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  •  wooden aircraft -- with *tons* of canvas (3+ / 0-)

    the Waco on display here in Lubbock has some very thin plywood in strategic places (under the pilot's seat, for example) -- I would guess no more than 5/8'' thick. But the majority of its skin is painted cloth.

    Not exactly robust, against AA fire.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 04:49:43 PM PDT

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