of Fame last week 4 years 4 months ago #33561

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In that case its a fairly impressive replica of a Brisfit

Not a bad little museum for the middle of nowhere, the Convair 440 is immaculate as is the Martin 404 but the Connie looks like it needs a little love

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Re: Tag and I visited Planes of Fame last week 4 years 4 months ago #33592

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ML417/21*T lives there somewhere too.

Never forgiven Stephen Gray for selling her to Tom Friedricksen.

She's much missed on the UK Airshow circuit.

Nice A26 BTW.Looks like she's flyer judging by the FOD plugs in the
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Re: Tag and I visited Planes of Fame last week 4 years 4 months ago #33596

LeifH wrote:
In that case its a fairly impressive replica of a Brisfit

Not a bad little museum for the middle of nowhere, the Convair 440 is immaculate as is the Martin 404 but the Connie looks like it needs a little love

Leif

What a wonderful place....always wanted to go since a little kid, but done Oshkosh and at the moment cant really justify another trip to the States. If I do make it, think might be to Florida first to try out the T-6s at Kissimmee :( Talking of Oshkosh that was where had my first T-28 and also had a champagne breakfast flight in that 404 shown in your photos!!

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Re: Tag and I visited Planes of Fame last week 4 years 4 months ago #33598

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One of the Joys of living in the SouthWest is that you find al sorts of places like POF it seems that almost every airport has something.


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