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  1. Bob Parks

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    Reminds me of the war weary B-17's that had seen too much action and too many hours on high boost. An unmistakable patina of a veteran .
     
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    An airplane that dirty would have gotten a US wing commander fired in the olden days. We always had to make sure our airplanes were clean if they were going to Langley AFB, then TAC, later ACC, HQ.
     
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    They left early on bombing runs and were used as visual aids to help the formations set up for the raid. They then returned to base. From what I've read online, they were damaged/stripped planes that were no longer useful for bombing runs.
     
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    I think I saw dozens of those yesterday on my hike into the mountains west of Tucson. Here's a photo I took from up there looking east and down at Davis Monthan. 250mm first shot and then cropped image of same photo since Fchat can't post full res for everyone here to zoom.

    edit: I forgot I uploaded it yesterday. Too bad it gets blurry with that much distance. https://www.flickr.com/photos/havblu/50737696656/in/album-72157717425199402/

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    Looks like a lot of C-5's. At least, one is taxiing or parked on the taxi-way.
     
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    Would have been nice to have color imagery for our old Pave Tack IR/laser pods. Only choice was white hot or black hot.
     
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    On my thermal scope I actually prefer a gray scale image over the color. Overall better clarity IMO.
     
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    Color images take more pixels than B&W, so that likely is why.
     
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    Bob- Assume that is the Glacier Girl? Do not see too many pre-P-38J/L models still flying, especially not a P-38F.
     
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    Terry, I believe that this one is the Red Bull airplane. Glacier Girl is still in the O.D. camo.
     
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    Is Glacier Girl still with Rod Lewis in San Antonio?
     
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    Bob- Thanks, both of them are really beautiful.
     

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