Older Photos (Pre-2000)

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Eventual Drone
September, 1989, view of F-100F (soon to be QF-100F), serial 56-3915, immediately prior to her departure to Tracor Flight Systems.
Scrap Yard Aerial
October, 1994, view of the DMI yard with three HU-16s, four C/KC-97s, two OV-1s, two T-28s, one C-47, and eight C-117s. Only a few of the tail numbers are visible in this shot, and I added them to the photo.
Ranch Hand Aircraft
UC-123K, was a Ranch Hand aircraft but did not spray Agent Orange. She sprayed alternate defoliants including Agent White and Agent Blue. Photo from November, 1990.
Utah Air National Guard
October, 1979, view of KC-97L, serial 52-2718, of the 191st Air Refueling Squadron. She had been in storage for a little more than three years when this photo was taken, and would survive through July, 1981, before being sent for scrapping.
Super Connie
79th Airborne Early Warning and Control Squadron C-121G, serial 54-4062, had been a resident of the boneyard for 17 months when this October, 1979, photo was taken. She would remain stored through October, 1985.
Lakehurst Tracker
November, 1986, photo of US-2B, BuNo 136427. Behind her are US-2Cs 136540 and 133351.
Ex-Blue Angels Tiger
November, 1976, photo of F-11A, BuNo 141853, sitting next to B-52E, serial 57-0106. 141853 was an ex-Blue Angels aircraft that was sent to the boneyard during 1969. By 1973 it had been regenerated, along with sister aircraft 141824, to participate in in-flight thrust control tests. It would return to the yard by January, 1975. The BUFF would be scrapped in the mid-90s while the Tiger would make it to Pima ASM during early 1981, and eventually be passed on to the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum.
Stored BUFFs
B-52Gs sit next to destroyed earlier models in this October, 1994, view.
H&MS-24 Bronco
OV-10A, BuNo 155489, arrived for storage during June, 1976. This photo was taken in August of the same year with her recently applied PCN of 1V013. She would return to service during January, 1978, and remain there until April, 1993, returning to storage as a D-model
BB-Coded Talon
January, 1999, photo of 49th Fighter Wing T-38A, serial 64-13190, which had been in storage since April, 1996. She remains in storage as of the date of this post.
Ellsworth AFB Buffs
Seen about 10-and-a-half years after her arrival for storage is B-52C, serial 54-2665, in this November, 1981, photo. She was previously a 28th BW aircraft and would be scrapped on-site during November, 1993. Also note the tail of C-model serial 54-2669, also from the 28th BW, who would meet her fate two months before 2665.
McChord AFB Starlifter
1999 photo of C-141B, serial 66-7958.
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