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Friday, 31 May 2013

FNQ Yestayear Images - May 1992 (Addendum 3)

'Battle of Coral Sea ' 50th Anniv tribute, held at RAAF Townsville May 1992.

A small 'static only' limited Open Day was held on the main dispersal ramp at the station.  Due to inclement weather, there was no flying display.  The USAF were well represented with B-52H, KC-135E/R, F-16's and a C-135.  The RAAF was represented by F/A-18's, DHC-4, C-130H amongst rotary examples such as the UH-1 Iriquois, Chinook and Sea King.

Nose shot of B-52H 10015 sporting nose art 'American Eagle', note US of A C-135 in b'ground.

This frontal view illustrates the large wingspan of this ionic bomber.

B-52H 60031 'MT' in sunshine before the unseasonal weather broke.

Anyone for cards, nose art on KC-135E 72591.

Penn ANG KC-135E 63648, note ANG on boom.

Illinois ANG KC-135E 71441.

Tail fin of 72591

An additional tanker (KC-135R) serial unknown, was remotly parked along with C-130 at rear also unknown.

General view of the static, note rear mounted gatling cannon on B-52.

Closer view of nose art on B-52 cockpit (10015)

F-16 (330) Fighting Falcon of 432FW, Misiwa, JP coded 'MJ'.

F-16 (85495) from 13FS Misiwa, JP coded 'MJ'.

Special thanks to GAFLIKS for providing this interesting summary for May 1992.

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