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GN 2048 R-2 class 2-8-8-2 -- 063013STEAM TRAINS – U.S.A:  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY Documentary Online

 

 

 

posted by Preserved Wook

 

[The photograph is from http://www.gngoat.org/gn_archives.htm and it shows Great Northern Railway 2048 R-2 class 2-8-8-2 simple articulated steam locomotive, East slope, Continental Divide, MT — Henry Griffiths photo]

STEAM TRAINS – U.S.A:  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY #1 covers operations in MN, from Sioux Falls to Kelly Lake, Duluth & Superior on the Iron Range & West to Minot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3nZPy1QZ-Y

STEAM TRAINS – U.S.A:  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY #2 includes Anthony DeRosa 8 mm footage from over thirty years; it starts out with the first diesels on the Great Northern:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhPaBAz2e0c

STEAM TRAINS – U.S.A:  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY #3 covers steam locomotive operations mainly in the West, beginning with yard switchers & finishing with the line’s massive 2-8-8-2s:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUe12MsfsmM

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K5054 -- 062913R J Mitchell, Designer of the Spitfire

posted by Engineman Wook

This videogramme is about the short life & historically decisive aeronautical design work of Spitfire fighter-designer Reginald Mitchell:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8eLxepfXMM

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P-47 Roaring Glory Warbirds outtake -- 062913

P-47:  Roaring Glory Warbirds Documentary

posted by Engineman Preserved Wook

The great flaw is that in the flying sequences there is to be heard a load of induced static, possibly from the ship’s electrical systems. 

However, not just a pretty movie, this lengthy treatment gives a comprehensive description of the development & engineering of the aircraft, as well as some beautiful in-flight cinematography:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75RwPrdAej8

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F4U Corsair at Goleta -- 062813

The Only Corsair Flying Today

posted by Preserved Wook

This is a comprehensive film in color about what is believed to be the only F4U still flying in America today; it is only a few numbers removed from the Corsair flown in the Pacific by Pappy Boyington.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nubn_QpkHnI

What is interesting is the description in some detail of the characteristic faults of the aircraft.

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Early F4U-1s of VF-17 -- 062813

Flying the F4U Corsair

by Preserved Wook

This shipboard fighter was hard to accomodate to carriers at first because of the greater size & heavier wing-loading; this gave more inertia to the faster-landing aircraft & accordingly carrier deck gear had to be re-done to take the gaff.

This training film…:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4aPk4fledU

….is similar to the previous posting about flying the P-47 Thunderbolt; it makes the point that, quite unlike the P-47, the Corsair stalled quickly with controls that suddenly became heavy & giving little advance warning in the way flutter & mushing.  Accordingly, the Corsair spun out quite readily & the pilot in transition training had to master spin-recovery right away, as well as stall-prevention.

The footage showing this aspect of Corsair operation again is clear & as good as that of the P-47 training film

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Republic P-47C-2-RE Thunderbolts of the 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group 41-6265 identifiable, 1943 -- 062813

Flying the Thunderbolt

by Preserved Wook

At along about twenty-eight minutes actual flying happens with the P-47; what is really good are the air-to-air shots as the lieutenant starting transition training to the fighter is shown banking and, then, practicing some stalls, wheels up & wheels down:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KnwIYwEh6o

 The shots are very clear & show just when he gets his angle of attack PAST (more…)

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Uncrating & Assembling A P-47 Thunderbolt On The Battlefield!

by Engineman Preserved Wook

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2D3k0sJ8HM

This really is a great training movie in its own right & our folks were REALLY some great people to have come up with stuff like this…

And plus there is NOT a single laptop or iPod to be found anywhere, not within anyway…sixty years!

I can only hope now on the downslope of (more…)

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