Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I'm so jealous!

A gentleman at The Firing Line recently inherited a 1932-vintage Smith & Wesson .44 Hand Ejector Third Model Target (Model of 1926), caliber .44 S&W Special. Save for the omni-present cylinder drag line, it's in immaculate condition. More here:

Inherited S&W Link


Some guys get all the luck.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Oshkosh 2009!

12 hours is never enough when taking in all the sights at the annual EAA Airventure, but at least I can share a few favorites.

Beechcraft Staggerwing, always near and dear to my heart:

How about a WWII Westland Lysander, as seen from under the tail of a DeHavilland Caribou and behind an A-10 Warthog?

Spitfire, anybody?

Lest folks think I'm biased against rotary-wing aircraft, here's a shot of my favorite helicopter, the Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane, as used by Erickson in the water-bombing role:

More pics later...