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Orion #22 on its takeoff roll. Developed from America's only large turboprop airliner, the Lockheed...
Orion #22 on its takeoff roll. Developed from America's only large turboprop airliner, the Lockheed...
Exposure: 27-Oct-03 00:00
Submitted: 21-Nov-03 20:23
Ratings: 1
Views: 8536
Size: 800x517 56K
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Originally developed for the "Counter-Insurgency" role in Vietnam, the North American OV-10 Bronco...
Originally developed for the "Counter-Insurgency" role in Vietnam, the North American OV-10 Bronco...
Exposure: 27-Oct-03 00:00
Submitted: 21-Nov-03 19:46
Views: 8085
Size: 1024x759 120K
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The big Douglas DC-7 on its takeoff roll on the 7200 ft. runway at Fox Field.
The big Douglas DC-7 on its takeoff roll on the 7200 ft. runway at Fox Field.
Exposure: 27-Oct-03 00:00
Submitted: 21-Nov-03 19:42
Views: 8019
Size: 800x588 71K
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The Navy's replacement for the P-2 Neptune was the turboprop P-3 Orion. While many of these are...
The Navy's replacement for the P-2 Neptune was the turboprop P-3 Orion. While many of these are...
Exposure: 27-Oct-03 00:00
Submitted: 21-Nov-03 19:38
Views: 7916
Size: 800x558 47K
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Bright colors mark the firefighting fleet, and Neptune N4692A/48 is no exception. This was...
Bright colors mark the firefighting fleet, and Neptune N4692A/48 is no exception. This was...
Exposure: 27-Oct-03 00:00
Submitted: 21-Nov-03 19:29
Views: 8073
Size: 800x562 52K
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Neptune N140HP taxies in at Fox Field in the late afternoon. In addition to the big Wright R-3350...
Neptune N140HP taxies in at Fox Field in the late afternoon. In addition to the big Wright R-3350...
Exposure: 24-Oct-03 00:00
Submitted: 21-Nov-03 19:25
Views: 7923
Size: 800x578 53K
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Neptune #140 photographed in a climbing turn as it heads toward the fires to the west. The aircraft...
Neptune #140 photographed in a climbing turn as it heads toward the fires to the west. The aircraft...
Exposure: 24-Oct-03 00:00
Submitted: 21-Nov-03 19:17
Views: 8023
Size: 800x627 30K
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A telephoto shot of one of the fires taken from the desert near Edwards AFB, a distance of roughly...
A telephoto shot of one of the fires taken from the desert near Edwards AFB, a distance of roughly...
Exposure: 25-Oct-03 00:00
Submitted: 21-Nov-03 19:11
Views: 7998
Size: 800x647 48K
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N3054V/162 taxies in following an afternoon drop to join N82FA/161 at the borate loading station on...
N3054V/162 taxies in following an afternoon drop to join N82FA/161 at the borate loading station on...
Exposure: 24-Oct-03 00:00
Submitted: 21-Nov-03 18:57
Views: 7789
Size: 800x555 70K
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The DC-7 came along late in the era of the piston engine airliner. Much longer and more powerful...
The DC-7 came along late in the era of the piston engine airliner. Much longer and more powerful...
Exposure: 27-Oct-03 00:00
Submitted: 21-Nov-03 18:46
Views: 7839
Size: 800x542 44K
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N24GT/15 is a Rockwell 690 turboprop. Lettered "Fresno Air Attack", it is employed in some capacity...
N24GT/15 is a Rockwell 690 turboprop. Lettered "Fresno Air Attack", it is employed in some capacity...
Exposure: 27-Oct-03 00:00
Submitted: 21-Nov-03 18:38
Views: 8039
Size: 800x533 65K
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The Navy's Neptune antisub patrol aircraft fleet was produced in a wide range of variants. Presently...
The Navy's Neptune antisub patrol aircraft fleet was produced in a wide range of variants. Presently...
Exposure: 27-Oct-03 00:00
Submitted: 21-Nov-03 18:35
Views: 8084
Size: 800x651 87K
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Operated by Neptune Aviation Services, Inc., N4235N/10 rotates during its takeoff roll at Fox Field....
Operated by Neptune Aviation Services, Inc., N4235N/10 rotates during its takeoff roll at Fox Field....
Exposure: 27-Oct-03 00:00
Submitted: 21-Nov-03 18:26
Views: 7925
Size: 800x570 56K
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DC-4 N460WA lifts off at Fox Field around 1100 hrs. Built originally at Santa Monica as Army Air...
DC-4 N460WA lifts off at Fox Field around 1100 hrs. Built originally at Santa Monica as Army Air...
Exposure: 27-Oct-03 00:00
Submitted: 21-Nov-03 17:06
Views: 8161
Size: 800x597 48K
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Lifting off the 7200 ft. runway at Fox Field, N82FA is a 58-year old Douglas product originally...
Lifting off the 7200 ft. runway at Fox Field, N82FA is a 58-year old Douglas product originally...
Exposure: 27-Oct-03 00:00
Submitted: 21-Nov-03 16:35
Views: 7960
Size: 800x568 43K
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Crew of Douglas C-54 N3054V/162 (DC-4)fire up the 2000 CID Pratt & Whitney engines prior to a late...
Crew of Douglas C-54 N3054V/162 (DC-4)fire up the 2000 CID Pratt & Whitney engines prior to a late...
Exposure: 24-Oct-03 00:00
Submitted: 21-Nov-03 16:11
Views: 7984
Size: 800x578 62K
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