A tale of a Boozefighter's former adventures in jackassery in The Land of the Moaning Clam and new adventures back in the Lone Star State and Beyond to the Desert wastes of the Stan's of the world back to the Land of the Moaning Clam and who knows where else to inculde By God Texas and the whatnot! And Shit!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Chanute Air Meuseum, Illinois

I made a stop at the Chanute Air meuseum in Rantoul, Il on my way down to Tennessee.

Teh B-58 Hustler! Four big ass GE J-79 afterburning turbojets push this bastard at Mach +2.3. It was designed for high speed, high altitude, high death by carrying four B-43 (1 Mt yield) or B-63 (340Kt yield) weapons. I dream of planes like this at night.

My most favorite jet fighter in the world... the F-86 Sabre jet. A true gunfighter.

Here's an EB-66 for Scotty... he crewed these pokey things in Vietnam

a US navy AEW super-Connie. This was the first AWACS/dew line radar aircraft.

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Lonnie C. said...

Enjoy the airplane photos, I was Naval Aircrew with VQ2 on the EC121M, EA-3B and EP-3E aircraft. Used to see the RB66's (AF version of the A-3) on many occassions overseas

Chris/Blue Collar Moto said...

Been a long time since I've been to Chanute AFB. Thanks for the pix! For some reason all I remember is all the big cargo planes that were too big to take back off from the short runway at the time. Looks like a real museum now.