Color video of Manston, 1955. F-84Fs, F-86Ds, F-100s and B-36

Color video of Manston, 1955. F-84Fs, F-86Ds, F-100s and B-36

Joined: March 10th, 2005, 1:04 am

November 26th, 2011, 11:40 pm #1

Wow what a time, so many wonderful, different aircraft. Today, you go to most any normal USAF base (excluding Nellis or Edwards) and you'd be lucky to see one type of aircraft.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbMBSZmU ... ata_player

Cheers,
Don
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November 27th, 2011, 12:35 am #2

Very Cool! Great find I wish there was more film of USAFE Aircraft like this out there,
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November 27th, 2011, 10:26 pm #3

Wow what a time, so many wonderful, different aircraft. Today, you go to most any normal USAF base (excluding Nellis or Edwards) and you'd be lucky to see one type of aircraft.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbMBSZmU ... ata_player

Cheers,
Don
The Air Force has it only slightly less bad than Navy - All fighters/attack birds are to be F-18s
Air Force still gets to play with a little more.
Defense budget cut backs have not been kind to R-&-D.
Then again we do not need to maintain the constant readiness against enemy air invasions like we did during the height of the arms race.
Gone are the days of the Scooters, A-7s, F-8s, F-4s, etc etc.etc. = homogenized all-in-one birds
Soon ALL will be F-35!
Why would you need anything else...
Thanks fer postin'

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November 27th, 2011, 10:30 pm #4

Wow what a time, so many wonderful, different aircraft. Today, you go to most any normal USAF base (excluding Nellis or Edwards) and you'd be lucky to see one type of aircraft.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbMBSZmU ... ata_player

Cheers,
Don
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November 27th, 2011, 10:42 pm #5

Wow what a time, so many wonderful, different aircraft. Today, you go to most any normal USAF base (excluding Nellis or Edwards) and you'd be lucky to see one type of aircraft.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbMBSZmU ... ata_player

Cheers,
Don
Gtreat post, Tnx, B-T-W How did they ever get permisssion to film?
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November 28th, 2011, 1:09 am #6

Wow what a time, so many wonderful, different aircraft. Today, you go to most any normal USAF base (excluding Nellis or Edwards) and you'd be lucky to see one type of aircraft.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbMBSZmU ... ata_player

Cheers,
Don
The first D model F-100 did not fly until January of 1956. Initial deliveries were mostly to U.S. based wings, so my guess is this has to be at least 1957. Still a great video. Not a lot of F-100s were painted with the Red Arctic markings.
Hard to really tell, but it looks like early 48th Tac. Fighter Wing F-100s. They did the middle of the vertical ails in squadron colors like that prior to the fancy stripes for the gunnery meet in 1958.
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November 28th, 2011, 3:47 pm #7

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November 28th, 2011, 10:43 pm #8

The first D model F-100 did not fly until January of 1956. Initial deliveries were mostly to U.S. based wings, so my guess is this has to be at least 1957. Still a great video. Not a lot of F-100s were painted with the Red Arctic markings.
Hard to really tell, but it looks like early 48th Tac. Fighter Wing F-100s. They did the middle of the vertical ails in squadron colors like that prior to the fancy stripes for the gunnery meet in 1958.
Norm got it correct! Those Huns were early Ds, and were from Chaumont AB France, home of the 48th FBW. These early Ds could not carry a center line weapon and were handed off to the French
and Turkish AFs as soon as the later Ds came in, i.e., center line capability. Those candy striped later Ds drove the paint shop crazy and got toned down in 1959, by painting over the nose stripes.
All of the Huns flown to USAFE carried the insignia red arctic markings on their aft sections and outer wings and these areas were then overpainted silver before unit markings went on.
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November 30th, 2011, 1:21 am #9

Gtreat post, Tnx, B-T-W How did they ever get permisssion to film?
I doubt he asked. You could get away with things like that back then.
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