Older Photos (Pre-2000)

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AETC Bird
AETC Bird

KC-135A, serial 63-8016, seen during June, 1994, just one month after her arrival. This aircraft would remain in storage only a short time (through Nov 98) before being sold to Singapore under the FMS program.

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A-Model Orion
A-Model Orion

P-3A, BuNo 151388, as seen during February, 1987. She would survive in storage for another 18 years, or so, before being broken up for scrap.

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Harrier in Waiting
Harrier in Waiting

AV-8C, BuNo 159247, as she appeared during November, 1986, about ten months after her arrival for storage.

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Coast Guard Aircraft
Coast Guard Aircraft

Sikorsky HH-52As 1359 (left) and 1446 (right) sit tail-to-tail in a small group of sister airframes in this November, 1986, photo. Also visible is HC-130B, 1344, and B-52E, serial 56-0704.

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Sea Cobra Arrival
Sea Cobra Arrival

AH-1J, BuNo 157795, about two months after she was recorded as arriving for storage. As you can see, not much had been done in that time.

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Re-purposed Bomber
Re-purposed Bomber

Late 1970s photo of B-57E, serial 55-4239. She arrived from the 4713th Defense System Evaluation Squadron out of Westover AFB, MA, during March, 1974. Note the missing portion of the vertical stab.

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Montana Air National Guard
Montana Air National Guard

Mid-1968 photo of F-89J, serial 53-2589, about a year before she was declared excess. She last served with the 186th Fighter Squadron.

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Old Shakey
Old Shakey

C-124A, serial 52-0976, in storage during April, 1976. She rests on her tail following the removal of her P&W R4360 Wasp Major engines and resultant aft shift of the aircraft's center of gravity. Behind her is C-124A, serial 52-1003.

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Flying Leathernecks Phantom
Flying Leathernecks Phantom

F-4S, BuNo 153873, as she appeared on the MASDC ramp during November, 1986, approximately two years after her arrival from VMFA-122. She would survive through July, 2008, before being scrapped.

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Rare E-Model
Rare E-Model

This isn't the sharpest photo in my collection but I do like the weathered look of this B-52's nose. This is B-52E, serial 56-0646, as she appeared during April, 1976. As faded as she is, she had only been in storage three years five months when this photo was taken. She would be scrapped during Q3 1993.

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Vigilantes!
Vigilantes!

A row of faded Vigilante tails with RA-5C, BuNo 149317, closest to the camera.

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Puerto Rico Air Guard
Puerto Rico Air Guard

November, 1990, view of C-131E, serial 55-4759, sitting engine-less after approximately six years of storage. She would leave storage in April, 1991, and hold a number of civilian registrations. The most recent is N41527, which appears active in the FAA database.

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