Aviation Photo #1497713 Boeing B-52D Stratofortress - USA - Air Force

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This former 'Crested Dove' B-52D was on display at the Southwest Aerospace Museum in the late 80's. She was scrapped on site with the closure of the museum in the early 90's.
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    Michael Baldock
    USA - Air Force
    Boeing B-52D Stratofortress
    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
    Boeing
    464015
    55-0063
    Fort Worth - NAS JRB / Carswell Field (AFB)
    Texas
    USA
    February 9, 1987
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Anonymous
6 years ago
What a shame, what a shame to hear it was scrapped. This aircraft had been grounded due to a crack in primary structure that was deemed too costly to repair. It had been used as a weapons load trainer on the active flightline for years during the early '80s. Also it was used as a spare parts bird. We called it a can-bird because we cannibalized parts off of it. The trick was we would order parts against this aircraft and always have critical parts when needed for the active aircraft. We replaced what we cannibalized. I was a young Airman on the crew that volunteered to tow this aircraft from the active flightline at Carswell, across the grass on a temporary road they made for it, and to this parking spot. They donated it to the museum when the D models were retired in '83 and replaced with H models. It's very frustrating to hear that it was scrapped.
Anonymous
5 years ago
My first encounter 063 was at Westover afb, ma .Twice in one day loaded for alert,and downloaded and grounded for a total furbishment! Hoses,Hydraulic packs,pneudralics,the works! after refurb,and new paint it was assigned to Andersen afb tdy, taxiing in, it peeled the roof off a roach coach down, another 2 months fixing the wing tip. it caught up with me at carswell afb and proceeded to break its back. hate to hear it was scrapped, she was a pain in my butt all those years. we had a name for her at westover afb, - the westover witch!

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