Want to own the Bally Bomber?

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chicagorandy
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Want to own the Bally Bomber?

Postby chicagorandy » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:34 pm

Just saw the for sale notice on Facebook

http://courtesyaircraft.com/aircraft/n4 ... ber-b-17g/

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Jim Hardin
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Re: Want to own the Bally Bomber?

Postby Jim Hardin » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:35 pm

Wouldn't want to guess what the engine out performance would be :D Guessing the remaining 3 will at least take you to the scene of the accident...

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Re: Want to own the Bally Bomber?

Postby TimTaylor » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:39 pm

Which is the critical engine? The one that's still running.

A little multi-engine humor. Very little.
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Re: Want to own the Bally Bomber?

Postby chicagorandy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:14 pm

I was chatting with the pilot of the craft at AirVenture - he did mention the plane is not exactly 'overpowered'. That said I'd reckon if an engine or two failed you'd beat the fire engines to the crash site by a good 20 minutes.


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