Air Force Armament Museum

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  1. mscard88

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    I'm in Destin FL this week so I went to see the museum. Very cool and free as it's a military museum. Here's a few pics. I was curious if maybe Sheperd flew this particular F-100 in pic number 3? Believe he mentioned flying 100s.


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    Ate at McGuires and wondered into the gift shop after eating corn beef and cabbage, and a few porters. Bought a cool kooozie.

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    Captured MIG-21. I used to fly those with the Aggressors in Nellis in the late 70s. Kicked the azz out the F-15s every time! ;)
     
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    YOU flew it?! Rightttttt....:rofl:
    But yes it was one of many Migs the USAF had had a secret base in NV in the Red Eagle squadron. Most of the sticks that flew the Migs had an Agressor background. They were separate from the Agressor squadrons though, and they weren't at Nellis.
     
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    Nice pictures ,looks like it's worth a stop,while I'm south.
     
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    I know. We weren't at Nellis. We were at Tonopah. I flew aggressors F-5E (64th) out of Nellis.
     
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    Thought you were Army and flew choppers?
     
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    Choppers? What the...jets baby! Jets!
     
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    Is there another Velocity here? So you were AF?
     
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    No. Sorry, my alter ego kicked in there.

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    Who believes "it's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog...check your sixes guys."
     
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    Ok, John Wayne Jones.
     
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    Ooook. So wtf is JWJ? o_O
     
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    An alter-ego that had endless exaggerated (yet believeable) stories, who nearly touched about every edge of aviation during his so-called career. People called BS (me included) and he packed his bags. Interesting to read though. :)
     
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    That guy kept us entertained while you were on vacation.




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    That F-111 is missing the speed brake.
     
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    Damn I missed it! I'll have read his posts later lol.
     
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    Doesn't need it now. :D
     
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    No one even got my movie quote...pathetic!
     
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    Good point, but it sure looks weird without the gear door/speed brake. I guess some would say it just looks weird period. ;)
     
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    Nah no military plane looks weird. That particular plane along with a few others in the pics F-15,F-4 etc) were actually on the flight line and flying when I was a controller there. Guess I'll be going on static display too lol.
     
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    I worked on the F-111 for 6 years. It looks weird without the gear door/speed brake :)