"Hiroshima Tower. This is the Enola Gay. I'd like to make a second pass. Over."
looks like houses in background
be safe, enjoy life, journey well
OFC, Mo. Chapter
Looking at the M37 in the background, along with the "woody" siding on the station wagon........mid 1970's I guess.
Enfield, everything else is just a rifle. Unless it's a Garand.
Long pig, it's what's for Dinner!
While there was talk in the mid to late '70s of replacing the F-106 with a USAF-ized F-14 (ala the F-4/F-110) but that went nowhere for lots of reasons (some good; some bad).
So this is either a foto-shop or some Grumman PR guy's wet dream.
The "FG" code belonged to the F-104, should have been 504 to match the tail number, and buzz numbers were long gone by then anyway. Paint color looks like the off-white the Navy used rather than ADC grey; that could be the photo though.
Looks like a photoshop or total trashing of gross weight curve. Paint scheme Wrong. That's some dirty airplane--it'll need all that thrust to overcome the drag from all that crap.
Swede, thats how us Air Farce guys roll. Take a superfast plane designed as a fighter and keep hanging crap off it until it becomes a light bomber. All the bomber guys want to fly fighters, all the fighter guys want to fly bombers. Not enough aerial targets out there for them now.
I own firearms not to fight against my government, but to ensure I will not have to.