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    Just Planes

    I have posted a number of pictures of civilian and military planes. Some are just awesome.

    If anyone has any pictures that are not here post them and I will copy them into this location and make a big display. If I get enough I will break them up into military and civilian sections.

    Just Planes

    There are about 50 pictures there, I think. I have not checked them all out yet. My Internet is running so slow I might have to get a dial up connection to get anything done.
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    E-6 Mercury aircraft that I used to fly on in the Navy:


    V-22B Osprey. Cool airplane to build:



    UH-1Y Huey. This one is one of the ones I helped build before being moved over to the Osprey production line:


    Bell 430. That's my dad in the pilots seat on the left as you're looking at the aircraft:

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    Thanks Indy

    If anyone can post the name of the plane I will add it to the image.

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    looks like the 80s show airwolf



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    Quote Originally Posted by horsemen_ View Post
    The aircraft that they used in the airwolf show was a repossessed helicopter from somewhere down in South America. My dad and a co-worker of his were the ones tasked with going down there and retrieving it
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    EC-130Q. This was the plane that I worked on prior to our squadron getting the E-6A Mercury. The wing pods contained a total of 5 satellite antennas, and the two orange drogues on the back of the aircraft spooled out a 5000 ft trailing wire and a 25,000 ft trailing wire to transmit VLF radio.

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    F-16 Falcon and P-51 Mustang

    F-14 Tomcat

    F-22 Raptor

    Mig-29 Fulcrum

    A10 Thunderbolt

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    B-52 Bomber

    B-17 Flying Fortress

    Su-25 Frogfoot

    AV-8B Harier

    F-15 Eagle

    F-117 Nighthawk

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    F4U corsair. The aircraft that my grandfather flew when he was in the Navy during WWII. He had to ditch one time right after take off from the Kitty Hawk and was subsequently picked up after waiting on the wing of his aircraft. He said that the swells were so great that when his plane dropped to the bottom end of the swell, you could not see the carrier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    F4U corsair. The aircraft that my grandfather flew when he was in the Navy during WWII. He had to ditch one time right after take off from the Kitty Hawk and was subsequently picked up after waiting on the wing of his aircraft. He said that the swells were so great that when his plane dropped to the bottom end of the swell, you could not see the carrier.

    Great pic. My grandfather was a Cpt in the Marine Corps and flew a corsair on a carrier in the south pacific during WWII
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    Thanks MetalHead324 and Indy. Love the pictures.

    If anyone can identify any of the pictures that do not have names on them I would appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacklab View Post
    Thanks MetalHead324 and Indy. Love the pictures.

    If anyone can identify any of the pictures that do not have names on them I would appreciate it.
    i think the one that shagster posted is an F-18 Hornet

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    one of the USA'a newest:
    F-35 Lightning

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    I love that A10 pic!

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    E-6 Mercury during an in flight refueling behind a KC-135. Both airframes are based on the Boeing 707. I always liked the times when we did in flight refueling, as it meant we went radio silent during that time (usually for about 90 minutes):



    AH-1W Super Cobra. These are being brought into our plant to be upgraded to the AH-1Z model:

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    Aero Spacelines 377SGT Super Guppy Turbine. Owned and operated by NASA. Of the five that were built, this is the only one still flying. They transport Osprey fuselages from Philadelphia to us out here in Amarillo.



    An image I took with my cell phone of the guppy when we were offloading an osprey fuselage a couple of weeks ago. The blue ramp in front of the Guppy is what the Osprey is offloaded on to; we then lift it off with a crane and set it down on the tarmac from there.:

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    A couple of pix I took when the shuttle Atlantis was in town last summer:

    The shuttle and a CV-22B Osprey doing a flyby-




    A nice sideshot of the shuttle & 747 taxiing-

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    Make room for a REAL JET!



    Make way for it's bigger brother

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    Quote Originally Posted by blebs99 View Post
    Make room for a REAL JET!

    Isn't that the same jet that they used in one of the James Bond movies?
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