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jklier
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From: Austin, Tx, USA
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posted 10-23-2012 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jklier   Click Here to Email jklier     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was rectifying some aerial imagery around Hood County Texas and noticed some aircraft right next to US377 with no airport nearby. I did a little searching and found this was the Pate Museum of Transportation. I say "was" as I also found the owner had passed away and the museum closed about 3 years ago and everything was auctioned off.

I found some pictures of the exhibits and this was included.

Anyone know if this was just a replica and what may have happened to it? I sure would have loved to haul that home on my trailer!

mikej
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From: Germantown, WI USA
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posted 10-23-2012 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikej   Click Here to Email mikej     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Field Guide cites it as a model made by McDonnell, dating back to at least 1964.

jklier
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posted 10-25-2012 07:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jklier   Click Here to Email jklier     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had forgotten about that website. Thanks for that. looks like they had a few other space related items.

I wonder who ended up with them?

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