The latest military surplus news from the Northwest's largest Army Navy surplus store.
Imagine, if you will, an early 1950s North American F-86 Sabre, best known as the United States' first swept wing fighter, flying through Korean skies in a high-speed dogfight. One of the best and most important fighter aircraft in the Korean War, the F-86 Sabre proved versatile and adaptable. It continued as a front-line fighter in numerous air forces world-wide for decades to come!
Fast forward to 2014 and take a walk into our own Billings Army Navy Surplus store. Here you’ll discover our newest mascot, fondly referred to as ‘Tank’, a never-used Military Jet Drop Fuel Tank from the legendary F-86 Sabre. While ‘Tank’ looks like a large missile, we added our own brand of Go-ArmyNavy style and personality. And now he greets the world with a special design patterned after the nose art of many of the 1950s era of fighter jets — a snarling shark!
We acquired two of these fuel tanks (brand-new in their crates) and are proud to have obtained such a piece of history. One jet drop fuel tank is without adornment, the other is ‘Tank’ and we’re only willing to part with him if the right ‘home' is offered. Click here for more details for both fuel tanks.
We just visited the World War II National Museum in New Orleans, and what an awe-inspiring experience!
As history buffs ourselves, we spent the entire day absorbing each and every exhibit that took us from ‘America Goes to War’, the ‘Train Car Experience’, ‘D-Day Invasion of Normandy’, ‘D-Day: The Landing Beaches’, the Pacific campaign... through to the ‘Stage Door Canteen’ where the Victory Belles paid tribute to all the WWII-era performers who helped entertain and inspire the troops during those dark, hard-fought days. We remembered through precise details of each display, moments of experiences from our fathers and great grandfathers — and it made us very proud to be Americans.
We discovered too, that many display pieces we saw in several exhibits, had also passed through our doors at Billings Army Navy Surplus, right here in Billings, Montana.
The General says,
I endorse this T-Shirt!
I say... what better way to fly the colors of the best Army Navy store in the country! GO-ArmyNavy!
On May 1st, Billings Army Navy lost a valued and much-loved member of our team, Tom Jacobson. In truth, our team is like extended family and we deeply mourn Tom's sudden departure.
He was a trusted friend and confidante, someone always willing to pitch in. From the day he started work with us, he fit right in with our own brilliant bunch of misfits. Tom was a man of few words but what he did say was poignant, and his witty (sometimes sarcastic) sense of humor never failed to lift the moment, or amuse us all.