The sporadic musings of a middle aged man who isn't exactly happy with the direction America is taking today....
BTW- if anyone is in the San Antonio area on May 19 (I think) the CAF will be at the Hondo airport.Just thought I'd mention it.
This was at the USAF National Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton. Awesome place. Love me some aircraft!
Being the rivet-counter I am...Notice they painted over the formation lighting strip? That wouldn't have been on the plane during Vietnam and was retrofitted to the aircraft in service later.I guess returning the plane to it's original configuration was too much. I also wonder if that is the actual plane or one that's painted to look it.
McThag... No idea if it's Col. Olds' actual plane or not. All I know is when I get around a Phantom I get giddy like a school girl, my heart rate climbs and I start to sweat. :)Who said that "the Phantom proves that with enough thrust, a brick would fly"?Love me some Phantoms!
BTW, I bought a catalog of everything in the museum. I'll look to see if it says anything about the origin of this particular aircraft when I get back to Iowa.
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