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    If there is a B-47 with a tail number of 20505, it's mine.
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    Chop wood..Carry water

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    Impressive hardware! Those planes are beautiful to look at. Like vintage cars. Awesome photos!


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    Quote Originally Posted by patiodadio View Post
    Great photos ! Thanks for posting ! My dad was a jet engine mech. USAF and worked on the Northrop F-89J Scorpion.
    My father worked on the electronics on them in Iceland. Told me about having to crawl into the "hell hole".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Jackson View Post
    My father worked on the electronics on them in Iceland. Told me about having to crawl into the "hell hole".


    Ya, almost every airplane has a hell hole. The B-47 wasn't half bad. It was used mainly to access the bomb bay (think Doctor Strangelove) Cool place in there where I could stand up and look out a window. It was for using a sextant if things got that way. Like avionics failures.
    I was on the small side so I was elected to go in hell holes even when I was working civilian airplanes.. Plus I liked enclosed places.I went from hell holes to caves.
    The B-47 was a hot rod. Very maneuverable and if you know pilots, irresistible to "give er the gun".
    The drop tanks were large and looked perfect for building a party barge. Drop tanks of a bit smaller were made into race cars used at Bonneville for land speed attempts. I think they came from P-40's or P-51's. Can't recall.
    In 1960 I was trained on B-52's. It's hard to believe that plane is still in service.
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