Ozair wrote:No F-14, that is an F-111. Can also see I think a Vigilante, E-6, an F-8 and a few others. I'm not convinced that is a B-29 either.
RetiredWeasel wrote:China lake was a big B-29 salvage area during the 60s to early 90s. Dozens of derelict[url][/url] B-29s were stowed there although they used some for target towing and other activities at the Naval Weapons Test Center. Most were eventually chopped up, but a few were saved and used as targets at the various ranges around China Lake.
The B-29 with the and aft fuselage chopped off, was called '"Here's Hopin" s/n 44-69729. You can find pictures of it and other info at: http://www.chinalakealumni.org/B-29/B29mo.htm
The recent completion of the restoration of the B-29 "Doc" was also parked there not far from "Here's Hoppin". It made it's first flight I believe just a few months ago since being taken out of the desert.
I have to agree with a previous poster that the northern most 4 engine aircraft does not quite look like a B-29 although there is an anomaly in the trailing edge of the wings image. Hard to tell. Here's a closer view:
And Ozair is correct that is a F-111. However if you go here:http://www.google.com/maps/place/Naval+Air+Weapons+Station+-+China+Lakeemail@example.com,-117.572194,270m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c1124b2c5e64d5:0xba9250134ea239e8!8m2!3d35.6890073!4d-117.6833066?hl=en which is about 6 miles NE, you can count 9 F-14 airframes.
Ozair wrote:Benjuhman wrote:The F-14 is the one with the with the wings closed (I think)
The fuselage is different between an F-14 and an F-111 but the real giveaway is the single vertical stab.
moo wrote:As I said earlier, the more complete aircraft with the tail still attached is a C-97 or KC-97 - it is in-fact KC-97 Stratofreighter s/n 52-2669.
Not a B-29, not a B-50.
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