Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sound of Summer

Just heard then saw my first slurry bomber of the summer...a converted Lockheed PV-2 Neptune. Looked like the same plane as the photo above.

When I was a kid in the 70's the bombers were badass WWII vintage B-17 bombers complete with the radial piston engines. They didn't have the horsepower of these modern turbo prop engines and therefore never got a lot of altitude by the time they'd fly over town.

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