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The awesome size of the USAF
« on: August 16, 2009, 06:52:40 AM »
Here is a photo of the A-7 Corsair and here is a shot of a few more at Tucson Air Force Base.



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Re: The awesome size of the USAF
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009, 08:39:10 AM »
ill give a dollar to the first person who counts how many of them there are  :P

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Re: The awesome size of the USAF
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009, 04:48:00 PM »
That's a picture of the 'boneyard' at Davis-Monthan AFB where all USAF planes are retired. That picture depicts about 1/10th of the area.
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Re: The awesome size of the USAF
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009, 05:04:14 PM »
ill give a dollar to the first person who counts how many of them there are  :P

504! You owe me a dollar.  ;D
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Re: The awesome size of the USAF
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009, 10:53:51 PM »
Viggen you clearly have to much time on your hands!

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Re: The awesome size of the USAF
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009, 02:15:42 AM »
That's a picture of the 'boneyard' at Davis-Monthan AFB where all USAF planes are retired. That picture depicts about 1/10th of the area.

Yes Aard and I was just showing the A-7 yard.
Here is the B-52 yard.



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Re: The awesome size of the USAF
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2009, 05:50:53 AM »
Do you reckon theyd sell you one?

I need to pay some people a visit...  ;)

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Re: The awesome size of the USAF
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009, 06:15:43 AM »
You know what passed my mind Gripe was the amount of planes available for aviation museums over there.
Virtually anything there, take your pick.
I wonder if they will let museums have them on request?

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Re: The awesome size of the USAF
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2009, 07:12:28 AM »
I dunno

I really need to ring someones door bell with 1000 pound bomb tho.

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Re: The awesome size of the USAF
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2009, 03:35:21 PM »
The majority of those planes there landed 'Code 1' (no defects) and can be returned to active status within 72 hours as wartime spares if things got bad enough and attrition was high on front line aircraft. Most of the fighters are wrapped in white heat shrunken plastic wrap and are in operational condition.
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Re: The awesome size of the USAF
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2009, 12:20:22 AM »
The majority of those planes there landed 'Code 1' (no defects) and can be returned to active status within 72 hours as wartime spares if things got bad enough and attrition was high on front line aircraft. Most of the fighters are wrapped in white heat shrunken plastic wrap and are in operational condition.

All the more reason they should give us one or two each.


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Re: The awesome size of the USAF
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2009, 01:51:46 AM »
309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group

Here is an aerial photo of the facility taken in 1992. Pity it wasn't in colour. It'd be pretty neat to know what all those planes are, but one further piece of information is that today it takes care of more than 4,400 aircraft, including 700 F-4 Phantom IIs, whose total original purchase price is estimated at $27 billion.


 



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