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Old 06-11-2017, 03:24 PM   #11
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really thanks ghostrider!
your photography skill is awesome!
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Old 06-11-2017, 04:47 PM   #12
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Seen both of these Tomcats, I was a Surfman out at Cape Disappointment, and then Grays Harbor, WA, and you better believe I hit every museum I could find within a 300 mile radius lol.....

The bird in Tillamook.....I had been around F-14's before, like on the Intrepid and the one at the Boeing Museum, but until I hopped on that crew ladder and looked back across the Tomcat in Tillamook I had no idea just how big that plane really is!

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Thanks guys, glad everyone likes them.

Robert, I had the exact same sensation when I climbed up there, she is so wide and huge, you can just see how she gets so much lift, the low wing load of the Tomcat just screams out at you.
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I do kind of understand why the D at Evergreen is outside..She's stripped internally and is basically just a shell.

The A at Tillamook is still mostly intact..I think the only thing they did to de-mill her was take her electronics and cut her wing spars..otherwise she's complete as she was at her last flight.
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"I think the only thing they did to de-mill her was..... cut her wing spar"

Single tear. Followed by another. And another.....
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"I think the only thing they did to de-mill her was..... cut her wing spar"

Single tear. Followed by another. And another.....
I know..but not every museum jet suffered the same fate!

There's at least one where the only thing missing is some of her avionics and radar black boxes. Otherwise she's intact, uncut wing spars, complete lower hour TF-30's..everything.
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Does anyone know the story about that A-10's camo scheme? The light blue & grey scheme is only something I have seen Eagles before
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Does anyone know the story about that A-10's camo scheme? The light blue & grey scheme is only something I have seen Eagles before
I plan on spending the day there soon, I will do my best to remember and ask about that.
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Thanks for shots! I was there as a kid in that museum at Tillamook when I was a kid. Used to have alot of Navy planes and even a blimp inside it. Looks kinda barren now.

Theres a F14A about 10 miles from me in a museum here I should go drool over.

Edit: I just noticed the blimp is still there with the aliens inside it! Thanks again!
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:53 AM   #20
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@Ghostrider142

Thanks to you I went to the Tillamook Air Museum last month when I visited friends in Portland

Seeing the F14 in person for the first time (there are none in Germany ) was very exciting!

The Size of the Blimp Hangar where the Museum is in is just crazy...

Tillamook Air Museum by BMAutomotivePhotography - Ben


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There's also a VF-84 Tomcat at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

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