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[OM] IMG: An Unusual Airplane

Subject: [OM] IMG: An Unusual Airplane
From: "Jim Nichols" <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 15:08:05 -0600
Cc: Olympus Camera Discussion <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
While evaluating my first Leica lens, an Elmar 50/3.5 from 1946, I came across 
this Air Tractor company-owned Sky Truck airplane which appeared to be fitted 
out with flight test gear in the rear cockpit.  Developed from a large 
agricultural aircraft, the AT-802U has been used for firefighting and for close 
air support in developing countries.  It is a BIG airplane.

I thought of this one when Chris Barker commented about airplanes with long 
noses.  This is about as long as they get!

http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/OldNick/Air+Tractor+Sky+Truck+4a+NI.jpg.html

Leica IIIf RD with coated 50/3.5 Elmar from 1946

Comments and critiques welcomed.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
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