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    Posted 6 years ago

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    - "Flying Arsenal of the United States Air Force" - drawn in scale of 1 to 240
    - Produced by National Geographic Society© - Geographic Art Division
    - Art by Davis Weltzer / Research by George W. Beatty - (September 1965)
    - Lithograph poster of a total of 26 U.S. Air Force Aircraft with description
    - Full-color image size is 30" wide by 15" high / rolled and unframed
    - 2" wide white border on all 4 sides **(I have cropped off for CW photo)
    ** Details sharper on poster - depleted and blurred somewhat due to photo reduction
    ** Aircraft from top to bottom on left side;
    - General Dynamics F-106 Delta Dart Interceptor
    - Lockheed VF-12 A Prototype Interceptor (predecessor to the SR-71 "Blackbird")
    - Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Strategic Bomber
    - Republic F-105 Thunderchief Tactical Fighter
    - North American XB-70 Valkyrie Experimental Aircraft (prototype for the B-70 Supersonic) ** In 1966, one prototype crashed after colliding in midair with a smaller jet aircraft; the remaining Valkyrie bomber is in the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. (retired 1969)
    - General Dynamics F-111 Tactical Fighter
    - Lockheed C-141 Starlifter Cargo/Troop Carrier
    ** Aircraft from top to bottom in center;
    - McDonnell F-101 Voodoo Interceptor
    - North American F-100 Super Sabre Tactical Fighter
    - McDonnell F-4C Phantom II Tactical Fighter
    - General Dynamics B-58 Hustler Strategic Bomber
    - Fairchild Hiller C-123 Provider Assault Transport
    - Martin RB-57 Canberra Reconnaissance Aircraft
    - Douglas C-133 Cargomaster Cargo/Troop Carrier
    - Lockheed C-130 Hercules Cargo/Troop Carrier
    - Kaman HH-43B Huskie Crash-Rescue Fire-Fighter (Helicopter)
    ** Aircraft from top to bottom on right side;
    - Northrop T-38 Talon Trainer
    - Douglas C-47 Skytrain Cargo/Troop Carrier
    - Lockheed WU-2 Reconnaissance Aircraft
    - Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker Tanker (in-flight refueling)
    - Lockheed F-104 Starfighter Interceptor
    - Grumman HU-16 Albatross Search-Rescue Amphibian
    - Douglas A-1E Skyraider Tactical Fighter
    - Douglas C-124 Globemaster Cargo/Troop Carrier
    - Sikorsky CH-3C Cargo/Troop Carrier (Helicopter)
    - LTV-Hiller-Ryan XC-142 Experimental V/STOL Cargo Transport (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) ** Only 5 were built, XC-142 testing ended and the remaining flying copy was turned over to NASA for research testing from May 1966 to May 1970. - Only one still survives housed at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. It was flown to the museum in 1970.

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