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”57 Years in the Jet Stream” Bob Krone: 1954-2011

”57 Years in the Jet Stream” Bob Krone: 1954-2011

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  1. ”57 Years in the Jet Stream” Bob Krone: 1954-2011

  2. MENU 1. Planes I Flew 2. Combat Planes & Flying: The Reality that Models Model 3. Space 4. Questions

  3. North American T-6D • Specs & Performance • Span, 42 ft • Length, 29 ft • Height, 11 ft • Weight, 5,617 lbs • Armament, smoke rx • Engine, PW, R-1340, • 600 hp • Crew, 2 • Max Speed, 206 mph • Cruise Speed, 145 mph • Range, 1,000 miles • Ceiling, 23,200 ft Bob Krone flew, Pilot Training, Marana Air Base Arizona, 1953

  4. North American T-28 • Specs & Performance • Span, 41 ft • Length, 32 ft • Height, 13 ft • Weight, • Armament, 2, 50-Cal • guns, 1800 lbs stores • Engine, Wright R-1820 • 1,425 hp • Crew, 2 • Max Speed, 346 mph • Cruise Speed, 230 mph • Range, 1,060 miles • Ceiling Bob Krone flew pilot training 1953, Big Springs, Texas

  5. Lockheed T-33A • Specs & Performance • Span, 37 ft • Length, 37 ft • Height, 12 ft • Weight, 15,000 lbs • Armament, 2-50 cal • machine guns, nose • Engine, Allison, J-33, • 5,400 lbs thrust • Crew, 2 • Max Speed, 525 mph • Cruise Speed, 455 mph • Range, 1,000 miles • Ceiling, 45,000 ft. Bob Krone flew pilot training 1953, Big Springs, Texas

  6. 2006 Tamiya Catalog

  7. Lt Jack Harper With F-84G 50 Cal Ammunition, Turner AFB, GA 1954

  8. F-84F 1954-1957 Thunderstreak

  9. Specs & Performance • Span, 34 ft • Length, 43 ft • Height, 15 ft • Weight, 27,000 lbs • Armament, 5, 50 cal • machine guns, Rx, • 6,000 lbs bombs • Engine, Wright J65 • 7,220 lbs thrust • Crew, 1 • Max Speed, 685 mph • Cruise Speed, 535 mph • Range, 1,900 miles • Ceiling, 44,450 ft F-84Fs, Turner AFB, Georgia 1954-1957

  10. Fifty-Four Years Ago 31st Strategic Fighter Wing - F-84Fs Lead Crew of the Year - 1956 Lt. Bob Krone

  11. RF84F - Thunderflash • Specs & Performance • Span, 33’ • Length, 47’ • Height, 15’ • Weight, 25,390 • Armament, 4/50Cal • Machine Guns, wing • Engine, J-65-W-7 • 7,800 lbs thrust • Crew, One • Max Speed, 629mph • Cruise Speed, 542mph • Range, 2,000 miles • Ceiling 39,390’ RF-84F, 1955 High-Flight, Republic Aviation, NY to Denmark

  12. North American F-100D/F • Specs & Performance • Span, 39 ft • Length, 54 ft • Height, 16 ft • Weight, 38,048 • Armament, 4 M-39, • 20mm cannons, • 5000 lbs ext stores • Engine, PW J-57, • 16,000 lbs thrust • Crew, 1/2 • Max Speed, 926 mph • Cruise Speed, 590 mph • Range, 1,970 miles • Ceiling, 55,000 ft Bob Krone flew Turner AFB, Georgia 1957-1958; Itazuke AB, Japan 1959-1961

  13. F-100 & KC-135 Probe and Drogue Air Refueling

  14. F-100 Super Sabre Turner AFB Georgia 1957

  15. Pipers & Cessnas Bob Krone flew Aero Clubs 1954 - 1963

  16. North American F-86A • Specs & Performance • Span, 37 ft • Length, 37 ft • Height, 15 ft • Weight, 13,791 lbs • Armament, 6 50 cal • Rx, 2000 lbs bombs • Engine, GE J-47, • 5,200 lbs thrust • Crew, 1 • Max Speed, 685 mph • Cruise Speed, 540 mph • Range, 1200 miles • Ceiling, 49,000 ft Bob Krone flew Osan AB, Korea 1958-1959

  17. Army Cessna 0-1, Bird Dog • Specs & Performance • Span, 36 ft • Length, 25 ft • Height, 9 ft • Weight, 2400 lbs • Armament, smoke Rx • Engine, Cont 0-470, • 213 hp • Crew, 2 • Max Speed, 150 mph • Cruise Speed, 115 mph • Range, 530 miles • Ceiling, 20,300 ft Bob Krone flew K-3 Korea 1958-1959

  18. Douglas C-47 • Specs & Performance • Span, 95 ft • Length, 64 ft • Height, 17 ft • Weight, 33,000 lbs • Armament, none • Engine, 2 PW • R-1830, 1,200 hp • Crew, 6 • Max Speed, 232 mph • Cruise Speed, 175 mph • Range, 1,513 miles • Ceiling, 24,450 ft Bob Krone flew Pittsburgh, PA 1964-1965

  19. North American T-39 • Specs & Performance • Span, 44 ft • Length, 44 ft • Height, 16 ft • Weight, 18,650 lbs • Armament, none • Engine, 2 PW,J-60 • 3000 lbs thrust • Crew, 2, 7 passengers • Max Speed, 538 mph • Cruise Speed, 500 mph • Range, 1,348 miles • Ceiling, 42,000 ft Bob Krone flew Randolph AFB, TX 1966--1968

  20. Bob Krone checked out in the F-4 at Eglin AFB,FL, 1967 Max speed – 1,400 mph, Ceiling – 59,600 2006 Tamiya Catalog

  21. Republic F-105D/F • Specs & Performance • Span, 35 ft * Max Speed, 1390 mph • Length, 64 ft * Cruise, 778 mph • Height, 20 ft * Range, 2206 miles • Weight, 52,838 * Ceiling, 51,000 • Engine, PW, J-75, 24,500 lbs thrust • Crew, 1,2 • Armament, M61 Vulcan 20mm cannon, • 12,000 lbs ordnance Bob Krone flew George AFB, CA; McConnell AFB, KS; Korat Air Base, Thailand - 1963 - 1966

  22. OLIVER NORTH INTRODUCTION OF “ROLLING THUNDER,” 2 OCT 2005, “WAR STORIES”, FOX NEWS

  23. COMBAT FLYING MENU • The F-105D, My combat airplane • The North Vietnam Scene, 1965 -1966 • Ending the 1965 Bombing Halt Mission • Bob Krone’s 2006 Meaning of the Vietnam War You choose the subject(s) and the order

  24. Korat Air Base Thailand Hanoi

  25. Korat Air Base, Thailand

  26. Mekong River -- Thailand-Laos Border

  27. F-105D - Vietnam

  28. Southeast Asia – Vietnam War Battle Damage - Captain Fred de Jong’s F-105D Thunderchief - 1966

  29. Missile Radar Homing and Missile Launch Indicator – F-105D – April 1966

  30. Napalm 2000 Pound Bomb GAM 63 B - Bullpup Sidewinder AA

  31. 500 Pound Bombs 450 Gallon Tank

  32. The 469th TFS Presents The 100 Mission Trophy to Bob Krone 3 Jun 1966, Korat Air Base, Thailand

  33. Bob Krone • Medals • Silver Star • Bronze Star • 4 DFCs • 11 Air Medals 100 Missions to North Vietnam – 125 Total SEA Missions

  34. Major Bob Krone’s 100th Mission over North Vietnam, USAF Video, 3 June 1966

  35. Bob & Sue Krone at Air Force One - 19 March 2006

  36. Any Questions ?