USAAF tools wanted

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Re: USAAF tools wanted

Post by Wingnutt » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:32 pm

Saddle Tramp wrote:And enough vibration and shaking to loosen your fillings!
Okay, touche, and fair enough. But that's what the extra nuts and bolts (and the cable nipples, wire and tape, spare plug, gasket cement, etc etc) are in the tool compartment for! :lol:
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Re: USAAF tools wanted

Post by Silly's MB » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:33 pm

Hi Tim,
I don't currently have tools I am willing to part with but here are some nice images.
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Re: USAAF tools wanted

Post by Silly's MB » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:37 pm

And then we have "The Creep".
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Re: USAAF tools wanted

Post by Wingnutt » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:11 pm

Saddle Tramp wrote:Those period pictures are fantastic!
Many, many more of ground crew, tools, and equipment (more tools, a good shot of a vise, inflatable lifts, and several of the other style hip-roof cantilevered box (41-B-1650)) here, Tim: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ ... e-ground/)
There are nine (9) pages to scroll through.
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Re: USAAF tools wanted

Post by Wingnutt » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:13 pm

Silly's MB wrote:And then we have "The Creep".
I want one!

How bad is it that despite the obvious anachronism it looks like those guys are checking their smartphones! :lol:
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Re: USAAF tools wanted

Post by lucas » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:14 pm

Doesn't look like a Sparton horn on the front?????
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Re: USAAF tools wanted

Post by cco23i » Thu May 09, 2019 5:58 pm

One thing to remember too is that the "mechanics apron" was an engine / prop shop item than standard mechanic. Every mechanic (general aircraft) said they hated them and were a hazard to the aircraft.
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Re: USAAF tools wanted

Post by phantomfixer » Mon May 13, 2019 5:37 am

this guy must have a different type B2 apron than the ones I have...his tie straps are way longer...
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Re: USAAF tools wanted

Post by phantomfixer » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:20 am

From a you tube B29 Flight Engineer video...
AAF tool kits strapped down in the the storage bin, in the aft section of the B-29 close to the APU
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