Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by Tommy Atkins
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: No.4 Mk1 reare sight?
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Canada

Re: No.4 Mk1 reare sight?

I very much doubt it.
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 381
Canada

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

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(Packard) Merlin:
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 381
Canada

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

It was "blown" but only single-stage unlike the Merlins with the 2-stage units. You can see the side by side comparison with the (Packard) Merlin & the Alison well in these shots.
Allison:
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by Tommy Atkins
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 381
Canada

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

I don't think so, but the Turbochargers were at the end of a long tailpipe so that combination may have acted as one?
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by Tommy Atkins
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 381
Canada

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

AFAIK it is the only surviving Uhu.
by Tommy Atkins
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 381
Canada

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

I'm not sure I understand.
The early P-51s only had wing tanks, & the later ones (C & higher) had a single 85 gal fuselage tank added behind the cockpit!
by Tommy Atkins
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 381
Canada

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

Yep the JU 88,188 & so on & the "Amerika Bomber" among others. It was interesting that Kurt Tank stuffed a bomber engine & propeller into a fighter & improved it substantially, but when the Israelis tried the same thing with a license-built Me 109 from Spain it was a horror story. I live near The Sm...
by Tommy Atkins
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 381
Canada

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

Yes the Early A series used a BMW 801 14 cylinder radial, the later Dora's used a "Power Egg" with an Junkers Jumo 213 inverted V-12 with an annular radiator in front. The power-egg was a completely "unitized" modular engine installation, consisting of engine and all ancillary equipment, which could...
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109
Replies: 24
Views: 381
Canada

Re: Why P51 was Faster than the BF 109

It was a game of leapfrog. The B109 was a pre-war design & was about maxed out for development by the time they got to the "Gustav". A bit like the P-40, awesome during the pre WW2 "Flying Tigers" era, but out classed by the newer stuff during WW2. Both the FW 190 & the P-51 were later designs & abl...
by Tommy Atkins
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: New To Me, Ishapore 2A1
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Canada

Re: New To Me, Ishapore 2A1

Check the "silver bullets" aren't cupro-nickle.
"Nickeling" is a big problem because you can't get it out once it gets in! That could "fake" a fast cleaned bore.
Frankly all of my Enfields are referred to as "Copper mines" because they trap so much jacket metal!
:o
by Tommy Atkins
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: Calif. is at it again: C & R no- nos
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Canada

Re: Calif. is at it again: C & R no- nos

Don't be jealous, "East Coast Cali" (MD) Is going to "Revisit Gun Control" (Yea, go .Gov "I see no need to make any changes to MD's firearms laws" Hogan) in '19.
Hmmm I wonder why?
by Tommy Atkins
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks
Replies: 35
Views: 12055
Canada

Re: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks

I don't know, I didn't move here till '68.
I found it online, but as an average it might be right as it would include both high & low paid workers.
https://www2.census.gov/prod2/popscan/p60-040.pdf
by Tommy Atkins
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks
Replies: 35
Views: 12055
Canada

Re: 1962 Surplus ad, what to get if you had 35 bucks

Lets not forget the flip side of the coin:
The average family income in 1962 was just $6670!
That works out to $128.27 a week or $3.21 an hour.
by Tommy Atkins
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: RTFI!
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Canada

Re: RTFI!

Well I'll be!
Ersatz tumbleweed! Whoda thunk it!
I was thinking they were kinda big, as the only ones I've ever seen were in old westerns. Those were bigger than a bowling ball!
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https://www.homedepot.com/p/Royal-Oak-F ... /300375056
by Tommy Atkins
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: RTFI!
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Canada

RTFI!

Yup read 'em good. I found this amusing so I'm sharing. I've been using this lump (real) charcoal for a long time but until today I never RTI, much less RTFI'd the bag. :violin: Now this may be a great tip down where these things trundle across the wide open spaces, but here in Western MD they're ki...

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