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Ding Hao, Hap Arnold Special & Ramp Tramp

Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:33 am

Hi folks...
If these names sounds familiar to you, they were attached to the three B-29s interned by Soviet Russia in the closing months of WWII. All three birds were reverse-engineered by Tupolev becoming the TU-4. And the US never got them back.
What I like to know is, what are the USAAF serial numbers (tailnumbers) of these 3 birds. I know it's a long shot here, but can anyone point me in the right direction please?
All replies appreciated. Regards.
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2912n
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RE: Ding Hao, Hap Arnold Special & Ramp Tramp

Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:49 am

Try this website:

http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/baugher_us/b029-29.html

42-6256
42-93829 (I don't know why the extra number...this one the crew bailed out and plane crashed)
42-6365
42-6358

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RE: Ding Hao, Hap Arnold Special & Ramp Tramp

Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:53 pm

43-93829 was "What Happened". Appropriate name I think. The "extra" number is due to the large number of aircraft contracted during fiscal year 1942. Now do you want the c/ns?
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RE: Ding Hao, Hap Arnold Special & Ramp Tramp

Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:58 pm

Oh yes. The order on 2912ns post is..

1) Ramp Tramp
2) What Happened
3) General H.H. Arnold Special
4) Ding Hao

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RE: Ding Hao, Hap Arnold Special & Ramp Tramp

Sat Mar 06, 2004 3:48 pm

Parts off one of them, I think it was the HH Arnold Special where used in the TU-4 prototype.

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