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« on: October 20, 2004, 02:57:56 am »
Here's the info the photographer sent me;

'They arrived in 1983, direct from the AFRES unit at Hill AFB, never going to
Davis Monthan and last time I saw them, in 1998, they were, still, in
immaculate condition.'


 

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2004, 02:59:54 am »
2.  Both photo's credited to Jim Newton - thanks Jim!

 

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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2004, 03:14:44 am »
Those are sweet!  It's a lot better end than a lot of fighters get.  Most go for use as repair articles, firefighting practice, or gunnery range targets.  It's nice to see them lined up like that.  It's almost as though they're on alert.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2004, 05:18:12 am »
That is too cool..........too bad they didn't have any Stars'n Bars on them.

I think the best Thud pics I've ever seen were from the 'Thud Out' when they were all lined up on the runway, ready to blast off. Anybody got that mag ?

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2004, 05:11:27 pm »
my friend rudd (used to be a russian language specialist at kelly in the 60's and 70's) says that as far as he knows they are still there at lackland - will get better conformation when i see mike and teresa (the dog handlers) - will also try and get them to snap a few shots if poss....
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2004, 05:18:18 pm »
btw, he says that they also have voodoos, supersabres and a delta dart or two - also, mike mentioned a while ago that they do use old fighters to train with (both human and canine security).

i can't wait to see him and ask him about it - i'm as interested in this now as you are!
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