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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:13 am 
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F-94A-5-LO s/n 49-2500
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*ARDC at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
*Bailed to Cornell University's Aeronautical Laboratory for testing purposes.
*11/1958: Donated to the Buffalo, New York public school system.
*Currently preserved at Warner-Robbins AFB, GA.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:20 am 
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Chris Brame wrote:
Note the "A" after the serial - that's because there was another F-94 with the same last three digits in its serial, 51-5500:
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...which coincidentally also had a nose job, to fit a 20mm rotating cannon.


One of the Gun-Val aircraft no less!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:33 pm 
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I'm surprised no one has thought of this...

If it was a test aircraft all its life...
the E might have stood for "Exempt" a mission prefix from 1946-55 for test aircraft meaning they were exempt from various maintenance, and combat related modifications, often because they were bailed to a contractor.

Considering its age (purchased in FY 49), it's something worth considering.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:47 pm 
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JohnB wrote:
I'm surprised no one has thought of this...

If it was a test aircraft all its life...
the E might have stood for "Exempt" a mission prefix from 1946-55 for test aircraft meaning they were exempt from various maintenance, and combat related modifications, often because they were bailed to a contractor.

Considering its age (purchased in FY 49), it's something worth considering.


It does indeed. Post-1955 replaced with J- and N- if memory serves.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:17 pm 
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Fascinating story. On the photo of her on the trailer at the beginning, what is the long pol-like object beside the fuselage?


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Fascinating story. On the photo of her on the trailer at the beginning, what is the long pol-like object beside the fuselage?

That is a refueling boom that came along with it on the same truck.

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Cubs2jets wrote:
More information from millionmonkeytheater.com

http://millionmonkeytheater.com/f94pics/49-2500.jpg

F-94A-5-LO s/n 49-2500
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*ARDC at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
*Bailed to Cornell University's Aeronautical Laboratory for testing purposes.
*11/1958: Donated to the Buffalo, New York public school system.
*Currently preserved at Warner-Robbins AFB, GA.

C2j

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*Was preserved at Warner-Robbins AFB, GA.
*Currently preserved at the Castle Air Museum, CA.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 11:10 pm 
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Thank you so much for the picture of that spectacular bird! I haven’t seen this plane before, and the static restoration is beautiful. I love the T-33 front, the F-94 back, and the P-80 tip tanks! The underslungs are so cool! With very few of the displayed P-80/TO-1 aircraft remaining having them they are rather special today. Thanks again!


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