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Christian Stock

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Is this an Electra in “Ford vs Ferrari”?
« on: October 20, 2019, 09:02:12 PM »

As flown by Matt Damon’s Carroll Shelby (former USAAF enlisted pilot).
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Andrew M McKenna

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Re: Is this an Electra in “Ford vs Ferrari”?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2019, 11:05:10 AM »

Nope.  I believe it is a Beech 18.

The Electras had the horizontal stabilizer carry though the vertical tails in a rounded feature on the outside of those tails, while the Beech 18 tails do not have any such feature on the outside of the vertical tails.  The nose is Beech 18 as well.

I'm looking forward to seeing the movie though....

Andrew
« Last Edit: October 21, 2019, 11:11:20 AM by Andrew M McKenna »
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Christian Stock

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Re: Is this an Electra in “Ford vs Ferrari”?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2019, 11:25:05 AM »

Wait - so you are telling me that all polished aluminum, twin radial engined taildraggers aren’t Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra 10E? Whaaaat?
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Andrew M McKenna

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Re: Is this an Electra in “Ford vs Ferrari”?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2019, 05:34:36 PM »

I wish it were so, but sadly, no

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