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Re: Spotting in America
« Reply #225 on: December 04, 2017, 06:11:47 pm »
^Yeah buddy, and a sharp lookin' one, to boot!

Definitely enjoyed all these pics.   :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
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Re: Spotting in America
« Reply #226 on: December 05, 2017, 11:59:58 am »
Great photo's Capt  :thumbsup:

I'm fascinated by the number of artillery pieces lying around in the US. Love the big German WWI piece, now just need to get my "big book of guns" out and see if I've identified it correctly  ;)
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Re: Spotting in America
« Reply #227 on: December 05, 2017, 12:03:33 pm »
And the two smaller, green pieces, were Japanese I believe.
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Re: Spotting in America
« Reply #228 on: December 05, 2017, 12:06:57 pm »
And the two smaller, green pieces, were Japanese I believe.

They look it, but I need to check. The French had some similar looking pieces as well, mainly mountain and pack gun types.
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Re: Spotting in America
« Reply #229 on: December 06, 2017, 02:16:40 am »
So much hardware sitting around in the US! :o

Awesome! :thumbsup:
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Re: Spotting in America
« Reply #230 on: December 06, 2017, 04:59:31 am »
So much hardware sitting around in the US! :o

Awesome! :thumbsup:
When I was wee lad, when I would gather up all my airplanes and tanks and stuff to play with 'em, often times one of my scenarios would be that after Nuclear War we'd have to dig up relics and museum pieces to build a new military.  :lol:
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Re: Spotting in America
« Reply #231 on: December 08, 2017, 06:42:11 am »
Great shots!  Looks like a fun trip (outside of work...)  You found a few helos I don't have on the map.  Where are the A-7, buzz bomb, and Honest John/Huey displays?

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Re: Spotting in America
« Reply #232 on: December 08, 2017, 06:48:28 am »
Thanks guys. These were the markings on the breach of that cannon.



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Re: Spotting in America
« Reply #233 on: December 08, 2017, 06:57:59 am »
Work's not work when you like it lol. Sometimes anyway  :thumbsup:

The A-7 is at the Victory Monument in Danville, at the corner of S. Logan and W. Main St.

The Buzz Bomb is in Milford. Some good stories behind it !

The Huey and Honest John are at American Legion Post 1019, Aroma Park/ Kankakee.
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Re: Spotting in America
« Reply #234 on: December 08, 2017, 03:53:39 pm »
Cool, thanks for the info.  I'll add them too!

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Re: Spotting in America
« Reply #235 on: December 09, 2017, 07:22:11 pm »
Work took me to El Paso, Texas.
I discovered they farm unicorn poo "out thar".

THE McDonnell 119/220.
Oh, and some garish Grumman blob.  ;)

(Taken with a crap phone camera...going back soon with a proper tele.)

And a BIG expanse of polished shiny.....

It's actually snowing in this image.

And the very next day, basking in the sun.

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Re: Spotting in America
« Reply #236 on: December 10, 2017, 06:36:41 am »
Aha, I have the Huey and the A-7.  Added the JB-2.

I think I have all the A-7s listed; the A-7 Association has a great map.  I hope to see the one in Alliance, OH next weekend.

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Re: Spotting in America
« Reply #237 on: December 13, 2017, 07:13:45 pm »
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Great pics from Texas !

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Re: Spotting in America
« Reply #238 on: December 17, 2017, 06:46:16 am »
A-7 at Alliance High School, Alliance, Ohio, 12/16/17.  Not sure why they are the Aviators- Akron is nearby, and the Alliance Argo was built there in the '20s, but there may be even more history to it.




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Re: Spotting in America
« Reply #239 on: December 17, 2017, 02:00:19 pm »
A-7 at Alliance High School, Alliance, Ohio, 12/16/17.  Not sure why they are the Aviators- Akron is nearby, and the Alliance Argo was built there in the '20s, but there may be even more history to it.


Wikipedia says it's because of all the aircraft factories in the area back in the 1920s when the school opened. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliance_High_School_(Alliance,_Ohio)