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  1. The only T-33 I played with was the NT-33A variable stability jet. My recollection is that both seats were essentially the same except the front seat was fitted with the canopy breaker horns. As you can see, there wasn't any room to put the breakers on the rear seat. All of my photos of USAF T-33s operating in the 1980s show the breakers on the front seat. None of the T-33 images I have of jets in museums or derelict have the breakers on the front seat. None of the RCAF T-birds I have images of have the breakers either. I'm guessing it was a later seat mod for USAF jets? Sve
  2. F-4Es of the 339th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 347th Tactical Fighter Wing, based at Moody AFB participating in the Green Flag 81-3 large force exercise at Nellis AFB, April 1981. 67-0375 67-0398 68-0326 - Funny, she's carrying a baggage pod, while the rest of the line has Mk82 bombs. 68-0387 68-0390 - Wing King's aircraft. Thanks for looking, Sven
  3. Thanks. I was looking for the original serial or construction numbers for these. Posting on the Warbird Information Exchange has turned up nil. Sven
  4. F-16Cs 83-1143 and 88-0445, 6516th Test Squadron, 6510th Test Wing, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB. Ready to taxi out for a radar test mission. '445 is the test jet and carries a centerline pod containing high-speed radar data recording equipment - the orange stripe indicates the pod carried unique test equipment. While '143 was a test jet in its own right, on this mission it is being used as a radar target for '445. General Dynamics crews and maintenance personnel were part of the F-16 Combined Test Force at Edwards (part of the "Combined" unit monicker) - and they stil
  5. F-16Cs 83-1143 and 88-0445, 6516th Test Squadron, 6510th Test Wing, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB. Ready to taxi out for a radar test mission. '445 is the test jet and carries a centerline pod containing high-speed radar data recording equipment - the orange stripe indicates the pod carried unique test equipment. While '143 was a test jet in its own right, on this mission it is being used as a radar target for '445. General Dynamics crews and maintenance personnel were part of the F-16 Combined Test Force at Edwards (part of the "Combined" unit monicker) - and they stil
  6. F-111Ds of the 522nd Tac Fighter Squadron, 27th Tac Fighter Wing based at Cannon AFB participating in the Red Flag 90-5 large force exercise at Nellis AFB, July 1990. 68-0088 68-0100 68-0142 68-0148 68-0151 68-0157 68-0159 Thanks for looking, Sven
  7. A pair of RC-135W Rivet Joint aircraft of the 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing out of Offutt AFB supporting the Red Flag 90-5 large force exercise, Nellis AFB, July 1990. 61-14884 62-4132 A rare sight at Nellis since they usually supported the exercises from their home field. Thanks for looking, Sven
  8. F-16Cs of the 19th Tac Fighter Squadron, 363rd Tac Fighter Wing out of Shaw AFB. Red Flag 90-5, Nellis AFB, July 1990. 83-1136 84-1214 84-1220 84-1225 84-1227 84-1229 84-1231 84-1235 84-1242 84-1272 Thanks for looking, Sven
  9. They are both Air Defense Grey, FS16473. Just differences in light intensity and angle. Sven
  10. Two Sixes from the 49th Fighter Interceptor Squadron out of Griffiss AFB on the transient ramp at Edwards AFB. 59-0076, November 1981 59-0080, March 1983 Thanks for looking, Sven
  11. The 428th Tac Fighter Squadron, the Buccaneers, of the 474th Tac Fighter Wing at Nellis had just completed converting from the F-4D to the F-16A/B in the Spring of 1981. Some of her Phantoms went to the 429th and 430th squadrons temporarily, but eventually they all went the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Units. 79-0333 79-0339 79-0343 79-0348 79-0350 79-0361 79-0363 79-0365 79-0366 79-0368 79-0370 79-0373
  12. Yes, the last Navy Training Command T-28 was retired in 1994.
  13. Some Warbirds at the Chino Airport (California) air show, May 1989. I admit, I'm not usually too excited about warbirds, but Chino and the Planes of Fame Museum usually put on a good show. SNJ-5 BuNo 51985 T-6J (Harvard Mk. 4) s/n 51-17181 T-6G s/n 49-3152 SNJ-5 BuNo 90917 (AT-6D s/n 44-80910) P-51D s/n 44-84961 P-51D s/n 45-11553 P-51D s/n 44-74908 (re-built by Cavalier with P-51H tail?) P-51D s/n 44-72811 P-51A s/n 43-6251
  14. A pair of Sixes on the Edwards AFB transient ramp from the 87th Fighter Interceptor Squadron out of K.I. Sawyer AFB, August 1984. 57-0241 59-0102 Thanks for looking, Sven
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