GUN I think this qualifies as WMD if M="Medium"

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  1. JaimeZX

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    cool shine, scottwax
     
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    Beautiful B-17. I bet she wasn't that shiny new.

    Does it fly?
     
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    1) Probably not, since a mirror-finish B-17 would be easy for German fighters to spot. :hsugh:

    2) Dunno. :dunno:
     
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    you know what he meant by "new"
     
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    spooney WTF Sony?

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    Thats awesome. Makes me proud to be an American.
     
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    I'm glad someone understood what I meant.
     
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    :eek3: That's what I do on the side.

    Well, polish, cleaning, detailing, etc of planes.. that's a fucking MASSIVE project. That could easily be a 5k - 10k bill just on the cheap side..
     
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    that thing needs a clear coat
     
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    He links to the Air Force one 707 he did too :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
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    Speckled Trout?
     
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    working on the underside of that thing had to be worse than hanging ceiling drywall
     
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    I bet that thing would light up a radar system like nobody's business.
     
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    Later in the war, the USAAF actually took to sending out fighters and bombers with just a polished skin, rather than paint (except squadron and national markings, that sort of thing), because paint on the entire airplane added a fair amount of weight, and the polished, waxed skin allowed the airplane to go slightly faster. The weight savings meant they could carry a little more ordnance, or fuel for longer strikes.
    And by "a fair amount of weight," removing the paint on a P-51 saved a good several dozen pounds, and a couple hundred or more on the big bombers.
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    That's why American Airlines doesn't paint their entire jets either. But "later in the war" meant we also had air supremacy. 'Course, if that's a later-model B-17 you could be right. :h5:
     
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    That is beyond awesome.
     
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    It was accepted April 7 of '45 into the 8th, but never delivered. So it is a late model, and it never saw combat.
     
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    Small Block LSX BMW | N54 | LSX | Gun | PS3 | Parent | Night CREW

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    Sweet plane! Probably was $15k to buff that thing. :o
     
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    Iceburn Made in the USA

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    I wonder how much one of those costs now.
     
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    that thing is fucking gorgeous
     

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