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2001 The Doublestar Group

Warbird Alley's
Oshkosh AirVenture
2001 Photos

Part 5
(Final Page)

L-4B Grasshopper with Brodie System

This Piper L-4B Grasshopper, N50364, has been fitted with an original "Brodie System" hook. This device was used during World War II to launch and recover these versatile observation aircraft from a steel wire which was suspended from the sides of some small transport ships.

Spitfire cockpit

The gorgeous cockpit of Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIIIe, N280TP, owned by Rudy Frasca of Urbana, Illinois, USA.

Novel Fouga inlet plugs

The pilot of Fouga Magister N28JV found a novel way to plug the jet intakes of his aircraft. He reported that beach balls work very well in this capacity. They also attracted a lot of smiles from passers-by.

We hope you enjoyed this look at some of the warbird aircraft of Oshkosh 2001. If you haven't yet attended this magnificent event, we urge you to make the trip sometime. It is certainly worth the effort.

-- Warbird Alley Editors



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