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Posted on 11/11/2011 6:27:39 PM PST by moneyrunner
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Let Freedom Ring
Let’s just pray the Ghost Squadron does not end up signalling the same fate the ghost dancers did for a certain people in our American history
Should it be another color?
The plane came to my area and I took the opportunity to ride in it. My understanding was that it was faithfully restored.
In January of 1944 a change in policy stated that all aircraft were to be left in a natural metal finish. This cut down the production time (no painting) plus it saved weight - which meant either more fuel or bombs could be carried. The weight of paint could reach 500 lbs or more on a Flying Fortress. Modern pigment paint weights up to 10 pounds per gallon and it takes only 2 mil of coverage at the high end to cover the surface. The primer that goes on first weights about the same.
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