NAA F-86L & F-100C: Men and their toys (V).

Buckley Air Force Base, methinks. Superb pic taken when the Colorado ANG was replacing their mounts and name in around 1961. From the F-86L “Sabre Dog” all-weather fighter (120th Fighter Interceptor Squadron) to the F-100C “Hun” day-fighter (120th Tactical Fighter squadron)….losing gizmos, but at least becoming really supersonic on the way.
The 120th has a certain honor. In 1968, still with their “Huns”, they became the first Air National Guard unit deployed for one year to the Vietnam conflict.

A definitely more lighthearted moment here. Some 120th personnel admiring a Bocar Stiletto. The little known Stiletto sport car was there for something: after all the company that built them was from Lakewood, Colorado.


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