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T-38 Talon

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In the "for what is worth" department,  I am attaching some pictures of a desk model of an early T-38 Talon that I found at an antique shop in a small town about 30 miles from my home a few years back. Northrop used to give these out in the early `60s to squadron commanders, etc. I saw many on the desks of the flying officers I worked under during my stint as a simulator instructor from 1964 to 1975. I think I gave $25 for it and it stays displayed on a higher shelf in my living room.

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Nice.:salute:

  Isn't that what the astronauts were given - instead of a company car - they got a company T38? 

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Probably so as they sure flew the heck out of them! Not sure if the flight time was cheaper than flying first class though 🤣!

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29 minutes ago, Kira said:

Very nice, especially for $25.  Also very dusty, apparently.

Dust? That's what the antique world calls "patina" 😃😃! Yeah, it was a tad dusty but I am really careful wiping it down as the decals are getting quite fragile.

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I have found that a small paintbrush works well as a duster for delicate things.  We use 1" around work.

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57 minutes ago, Kira said:

I have found that a small paintbrush works well as a duster for delicate things.  We use 1" around work.

I will grab one of my wife's softer craft brushes and use that...thanks!

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Nice model Bill, if I saw that sitting there in the store I would have snapped it up also. Good Find.

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