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Some day I'll figure out why we who love guns and liberty love the P-51 so much. But it's almost across-the-board. I'm a sucker for this stuff. (But my childhood airplane crush is for the P38.)
As a WW II-era brat, "I like all of 'em!"But if you like airshows, take your camping gear and go to the EAA gathering in Oshkosh. That's not an airshow; it's an orgasmic experience.Art
Amen to the P-38 love. I mean who wouldn't love a plane designed by Kelly Johnson, the man that gave us the SR-71. But still, as far as just pure drop dead sexy, nothing compares to the P-51.As far as the correlation between gun and P-51 enthusiasm? I'm convinced its because all the best guns, planes or what have you, LOOK like what they're supposed to do. Look at the lines of a P-51, no is ever gonna mistake it for a cropduster. It looks like what it was meant to do. And the same can be said for any well designed firearm.
Because of the P-51 (and the M-1), our troops don't march in goose step and we don't speak German. That's why I like it.
Anon,More likely because of the Liberty Ship and the C-47 and the Deuce-and-a-half and the LST, but the Mustang and Garand are prettier. ;)
Matt and Matt:No, no...nothing "special" about gunnies and their appreciation for mechanical beauty, history, self-reliance, and freedom."Shooters aren't special people, (they're) just people. Who happen to shoot."AT
"More likely because of the Liberty Ship and the C-47 and the Deuce-and-a-half and the LST, but the Mustang and Garand are prettier. ;)"Like you, Tam, like you.You're especially prettier than a Deuce-and-a half.
AT,Cute, but still wrong.You should read this. Don says it a lot better than I could.Everybody's in their own special 1337 club.
"Wrong" being such a subjective thing -"cute" and "special" too for that matter- I guess this is another of those "agree to disagree" things. ;O)AT
""Wrong" being such a subjective thing..."Not really, no.
More likely because of the Liberty Ship and the C-47 and the Deuce-and-a-half and the LST, but the Mustang and Garand are prettier. ;) Depends on your take on "pretty." I love the likes of the old Deuce-and-a-half, and a C-47 always looked... "right" to me.I think it's because they all have an underlying efficiency. But that's just me and my engineering side talking.
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