Aviation Photo #1131381 Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver - Commemorative Air Force

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Commemorative Air Force Airshow 2006. Built in 1944, this aircraft flew for the US Navy as 83589 from 1945 until it was declared surplus in 1948. In 1970 the Commemorative Air Force purchased the aircraft and restored it to flying condition. In 1985 the aircraft was heaviliy damaged during an emergency landing in Harlingen, TX due to an engine failure. The aircraft was again restored to flying condition and flew again in 1988. In 2001 it suffored minor damage after a ground collision. (Canon 350D + 100-400 L IS)
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    Tristan van der Vlugt
    Commemorative Air Force
    Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver
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    Curtiss 84 (SB2C Helldiver/A-25 Shrike)
    Midland (/ Odessa) - International (Regional)
    October 7, 2006
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10 years ago
Frozen Prop. . . .beautiful detail

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