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ThunderPigC130

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Hello Everyone

  Regarding the F86 site i posted the pics of the canopy of a few days back, the site itself is unknown.  By part numbers i know its at least an "E", but there were a few models after that. 

  The biggest piece of wreckage at the site was what i think was a bomb rack, but it could also be for rockets or maybe even fuel. 

  I am going to try and ID this one, so i guess the first step is getting the model right. 

  Are there any F86 experts out there who would know if bomb rack was limited to a specific model?

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I've been researching F-86 models lately
The wings, landing gear are the same between models
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4520th MMS was active at Nellis mid 60s.  That makes it very late for F-86 unless they were still servicing racks for visiting guard jets there for training.

http://usafunithistory.com/PDF/4000/4520%20MUNITIONS%20MAINT%20SQ.pdf
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This type of rack was capable of being used on all F-86 models except D and L. 

In the mid 1960s there still would have been F-86 aircraft from ANG and allied units training at Nellis. 
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Pete / Walt:  Yes, nellis had F86's around into the mid 60's at least.  The last F86 crash i know of from nellis was from mid 1965.

  I was hoping one of you was going to say "That rack was only used on the "E", or something like that to narrow down my search.

  Well i looked through my records and it looks like there were plenty of E and F crashes, but only one H and nothing after those models (In my records, anyway).  So i guess i am looking for an E or F that crashed 1963 or later. 

Dave / Walt / Pete - Thank you all for your contributions, will let you know if i ever find out which one this is.
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Mystery Solved !

  Site has been confirmed as that of F86F 52-5151 which crashed on 10 June 1965 due to "Rupture of the fuel hose ... in the number two combustion can fuel nozzle". 

  Interesting thing is that the pilot was a pakistani:  2Lt akhtar

  First time i have heard of pakistanis being trained at nellis.

  Thanks to all who contributed, and special thanks to waltW, who found out what years the 4520th was operational, nate decker who runs :

http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/F-86.html

   and gave me a list of six candidates which crashed from nellis in that time frame, and craig fuller, who used his database to eliminate 3 of the six for me.  From there it was luck that the first one i FOIAed was the right one.

  PS - That bomb rack i found at the site is a B37K.  Pic attached.

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What aircraft has stub wings to hang weapons on? Other than OV-10 and helicopters. Obviously USAF by the markings on the bomb rack.
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Gratz on nailing it to an event.
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Hello Angus

  If you hover over the picture the title should come up :  "B37K bomb rack on OV10".
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Hi ThunderPig,

The browser I am using at the moment doesn't seem to do that, so thanks for the info. I had looked at OV-10's, but they didn't seem quite right. Probably just the angle. That's a lot of practice bombs.
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