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Friday Briefing

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19 responses to Friday Briefing

  1. Thanks Rob, another great collection!

  2. Hello Rob,
    Thanks. Most impressive picture, the A7E crashed in North Vietnam territory.
    Keep them coming. Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

  3. And I, for some reason or other, was struck by the in–flight shot of the A-7 (and the Vigilante on the flight deck, too). The head-on pic of the F-16 was rather interesting as well.
    Thanks, Rob – I always know what day of the week it is now! 🙂

  4. Always a treat! Thanks, Rob!

    • PS – I really enjoy the picture of “Tante Ju” in Swiss markings. I’m pretty sure that (A) that’s a modern photo, and (B) I saw this one, accompanied by 2 others coming in for a landing at Frankfort International Airport back in the mid-to-late 1980s, when there was some sort of a demonstration flight. The 3 JU-52s were traveling all over Europe for some sort of SwissAir celebration or anniversary. Sadly, I wasn’t able to view much as I was escorting a departing soldier to the airport, and I was driving on the Autobahn at the time. I did pull over to gawk, however – which is how I saw all 3 aircraft.

      Again – thanks for posting all the great photos, some that bring old memories back up “from the depths” for reflection!

  5. wow – a few awkward photos in this batch? What is the deal with the treaded Havoc?

  6. What’s so unusual about a falcon perched in a tree? no.23. good stuff.

  7. That JU-52 was used in “Where Eagles Dare”. The Swiss had 3 left in service, I think this was their last hurrah.

  8. I love the “Do not Inflate” scribble on the wooden “tire” in picture #1!

    The guy in the camera pod hanging from the P-38 wing sure looks happy – I’m happy FOR him, because I sure wouldn’t want to be there! He looks a lot like the actor Dennis Weaver. (He played Chester in the great Old West television series, “Gunsmoke.”)

  9. Great collection again Rob. Do you know what the wooden wheel was for?
    Maybe it’s a case of where there’s a wheel, there’s a way.

  10. GREAT bunch as usual
    No1: Those Mosin Nagant rifles got everywhere.
    No. 15: Were the Finns really that desperate for weapons?
    No. 17: Gotta nick this guy for not masking his yellow ID panels
    No.41: Really? I gotta shave my legs? Fogettaboudit I quit.

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