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Muroc (Edwards) AFB 1950s...

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  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Muroc (Edwards) AFB 1950s...
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, January 26, 2018 8:56 PM

Another discovery from the Life archives... lots of X- planes, rocket sleds, Scott Crossfield and D-558 phase 2....

 

 

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/79eeb05e5a6170c0.html

 

All in glorious black and white!!!! Scroll thru and enjoy!

 

Got any Beamons?

 

 

Are these Lindberg kits?

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, January 26, 2018 9:21 PM

There's a lot to take in there. Did you know that Muroc was named after the Corum family, early settlers of the area.

 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:15 AM

Corum spelled backwards? I knew of the dry lake... been there many times and down to earth there a few of them...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Monday, January 29, 2018 11:26 AM

One thing I notice about that photo is the ashtrays.  Different times.

Gary

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, January 29, 2018 3:40 PM

Thinking they are pistons.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 29, 2018 4:05 PM

GMorrison

Thinking they are pistons.

 

Its not unusual in the military to have ash trays made from unique items like that: cut down tank or artillery round bases, etc. In my old TOW company, it was a status symbol to keep the front end cap off a live TOW round you had fired and use it for an ash tray. In peacetime those things were damn expensive to fire, as most were kept in  war reserve, so it was a rare privilege. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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