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  •  I'm glad to see you come in to share (10+ / 0-)

    your wealth of aviation knowledge -- bears and planes are about the two most interesting subjects to most Alaskans.

    From this USAF National Museum Fighter Aircraft link, the F-104G is identified as an all-weather version, but like the F014S it was a Military Assistance Program/Consortium built design for international service.

    http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/...

    When I was much younger (and 4th Avenue in Anchorage much wilder), I remember the Sabre Jet Room -- a tawdry bar just near Elmendorf AFB that had an old F-86 Sabre airframe hanging from the side of the building.  In that era -- Alaska was still on the Cold War front lines and it very much felt like it at times.  

    The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety. H.L. Mencken

    by ancblu on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 11:49:24 PM PST

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