F-86

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  1. Snautzer01

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    #1 Snautzer01, Feb 18, 2010
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    Let the frenzy begin...

    edit: wrong forum:oops: Please move to after wwII plse
     

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    There are some great pics in there! Thanks for posting. A few of these will end up as wallpaper on my desktop!
     
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    Great shots! There's one shot that has "The Huff" in formation. Almost laughable is the shot where masking tape is covering up some of the instruments.
     
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    Great shots. That looks like a sailor working on a" D" in photo #25. I didn't think the Navy had any D's.
    Ed
     
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    That's at NA's factory - the guy is a civilian.
     
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    Whats the point of the tape on the instruments. It seems like they are not covering up much. Maybe a stupid question, but I was just curious.
     
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    I'm thinking that either those instruments are marked becuase of a cosmetic flaw or someone didn't want them in the photo

    Top row left to right - G Meter, Hydraulic Pressure, Oil Pressure, EGT
    Bottom Radar Altimeter

    I think that's off an earlier model as well. Later models had a auto pilot pannel in the center/ right of the pannel.
     
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    Great! About 60 years ago at today's LAX.
     
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    Those pics will come in handy during the Cold War Group Build Im sure, thanks for posting...
     
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    Top series of pics!
     
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    Neat. Seeing the F-86 and T-28s in a few shots was a great combo.
     
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    Isn't this Col (Later general) Meyer?

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    Found this one...

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    Certainly looks like him Joe.
     
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    Nice photos. Some Korean War-related highlights:
    pic3: F-86A-5 49-1298 ("The Bearded Clam") seen in first series of photo's (at North American's plant I guess) was shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 June 19 1951.
    pic11: looks like it was taken in Korea, F-85A-5 49-1297, lost in a landing accident there July 13, 1951.
    pic21: F-86E-10 51-2778 ("Rosemary", later "Faye") served with 51st FIW in Korea
    pic26: F-86A-5 49-1334, destroyed on the ground in a night heckler raid by North Korean Po-2 June 17, 1951, the only F-86 totally destroyed in such an attack, though a number of others were damaged.

    Joe
     
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    Looks like the first few photos are F-86s being refurbished or upgraded - maybe for foreign sale.
    It is interesting too to notice the finshes on the A/C. Did they polish the planes after final assembly and for delivery?

    Also, I believe that tape on the instruments is a warning that that particular instrument is malfunctioning and needs repair.
     
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    Those are all F-86As with USAF Tail Numbers.
    They usually polish the aircraft at final assembly, right before they are rolled out the door.
    I don't think so - they represent several different systems and I doubt that many instruments would be found defective on one aircraft at final assembly. There might be a finish problem with them, or as stated, someone didn't want some of the limits to be seen in the photograph.
     
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    Great pictures! 8)

    I want to revive my F-86 project and draw some more now, damnit! :lol:
     
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    #18 drgondog, Mar 4, 2010
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    Yes.. IIRC he brought the 4th FWto Korea and had two migs to his credit. Died pretty young - even younger than my father.
     
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    Great pics. really, really nice.
     
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    Good shots!
     
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