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  • Hmm.. One could cheat on this image - Google brings up tail number 25016....

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    • Would that be the TF-86F, a two-seater version of the F-86 Sabre?

      EDIT: And I think I found the original image.
      http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6089/6...9ff706fa_z.jpg

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      • Indeed it is, the TF-86F Transonic Trainer.

        Only two were ever built, both were conversions from single seat fighters. North American was hoping to capitalize on the success of the F-86F, but this was not to be. Instead the two seat version of the F-100 was ordered.

        The one in the picture chrashed, and the USAF approved a second conversion, this one served as a chase plane at Edwards AFB for a number of years before being scrapped. This ship was converted from the last F-86F ever built, tail # 53-1228 One fun fact is that a Gentleman by the name of Bob Hoover was involved in these projects.

        More of the story here

        Here is another photo of the beauty:


        Les sanglots longs des violons de l'automne blessent mon coeur d'une langueur monotone.

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        • who goes next??
          http://www.flickr.com/photos/darrenvox
          http://www.jetaircraftmuseum.ca

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          • It's CED-ampo's turn. I've PM'd him.
            If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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            • Apologies for the late reply. Lost track of this thread.

              Here is the new one.

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              • Twin Mustang ?
                If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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                • That was quick. Hats off!

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                  • Blimey !!! That was a total guess ! Back soon, on nights right now.
                    If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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                    • Here we go then...

                      If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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                      • Here's some more....

                        If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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                        • Originally posted by ced ampo View Post
                          That was quick. Hats off!
                          Yes. But in case of Brian, that's not a wonder. He doesn't say clearly how old he is, but imho, he could easily be my father, and this is a compliment.

                          Let us see, how many a/c do I know, that would deserve a b/w photography...
                          This is not a jet. And what do we see, two or three passenger windows?
                          But it's not a flightboat. And it's not
                          http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_M20
                          ?
                          That's what airlines are good for, amongst others,
                          The Gold Member in the 747 club, 50 years since the first LH 747.
                          And constantly advanced, 744 and 748 /w upper and lower EICAS.
                          Aviation enthusiast, since more than 35 years with home airport EDDL.

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                          • You're right..........it's not an M20. I'll post more soon. And I'm 64 by the way.
                            If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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                            • It's beginning (with those windows), to look like the caravan that James Mays of UK's Top Gear "piloted" under a gas bag in one of their episodes.

                              Now is when Brian will post a very obscure component in the lower left, like a tie down since he's aware of his audience's total frustration.
                              Live, from a grassy knoll somewhere near you.

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                              • Here's some more. Couldn't find any tiedowns unfortunately.

                                If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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