Got a chance to guard one 20 yrs ago. Made an emergency landing at our base after loosing a engine over Central America. Had to have it's own hanger for security reasons. Leaked fuel like a mother but was too cool. Engine was flown from Calif. and transplanted right there.
Saw one on the flight line at Macdill in the late 80's.I remember when it took off it came back over the airfield and cracked the throttle and went straight up.You could here it but not see it.Awesome plane