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#6730 2014-11-18 14:47 GMT-5 hours    
I can't figure out what model fighter I see on Google Maps at 41.648180, -70.521521 on Otis ANGB, Cape Cod. There are 4 vintage fighters: an F-100 next to an F-86 parked in front of a T-33 and a 4th jet that I can't ID. This 4th jet is about the size of the F-86 but it has 2 noticeable differences in plan view: the horizontal stabilizers/stabilators have a constant cord - not tapered like the F-86; and the wing root is longer than the Sabre's.

I have a screen shot from Google Maps, but can't figure out how to embed it here.

Let me know what you think, please.

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#6731 2014-11-18 16:49 GMT-5 hours    
I think it's a Republic F-84F Thunderstreak

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#6732 2014-11-18 19:30 GMT-5 hours    
Yes, F-84F 52-6382

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#6733 2014-11-18 20:29 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks so much. Now that I see photos of the F-84F I agree. I knew aviation photography folks could ID this in a flash.

I see you even know the BuNo. I feel like I'm dipping into a different reality where a whole sub-culture of enthusiasts know the location and BuNo of every U.S. fighter.

Cheers

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#6734 2014-11-19 03:27 GMT-5 hours    
@buford9mosbey
Yeah, you are correct with this 'sub-culture'

I don't know if there is a special online version of it, but for those grounded ones there are some good books around - with yearly updates/new editions. I don't know if I may advertise some, so try www search for:

- Wrecks and Relics
- Military Out of Service

Have fun and there are some more 'Google Earth Spotters' out there (not myself)

Muuuuhhh - welcome in the land of milk and chocolate

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