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T-38A 68-8158, operated by the 6512th Test Squadron, 6510th Test Wing, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB.

 

Formation proficiency mission, August 1984.

68-8158 6512ts KEDW 19840810 02cr

 

68-8158 6512ts R-2508 19840810 06cr

 

Modified downwind, extending for a formation landing. Edwards main base below.

68-8158 6512ts KEDW 19840810 21cr

 

On approach to landing over the dry lake.

68-8158 6512ts KEDW 19840810 20cr

 

Formation landing.

68-8158 6512ts KEDW 19840810 22cr

 

May 1985. Air Force Systems Command (AFSC) shield added on the tail.

68-8158 6512ts KEDW 19850518 27cr

 

'158 as the Test Center Commander's bird, Brig Gen Roy D. Bridges - even the equipment storage box is marked - September 1992. Air Force Logistics Command and AFSC had just merged to form Air Force Materiel Command, the shield that now appears on the tail. In another month or so, the USAF Chief of Staff wanted all 4-digit unit designations abolished, so the 6512th Test squadron became the 445th Flight Test Squadron, and the 6510th Test Wing became the 412th Test Wing.

68-8158 6512ts ED KEDW 19920925 35cr

 

Thanks for looking,

Sven

Edited by Old Viper Tester
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Beautiful photos, Keith! I sure do miss our all white Randolph AB Talons! The AF sure has gotten their money's worth and then some out of the T-38!

Mike

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