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NOTE: The Last Column "YRMODY"
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Convert the "Text File" into an
(readability, sort, offline access, etc.)
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Delimiters: Select Tab
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LEGEND on Web Site TABLES
one listing for the "Same Name" indicates Different
Aircraft, Nose Art, or Group/Squadron assignments designated by Version
#s (V1), (V2)... etc. under the "V#" column.
A lot of
aircraft names started with "The".
They will be listed by the following "Word"
in their name.
Note: AKA = "Also Known As" <Name never applied>
and will be represented by the last "3" #s in the S/N (Serial
Block of serial numbers
of 5... 1, 5, 10, 15, etc.)
SERIAL # =
Serial Number - 2digit number, starting
the S/N, represents the Fiscal Year Funds
that were used to pay for the airplane, usually (but not
always) the same as the fiscal year in which the plane
RS or SQ
Reconnaissance Squadron - LRW
(Long Range Weather)
Squadron - F-7
Wing - F-7
Radio Call Letter / #
# = "Battle", "Constructor",
"Distribution", "Last #s of S/N ",
"Line" or any other #s shown on PICs
"~" = N/A <Not Applicable>
Can either be located on the Tail
or Fuselage -
In the "Data Table",
(-R) is pronounced "Bar R" and could also be presented as (R).
(R-) is pronounced "R Bar" and could also be presented as (R)
Note: Although (R) and (R)
can be represented on the web site, true "Text Format" will
not permit these! So in order to keep the integrity in the "Text File";
R¯ = (Bar Above R) "Bar R" (R)
R_ = (Bar Below R) "R Bar" (R)
(00) = No Other Version (On-Site)
(A#) = Assembly Ship
(P#) = Nose Art Panel
(R#) = Restoration/Representation
(W#) = Long Range Weather Reconnaissance (LRW)
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