I am desperately trying to find a side view of this bird. B-52 Orange Dad | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
My father was in the US Air Force in the mid 60's and was stationed at K.I. Sawyer for most of his service. He always joked later that he helped protect Northern Michigan from the North Vietnamese. After he left the service he went to work for IBM in Owego, NY. He was immediately was sent to Witicha, Kansas where he was assigned to Boeing at McConnell AFB. This is where he flew this aircraft on test flights. I know much of what they did was low level flight tests. I remember all the cool stories as a kid.
The reason for my post is this.. My father passed away in 2004. When I was a kid he built a large B-52 model in Vietnam camo scheme. I still have it hanging in my house. Before he passed away he bought the exact same model which I'm sure he planned on building one again. When he passed away that model was one of the things I brought home with me with the goal to build it for him at some point.
Recently, I have decided to get back into plastic modeling after more than 30 years. Today the last of my final supplies arrived and I have started building models again. I have already purchased three different models to get warmed up again on modeling. My goal is work my way up to this B-52 and paint it in the color scheme that this plane is in.
My problem is that I have Googled this plane left and right and I cannot find it. I'm pretty sure it is a G or H model based upon the nose. I have found every other orange B-52 test plane but not this one. According to my fatherís stories, there were only two versions of this plane. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you very much.
Link to plane: B-52 Orange Dad | Flickr - Photo Sharing!