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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2010, 08:00:43 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2010, 08:11:14 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2010, 08:59:55 PM »

Wow David you found the Duncan '100' ,I must have spent 2 hours one day looking for that plane on Google Earth and from the looks of it theres not much around ,great find kinda like a diamond in the rough
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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2010, 09:35:15 PM »

I did the same thing with no such luck, so when I drove through there they had signs showing you the way that said "jet plane" with an arrow. its in a park next to the community pool, just west of the highway. take Main st west to High st then north to Skyline, and its on top of the hill.
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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2010, 12:16:19 AM »

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(This is actually the T-38 "Talon-cicle" at Gallup, NM Muni...)
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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2010, 12:54:10 AM »

Forlorn F-86 near Lincoln, Nebraska as I recall...

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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2010, 07:29:40 AM »

Jay,

Any idea what model/version of the F-86 that is?  It only has two gun ports, where I'm used to seeing three ports per side.
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2010, 09:04:28 AM »

Dave, that's an F-86H "Hog," the final model of the Sabre (and my favorite).  The two gun ports are for 20mm cannons as opposed to the .50s on previous models.  Note the bigger intake as well, for a bigger engine.
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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2010, 09:27:10 AM »

Sweet info, thanks.

Next question, which model had the larger radar that essentially morphed the intake a bit to make room for a larger radome above the intake?


A Google image search answered my question: the 'D' model had that larger radome above the intake.

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« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2010, 09:36:33 AM »

Yup.  The "Dog."  I think there used to be one mounted on a pole in downtown Chandler.  Anyone know if it's still there?
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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2010, 12:45:48 PM »

It was as of a couple months ago.
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« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2010, 02:06:52 PM »

The H model F-86s had four cannons that replaced the Six 50 cals.  Several of the export versions also carried 4 cannons in place of the 50 cals.  If this was an Air Force Sabre, it's probably an H.  The H had slats, a bigger tail and slightly longer wings.
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« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2010, 03:07:11 PM »

Me and my neighbor across the street have a little thing going on who can put up the largest american flag ,im guessing to prove who can be more patriotic ,well what if I stuck one of these puppies on my front lawn to the sound of "stars and stripes" ,would that make me the winner ,btw great shots Jay and Vance ,I love em!
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« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2010, 11:59:17 PM »

Another shot of the Viggie stuffed and mounted at Orlando-Sanford.

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« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2010, 08:57:15 AM »

The Vigilante was one beautifully sleek bird when it was flying...fast too.  The problem was that it took 1000 hours of maintenance for every 10 hours of flying...an exaggeration, but not too far from the truth.  It sure was a beautiful aircraft and is still beautiful even when placed on sticks.
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