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22-June-2016
45-49167 "Five by Five" 44-33287 in the markings of Col. J.P. Laughlin, CO 362nd FG, 9th AF on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This is a former Peruvian Air Force Thunderbolt. (more of 45-49167)
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22-June-2016
63-8320 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This Thud was produced as an ‘F’ and served with 49 TFW in Germany. It flew as “Cooter” with 333 TFS, 355 TFW at Takhli RTAFB. It then moved to Korat RTAFB, after which it was modified to an F-105G and served as “Bam-Bam” with 561 TFS in 1972-73. It was one of the last twelve F-105Gs to leave Korat and the Vietnam War. Serving thereafter with 562 TFS, 35 TFW at George AFB, “Hanoi Hustler” had three large red stars under the cockpit representing three unconfirmed MiG kills claimed when handed over to the museum. The long QRC-380 ECM blister is visible under the wing. (more of 63-8320)
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22-June-2016
64-0829 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This Phantom is painted to represent “Scat XXVII”, the 8th TFW aircraft in which Col. Robin Olds flying as Tampa Lead on MiG CAP shot down two MiG-17s using a Sparrow and a Sidewinder near Bac Giang in northeast Vietnam on May 20, 1967. The left splitter vane carries two red stars. (more of 64-0829)
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22-June-2016
5F-YK On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This Storch was used by the Flygvapnet, and then became a civilian aircraft. It is wearing the markings of Aufklaerungsgruppe 2.(H)/14 which was a reconnaissance unit supporting Panzerarmee Afrika, but does not wear the white fuselage theatre band for the Mediterranean. (more of 5F-YK)
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22-June-2016
MM8146 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This Saetta carries the markings of Regia Aeronautica's 372 Squadriglia, 153� Gruppo. It was transferred to the 165 Squadriglia in North Africa in Nov. 1942 and captured at Benghazi airfield after the battle of El Alamein. (more of MM8146)
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22-June-2016
52-2220 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, this has been the largest U.S. military aircraft produced, with a wingspan of 70.1 metres. Only five of 384 Peacemakers built survive. This aircraft made the last B-36 flight from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona to the museum on April 30, 1959. (more of 52-2220)
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22-June-2016
82-1070 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This is a test aircraft intended for fatigue testing that lacks engines and instruments. An actual B-2, “Spirit of Ohio” underwent extensive temperature testing for heat, extreme cold, rain and high humidity. The nose gear panel from that aircraft was painted and signed “Fire and Ice” by the technicians, which was presented to the museum and installed on the B-2. (more of 82-1070)
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22-June-2016
58-0325 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This Voodoo served with the 18th Fighter Interceptor Squadron and with the 142nd Fighter Interceptor Group. It was flown to the museum in Feb. 1981. (more of 58-0325)
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22-June-2016
56-1416 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The F-102 was the USAF's first operational delta-wing aircraft, equipping more than 25 Air Defense Command squadrons. This Delta Dagger served with the 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron in Iceland. (more of 56-1416)
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22-June-2016
44-33879 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This former Brazilian Air Force Catalina has been painted as OV-10A “Snafu Snatchers”, assigned to the 2nd Emergency Rescue Squadron in the Pacific Theater during World War II. (more of 44-33879)
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22-June-2016
64-15476 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Huey ‘492’ is painted to represent a 20th Special Operations Squadron “Green Hornets” helicopter that rescued a seven-man team of Green Berets on Nov. 26, 1968 in Vietnam. The pilot, 1st Lt. J. Fleming was awarded the Medal of Honor for the mission. (more of 64-15476)
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22-June-2016
44-27297 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. “Bockscar” was a Silverplate conversion, assigned to 393rd BS, 509th Composite Group. It dropped the Fat Man Plutonium atomic bomb on Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945 after finding Kokura, its primary target obscured in smoke. Short of fuel on the return leg, it made an emergency landing at Yontan airfield, Okinawa. (more of 44-27297)
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22-June-2016
56-3837 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. From traditional bombing, the two-seat F-100F developed into Iron Hand and Misty FAC roles. This F-100F was a Misty FAC assigned to the 416th TFS, 37th TFW at Phu Cat AB and was flown by two eventual Chiefs of Staff. (more of 56-3837)
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22-June-2016
52-1499 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This was a test aircraft in the early 1960s before being sent to Vietnam in 1967. It flew with the 8th BS for 2.5 years, after which it returned to the US and was converted into an EB-57B for ECM. It was restored to its SE Asia bomber configuration for museum display. (more of 52-1499)
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22-June-2016
68-3787 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The USAF primarily used the Bronco as a FAC over Vietnam. This aircraft is painted in its SE Asia markings. (more of 68-3787)
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22-June-2016
67-14709 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Converted from the Sikorsky CH-3, the Jolly Green Giant was intended for combat search and rescue over Southeast Asia. It had a retractable fuel probe and external tanks giving it high endurance, as well as armor protection, defensive armament and a rescue hoist. These helicopters performed many rescue missions with distinction. (more of 67-14709)
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22-June-2016
64-17676 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. These aircraft were highly modified versions of the World War II A-26 Invader, used for ground-attack missions along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. (more of 64-17676)
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22-June-2016
52-3863 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. “Dennis the Menace” is in the markings of the 97th FIS based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base during the mid-1950s. (more of 52-3863)
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22-June-2016
42-95857 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This Marauder was flown by the Free French during the final months of World War II. It is painted as “Shootin in” assigned to the 387th Bomb Group, 9th Air Force in 1945. (more of 42-95857)
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22-June-2016
42-83665 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Apache was the dive bomber version of the Mustang. It was used by the USAAF in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and India. This Apache is painted to represent the aircraft flown by Capt. Lawrence Dye of the 522nd FBS, 27th FG in World War II. (more of 42-83665)
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22-June-2016
42-69654 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This Kingcobra is painted as an RP-63A manned target aircraft for aerial gunnery practice. (more of 42-69654)
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22-June-2016
42-65406 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This former RCAF P-40 is painted to represent the aircraft flown by Col. Bruce Holloway of the Flying Tigers and its successor, the 23rd Fighter Group. (more of 42-65406)
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22-June-2016
42-71676 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Originally AT-8 multi-engine advanced trainers, these aircraft went through designation changes as the AT-17 and the UC-78 light personnel transport that served with the USAAF, USN and RCAF. This Bobcat was acquired by the museum in 1982. (more of 42-71676)
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22-June-2016
44-3887 On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This winter diorama shows ground crew with a Type F-1A Utility Heater in front of Airacobra 41-7073 flown by Lt. L. Spoonts of the 57th FS based on Adak Island during the Aleutians Campaign in 1942. (more of 44-3887)