Plane hanging at a bar in Colorado

I can’t seem to find out what plane this is. I keep digging online for small twins with twin tips. It has an Air Force emblem on the sign, but I can’t find anything on it.

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    $\begingroup$ Also note the straight tip-tanks. Pre 1962 I believe. Tip tanks (50 gallons each) were canted after that. $\endgroup$
    – 757toga
    Jan 29 at 3:05
  • $\begingroup$ Did you do a Google image search? $\endgroup$ Jan 31 at 18:02
  • $\begingroup$ 310. I did my multi rating in one of those. Great aircraft. $\endgroup$ Feb 1 at 1:25

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If you look up the bar's website you get a little more detail about this aircraft:

Source: Hangar 101 Billiards

The Cessna 310 over the bowling alley is a navy trainer aircraft. It trained some of the finest pilots in the U.S. Navy.

There are more pictures of the aircraft (and others on display) on the website:

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    $\begingroup$ Am I the only person who feels like they would be distracted trying to bowl with that thing in the way? $\endgroup$
    – Michael
    Jan 31 at 3:29
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    $\begingroup$ @Michael You and I have very different bowling techniques if that'd be in your way $\endgroup$ Jan 31 at 3:53
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    $\begingroup$ What is distracting about a hanging airplane? the word hanging makes me uncomfortable. $\endgroup$
    – john
    Jan 31 at 16:10
  • $\begingroup$ It is a matter of perspective(?). $\endgroup$ Jan 31 at 18:51
  • $\begingroup$ @AzorAhai-him- I'd have trouble not hitting the airplane. I'm that bad at bowling. $\endgroup$
    – jwenting
    Feb 1 at 8:55

Looks like a U-3 (military Cessna 310).

  • $\begingroup$ Thats what I was thinking. Cant find any pictures with any with 3 blades on each side. Thank you! $\endgroup$
    – PilotMan98
    Jan 29 at 1:40
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    $\begingroup$ Look up Sky King on Youtube. He flew a '57 310B with the square tail in most of the later episodes. The 3 blade props could easily be a later retrofit. $\endgroup$
    – John K
    Jan 29 at 2:34

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