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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:59 pm 
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thanks for the update. It does not sound good for the planes you mentioned.

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I would certainly love to see one of the 105's head up to Willow Run.

Didn't one of the Chanute airframes go to Willow Run already or am I thinking of a different museum?

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Pat Carry wrote:
seabee1526 wrote:
I would certainly love to see one of the 105's head up to Willow Run.

Didn't one of the Chanute airframes go to Willow Run already or am I thinking of a different museum?


The F-100 went up.


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According http://www.willyvictor.com the C-121 is scheduled to go to Willow Run in Spring 2017.
I was told the Stabilizer of the C-97 will go on display at the Knoxville Air National Guard Base.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:07 pm 
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Photos as promised, taken last Thursday and this afternoon:
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Mom and Dad photobomb a shot of the B-58:
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Nose gear repair:
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Main gear next to fix:
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Starboard main gear well:
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Aft electronics bay:
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Now back outside with the less fortunate ones. Brace yourselves:
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Flickr album here.

Many thanks to Spectre1 and the crew at Chanute for giving me the opportunity to get shots of the B-58 and (edit) F-5 this afternoon, plus my father got the chance to set foot on the Chanute flightline for the first time since 1947!

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Chris,
Thanks for the photos. That's actually an F-5B.
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Doesnt look good for the C97 then...

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http://m.rantoulpress.com/news/living/2 ... ation.html

Nice Rantoul Press piece on the Connie and sounds like bad news for the rest.


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I thought the Voodoo was saved?

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Thank you for the photographs Chris. A few stray comments:

- The 133 looks like she is trying to escape though the gate! I am saddest about this one. Perhaps a minor footnote in USAF history, but rather rare and very impressive.

- Agree that the C-97 looks like a goner, especially with the stars and bars cut out of the fuselage.

- The trial nose on the B-66 is really ugly.

- Especially appreciate the B-58 shots- really can appreciate the engineering that went into the landing gear.

Thanks for posting!

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There will never again be a plane like the B-58. Too bad there isn't one rare bird with air still under her wings - a fantasy I know but what a fantasy. . . .

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"Jones said two planes kept inside, a P-38 fighter and a B-58 Hustler jet bomber, will go to new homes. The P-38 will go to a museum in Miami, while the B-58 is headed to Castle Air Force Base in California."

hhhmmm, to Miami, Florida?


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florida.warbirds wrote:
"Jones said two planes kept inside, a P-38 fighter and a B-58 Hustler jet bomber, will go to new homes. The P-38 will go to a museum in Miami, while the B-58 is headed to Castle Air Force Base in California."

hhhmmm, to Miami, Florida?



I didn't realize there was a P-38 there. Didn't see it on my trip last year anyway... Any info on a serial number or photos of it?

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4RG.I.'S wrote:
florida.warbirds wrote:
"Jones said two planes kept inside, a P-38 fighter and a B-58 Hustler jet bomber, will go to new homes. The P-38 will go to a museum in Miami, while the B-58 is headed to Castle Air Force Base in California."

hhhmmm, to Miami, Florida?



I didn't realize there was a P-38 there. Didn't see it on my trip last year anyway... Any info on a serial number or photos of it?


My guess is that is supposed to be T-38. There is no P-38 at Chanute.


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It is interesting to know how these decisions are made to keep or scrap air frames.

Since they are already in the USAF museum inventory (I assume) I would think that a little more effort would go into finding homes for them. I know that we here in Wendover would be happy to get the C-47 - it would fit in as a early 320th troop carrier squadron plane that was part of the 509th CG. I do understand that the cost of moving and maintaining something big like a C-133 prevents most museums from being able to save them. . . alas. . .

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