SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

A C-47 and Me not something you get to do everyday.

1260 views
6 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    December 2002
A C-47 and Me not something you get to do everyday.
Posted by Delbert on Saturday, July 4, 2015 8:12 PM

Hello everyone, 

I'm just back from vacation in Cleveland Ohio, and one of the places I visited was MAPS Air Museum, which is located in North Canton, about 40 miles from Cleveland itself. They have a Hanger full of aircraft, and a lot of planes out on the tarmac. I'll be posting some photo's once I get them sorted, but anyways here is a teaser.

Its me sitting in the Pilots seat of a C-47 Skytrain, otherwise known as a Dakota. The plane is set up to allow visitors to climb on in and look it over inside and out. This is something you really don't get the option to do all that often and I took advantage of it.



Its a great place to spend a day if your are in the area.. 

Delbert



  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Saturday, July 4, 2015 8:49 PM

Looking forward to seeing more pictures. You peaked my interest, I think I'll take a trip that way later this summer.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    January 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, July 4, 2015 9:59 PM

Ruptured Duck on a C-47?! The real one was on a B-24 not a C-47.

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, July 4, 2015 10:46 PM

That looks way cool!

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, July 5, 2015 12:54 PM

There are two planes I would love to log time in as part of a bucket list- a DC-3 and a Piper J-3!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    January 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Sunday, July 5, 2015 1:16 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Ruptured Duck on a C-47?! The real one was on a B-24 not a C-47.

Just like "Shoot, you're faded"...there's likely several renditions of "Ruptured duck". 24's and 25's seem more common though!

Image result for ruptured duck Image result for ruptured duck

Image result for ruptured duck Image result for ruptured duck

Image result for ruptured duck Image result for ruptured duck

Image result for ruptured duck Image result for ruptured duck

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Copley, Ohio
Posted by wayne baker on Monday, July 6, 2015 10:55 AM

Thought "The Ruptured Duck" was Ted Lawson's plane on the Tokyo raid also.

 I may get so drunk, I have to crawl home. But dammit, I'll crawl like a Marine.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.