Thursday, April 23, 2009

And more Selfridge Pictures...

This is the last of my pictures from Selfridge. I was surprised at just how many planes they had here. It seems to be a pretty good sample of the aircraft that were used there.

This is the P-3 Orion. This was based at Selfridge. It was used mostly for sub hunting but could be modified for a number of other missions. It was another aircraft that they had opened so that you could look inside. It also had a Chief that used to fly on it and he was able to answer questions about the aircraft.

This is the cockpit of the P-3.

This is the F4U Corsair which saw quite a bit of use in the Pacific during World War II.

This is the US-2 Tracker which was a carrier based aircraft that was used to hunt subs.

This is the Nike-Hercules which was another type of missile used for Air Defense.

This is an A-4 Skyhawk which was used by the Navy and Marines. It had the nickname of Heineman's Hot Rod after it's designer.

This is an A-26 Invader which first saw service in World War II and lasted through the Vietnam War.

I was amazed at how good of condition the aircraft were in considering that they were outside and in Michigan. Michigan's weather can be pretty rough.

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