Crew Chief Applying Electrical Power to a Michigan Air National Guard F-89, 1957

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6 responses

  1. Gerald Balzer

    Not refueling, they are electrical start cables. There are no fuel tanks in this area.
    G. Balzer

    February 7, 2012 at 11:56 pm

  2. John D

    It doesn’t look like that F-89 is being refueled. In the picture the crew chief appears to be applying electrical power to the aircraft. The only time an aircraft would be refueled while the aircrew is still aboard ( that I am aware of ) is during “hot refuelling”, where the engines are still running. In this case, that is not so as the intake covers are still on.
    As a former F-4 crew chief, we always had power on when the aircrew arrived at the aircraft……and the intake covers removed !

    February 8, 2012 at 1:11 am

  3. John D

    Oops….sorry, didn’t see the previous comments ! 🙂

    February 9, 2012 at 12:36 am

  4. Charles

    It seems to be a 1957 photo from Michigan Air National Guard

    February 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm

  5. Charles

    Well… May it be a F-89C from 171st Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Michigan Air National Guard ?

    March 13, 2012 at 10:45 pm

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