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Test Support YA-7D - 67-14582


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The first YA-7D, 67-14582. Operated by the 6512th Test Squadron and the USAF Test Pilot School, 6510th Test Wing, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB. Was always fitted with the YAPS (yaw and pitch sensor) nose boom. One of the few YA-7Ds to have the refueling probe removed and the refueling boom receptacle installed atop the fuselage to evaluate this configuration and receiver qualification with the KC-135.

 

March 1981

67-14582 6512ts KEDW 19810300 14cr

 

October 1983, Edwards AFB Open House.

67-14582 6512ts ED KEDW 19831029 22cr

 

October 1989. Changed to white and red scheme some time between 1985 and 1988.

67-14582 6512ts ED KEDW 19891024 33cr

 

September 1992. AF Systems Command and AF Logistics Command were merged in June 1992 to form AF Materiel Command, hence the change in tail badge.

67-14582 6512ts ED KEDW 19920925 14cr

 

67-14582 6512ts ED KEDW 19920925 01cr

 

67-14582 6512ts ED KEDW 19920925 12cr

 

67-14582 6512ts ED KEDW 19920928 22cr

 

67-14582 6512ts ED KEDW 19920928 23cr

 

67-14582 6512ts ED KEDW 19920928 31cr

 

67-14582 6512ts ED KEDW 19920928 32cr

 

67-14582 6512ts ED KEDW 19920928 13cr

 

She was retired to AMARG in September 1992.

 

Thanks for looking,

Sven

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