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Old 03-02-2009, 07:48 PM   #7471
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You're correct. It's the Beguine. Built for racing. It crashed at Cleveland in 1949 and that ended closed course air racing for many years.
http://www.airracinghistory.freeola....ft/Beguine.htm

Here's another good looker:

Lockheed Sirius


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The land version:

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Old 03-02-2009, 07:49 PM   #7472
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You're correct. It's the Beguine. Built for racing. It crashed at Cleveland in 1949 and that ended closed course air racing for many years.
http://www.airracinghistory.freeola....ft/Beguine.htm

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That's the Howard Stern Special!
Lockheed Sirius


DAMMIT Klay! (My answer was cleverist though)
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:51 PM   #7473
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And that is a word!
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:52 PM   #7474
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And that is a word!
I was just looking at that plane.
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:58 PM   #7475
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Hey, Heymarz - Thanks for the link on the Beguine. Lots of good stuff on there.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:02 PM   #7476
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Lockheed Sirius


Here's another looker:



The land version:

I'm a geek. I recognized Jimmy Doolittle before I did the plane. His biography is one of my favorite books. "I Could Never Be So Lucky Again". For anyone that is an airplane buff it is a must read as it covers much of the history of aviation in its infancy. He was the freaking MAN! (and that was before WWII)

Oh yeah, that's his Lockheed Orion
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:09 PM   #7477
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Here's one in Varney paint job.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:12 PM   #7478
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I'm a geek. I recognized Jimmy Doolittle before I did the plane. His biography is one of my favorite books. "I Could Never Be So Lucky Again". For anyone that is an airplane buff it is a must read as it covers much of the history of aviation in its infancy. He was the freaking MAN! (and that was before WWII)

Oh yeah, that's his Lockheed Orion
I read a book about Boeing when I was very young that was influential for me. The name escapes me. The book is long-lost...I'll see if I can think of it.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:16 PM   #7479
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I read a book about Boeing when I was very young that was influential for me. The name escapes me. The book is long-lost...I'll see if I can think of it.
I'm always up for a good read.

You've got to read Doolittle's book.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:19 PM   #7480
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I just ordered a copy. 7.99 at Amazon in paperback.
Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:21 PM   #7481
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I'm always up for a good read.

You've got to read Doolittle's book.
I'll look for it.

Now it's bugging me that I can't remember the Boeing book. Senility is awful.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:23 PM   #7482
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I just ordered a copy. 7.99 at Amazon in paperback.
Thanks for the suggestion.
You won't be dissapointed. Looking forward to your take on it, so let us know?
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:25 PM   #7483
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Is that a word, too?
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:37 PM   #7484
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Is that a word, too?
Being from the NW is difficult at times, usually when those less educated in the ways of our language try to impose their 'definitions' and 'spelling' upon us.
You might want to invest in another book to broaden your vocabulary.

http://www.amazon.com/Indigenous-Lan...6054734&sr=1-3

















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Old 03-02-2009, 08:54 PM   #7485
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