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EA-6B Prowler retires

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
EA-6B Prowler retires
Posted by mississippivol on Thursday, March 07, 2019 12:49 PM

Looks like the Marines will retire the last of these tomorrow. In service since 1971, not one was ever lost on combat. Last one I saw was at an airshow several years ago. They had a trash can underneath a fluid leak that smelled like fuel! 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, March 08, 2019 8:53 AM

When I hear of such long serving aircraft being retired, it makes me feel really old.  I remember seeing a P-80 fly in 1945 or early 1946.

 

 

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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Friday, March 08, 2019 11:01 AM

Wow. Wonder what's going to replace em'? I guess they finally wore out.

We in Canada are having the same trouble with the CF-18's ours wore out so we bought more worn out ones from Australia to keep the RCAF alive. :( 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 08, 2019 11:07 AM

German Armour

Wow. Wonder what's going to replace em'? I guess they finally wore out.

We in Canada are having the same trouble with the CF-18's ours wore out so we bought more worn out ones from Australia to keep the RCAF alive. :( 

 

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