The base itself is almost near, behind the road and slightly ahead, but the entrance to it is a few kilometers from the museum.
We move forward, the workers serve the monument at the entrance to the museum, A-10 is flying far away. Preparing for the airshow.
This is not the base itself, but the territory of the firms that live around this base. Apparently, they mainly deal with aircraft recycling.
But the guys from Albatross-aero could even lift such boards into the air. Grumman Albatross.
Immediately, the remains of the P-3 Orion
All valuables are removed, and the rest is cut into the color met.
C-130, it looks like DC-4 and again Albatross
At first I try to take photographs of airplanes on the other side of the bus, but I throw this idea in and hope to get on the tour a second time, but on the other side of the bus.
The entrance to the base was forbidden to take photographs, although no one followed this, but somehow it would not be according to gentlemen's. But here at the entrance is F-4
here it is in all its glory: McDonnell Douglas F-4E-41-MC Phantom USAF 68-0531 (c / n 3730) 20th FS "Silver Lobos" Holloman AFB
The 1 Hangar and its CH-46, King Air 350 and F-18
and this is a wash for aircraft, here stands a covered F-18. On this side of the road we are in the part of the base that deals with the long-term storage and recovery of aircraft. In the other part we will see a place where they are dismantled for parts.
go further: rows F-16
look like they are all wrapped in film
in Stupino would be one ...
we go further, here engines are stored in special containers
different engines in different containers, but there are just on the stands. Away P-3
a lot of them there
F-16 tails, based on 400, like F-4
the base is so huge that for simplicity there are streets with their own names
so we found out that here: J79-GE-15 engines from F-4C, RF-4C, F-4D.
and behind them are some kind of turboprop?
there is something more monumental
P-3 in slender rows. What a gorgeous aircraft. Maybe we where IL-18 in the same rows is?
and here it is not just containers with something, since they are also filled with nitrogen under pressure, and next to it are probably engines from F-100?
these already seem not to be useful
and again P-3
someone else's engines
It looks like Allison T56-A-14 from P-3
GE TF39 engines from C-5 Galaxy transport aircraft
before us is the C-9 military version of the McDonnell Douglas DC-9
similar to CFM-56, KC-135 engines
then the bus goes to the alley, which performs the function of the same museum: along it stand one copy of the planes, which are represented on the base and belong to the museum. I will skip this alley now and then I will stop at it separately.
For now, just look around, he is our F-14.
bye P-3 and engine containers
far away A-10, but we are not lucky there
P-3 and C-9
P-3 rear view, all of them here about 130 pieces
there are a lot of various modifications of P-3, this is EP-3E
this is P-3b
again a museum alley, but about it later with detailed coverage
and again in the air A-10
UP-3B with onboard 153433
KC-135 with onboard 71460 Kansas
135 is a lot of order, 187
and on the left what is that ditch
some kind of rocket, maybe someone knows what it is? Yes, and with additional accelerator
very far different F-4, then T-34C (Turbomentors) and finally C-12
away favorite UH-1
A-10 and huge refueling tanks are seen, the base then flies
written SLV-5 is kind of like the head of the Titan III rocket
B-1 and C-5
EC-135 or Rc-135
how many are there ... sell a couple ...
and AH-1 and UH-1
engines from P-3
a bunch of all the necessary equipment. And we are moving to another part of the base, but this story is about next time.