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Abandoned F-14s & F-4's. Huh?

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Does anyone have any info on this? As is standard with YouTube, there are lots of conflicting reports in the comments.

 

 

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Pretty interesting. That Tomcat has been there for a while as some trees have grown through thepanels on the intakes

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My guess is that that is an old aircraft dump at or near NAS Dallas since the F-4 (Buno 152267) was the gate guard there before it closed. The Tomcats probably belonged to VF-201 or VF-202 and were dumped there when VF-202 was decomm'ed since one of them has "SARDIP" painted on it and was probably used as a source of spare parts for VF-201 aircraft.

 

If you Google (F-4B Buno 152267) you can find some info about it.

 

Also, look up the buno here, it states:

 

http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/thirdseries19.html

"152267 (MSN 994) upgraded to F-4N.  SOC Apr 14, 1982.  Currently preserved in Dallas, Texas.  When it went to
the Army Reserve, it was towed to a forest area near Temple, TX.  NMNA at Pensacola took charge of all
Navy preserved aircraft."

This site shows the mounting frame that is under the F-4;

http://aerialvisuals.ca/AirframeDossier.php?Serial=161034

 

 

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Whataminute, these aircraft are outside Temple?! That's half an hour from my house! I must know where these are!

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3 hours ago, Whiskey said:

Whataminute, these aircraft are outside Temple?! That's half an hour from my house! I must know where these are!

 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/1002+S+20th+St,+Temple,+TX+76501/@31.104253,-97.3301387,797m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x86456c5e5cddc349:0x39f277ab6a9a0bf0!8m2!3d31.104253!4d-97.32795

 

Mark

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Just east of Temple Iron & Metal, a recycling outfit   

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