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Interesting. Do you know the intended purpose of the clones?

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I looked it up and it seems that the U.S. made our own version of the V-1 for a while after the war
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The Republic/Ford JB-2 loon. Who woulda thunk it?

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It looks weird in U.S. colors, don't you think?[br][br]

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Here is a pretty neat video. Paul could make one of these for slope soaring. When it gets down low, just turn on the EDF (Electric Ducted Fan). Republic/Ford JB-2 Loon Cruise Missile - YouTube

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Here is a sound that many Londoners in WWII won't forget! Looking down the throat of a German V-1 Pulse Jet Engine - YouTube

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Here is a new one for you. How many guns were on the first model of the WW11 corsair and where were they mounted?
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World War eleven. OMG. According to my sources, there were 2 guns mounted in the fuselage and one in each wing. Sound about right?

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There were 3, .50 and 1, .30 caliber machine guns in the XF4U-1.

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U shur about that Randalph?

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That's what the factory said.

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Well, here is a photo that shows the 3-.50's in the wings and you can't see it but the .30 is in the nose. The later 6-.50's were much better for dog fighting but the 4-20mm cannons were good for ground targets. My uncle got shot down and went MIA over Kahili aerodrome, next to Rabaul with Jim Swett as his wing leader on Oct. 18th, 1943. I've always been fascinated with this airplane since I was a kid. Brenda's Mom was a design engineer for Pratt and Whitney engines out of East Hartford, CT. during the war.[br]

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Thats a neat bit of personal history. I'll bet you uncle had some stories.
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Thanks, he was 22 years old when he went MIA.

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