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Bad Vultee (SSV-NSMABAAOTWMODAACOTIATW)

 
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PostPost #1  Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:42 am    Post subject: Bad Vultee (SSV-NSMABAAOTWMODAACOTIATW) Reply with quote Back to top

I listened closely for the first time. And being an aviation junky stumbled over Bad Vultee. The Wing data read out in the "lyrics" first made me think of the Vultee Vengeance, which might have fitted the general purpose of the SSV album. But the data fit on the wing of the famous B24 Liberator (110ft wingspan, 1048sqft area). As this song is a part of the liberation from the WEA -contract this would have nade sense. Only fusselage length weights and height don't match. I didn't find exact data yet, but I am pretty sure that the winner is:
The PBY 4 Privateer :

...which doesn't seem to make sense at all.
Now that we know it we can sleep again.
And now I know why I spent my childhood and youth building plastic models and reading books on aircraft.
m*****n complete, it seems. You may shoot me now. Neutral
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PostPost #2  Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

It might make sense that Bad Vultee refers to the privateer - after all, after Our fearless leader! was "liberated" from the EW contract he was effectively a free agent, or privateer.
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PostPost #3  Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

So it's enough evidence to call it a hit?
We are delighted!
Vengeance-Liberator-Privateer nearly line up for some dramaturgical order..
I don't think this is intended like *that*, but it looks fitting.
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PostPost #4  Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

[geek hat]

Well now, this has got me to thinking - most of the specs line up: wingspan, length, and wing area are all the same.

However, height and empty weight are off by 11.5" and approx 12,000lbs respectively. This might indicate that Our fearless leader! is referring to a variant of the Privateer.

Now here's something funny: the height in the lyrics (29' 1.5") is closer to the (P4Y-2) Privateer's 29' 2" than the PBY-4. The empty weights are also closer - lyrics, 39,400lbs, P4Y-2, 36,950lbs.

Given that Our fearless leader! is something of a wordsmith, it could be argued that the P4Y-2 is the model he's referring to - the number 4 is often used in place of the letter A on license plates and things. If this is the case in this instance, what we have is a song called Pay To Privateer, literally "Pay up, suckers - I'm a free agent now."

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PostPost #5  Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

<cynicism hat>Maybe he just made bits of it up</hat> Neutral
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PostPost #6  Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

EvilBastard wrote:
[geek hat]

Well now, this has got me to thinking - most of the specs line up: wingspan, length, and wing area are all the same.

However, height and empty weight are off by 11.5" and approx 12,000lbs respectively. This might indicate that Our fearless leader! is referring to a variant of the Privateer.

Now here's something funny: the height in the lyrics (29' 1.5") is closer to the (P4Y-2) Privateer's 29' 2" than the PBY-4. The empty weights are also closer - lyrics, 39,400lbs, P4Y-2, 36,950lbs.

Given that Our fearless leader! is something of a wordsmith, it could be argued that the P4Y-2 is the model he's referring to - the number 4 is often used in place of the letter A on license plates and things. If this is the case in this instance, what we have is a song called Pay To Privateer, literally "Pay up, suckers - I'm a free agent now."

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PostPost #7  Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

interesting thought.. Very Happy
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