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As I scan my older material I will from time to time post images here according to decade. Please feel free to add your own shots of operational aircraft taken in the same time frame.

I was hosting a photo tour of three New England area bases when I took this Thunderchief shot at Barnes ANGB (KBAF) at Westfield, MA on 15 August 1975
The F-105B is from the 141 TFS NJ ANG at McGuire AFB, NJ
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What a great photo of that Thud Tom i was five at the time.
Please post some more if you have
Was the Thunderchief also one of the Century Fighters?
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Century means 100. So the F-100, F-101, F-104, F-105 and F-106 are called the century-series. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_Series.

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Hi Tom,

This will definitely be a topic to follow! I'm looking forward to more pictures of all the stuff that I (just) missed....
Century means 100. So the F-100, F-101, F-104, F-105 and F-106 are called the century-series. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_Series" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

You just missed the F-102.

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F-100D 55-2879 131TFS/104TFG MA ANG at Barnes Muni AP, MA (KBAF) on 18 May 1974. This aircraft was built as a block-50NH, but by the time this photo was taken it had likely changed. For several years this unit flew the Super Sabre as you see here, with no markings. Taxying for takoff rwy #02. It will be streaking directly over my house in about 90 secs, but in clean configuration it will likely be in military power, not A/B.

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Great pictures Tom, I hope to see more! Eric
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Basman wrote:
Century means 100. So the F-100, F-101, F-104, F-105 and F-106 are called the century-series. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_Series" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.
You just missed the F-102.
Strictly spoken even the F-107 belongs to the Century-series, but considering the fact that it never came into production, I assume it is okay not to include it.
Some even consider the F-4 (=F-110) to be a century-series aircraft, although I personally disagree.

Tom,
great photo's! Keep them coming!

Hmm, seeing these pics, I just thought of the sound of the F-100. Does anyone happen to have a soundfile of the afterburner of a Super Sabre? KABOOOMMMMM!!!!!!!

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great black and white tom.

are they colorslides scanning or b&w film?

thanks gp

btw, pls post more if you have, they're really great.
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Hey Tom,

I love this era, thanks for starting this nice topic! Some of my scans (have still to scan more):
Welschap 21-10-1969
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Bierset 22-06-1969
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Bierset 22-06-1969
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Bierset 22-06-1969
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Bierset 22-06-1969
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Bierset 22-06-1969
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Soesterberg Open Week 04-07-1968
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Laarbruch september 1970+
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Soesterberg 13-07-1971
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Soesterberg 13-07-1971
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Welschap 21-10-1969
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Bierset 22-06-1969
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a scan from a photo obtained in the sixties from "The Thunderbirds":
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Hup Eric, your turn! :wink:
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What a great photo's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love every one of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keep them coming guys.
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Tonno1970, I'll post color slides as well as B&W negs

Gerard-and what of the F-111? Regarding the J-57 afterburner, in the F-100 photo above we see the later type, which I believe came from retired F-102 aircraft. On Youtube you can find recent video with sound of the Indiana-based warbird F-100F.

Javindo50-Love your shots! The F-104 taxying on the bricks was unusual, but then there's the Vigilante. What can I say about this elegant warplane? Well, I guess I can say it was the last thoroughbred from the famed North American Aviation stable. Oh, my guess is the Thunderbirds Thunderstreaks (Hah!) were from the 1950s....?

Argus Mk II 10738 415 Sqdn at CFB Greenwood 21 Aug 1979
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also:
Bierset 21-10-1967:
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Lovely stuff , Rob!
Just curious, where were these pictures taken?
:D :D Grtz,
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roel lodder wrote:Just curious, where were these pictures taken?
Roel,
Bierset, Soesterberg, Eindhoven/Welschap, Laarbruch.
I forgot to put the data above the pictures, will adjust accordingly. :oops:
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Sweet little Mirage, Rob. So clean, so new then.

Late afternoon shot of TC-121C 51-3840 of the 551st AEW&CW at Otis AFB, MA landing rwy #05 at Westover AFB, MA 1 March 1965. I can still recall the sound of those big engines idled back on approach. I guess in another year or so there will be a new Connie flying in Europe, the Lufthansa (1649..?) that has been sitting in the State of Maine for years. I think it is wonderful what the Lufthansa (and other) volunteers are doing to get her airborne again.

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