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UER Forum > Archived US: South > Hustler. (Viewed 1148 times)
~Nin 


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Hustler.
< on 9/26/2010 10:26 PM >
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Somewhere, Texas.

I saw something on google earth, an unlikely thought dwelled in the back of my mind. I assumed it was some old cranes or something, looked like it could, looked like it could be something else. Me and a friend set off into the forest in Somewhere, Texas. I stepped into the clearing after fighting through the Texas brush and those unlikely thoughts were confirmed. They can only be summed up in four words. "Mother fucking fighter jets."

Poor quality Iphone pictures follow.








(Callsign Hustler)












(nose)




(Where the jet would have gone.)



I would love help identifying these, I believe the larger one with the markings to be an f4e phantom II. The others are a mystery.
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Re: Hustler.
<Reply # 1 on 9/27/2010 1:05 AM >
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I can't identify those plains...but THAT is my DREAM find!! Please go back and take more pics...I am drooling!

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Re: Hustler.
<Reply # 2 on 9/27/2010 1:22 AM >
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in the nose gear bay, there should be a pacard. it should have the s/n and other info. the tail # stays with the a/c for life. it is also on the placard and the doors to the nose gear.

http://registry.fa.../NNum_Inquiry.aspx

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~Nin 


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Re: Hustler.
<Reply # 3 on 9/27/2010 1:33 AM >
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I think I identified some of them..

The first, large one is an F4E Phantom II. I'm pretty certain of that.

The one that was in pieces that I didn't take pictures of.. well I don't have a damned clue.

Then I think the other two whole chassis might have belonged to Luft Waffe Panavia Tornados, which really makes me go wtf are they doing in a forest in Texas.



I know from google earth that about a year ago they had these type of intakes, and the chassis are almost an exact shape match. They did have the same type of folding wings, The bar jutting out next to the cockpit, the cockpit shape ect.
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Re: Hustler.
<Reply # 4 on 9/27/2010 4:34 AM >
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Very cool find!

Could you at least share with us what region of the state these are in? I'm guessing around Austin, since that's where you're from, and Austin is home to a decommissioned, re-purposed Air Force Base.

As for concerns about revealing the location...I wouldn't be TOO worried about them getting trashed; they don't seem to be in all that great a shape as it is!

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Re: Hustler.
<Reply # 5 on 9/27/2010 5:27 AM >
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Posted by cdevon1200
in the nose gear bay, there should be a pacard. it should have the s/n and other info. the tail # stays with the a/c for life. it is also on the placard and the doors to the nose gear.

http://registry.fa.../NNum_Inquiry.aspx


I'm perty sure military jets don't have n-numbers

uering
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Re: Hustler.
<Reply # 6 on 9/27/2010 11:22 AM >
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its an F4 Phantom for sure (Wild Weasel)

its not crashed its been scrapped (cannibalized) all the good stuff removed

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Re: Hustler.
<Reply # 7 on 9/27/2010 4:56 PM >
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WOW....that's all I could say at first. Awesome find!!! I wouldn't think that stuff like that could be just left anywhere. You would think they would've been taken back to base or something. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Hustler.
<Reply # 8 on 9/27/2010 8:35 PM >
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That is an amazing find. My husband would be in heaven there. Would love to know the location or area.

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Re: Hustler.
<Reply # 9 on 9/28/2010 4:29 PM >
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Posted by ~Nin



That right there looks like an F-14 Tomcat. I know it's not. It doesn't have the dual tails. But, at first glance it looked like one. I don't recall the F-4 phantoms having the swept back wing designs.

[last edit 9/28/2010 4:30 PM by Armed Geoduck - edited 1 times]

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Re: Hustler.
<Reply # 10 on 9/28/2010 5:22 PM >
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Looking at this image, especially the side panels and the HUD area, the plane appears to be an F-14. The first picture is definitely an F-4.
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Re: Hustler.
<Reply # 11 on 9/28/2010 5:31 PM >
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Posted by Link338

200967.jpg (68 kb, 330x247)
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Looking at this image, especially the side panels and the HUD area, the plane appears to be an F-14. The first picture is definitely an F-4.


The right-side picture appears to be a dead link, but the left picture is definitely NOT an F-14. Off the top of my head, I'd say it's an F-104 Starfighter.

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Re: Hustler.
<Reply # 12 on 9/28/2010 5:42 PM >
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what a great find! are they just in some random pasture?

musket boy 


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Re: Hustler.
<Reply # 13 on 9/28/2010 6:47 PM >
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This is an F-4B Phantom II which was upgraded to an F-4N, you can tell by the layout of the rear instrument panel.



Do you have any more pictures of the other ones?




uering
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Re: Hustler.
<Reply # 14 on 9/29/2010 12:57 PM >
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The picture I posted is most certainly an F-14. I posted it because it shows it without the skin. It doesn't look like an F-14 because the engine intakes are missing. It's not an F-104 as the canopy on an F-104 opens to the side. You can see that the maintenance bays match up to the aircraft posted in this thread. Especially the large avionics/radar bay, and the inflight refueling probe area.

Here is another one showing the avionics bay.


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Re: Hustler.
<Reply # 15 on 9/30/2010 8:31 PM >
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Posted by Link338

"It doesn't look like an F-14 because the engine intakes are missing."



Well, I would say the reason it doesn't look like an F-14 is because the nosecone bears no resemblance whatsoever to an F-14 nosecone. Every model of F-14 I've ever seen has some pretty noticeable curvature from front to back on the nosecone; this has none, or virtually so.

But I will admit it's pretty hard to tell much about the plane in the picture because the picture is so tiny!




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~Nin 


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Re: Hustler.
<Reply # 16 on 10/1/2010 3:39 PM >
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I'm planning to return to the site this weekend with a few friends. This time I'll bring my d60 and get some decent shots. Are there any specific parts of the plane that would help you to better identify them?

musket boy 


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Re: Hustler.
<Reply # 17 on 10/1/2010 4:56 PM >
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Posted by ~Nin
I'm planning to return to the site this weekend with a few friends. This time I'll bring my d60 and get some decent shots. Are there any specific parts of the plane that would help you to better identify them?


any kind of numbers or markings that are still legible, and instrument panels are a good clue

uering
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