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    Curtiss Condor Bomber

    Just started my first twin scale project......Curticss Condor........any information, photos etc.
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    RE: Curtiss Condor Bomber

    Sure looks good to me. looks like you design and build the structure just like me. it isn't scale, but SURE does the job and gives you and I SUPER satisfaction. keep it up and continue the progress posting. dick
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    RE: Curtiss Condor Bomber

    Tom, I have not been here for a while, but I grew up in Denver, Colorado, just a few doors down the street from Captain Frank M. Crismon who flew this airplane in the 1930s. Captain Crismon, whose career spanned from Jennies to jets had many stories about this airplane. I'm wondering how your project is going.
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    RE: Curtiss Condor Bomber

    The Curtiss Bomber has been finished and a couple of years ago it was attacked by an angry ground hog at Warbirds over Delaware. The decision was made to build a bigger one. The plane is 14 1/2 foot wingspan with two Saito 180s pulling it andhas been a very well received build winning two Top Gun 1st place and has been flown at Monster Planes, Rheinbeck and numerous other fly ins and contests.
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    RE: Curtiss Condor Bomber

    Is this the bomber that they used to sink the captured German Battleship in
    Hamton Roads in the 20's?

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    RE: Curtiss Condor Bomber

    I believe this is the bomber used though, unlike stated in many history books, the Helgoland class battleship Ostfriesland wasn't captured. She was decommissioned Dec 16, 1918 and stricken from the German Naval List Nov 5, 1919. She was ceded to the US as war reparations and turned over to an American crew April 9, 1920 and sailed to the US in September. The following July, she was taken out into the Atlantic off Cape Hatteras. There, along with the battleship Iowa and cruiser Frankfurt, she was subjected to six attacks. The first two attacks dropped 230lb bombs, the third and forth 600lb, the fifth 1000lb and the last 2000lb bombs. It was found that bombs hitting the ship didn't cause much damage but, surprisingly at the time, near misses did considerable underwater damage and were what caused the ship to sink.

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    RE: Curtiss Condor Bomber

    No, the Condor was later, there were only 12 Curtiss Condor bombers built. They were stationed at Rockwell Field in California and only were operational for three years, beginning in, I think, 1931.
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    RE: Curtiss Condor Bomber

    The Keystone Bomber is the one that sank the battleship. Gurtiss bomber was much larger (100ft span) and faster and too expensive, Too nice looking not to be modeled.
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    RE: Curtiss Condor Bomber

    Tom, I have some 8x10 BW glossies of the Condor that were taken at, or over, Rockwell Field. They are boxed up in my dad's basement, but assuming I can find them, is there a museum somewhere that ought to have them?
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    RE: Curtiss Condor Bomber

    Just the facts mam'

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_NBS-1

    Keystone came from Huff-Daland early 1928. The battleship bombing was much earlier
    Read this and you will know it all-

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Mitchell
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLmQ_sIxge4[/youtube]
    It does NOT have to be GIANT to be scale!

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    RE: Curtiss Condor Bomber

    I have to disagree with something stated on that video. The 1908 vintage Helgoland class battleships were far from the latest type. The four ships of the 1911 Vintage Konig class as well as the two ships of the 1913 vintage Baden class were all much more advanced. In the case of the Badens, they were as advanced as any ship built by any other country prior to WWII


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