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Old 03-07-2020, 08:20 PM
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Pima visit 3-7-2020

Just got back from visiting Pima. This was a special visit, because it was a gathering of a Facebook group called "Fans of Pima Air Museum". One of the members works at the museum, and was able to arrange a tour of the restoration area. This is gonna be picture intensive, so apologies to anybody still on dial-up.

I also took a bunch of videos that I'm going to upload to my YouTube channel.

I found the BF-109. Unfortunately, it's still under wraps. Literally
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Also nearby was a secret not announced project that might make some sour Kraut if I let it out of the bag. Hopefully nobody can identify it by this shot
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Their A-20 Havoc in progress
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The Mohave is in for refurbishment
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I always thought the Mohave's engines were mounted straight in the pods, and some kind of gearbox magic got the power to the main rotor. Nope, the engines are angled to drive straight to the rotor gearbox.
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A little fun stuff from the boneyard. This is an ejection seat training rig. Everybody thought it would make an awesome carnival ride.
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Iraqi fly swatter
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I always thought what bits of the Budd Conestoga they had on display was all they had. Nope, they've got all of it. Anybody know how to spot weld stainless steel?
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The museum's other A-20 Havoc
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Boeing 727
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Now for the sad pictures/ Here's our WB-57. Destined to remain this way until NASA decided to stop butchering it for spare parts.
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Something that has never show up in pictures, and that I had no idea of. The WB-57 has auxiliary jet engines under the wings.
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No idea what this is
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US Army Beechcraft RC-12K Guardrail
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They have another Blenheim/Bolingbroke
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Old 03-07-2020, 09:12 PM
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More from the boneyard
Aah! Naked B-52. The NB-52 is in for a refresh. They say they won't fix the notch in the wing.
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Lockheed Lodestar
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Hound Dog missiles
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The remains of a Brewster Bermuda
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Anybody need a jet engine?
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Now for shots of various airplanes

Found the Curtiss F6-C Hawk
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Il-2 Shturmovich. It is a surprisingly large aircraft
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McCulloch HUM-1. A Surprisingly tiny helicopter
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F-107
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B-23 Dragon
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Hawker Hurricane in a new paint scheme
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FW-44, also in a new paint scheme
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AT-11 Kansan
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JRC-1 Bobcat
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PT-19
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Naked Chipmunk
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Old 03-07-2020, 09:45 PM
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Here's the Pacific WWII Hangar

P-39
Pima visit 3-7-2020-img_20200307_131457-1-.jpg

PBY-5 Catalina
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Avenger
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Spitfire
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P-40
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The other Bolingbroke
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Privateer
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Ki-115 Kamikaze
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Trainer Baka Bomb
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A-24 Banshee
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Wildcat
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P-51
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DOes it look like a Corsair from this angle?
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Cathay Boeing 777
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Orbis DC-10
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They're hiding these. 2 English Electric Canberras, a Neptune and an EA-6
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C-27 Spartan
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Grumman AF-2S
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YC-125 Raider
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B-26
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That's enough for today. I'll put up the rest tomorrow.
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I got this close !...! to seeing the XC-99. One of the members of the Pima Fan group works at AMARG across the street. Towards the end of the day, he says "If you're interested, I can get you onto base to see the XC-99." MY hand went up so fast, I almost swatted down an airplane. Unfortunately, we ran out of time before we could get everything organized.

There's talk of making this get-together a yearly event, with the restoration area tour and possible trip into AMARG as well.
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Old 03-07-2020, 10:02 PM
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All eye candy


I really like the behind the scene photos.

Thanks for sharing. Do add more photos if you can.



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Just got back from visiting Pima. This was a special visit, because it was a gathering of a Facebook group called "Fans of Pima Air Museum". One of the members works at the museum, and was able to arrange a tour of the restoration area. This is gonna be picture intensive, so apologies to anybody still on dial-up.
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No idea what this is
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It is a Gulfstream 1


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Coool photos!! That 777 is the one they donated, isn't it? I'd love to walk around that plane.
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Hmmmm...F-107. We could use one in 1/48 or larger. The only one I'm aware of is in 1/72.

Of course, there's a NASA version. 😊

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Great series of photos! Thanks for posting.
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Thanks for posting these great photos
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