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Classic Wings Magazine Luftwaffe Resource Center WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific
Final Cut-The Post War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors - 5th Edition

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:14 am 
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the attractive white over gray (

The plan for Travis is also to repaint the C-5 in white over grey.
It is going to take a couple of years to repaint the aircraft and construct a hard pad for it. The site chosen is across the street from the current C-141 that is on display.

Travis AFB California? Repaint a C-5? I imagine they will be using paint rollers then?

When I was a kid and started building models, I remember reading on all my Testors products..."contains a substance known to cause cancer in the State of California." I recall saying to myself, "Boy I'm sure glad I don't live THERE!"

PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:30 pm 
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Undoubtedly, I stood guard over (under) that airframe from 1974-76 when it passed through Yokota AB, Japan and required a guard when on the ground. At the time they were considered a (very) small step below nuclear weapons. Little known fact, you can stand behind the nose wheel during a monsoon level rain event and never get wet. The water falls about 10-15 feet on either side of you. Added plus: you can prop your Penthouse magazine on top of the tire and its at perfect reading level. You could ask me how I know. :lol:

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junkman9096 wrote:
At the time they were considered a (very) small step below nuclear weapons.

If I remember the nomenclature correctly, it was a "Class A" resource, requiring armed guards while on the ground, regardless of cargo.
Few enthusiasts realize that...that the heavy airlift capability provided by the relatively few C-5s warranted that kind of protection.

Again, modern enthusiasts don't appreciate the kind of security provided back in the day...and this was in the 1980s-90s....not just the red scare days of the 50s or during periods of increased tensions like the 1961 Berlin (wall) Crisis or Cuban Missile Crisis.

Remember the vets, the wonderful planes they flew and their sacrifices for a future many of them did not live to see.

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