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Preserved - off the beaten track in the USA (large post)

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Preserved - off the beaten track in the USA (large post)

Post by johnwickenden » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:51 pm

A few (well, quite a few) shots from a number of trips around the USA during the period 2005-2013. The shots are of preserved military hardware which is either off the regular tourist trails or on airfields that are less commonly visited.

RA5C Vigilante 156632 on display at the entrance to Sanford Airport, Florida (OK, so maybe this one isn't so far off the beaten track)
Image156632 by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

Bell UH-1B 62-01876 at the SEALS / UDT Museum, Fort Pierce, Floride
Image62-1876 by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

Bell AH-1 68-17023 and Bell UH-1H 71-21039 in the Breward County Memorial Park, Merritt Island, Florida
Image68-17023 by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

Another Bell AH-1, this time 67-17052, in a park in St Cloud, as few miles east of Orlando
Image67-17052 by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

Martin RB-57A Canberra 52-1480 on the gate of the Kansas ANG facility at Topeka - Forbes Field
ImageForbes Field gateguard by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

Bell UH-1H 68-15652 is on display at the Air Veterans Memorial in Emporia, Kansas. The town is about 100 miles NE of Wichita
Image68-15652-emporia by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

Olathe - New Century Air Centre Airport in Kansas is guarded by 3 ex-USMC / USN aircraft. 150596 Douglas A-4L kyhawk is one, the others are an A-7 and a TA-7
Image150596 by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

McDD F-4D Phantom 65-0585 guards the entrance to Emporia Municipal Airport about a mile south of the town
Image65-0585-Emporia by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

Lockheed T-33A 55-3053 is pole mounted at the entrance to the terminal area at White Plains - Westchester County International Airport, New York
Image55-3053 by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

Northrop T-38A 61-0809 is preserved at Mineral Wells RAP west of Fort Worth, Texas. It never flew with the Thunderbirds
Image38-MW-T38-1 - Copy by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

Mineral Wells is the site of the former Camp Fort Wolters, which was the US Army's basic rotary wing school. The old main gate is guarded by Hiller OH-23B 58-5459
Image44-MW-OH23 by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

Bell UH-1H 65-10068 is located a few miles east of Mineral Wells, in the National Vietnam War Museum
Image65-10068 by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

GD FB-111A 68-0275 is pole mounted in the domestic site of Kelly AFB, San Antonio, Texas
ImageKelly by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

....and a few yards away is Convair B-58A Hustler 59-2437
ImageKelly by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

NA F-86H Sabre 53-1528 was seen at Cincinatti - Lunken Field Airport in Feb 2007
Image53-1528 by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

McDD F-101B Voodoo 59-0421 at San Antonio - Stinson Field
Image59-0421 by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

On display above a pond off N Beulah Road in Hawkin, Texas (about 100 miles E of Dallas) is Bell AH-1 68-16440
ImageHawkin-16440 by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

Outside an antique centre alongside Highway 80 in Forney (26 miles east of Dallas) is Mig 15 003
ImageForney Mig by Jon Wickenden, on Flickr

Hope you enjoyed these.....
Put me on a highway and show me a sign
And take it to the limit one more time

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Re: Preserved - off the beaten track in the USA (large post)

Post by F3 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:51 pm

Love that B-57 and the Hustler.

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Post by mustang5861 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:53 pm

The final photo is an ex-Polish AF Lim-5/MiG-17F.

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Re: Preserved - off the beaten track in the USA (large post)

Post by paddyboy » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:22 am

Hi Jon :P

Hustler, Vigilante, T38, RB57A :Wow:

Awesome post there :thumbs:

Thanks :thumb:

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Re: Preserved - off the beaten track in the USA (large post)

Post by alhenderson » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:32 am

Nice! Bet a few hire car miles were burned in getting that little lot!!

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Re: Preserved - off the beaten track in the USA (large post)

Post by johnwickenden » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:33 pm

i couldn't possibly confirm or deny that all car hire and petrol was on work expenses !
Put me on a highway and show me a sign
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Re: Preserved - off the beaten track in the USA (large post)

Post by Seahawk 11 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:34 pm

I do like these, a real good post, thanks for sharing them,

Rob

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Re: Preserved - off the beaten track in the USA (large post)

Post by MR TERRY GREEN » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:22 pm

Very interesting post,love that Hustler.

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Re: Preserved - off the beaten track in the USA (large post)

Post by dragonchaser » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:49 pm

Excellent collection there, a few of which I have seen over the years, super post.

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Re: Preserved - off the beaten track in the USA (large post)

Post by Punkrunner62 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:57 am

Thanks John, excellent post with some interesting subject matter.
Cheers.

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