Author Topic: c/n 601, N87743  (Read 1224 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 601, N87743
« on: March 13, 2015, 10:33:34 AM »
3 picture check your albums. Please do an internet search maybe you'll come up with one I couldn't find, I need all the help I can get.

Starting with this post orange print is unverified info, it comes from unverifiable sources.

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c/n 601, built 09/63 as U-10B s/n 63-13096 for USAF accepted 10/63, t/n “63-13096” USAF (possible U-10B/U-10D conv ?), USAF Air NG  until until 05/67, USAF Tactical Air Command, 4410th Combat Crew Training Wing, Eglin Air Force Auxiliary Field #9 (Hurlburt Field) FL, 10/73, USAF Air Force Special Operations Command, 1st Special Operations Wing, 317th Special Operations Squadron, Eglin Air Force Auxiliary Field #9 (Hurlburt Field), FL (Code AO) until 11/74, USAF Air Materiel Command, Military Aircraft Storage & Disposition Center, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ , declared excess 02/75, USAF Struck off Charge & released from storage at Davis-Monthan AFB, USAF released as N87743 to (SIL) Jaars (37th Helio of 46) never placed in service or flown sold as parts '97, to USAF Museum of Aviation Robins AFB GA, '98 was on display Warner Robbins AFB, GA with spurious tail number “63601”, expired registry '13, FAA lists as sold for parts or scrapped



« Last Edit: March 13, 2015, 10:35:15 AM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 601, N87743
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 06:01:07 AM »
Picture of c/n 601 (63-13096) with original camouflage paint before release from storage to Jaars.

Museum appears to have repainted 601 in a new camo scheme for display as well as getting tail number wrong.

Anyone have a picture before it was painted in camo for S/Vietnam service or as N87743 while with Jaars?

Can anyone identify what appears to be a parachute badge on the tail?

« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 06:12:23 AM by Doug Johnson 1 »

Steve Williams

Re: c/n 601, N87743
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 06:14:45 PM »
It's a Tactical Air Command badge.