owned by Mike George
and displayed at Air Combat Museum, Springfield, Illinois
|1. .A World War II uniform collector poses by "Worry
at Springfield Air Rendezvous, September 2000.
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Unless stated otherwise, all pictures on this page were taken by Job Conger.
2. The airplane is towed from the hangar to the display ramp at SAR. Here she is being positioned for display at Springfield Air Rendezvous.
Mike permitted me to take this picture before the crowd barriers were erected.
This aircraft is known to have flown in Europe during
World War II. It is painted in the colors and markings
of Lieutenant Robert J. Frisch, who destroyed six enemy
aircraft during ground strafing missions. Born and raised
in Cincinatti, Ohio, Frisch served with the 503rd Fighter Squadron,
339th Fighter Group. He currently resides in Spokane, Washington,
retired after 30 years in the military as a Colonel.
Civil registration: N5445V
Ex-military serial: 44-73287
Wingspan: 37 feet
Length: 32 feet 3 inches
Height: 12 feet 2 inches
Rolls Royce V-1650-7
Merlin 1,490 hp
top: 437 mph
cruise: 362 mph
landing: 120 mph
G limits: +7 -4
cruise: 25,000 feet
maximum: 41,900 feet
Range: 950 miles
empty: 7,125 lbs
gross: 11.600 lbs
Fuel capacity: 233 gallons + two 75 to 108 gallon
Fuel consumption: 60 gph
Armament: six .50 calibre
machine guns plus
provisions for two
500 lb. bombs
or eight 5-inch
Number built: 7,956
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6. A June 6, 2006 visit encounteered a re-built propeller soon after it was mounted on "Worry Bird."
7. In the 90s, the "'Bird" was displayed with cowling panels removed.
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