Older Photos (Pre-2000)

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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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USMC Choctaws
USMC Choctaws

April, 1976, shot of UH-34Ds in storage. From left to right are BuNos 154900, 148083, 150728, 150255, 149374, and 149345.

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TACAMO Herc
TACAMO Herc

EC-130Q, BuNo 156172, as she appeared during October, 1995.

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Future Range Target
Future Range Target

F-102A, serial 57-0838, sits on the ramp during March, 1980, nearly nine years after her arrival for storage. Perhaps she was being evaluated for use as an aerial target (QF-102A), but was selected for use as a range target four years and seven months later instead.

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Stratofortress Fate
Stratofortress Fate

B-52D, serial 55-0109, lays awkwardly after being broken up during March, 1994.

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S-2 Prior to Export
S-2 Prior to Export

Tail close-up of S-2G, BuNo 152807, in storage during March, 1977. She would be acquired by the Australian MOD in May of the same year and would fly for that service until withdrawn during December, 1984.

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Recently Arrived Skyhawk
Recently Arrived Skyhawk

A-4L, BuNo 145128, seen during July, 1976, soon after her arrival for storage sporting a hastily applied PCN of 3A503. Pilot's name stenciled on the fuselage is LCDR Gene Reiber.

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