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    Default somewhat unusual photo for john sukey to ponder

    "Hiroshima Tower. This is the Enola Gay. I'd like to make a second pass. Over."

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    looks like houses in background
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    Looking at the M37 in the background, along with the "woody" siding on the station wagon........mid 1970's I guess.
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    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.

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    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.



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    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.
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