Air National Guard Members train by checking and replacing sections of airframes

Staff Sgt. Scott Hanson Minnesota Air National Guard 133rd Airlift Wing MXS sheet metal shop returns Clecos to the toolbox with a Cleco pliers. Clecos are used to hold the skin of the aircraft in place until rivets can be installed. The Convair F-102 Delta Dagger commonly known as the “Deuce” was built as a fighter interceptor and saw service in Vietnam as a bomber escort. Members of the 133rd Airlift Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard sheet metal shop are conducting training by restoring an F-102 prior to the 133rd Air Expo 16 July, 2011. The primary mission of the 133rd MXS sheet metal shop ensures the structural integrity of airframes by checking and replacing corroded sections of airframes. The Airmen of the sheet metal shop are conducting training during a drill weekend by replacing sections of an F-102 Delta Dagger preparing the aircraft for later addition to the Air Museum on base. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson
VIRIN: 110521-F-VX102-174.JPG
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