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    Don't mock the shovel, aside from the assault rifle,clean socks and morphine injection, it is a infantry's men best friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    From what I've read, they're inside a climate-controlled hanger.

    Oh look, at least one is still flying The F-117A Nighthawk flies on at Groom Lake!
    Here's a pretty good read: Why Is The 'Retired' F-117 Nighthawk Still Flying?


    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy View Post
    I thought they were being kept in their own little climate-controlled version of AMARC until complete obsolescence (like everything at DM).
    From the moment they were retired, they went to rest back where it began in Tonopah/Groom Lake.

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    Pffff...of course the glorious Soviet Union came up with it first. Just like Quadrotriticale was a Russian invention.

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    Great pics of those slumbering 'hawks!

    Ah the IS-3, one of my favorites
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    how many stealth planes russia has?? well whatever the number is, minus one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omon View Post
    how many stealth planes russia has?? well whatever the number is, minus one.
    That's a shame, such a beautiful bird
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    Quote Originally Posted by omon View Post
    how many stealth planes russia has?? well whatever the number is, minus one.
    What happened?
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    Last edited by Red Team; 10 Jun 14, at 23:46.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    What happened?
    Judging from the scorch marks behind the cockpit, I'd say it caught on fire.

    Edit: Red Team beat me to it . . . . .
    Last edited by Stitch; 10 Jun 14, at 23:36.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    Great pics of those slumbering 'hawks!

    Ah the IS-3, one of my favorites
    Then you might like these:

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    And, since the IS-3 wasn't on the auction list, I'm assuming it's one of the tanks that'll get moved back to Stow, MA later on this year.
    Last edited by Stitch; 11 Jun 14, at 00:10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch View Post
    Then you might like these:
    That is the meanest looking tank.

    I'd hate to have seen those on the Korean battlefield.
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