Tucson 1996 - Pima / Scrapyards

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planenuts
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Tucson 1996 - Pima / Scrapyards

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Hi chaps, here's a look at some treasures, some gone, some not.....

PIMA AIR MUSEUM, a short selection of some favourites

NB-52A Stratofortress, 3rd one built
ImageIMG_7151 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Boeing YC-14A prototype, one of 2 built
ImageIMG_7152 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

B-58A Hustler
ImageIMG_7153 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Columbia XJL-1, unusual design
ImageIMG_7154 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

EB-57D Canberra
ImageIMG_7155 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

NA F-107A prototype
ImageIMG_7156 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

F-3B Demon
ImageIMG_7157 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

F-6A Skyray
ImageIMG_7158 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Boeing big boys : B-47E, NB-52A, B-52D unique line-up
ImageIMG_7160 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Ex-Polish Migs : WSK SBLiM-2 (Mig-15UTI), LiM-2 (Mig-15bis), LiM-5P (Mig-17PF)
ImageIMG_7161 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

NA RA-5C Vigilante
ImageIMG_7162 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Budd RB-1 Conestoga, one-off oddity
ImageIMG_7163 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Grumman RF-9J Cougar, recon version
ImageIMG_7164 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Now time for the scrapyards. Can't guarantee I've got all their names correct, was a bit confusing.....

ALLIED AIRCRAFT

Pair of T-39 Sabreliners, ex-USAF
ImageIMG_7165 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

OV-1B Mohawk, ex-US Army
ImageIMG_7166 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

HU-16 Albatross, ex-US Navy
ImageIMG_7167 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

C-131 Samaritan, ex-US Navy
ImageIMG_9629 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

T-28 Trojan, ex-US Navy
ImageIMG_9630 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

H-34 Choctaws, ex-US Army. Foliage doesn't normally feature in aviation photos, but it works here
ImageIMG_7168 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

A pair of KC-97L Stratofreighters, ex-USAF
ImageIMG_9631 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

ImageIMG_7169 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Cessna O-2 Skymaster, ex-USAF
ImageIMG_9632 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Douglas C-118 Liftmaster, ex-US Navy
ImageIMG_9633 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

C-133 Cargomaster, ex-USAF
ImageIMG_7170 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

C-117 Skytroopers, ex-US Navy
ImageIMG_7171 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

One of their more colourful breed
ImageIMG_7172 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

P-3A Orion, ex-US Navy
ImageIMG_9634 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

A-4C Skyhawk, ex-US Navy. More foliage....
ImageIMG_9635 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

A-4C/L Skyhawks, ex-US Navy
ImageIMG_7173 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

CONSOLIDATED AERONAUTICS

E-1 Tracers, ex-US Navy
ImageIMG_7174 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

S-2 Tracker, E-1 Tracer, ex-US Navy
ImageIMG_7175 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Field of S-2 Trackers, ex-US Navy.
ImageIMG_7176 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

UNKNOWN SCRAPYARD

EC-121 Constellation, ex-US Navy....plus half an S-2 Neptune I think....
ImageIMG_7177 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

C-123 Provider, ex-USAF
ImageIMG_9636 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

HU-16 Albatross, ex-US Navy
ImageIMG_9637 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

SP-2 Neptune, ex-US Navy
ImageIMG_9638 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

WESTERN INTERNATIONAL SCRAPYARD (??)

DHC-4 Caribou, ex-USAF
ImageIMG_9639 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

F-4 Phantom, ex-USAF
ImageIMG_7178 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

C-131 Samaritan, ex-USAF
ImageIMG_7179 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

T-39 Sabreliner, ex-USAF
ImageIMG_9640 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

T-29/C-131 ? ex-USAF, plus T-34 Mentor
ImageIMG_9641 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

B-57 Canberra, ex-USAF
ImageIMG_7180 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

OV-10 Bronco line-up, plus T-29/C-131 and something ex-NASA... (Electra ?)
ImageIMG_9642 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

UH-1 Iroquois line-up ex-USAF/Army
ImageIMG_9643 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Beech U-8D Seminole, ex-US Army. Never seen one before.....but like buses.....
ImageIMG_9644 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

2 came along at once !! :smile:
ImageIMG_9645 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

H-34 Choctaw, ex-US Marines
ImageIMG_9646 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

SP-2 Neptune, ex-Navy....one of many there
ImageIMG_7181 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Piasecki line-up, ex-US Navy. Can't remember the Model.....Help !!
ImageIMG_9647 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Colourful SP-2 Neptune, ex-US Navy
ImageIMG_9648 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Vertol H-21 flying banana, ex-USAF
ImageIMG_7182 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

C-46 Commando, ex-USAF
ImageIMG_7183 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Right place, right time.....

Local DM EC-130H Hercules did some circuits and bumps
ImageIMG_7186 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Then a pair of these locals came over for a break and land
ImageIMG_7185 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

A-10A Thunderbolt II from 358 Wing USAF
ImageIMG_7184 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

That's all folks, well that was a bit different. Stay tuned soon for some AMARC stuff.

Happy snapping chaps, Rupe
"Joan of Arc was Noah's wife"

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Re: Tucson 1996 - Pima / Scrapyards

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Great to see, it's some place. Was there the year after. The F-107 being enough to justify the visit in my book.

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