Author Topic: c/n 1260, N5399G  (Read 3542 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 1260, N5399G
« on: April 24, 2015, 07:01:55 AM »
4 pictures 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.

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c/n 1260, built 06/67 as U-10D s/n 66-14358 for USAF accepted 06/67, t/n “14358” USAF West Virginia Air National Guard, 130th Special Operations Squadron until 11/74, storage MASDC Davis-Monthan AFB AZ declared excess 01/77 released from storage 12/78 as N5399G AL CAP 1 of 15 converted to trigear 2/79 accident lost brakes while taxiing for takeoff collided with dirt bank substantial damage @ Possum Kingdom-Grayford TX 2/81, sold '81, Larry Montgomery (Larmont Aviation dealer) SC sold '85, Terrance Thorton KS sold '87, C. Foreman KS FAA files say it was converted back to conventional gear but pictures don't show that, partial 1400 series upgrade trapezoidal rear windows dorsal fin and baggage door sold '91, Anthony Panzarino Canoga Park, CA





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Doug

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1260, N5399G
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2016, 01:21:27 PM »
I recieved this email in regard to N5399G (c/n 1260)

Hi Doug,
  I tried to contact Mr. Panzarino back in the late 90's when I was working out in CA. It was at Whiteman airport just Northwest of Burbank. It was still on tri gear, paint was very bad and maintainance looked to be minimal but he did fly it once in a while. Igall Barack knows him and based Helioshark (c/n 1259) at the same field.   Paul


Found a photo to add its as you describe.
Doug

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 1260, N5399G
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 05:53:15 AM »
added a picture of the left side to go with the one above, and another photo as #1 found  on e-bay note the marking on the door probably just for the trip to MASDC.

It would be interesting to see a current photo. According to FAA files it was converted back to the original reverse tricycle gear configuration by C. Foreman KS sometime between '87 and '91 but as you can see above in the 2008 photo it is still has a nose wheel.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2021, 01:26:21 PM by Doug Johnson 1 »

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 1260, N5399G
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2021, 01:31:26 PM »
found a picture that has less covers and looks like an older photo '92 the paint looks better.

I will open it above as #2