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Marines plane, etc.

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    Went to Gander Mountain for some shirts today. On the way home, stopped at the VFW to photograph this Marines plane, something I’ve meant to do for a long time. Also got pics of another plane and an Army tank while I was at it. It so happens that the VFW is about a mile from the Dane Co. Airport, which is also on my way home, and sure enough, there was an F-16 fighter taking off from the airport, so it turned out to be a military sort of day.

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    I have a book that I am certain identifies these aircraft (and I'm sure describes them in detail), but does anyone know offhand what they are? Just realized I forgot to post the photo of the tank, so I will do that soon. As a preliminary comment, it's generally a rather small tank, with quite a small primary gun.
     
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    Would the first one be the F-4 Phantom, and the second one be the Lockheed P-80?

    Nice pics!
     
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    As a member of EAA, I should know all aircraft ever made in the world since the beginning of time! :D But seriously, I just like planes, the various history, designs and capabilities, etc. I'm just not overly concerned about "make and model," be it ugly or awesome. Anyway, I shall investigate and see if you are right... sounds like you know your stuff. ;) In the meantime, here is that tank (sorry, not a very clear pic) and a couple others of the jet. Beware the blast at the rear! :eek:

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    Stephen_B, you nailed it on the F-4 Phantom. A (partial) scan of my info on the Navy version... :bow:

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    Forgot to mention, all photos were shot with the X-E1 and XC50-230 lens.
     
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    The first one was pretty easy. I've always been partial to the F4s (at least the Nikon versions that you'd wear around your neck) :rolleyes:
    I still have an old Nikon F4S in my "hangar" so to speak.

    I'm still questioning the P-80 though.
    I'm sure some experts will chime in before long.
     
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    You got that one right as well. In photos I looked at, there were some minor variations (since it was a test plane originally, so that's to be expected), but there's no doubt about it being a P-80. Note the info... "They were hours from entering combat when World War II ended."

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    By the way the "tank" is a 1960's M114, armoured command and reconnaissance vehicle. Underarmoured and underpowered, it wasn't very good at it's job!
     
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    I guess that figures, judging by the looks of it. That gun looks like a pea-shooter for a tank. I'm guessing 50 caliber? To quote, "Not that there's anything wrong with that." ;)
     

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