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Reno Wrap-up

What was hot—and what was not—at the 2009 National Championship Air Races.

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Dave Hansen’s 1945 Lockheed PV-2 was headed for the Aleutians in World War II but arrived late enough to miss the long bombing runs to the Japanese Kurile Islands.
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Dave Hansen’s 1945 Lockheed PV-2 was headed for the Aleutians in World War II but arrived late enough to miss the long bombing runs to the Japanese Kurile Islands. In its postwar career as a cropduster and –sprayer, its gun turret was superfluous, and had been removed. Hansen found and installed a turret, the same type used on Consolidated B-24s.

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