This Tracker's paint has faded so much that she is showing a ghostly '7Y' tail code of RAW-73, NAS Grosse Ile, MI. The base closed in 1969 and it's units and aircraft moved to NAF Detroit. She became N433DF with the CDF.
7th October 1994, this was a line up of BUFF rear fuselage sections and tail units which had already been guillotined. The 3rd fin from the right is clearly that of B-52F 57-0035 which was last operated by the 93rd BW and entered MASDC November 1978.
Another sectioned BUFF from my 7th October 1994 AMARC tour. I did catch this chopped up B-52D forward fuselage however I was not able to identify her. The tail fin behind her cockpit belongs to 55-0087.
Some exotic Stratotankers in this line-up. Identifiable aircraft from the left NKC-135A 55-3120 and 55-3122 last operated by the 4950th TW out of Wright-Patterson, OH. Then EC-135C 63-8047 last operated by the 2nd ACCS / 55th W out of Offut, NE.
This is KC-135A 62-3563 pcn CA 097 entered AMARC March 1994 and last operated by the 917th ARS / 96th W out of Dyess, TX. Love the Shamu paint scheme. She was converted to KC-135R standard and left AMARC for Turkey in December 1997.
S-2E Bu.No 149873 pcn 1S 441 as 'NW-205' last operated by VS-82 "Fighting Yellow Tails", a Naval Air Reserve squadron which was established in 1970 and disestablished in 1976. She entered MASDC in January 1974 and then allocated to USDA as N512DF.
This former US Coast Guard HC-130B serial 1344 pcn 45 001 was formerly operated out of Elizabeth City, she entered store in July 1982. She went out to National Aircraft in June 1996. I think the Herk behind her is 1340.