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VarkVet

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Unread post14 Oct 2007, 20:45

Here is mine ... RAF Bentwaters '80-'82 (80-0218 it used to be green)

http://www.airliners.net/photos/middle/ ... 063085.jpg
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Unread post14 Oct 2007, 21:14

GREAT idea, VarkVet!!

Let us hear some more.

Greetings,

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Unread post15 Oct 2007, 01:53

Mine was 79-0395 at Macdill AFB FL. 61st AMU Top Dawgs.


USAF F-16A block 10 #79-0395 of the 61th TFTS is undergoing on line maintenance on the tarmac in 1988. [Photo by Mike Kopack]

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Unread post15 Oct 2007, 02:55

88-433 Hill AFB, UT..... not like it was that long ago
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Unread post15 Oct 2007, 03:41

[img][img]http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q307/sclark68/84-1393__F-16C__181_TFG__HUF__Aug_1.jpg[/img][/img]
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Unread post15 Oct 2007, 04:13

79-0370 at Nellis 1980. When I arrived at Nellis the 428 had only 1 F-16 on the ramp! 8)
nellis 80-84 kun 84-85 bergstom85-87 kun 88-90 topgun90-95 depot96-present
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Unread post15 Oct 2007, 05:02

Hey TH, is that 393 or 313?? But mine was 85-1497
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Unread post15 Oct 2007, 06:04

VarkVet wrote:Here is mine ... RAF Bentwaters '80-'82

http://www.airliners.net/photos/middle/ ... 063085.jpg


That is the cleanest A-10 I've ever seen.

Here is my first Love 89-2038
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Unread post15 Oct 2007, 12:51

Did you notice the Fatigues the crew chiefs are wearing in stutler's photo..?? The days of wearing the pickles..!! At least you could wear short sleeves then..!!
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Unread post15 Oct 2007, 14:10

Mine was a F-15A model, 74-112.
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Unread post15 Oct 2007, 14:15

78-0109.

DCC Sgt Bill Anderson
ADCC A1C Craig Moore
ADCC A1C Chris Pastorius

I cleaned the crap out of that jet. Learned how to change rudder pedals on that one. And boy do I miss the Fatigues. They were so easy to wear.
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Unread post15 Oct 2007, 15:09

87-0248 out of TJ

Picture at Doha, Qatar for Deesert Shield/Storm
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Unread post15 Oct 2007, 15:32

90-0794. Not a bad jet, but had a few issues. Don't know where this pic came from, but looks pretty cool.
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Unread post15 Oct 2007, 17:03

Since I wasn't a crew chief, I didn't have one particular jet. My first jet was the F-106. To this very minute, it is STILL the fastest single-engine airplane ever to fly.

As far as quirks and peculariarities go, the F-16 shows its lineage; the Six had lots of 'em too.
F-106A/B '69-'73
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Unread post15 Oct 2007, 17:04

81-0761 Block 15 it was a great jet I loved it rarely broke hard and it was good looking
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