Buck Rogers fullscale Thunder Fighter

Frozen in a freak mishap, astronaut Captain William "Buck" Rogers is returned to Earth ... 500 YEARS LATER!
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Buck Rogers fullscale Thunder Fighter

Post by GoldCylon » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:45 pm

I found these photos some years ago, and well frankly I forgot all about them till a email link from CORA today. The link didn't have all the photos I do, but never the less the full sized Thunder Fighter from Buck Rogers decades ago. If I recall the guy that took these photos worked for Universal, and he took these about 1-2 years after the production of Buck Rogers shut down. Now look at the massive damage done after just a doz or so months. A few decades later it would have been just a pile of lumber that no one be able to figure out what it was. I am only post a few not everything.
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Post by GoldCylon » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:47 pm

A few more
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Post by GoldCylon » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:53 pm

The ship was built mostly of plywood and a few other metal pieces, but it could hardly handle it own weight. One reason it is falling apart so quick after exposed to the elements.

On pic 10 with the boxed out area take a look carefully you can see the camera dolly wheel frame what was used back in those days over the much smaller light weight in most cases hand held cameras. Those are the same type, or style used in the Viper landing gear. By the way that is the wing. The nose gear is missing its landing gear wheel.

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Post by Cylon-Knight » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:55 am

Cool pic.

I guess that is an Earth Defense Directorate Bicycle? :twisted:
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Post by GoldCylon » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:21 am

Yeah the was Twiki ride.
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Post by Cylon-Knight » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:01 am

Cool new pics!

But that guy is touching Buck's Thunder... oh my :oops: :shock: :roll: LOL
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Post by GoldCylon » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:03 am

I think he was "Thunder Struck"

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Post by Mr Fett » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:45 pm

LOL !!!!!

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Re: Buck Rogers fullscale Thunder Fighter

Post by goldcylon1 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:20 pm

Cylon-Knight wrote:Cool new pics!

But that guy is touching Buck's Thunder... oh my :oops: :shock: :roll: LOL
beedeee beeedeee beeedee BUCK lol
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Re: Buck Rogers fullscale Thunder Fighter

Post by Cy » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:29 pm

Did any of the full scale mock ups of the Vipers ever survive?

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Post by GoldCylon » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:48 pm

Those ships were never seen after the 91 fire.
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Post by Cylon-Knight » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:21 pm

Hummm... seems like a cover up! The DRAMA of the missing ships! Will it EVER be SOLVED?!?!? :shock: :P :roll:
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Re: Buck Rogers fullscale Thunder Fighter

Post by gremlin » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:11 pm

here is something for those of you who dont have the room for the full size fighter...LOL

http://www.paperaviation.de/Thunderfigh ... ghter.html

and here is another pic for the full size collection
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Post by GoldCylon » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:43 pm

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Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu) Server at www.paperaviation.de Port 80
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Re: Buck Rogers fullscale Thunder Fighter

Post by gremlin » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:09 pm

:huh: ???...i just tested the link posted here and it worked... try it again, might have had an issue when you first tried

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