And the T-2C Buckeye trainer. I learned to fly in that little jet which we dubbed the "Fighter Guppy" because of its ungainly appearance.The North American Rockwell tag was an inventory asset tag. North American was the Aircraft manufacturing arm of Rockwell. They produced the T-6 Texan, T-28, The P-51 Mustang, F-86 Saber, F-100 Super Saber, A-5 vigilante, Ov-10 Bronco, and the one I worked on for them, The B-1B bomber. There were North American plants in Columbus, Ohio, Tulsa OK, and a couple in California at Palmdale and Downey.
Being a person who needs an hour and a couple of band-aids to get the shrink wrap off of a CD, I'm amazed at your work with this machinery. I understand absolutely nothing about what you're doing, and yet I'm fascinated by it. Looking forward to more pix and the conclusion of this most interesting thread.