Aeronautics
Aeronautics
Republic F-84E, the plane didn’t have a long service with the USAF but was given to European allies in the thousands
Republic F-84E, the plane didn’t have a long service with the USAF but was given to European allies in the thousands
Republic P-47Thunderbolt... aka The Jug
Republic P-47Thunderbolt... aka The Jug
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Illustration for article titled 512th Fighter Squadron: WWII and The Cold War Warriors
Illustration for article titled 512th Fighter Squadron: WWII and The Cold War Warriors
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F-4E
F-4E
F-86D... note radar equipped nose extension
F-86D... note radar equipped nose extension
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P-47 and C-47... aka a DC-3
P-47 and C-47... aka a DC-3
D-Day invasion stripes
D-Day invasion stripes
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Illustration for article titled 512th Fighter Squadron: WWII and The Cold War Warriors
Illustration for article titled 512th Fighter Squadron: WWII and The Cold War Warriors
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F-84E... note they have their “Buzz(kill)” numbers... FS is the aircraft type and the numerals afterwards are the unique airplane identifier... this was done because many WWII veteran pilots were buzzing towns and flying under bridges... and other awesome fighter pilot type stuff. These numbers were to allow cranky people to complain... who weren’t even fighter pilots. This was abandoned by the late fifties.
F-84E... note they have their “Buzz(kill)” numbers... FS is the aircraft type and the numerals afterwards are the unique airplane identifier... this was done because many WWII veteran pilots were buzzing towns and flying under bridges... and other awesome fighter pilot type stuff. These numbers were to allow cranky people to complain... who weren’t even fighter pilots. This was abandoned by the late fifties.
F-86 in Denmark in 1956
F-86 in Denmark in 1956
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Note the natural metal finish and how colorful USAF planes were at one time. The Red Line is a turbine warning stripe... don’t stand there because if the engine fails that’s the most dangerous part of the aircraft. 
Note the natural metal finish and how colorful USAF planes were at one time. The Red Line is a turbine warning stripe... don’t stand there because if the engine fails that’s the most dangerous part of the aircraft. 
West Germany 1982
West Germany 1982
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Looks like a fire in the right energize
Looks like a fire in the right energize
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Hand over of the F-4s and disbandment of the 512th FS... replaced by the 120th FS
Hand over of the F-4s and disbandment of the 512th FS... replaced by the 120th FS
Illustration for article titled 512th Fighter Squadron: WWII and The Cold War Warriors
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Illustration for article titled 512th Fighter Squadron: WWII and The Cold War Warriors
Illustration for article titled 512th Fighter Squadron: WWII and The Cold War Warriors
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Illustration for article titled 512th Fighter Squadron: WWII and The Cold War Warriors
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