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X Marks the Spot

X Marks the Spot Posted on March 26, 2018 By Burl Burlingame | Burl.Burlingame@PacificAviationMuseum.org | Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor My father flew P-51 Mustangs during the war, and...
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The Mystery of the Middle Seat

In traditional torpedo/bombers, a pilot, an observer, and a gunner/radio operator sat behind each other. At first glance, the Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger torpedo/bomber looks like it has the same...
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The Problem with Self-Sealing Fuel Tanks: Capacity, not Weight

“The problem with self-sealing fuel tanks was that these rubber layers were an inch or thicker. This may not sound like much, but given the small volume of fuel...
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